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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  • 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

    Short Breaks - Scottish Birding in Autumn

    • 02 Nov - 06 Nov 2019
      Special Offer

    £745 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Three days exciting autumnal birding including an Aberdeenshire day trip

  • Short Breaks - Scottish Birding in Autumn

    Short Breaks - Scottish Birding in Autumn

    • 10 Nov - 14 Nov 2019
      Special Offer

    £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!

  • NEW! Czech Republic - South Moravia

    £1195 pp, £95 single supplement. Deposit £300

    A special Wallcreeper and Woodpecker short break!

  • NEW! Italy - Po Delta & Rome

    NEW! Italy - Po Delta & Rome

    • 01 Apr - 08 Apr 2020

    £2095 pp, £145 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Great birding short break in one of Europe's most important National Parks, followed by a few days in Rome

  • Trinidad, Tobago and St Lucia

    Trinidad, Tobago and St Lucia

    • 23 Apr - 05 May 2020

    £4695 pp, £495 single supplement. Deposit £800

    Wonderful birding on THREE very different Caribbean islands!

  • NEW! Guatemala

    NEW! Guatemala

    • 10 Jan - 23 Jan 2021

    £4695 pp, £345 single supplement. Deposit £1000

    Central America's most diverse birding nation

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The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

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