Mark Warren

Mark is a dedicated and very experienced birder and Tour Leader, with extensive wildlife knowledge and boundless enthusiasm. Busy guiding around the world,  many Heatherlea clients love his tours!

An enthusiast from an early age, Mark's conservation roles included working for the RSPB in Cornwall, for two years at Fair Isle Bird Observatory, and for five years at North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, serving him particularly well for his present role!

Always keen to take on an identification challenge, Mark’s widespread knowledge and background led to his appointment to the Scottish Bird Rarities Committee in 2017 and he also serves on the Orcadian Rarities Committee. He holds an impressive track record of British rarity finding, both privately and while leading for Heatherlea, including a Walrus on Orkney, though the UK’s first spring Black-faced Bunting (seventh overall), exclusively seen by our ‘Shetland in Spring’ 2018 tour, will take some beating!

Mark is a fully qualified bird ringer, holding a BTO license for almost two decades contributing to research projects in both Kenya and Cyprus in the past. Well-travelled overseas but with fondness for Scandinavia, several extraordinary encounters with Northern Hawk Owl will often see Mark refer to this hunter as “the best bird ever”!

Living locally in Strathspey, Mark and his wife Fleur (who is Operations Manager for Heatherlea), recently became parents, and Mark says his binoculars 'now go over the shoulder instead of around the neck, so as not to bang baby Sullivan on the head'!

Follow this Guide

  • NEW! West Cornwall in Autumn for birders

    £1295 pp, £120 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Exciting autumn migration and rarity hunting

  •  Isle of Scilly for birders

    Isle of Scilly for birders

    • 12 Oct - 19 Oct 2019

    £1695 pp, £200 single supplement. Deposit £200

    An exciting birding tour of the Isles of Scilly - visiting St Mary's, Bryher, Tresco, St Martin's and St Agnes!

  • Highland Autumn Birding

    Highland Autumn Birding

    • 26 Oct - 02 Nov 2019
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    An exciting birding adventure across the Highlands, including two nights in bird-rich Aberdeenshire!

  • New Year Birdlist Booster

    New Year Birdlist Booster

    • 04 Jan - 11 Jan 2020

    £1195 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Get your New Year birdlist off to a cracking start with a week of birding across the Highlands from coast to coast!

  • New Year Birdlist Booster

    New Year Birdlist Booster

    • 11 Jan - 18 Jan 2020

    £1195 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Get your New Year birdlist off to a cracking start with a week of birding across the Highlands from coast to coast!

  • Short Breaks - Scottish Birding in Winter

    £745 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Three days of exciting birding across the Highlands!

  • NEW! Norfolk and Suffolk in Winter

    £1395 pp, £140 single supplement. Deposit £200

  • Highland Winter Birding

    Highland Winter Birding

    • 22 Feb - 29 Feb 2020
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A week of Scottish birding across the Highlands featuring a two night stay on the remote North Coast!

  •  Highlands and the East Coast

    Highlands and the East Coast

    • 29 Feb - 07 Mar 2020
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Exciting late-Winter birding across the Highlands, with TWO nights in Aberdeenshire!

  • Highland Birding in March

    Highland Birding in March

    • 14 Mar - 21 Mar 2020
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Brilliant northern birding as Spring begins

  • Highland Birding in March

    Highland Birding in March

    • 21 Mar - 28 Mar 2020
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Brilliant northern birding as Spring begins

  • Spring into Scotland including Mull

    Spring into Scotland including Mull

    • 04 Apr - 11 Apr 2020
      Special Offer

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A week of Highland birding with TWO nights on the magical Isle of Mull

  • North Ronaldsay and Orkney in Spring for birders

    £1595 pp, £130 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Brilliant Spring birding at our favourite migration outpost

  • Shetland in Spring for birders

    Shetland in Spring for birders

    • 09 May - 16 May 2020

    £1745 pp, £250 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Join us for an exciting birding tour of Shetland - targeting rare migrants!

  • Highlands and Corncrake

    Highlands and Corncrake

    • 16 May - 23 May 2020

    £1495 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    The best of the Highlands and Outer Hebrides in Spring

  • Orkney Island Explorer - June

    Orkney Island Explorer - June

    • 30 May - 06 Jun 2020

    £1895 pp, £150 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A grand tour of Orkney, visiting Westray, Hoy, Burray, Rousay, Mainland and both North and South Ronaldsay!

  • NEW! Scotland for North American Birders

    £3295 pp, £195 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Birding Scotland from an American perspective

  • Ultimate Outer Hebrides

    Ultimate Outer Hebrides

    • 04 Jul - 13 Jul 2020

    £2145 pp, £210 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A thorough and complete grand tour of the Outer Hebrides: From Lewis to Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay & Mingulay!

  • Orkney in High Summer - July

    Orkney in High Summer - July

    • 18 Jul - 25 Jul 2020

    £1895 pp, £150 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Wildlife, history and culture throughout Orkney - visit Hoy, North Ronaldsay, Westray, Kirkwall, Mainland, Burray and all the key archaeological sites!

  • NEW! Ireland for Birders

    NEW! Ireland for Birders

    • 22 Aug - 29 Aug 2020

    £2095 pp, £210 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Migrant hunting in County Cork and County Wexford

  • NEW! Ireland for Birders

    NEW! Ireland for Birders

    • 29 Aug - 05 Sep 2020

    £2095 pp, £210 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Migrant hunting in County Cork and County Wexford

  •  Raptors and Grouse

    Raptors and Grouse

    • 12 Sep - 19 Sep 2020

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    The best of the Highlands in early Autumn

  • NEW! West Cornwall in Autumn for birders

    £1495 pp, £150 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Exciting autumn migration and rarity hunting

  •  Isle of Scilly for birders

    Isle of Scilly for birders

    • 10 Oct - 17 Oct 2020

    £1795 pp, £200 single supplement. Deposit £200

    An exciting birding tour of the Isles of Scilly - visiting St Mary's, Bryher, Tresco, St Martin's and St Agnes!

  • Highland Autumn Birding

    Highland Autumn Birding

    • 24 Oct - 31 Oct 2020

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    An exciting birding adventure across the Highlands, including two nights in bird-rich Aberdeenshire!

  • Costa Rica Classic Tour - PLUS!

    £5495 pp, £585 single supplement. Deposit £1000

    Birding and Wildlife during an unforgettable 18-night experience

About Heatherlea Holidays

Contact Information

The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

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