Join in the Excitement of Wild Isles 2007
The Wild Isles Week has taken place annually for the last four years, and the fifth event this 2007 is guaranteed to be as spectacular as the previous. The 2007 Wild Isles Week will kick off on the 5th of May 2007 and come to an end on the 11th of May 2007. It is an event that wildlife enthusiasts will not want to miss and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The week centers around the Islands of Iona and Mull that are both known for their vast variety of wildlife on the land, in the air and in the sea. As one of the most popular wildlife destinations in the entire United Kingdom, it should assure visitors that a trip to these islands would definitely be worth every moment. The Wild Isles Week offers visitors boat excursions for an up-close and personal meeting with the beasts of the ocean, guided Land Rover drives through the country side and educational and fascinating walks.
The program also includes documentary films and interesting talks. The talks touch on heartbreaking environmental issues, but will also feature guest speaker Guy Grieve who will talk about his Alaskan Adventure. Many organizations have formed part of the Wild Isles Week, such as the Argyll & Bute Council, the Forestry Commission Scotland, HIE, Highland 2007, the National Trust for Scotland and Wings over Mull Bird of Prey and Conservation Center. These organizations make it possible to host the Wild Isle Week and everyone involved is passionate about the conservation of wildlife.
Many visitors flock to this wonderful event in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the many species that live in this region. Deer, Seals, Sea Eagles and Puffins are just a few that come to mind. Mull has gained popularity as porpoises and Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) can be seen almost all the time, when out whale watching. Other amazing animals that can be seen include Killer Whales (Orcinus orca), the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates), the Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis), the Risso Dolphin (Grampus griseus), Basking Sharks (Ceterhinus maximus), Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and plenty of seals. If you are extremely lucky, you will be able to see the very rare Atlantic Whitesighted Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) and the White-beaked Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris).
Seabird species such as puffins, herring gulls, arctic skuas, manx shearwaters, razorbills and storm petrels are only a handful of birds that can be seen. Bird watchers will definitely be in for a treat, as this region has a large and unforgettable range of bird species to share with visitors. The Wild Isle Week for 2007 promises to be exciting, fascinating and spectacular, with nature stealing the show.