Mike Coleman

Mike originally joined Heatherlea in 2002, although he began leading wildlife tours and undertaking invertebrate, mammal and bird surveys as a teenager before forging a career in language and education which enabled him to broaden his travels in search of wildlife experiences. As well as living and working above the Arctic Circle and in Japan, Mike has led ornithological trips across Europe, Asia, North America and the Caribbean, and has also edited ornithological publications, most recently ‘Birds of Estonia’, published in 2018.

Since 2008, Mike has worked as an ecological consultant, where he has coordinated and produced many bird-related Environmental Impact Assessment Chapters, and Environmental, Biodiversity, Habitat and Species Management Plans for major developments across Scotland and beyond.

When not out birding locally, he enjoys travelling, listening to obscure German underground rock music, brewing strange ales, following various substandard sports teams from around the world, and spending time with his family in Nethybridge.

This year Mike will be leading tours in Scotland and in Europe.

 

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  • NEW! Highland Birding in March

    NEW! Highland Birding in March

    • 23 Mar - 30 Mar 2019
      Special Offer

    £1295 PP, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Brilliant northern birding as Spring begins

  • Spring into Scotland including Mull

    £1395 PP, No single supplement. Deposit £200

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

  • Outer Hebrides in Spring

    Outer Hebrides in Spring

    • 04 May - 10 May 2019

    £1595 PP, £60 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Superb spring birding on the southern Outer Hebrides: North and South Uist, Benbecula and Berneray.

  •  Estonia

    Estonia

    • 14 May - 21 May 2019

    £2095 PP, £165 single supplement. Deposit £300

    A Baltic Birding Bonanza, superb Eastern breeding birds and thousands of Northern migrants!

  • Southern Hebrides from Colonsay to Islay

    £1945 PP, £275 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A relaxed six-day tour of the Southern Hebrides: Colonsay, Islay and Jura.

  • Eagles, Divers & Dotterel including Mull

    Eagles, Divers & Dotterel including Mull

    • 06 Jul - 13 Jul 2019
      Special Offer

    £1395 PP, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Britain's best birding in summer, from the Cairngorm plateau to the Isle of Mull

  • Iceland in Summer

    Iceland in Summer

    • 22 Jul - 29 Jul 2019

    £2995 PP, £310 single supplement. Deposit £500

    Birds, cetaceans and geology - 'Complete Iceland'!

  • Unexplored Orkney

    Unexplored Orkney

    • 28 Sep - 04 Oct 2019

    £1745 PP, £190 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Pioneering birding adventure on remote Orcadian islands: Sanday, Westray and Papa Westray!

  • Short Breaks - Scottish Birding in Autumn

    £745 PP, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Three days exciting autumnal birding including an Aberdeenshire day trip

  • Short Breaks - Scottish Birding in Autumn

    £745 PP, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Three days exciting autumnal birding including an Aberdeenshire day trip

  • Costa Rica Classic Tour

    Costa Rica Classic Tour

    • 11 Jan - 26 Jan 2020

    £5195 PP, £525 single supplement. Deposit £800

    Our ever-popular Costa Rica tour - now with direct flights from London!

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