My service is focused on finding the species that you want to see.

This is your time and your day so, after consultation, I will plan a bespoke itinerary which will give us the best opportunity of finding the species that you want to see. That may be one particular species such as Ptarmigan on the high tops, or a range of species visiting a number of different habitats.

The guided wildlife and birdwatching service I provide is extremely flexible and I operate in "wild time".  Wildlife does not watch the clock and neither do I so a guided day out can last from dawn until dusk if necessary.

I am available for single or multi-day fully guided wildlife and birdwatching tours either in and around the Cairngorms, or further afield to the Moray coastline, or the dramatic west coast of the Highlands.

I can also plan and prepare bespoke guided wildlife and birdwatching itineraries to the Outer and Inner Hebrides.

Ptarmigan, Cairngorms Birding

" Simon is fantastic. Great knowledge and brilliant at finding birds."  Linda Thomas

I provide transport in a spacious and comfortable VW Transporter, capable of seating up to five guests. I can collect you from your accommodation within a reasonable distance of Grantown on Spey and return you at the end of our day. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes are also included.


I use spotting scopes by Swarowski and Leica and carry a scope with me at all times to ensure that you get the best possible viewing results. Spare quality binoculars are available should you need them.

I am a qualified advanced driver, first aid trained and hold the relevant insurances.

PRICES (per day)

£150 per day.

A small increase in cost may be required to cover transport costs to locations further afield such as the west coast.

Parrot Crossbill, Cairngorms Birding