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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  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Highlands and the West Coast

    Highlands and the West Coast

    • 07 Mar - 14 Mar 2020
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A week of birding across the Highlands featuring a night away in stunning Wester Ross

  • NEW! Estonia short break in winter

    £2095 pp, £150 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Seabirds including Steller's Eider and key woodland species

  • 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!

  • Birding the Highlands in May

    Birding the Highlands in May

    • 09 May - 16 May 2020

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A fantastic week of birding across the Highlands, from the Cairngorm mountains to both coasts

  • NEW! Birding the North Coast 500

    NEW! Birding the North Coast 500

    • 16 May - 23 May 2020

    £1695 pp, £125 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Northern wildlife on one of the world's most scenic roadtrips

  • High Season Across the Highlands

    High Season Across the Highlands

    • 30 May - 06 Jun 2020

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A week of Scottish birding featuring a visit to the bustling seabird city of Handa Island!

  • Highlands & Orkney

    Highlands & Orkney

    • 06 Jun - 13 Jun 2020

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Brilliant summer birding across the Highlands, with an action packed TWO nights away in Orkney!

  • Northumberland in High Summer

    Northumberland in High Summer

    • 20 Jun - 27 Jun 2020

    £1695 pp, £165 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Including the Farnes, Coquet Island, Lindisfarne and Kielder Forest

  • Coll and Tiree in Summer

    Coll and Tiree in Summer

    • 13 Jul - 18 Jul 2020

    £1645 pp, £175 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A leisurely exploration of two contrasting Inner Hebridean islands

  • NEW! A Scottish Celebration

    NEW! A Scottish Celebration

    • 07 Aug - 21 Aug 2020

    £3995 pp, £245 single supplement. Deposit £400

    A celebration of the rich wildlife, history and culture of the Scottish Highlands including a visit to the Edinburgh Fringe

  • Outer Hebrides in Early Autumn for birders

    £1595 pp, £95 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A six day birders tour of Lewis, Harris, Berneray, Benbecula and both North and South Uist!

  • Unexplored Orkney

    Unexplored Orkney

    • 26 Sep - 02 Oct 2020

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

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

  • 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,
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