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"I will single out Dick Filby as a superb part of the holiday and his knowledge, patience, enthusiasm, spotting ability and friendliness ensured that every hour of wildlife watching produced the maximum"

D&H.L Antarctica 2012

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The tour was excellent in every respect. Having been with WildWings before my expectatations were high, but this was beyond my wildest dreams, absolutely fantastic” (Poland in Spring 2012)

D.E Poland 2012

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‘It was a fantastic holiday – thanks for your advice and assistance’

A & R.C. Antarctica, The Falklands & South Georgia March 2014

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‘A very enjoyable trip made especially so by the excellence of Dick Filby’

A.H. April 2015 Colorado

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“Simon Cook’s knowledge and enthusiasm is a real asset”

A.H. May 2013 West African Pelagic

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“Fantastic trip all round, most enjoyable. Excellent value for money and filled with top seabird and cetacean experiences with great photo ops too”

A.S. May 2013 West African Pelagic

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Your best memory? “the friendliness of everyone”

A.W Nov 2013 - Hula Valley Bird Festival

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"This was one of the best (if not the best) tours that we have ever taken."

AFSG - Nov 2013 J & M. T. Dec 2013

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“You seemed very knowledgeable!....Fritz (one of the guides) had superb bird knowledge…our best memories were the scenery, penguins, the whales – too many to mention!”

AFSG aboard Plancius, C.M. January 2017

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"It was our 60th birthday treat to each other and turned out to be everything and more than we had imagined.Wild Wings and Dick Filby were professional at all times. Onboard everyone had a lot of time and patience with me as I am not an avid birder. All up it was more than we ever hoped for and thank you all for your contribution to make it this way for us. We would recommend your company to others and will happily travel with you again when the time is right. Thank you all."

AFSG January 2013 - R.G.Sep 2013

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"Had a super time, Chris & Regina worked very well together”

Amazon River Cruise - G & J.C Sept 2016

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"Had a super time, Chris & Regina worked very well together”

Amazon River Cruise - G & J.C Sept 2016

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‘it was an incredible experience and one that is almost impossible to put into words….We had an experience that was all you and the brochure had predicted and more’

Antarctic Peninsula D&H.L.Feb 2012

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“We are back from trip to Antarctica and it was absolutely amazing!!! We had the time of our lives. Everything was just excellent, excursions, wildlife….everything was way better than expected. I wanted to thank you for all your help through the booking process and all the information you gave us. We are already telling all our friends not to hesitate to contact you. Thank you again for everything!” 


Antarctica A.H.J March 2012

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‘More than met my expectations’

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - A.M-S. December 2014

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‘This was the adventure of a lifetime…the memory will stay with me forever’

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - H.W-M. December 2014

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‘Holiday of a lifetime; awesome, Bruce, Dick and Denise were all brilliant’ 

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - J.M. December 2014

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‘Could not be bettered..an unbeatable team!’

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - J.T December 2014

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"We had a fantastic time, 7 penguins, 5 albatross species and great whale encounters. Dick was a great leader and extremely helpful."

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - M&F.S. March 2013

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“Hi John, E-mailing you is on my to do list, right before editing 8,000 more pictures. I wanted to thank you for answering all our questions and encouraging us to make the trip. It was an absolute trip of a lifetime for me. If anyone were to ask me, I don’t think you have seen the best of the Antarctic region if you haven’t been to South Georgia. The King Penguin colonies there were unbelievable. In addition to Denise and Dick and Bruce who you know are wonderful, all the ship’s staff was outstanding in their knowledge, enthusiasm and helpfulness. John, I must convey how pleasant it was to deal with you. It was a very personalized experience and I appreciate it.”

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia - M.S. December 2015

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‘An amazing experience, truly the experience of a lifetime’

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia M.G. January 2014

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‘ Just to say we would choose WildWings before booking with other operators offering the same trips!’

Antarctica, The Falklands & South Georgia March 2014

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“ Very helpful guides always present on the veranda – impressive”

Asa Wright C.M. March 2012

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‘Fabulous part of the trip’

Asa Wright Nature Centre D & M.M. March 2015

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‘Another civilised place, the veranda is an excellent spot. The guides were splendid, they always responded to requests and some sought out new things for guests of their own initiative’ 

Asa Wright Nature Centre P & M.L April 2015

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‘The voyage surpassed my expectations, and was extremely good. Simon Cook was very likable and all the guides very good’ 

Atlantic Odyssey - D.B. May 2015

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“Absolutely Superb”

Atlantic Odyssey 2016 - S.G. April 2016

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"Excellent innovative trip, scenery superb, Auroras spectacular!” 

Auroras & Kings J. M. Feb 2013

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‘We went to find Snow Leopard and we did!’

B&M.S. April 2016 - In search of Snow Leopards

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‘A life-affirming experience’

Baja - S.M April 2016

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‘We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was like being in a fairy-tale bubble, being so close to so much wildlife was a real privilege’

Baja 2016 - J&B.C. April 2016

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‘Absolutely brilliant holiday, very well organised, lovely people!! 

Baja California - B & J.R. April 2015

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‘The crew made a great trip even better…top notch’

Baja California 2015 - N & V.B. April 2015

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‘This was everything and more, I enjoyed every moment…everyone was so attentive and made each one of us feel special’.

Baja California 2015 -J.A. April 2015

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‘Great to have a trip like this to Indonesia – been looking for years…Loved it’ 

Bali to Komodo - G.H Nov 2014

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“A brilliant trip – wonderful scenery, amazing snorkels, great dolphin encounters, lots learned from Chas, 5* service from the crew. Didn’t want to come home!”

Bali to Komodo 2016 - T&S.P. Oct 2016

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“An all round great birding experience.Will do it again!”

Beidaihe 2016 -C.B. May 2016

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“Mark made every effort to get all group members to see all the birds. Mark’s fieldcraft was extremely impressive. Thank you to WildWings & team for a great and very memorable visit to China.” 

Beidaihe J & M.T May 2014

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“ Thanks to Sarah-Jane, everything went like clockwork, no problems with anything. Her knowledge of the area really helped when we phoned making the initial enquiries. It could not have been improved – an excellent holiday”

Birding Trinidad & Tobago D & J.A. April 2012

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‘Many thanks to Sarah for the very professional set-up of our trip. All arrangements worked out very well’

Birding Trinidad & Tobago H.G. March 2015

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“Sarah-Jane was extremely helpful and efficient…there were so many highlights, all enhanced by the great people we met, the good food we ate and the rum punches which just capped each day somehow”

Birding Trinidad & Tobago P & M.L April 2015

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‘I had a wonderful time, which could only have been improved if I stayed a couple of extra nights in each hotel’

Birding Trinidad & Tobago R.P March 2014

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‘St Lucia was an excellent additional stopover, all the island and many regional endemics seen’

Birding Trinidad & Tobago R.P March 2014

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‘A very nice place to stay!’

Birding Trinidad and Tobago H.A. March 2015

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‘Gerard and Oda were most welcoming and accommodating: we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in their peaceful, civilised guesthouse in an excellent location. Breakfast in the lovely breeze with hummingbirds around were idyllic’

Birding Trinidad and Tobago P &M.L. April 2015

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‘Our room was splendid plus the restful sound of the waves swashing up the beach. Newton George was excellent, knew the whereabouts of things it would have taken us months to find’

Blue Waters Inn P & M.L. April 2015

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“ Regina was the best guide I have ever had on any trip I have taken such as this. Superb trip”

Brazil Jaguars 2016 - A.M. Oct 2016

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“Regina is a real asset to WildWings”

Brazil Jaguars 2016 - S.G. Oct 2016

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“The Pantanal was great, with fantastic Jaguar sightings!”

Brazil Jaguars C.N Dec 2012

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“One of our best travel experiences. Many thanks!”

Brazil Jaguars J & E.P. Oct 2013

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“Spectacular! The trip couldn’t have gone better”

Brazil Jaguars J.S. Sep 2012

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“Regina is an absolute star, we could not have asked for a better leader. We had stunning views of Jaguars and their behaviour”

Brazil Jaguars K & A.G. Oct 2015

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“One of the best times of my life. I loved every minute of it.”

Brazil Jaguars. F.M. Oct 2013

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‘WildWings had the ship, itinerary and expertise we wanted…all the staff, including the Zodiac crews were fantastic….thank you for an unforgettable trip’

C.T. Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia with Dick Filby Feb 2014

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“I have made 20+ trips to Central and Latin America, yet I saw more animals with WildWings in Brazil than on any previous trip.  Even with a personal mammal list in the mid-400s, I still picked up 29 new species.  Leaders worked super hard to help us get EVERYTHING.  Just an amazing trip! “

Classic Brazil Jaguars C.H. August 2010

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‘Thanks again for a great tour, it was an excellent - birds, mammals and scenery’

Colorado - J.G. May 2016

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“We really enjoyed the excellent birds, wildlife and fantastic scenery. Dick had an amazing workload, guiding, driving, shopping, organising, loading minibus – how does he do it all and keep cheerful!” 

Colorado - May 2016 - P & M.L. May 2016

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“A beautiful setting with excellent meals and nicely furnished room’

Cuff River Nature Reserve G & V.P.Dec 2014

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“Regina and her team were just wonderful!”

Cuffie River- Tobago B&V.H.March 2012

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“As enjoyable as it gets”

D&C.H. June 2014 - Spitsbergen

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‘Overall a superb trip with excellent guiding’ 

Eilat - J.W April 2015

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“Jonathan was absolutely outstanding, every other guide was equally knowledgeable, trip of a lifetime”

Eilat 2017 - J.G. April 2017

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“Kaarel worked extremely hard to bring us some amazing wildlife experiences – would recommend highly”

Estonia 2016 - S.P. Oct 2016

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"A truly stunning holiday, we enjoyed every moment!"

G & W.M Baja 2013

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"Amazing scenery, lots of good birds, staff and crew on ship excellent!"

G&J.C WPO 2012

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‘We had a great holiday, David was an excellent guide’

Goa M.M Feb 2010

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‘Kelvin and Caspar really complemented each other and made an excellent (and hilarious) onboard team’ 

Greenland Whales - C.H June 2014

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“Bowhead Whales seen very well on three days, excellent whale-watching”

Greenland Whales R&M.B. June 2013

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‘Enjoyed every minute…another excellent Israel tour. I can’t praise the guides highly enough! 

Hula Valley - C.B Dec 2014

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‘Enjoyed the holiday immensely’

Hula Valley - G & M.S Dec 2014

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“Jonathan was the perfect guide – pure gold……..I didn't want it to end – I loved all of it…”

Hula Valley Bird Festival - R.H. Nov 2013

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“Wonderful. Great Trip. Chris is my favourite guide, I always enjoy travelling with him”

Humboldt Current - 2016 - B.G. Nov 2016

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“Really impressed with the ship’s Captain who went out of his way to help us”

Humboldt Current 2016 - M.R. Nov 2016

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‘It was in all respects excellent..Gerard was as usual, his cheerful and helpful best plus the accom and food of the highest standards’

Hungary in Spring - B & M.C May 2015

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“This was a very enjoyable birding break” 

Hungary in Spring A & P.S. May 2013

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“The trip met the usual high standards in every respect – absolutely first class”

Hungary in Spring D.E. May 2013

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“I have been on wildlife trips for over 40 years and Gerard is probably the best leader I have come across in all that time"

Hungary in Spring N.T. May 2015

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‘MEGA! Great trip, great leader, great people..Fantastic result!’

In Search of Snow Leopards - D.P March 2015

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‘The Snow Leopards are seared into my memory banks…I feel immensely fortunate and privileged to have been there’

In Search of Snow Leopards - S.T. March 2015

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 “Top rate – 25 out of 20!”

In Search of Snow Leopards 2017 -H & C.M. April 2017

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“Awesome experience”

In Search of Snow Leopards 2017 -T & J.M. March 2017

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip”

In search of Spoon-billed Sandpipers - A.S July 2013

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Best moment? ‘Spoon-billed Sand on the nest’

In search of Spoon-billed Sandpipers - P.V. July 2013

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‘Out of the dozens of ships I have been on this was the one I liked best. A feast for all senses, the gentle rolling and litching, saltspray on my lips, delicious smells coming up from the galley, the sound of the wind and the waves, and tubenoses galore!’

In the Wake of the Bounty - K.C. November 2014

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‘The crew were fantastic in the way they looked after us. WildWings involvement throughout was exemplorary’. 

In the Wake of the Bounty - R & B.L. November 2014

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‘Superb’ 

India Mammals and Birds - Gujurat and Tadoba - T.P March 2015

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"One of the best trips we have made"

J&G.F. Baja 2013

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“A fascinating insight for a first birding trip abroad, learnt a lot, great guide, good company and plenty of laughter”

J&M B. May 2013 - Poland in Spring

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“The Eilat Bird Festival was fabulous!, thank you so much”

J.B Eilat Spring Festival April 2014

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‘Chas was wonderful, a marvellous teacher and has a great sense of humour…your overall enjoyment? Ive run out of superlatives!!!!’

K.H. Maldives March 2014

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‘Loved every day and every new experience. Congratulations on a well organised trip from the moment we first spoke to landing back in London’

K.J. April 2016 - Baja 2016

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“Rodney Russ is quite outstanding, very experienced, confident, competent and above all decisive. I never once doubted his judgement.”

Kamchatka 2016 - L.H. July 2016

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“Chris was great – very hard working. He must be exhausted, he needs a holiday!”

Kamchatka 2016 - L.J. July 2016

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‘Amazing scenery, lots of good birds, staff and crew on ship excellent!’

Kamchatka G&J.C.June 2012

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‘Thank you for all that you (& Chris) did to make this a remarkable experience’ 

Kamchatka J&V.S.July 2011

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‘We were so pleased we opted for our own itinerary and not go as part of a big group….we both thoroughly enjoyed our time in T n T’

M & J.W. Birding Trinidad & Tobago March 2014

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‘We had a fantastic time, 7 penguins, 5 albatross species and great whale encounters. Dick was a great leader and extremely helpful.’

M&F.S. AFSG - March 2013

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“Dick went out his way to ensure everybody saw everything possible – can’t speak highly enough of him. 11 out of 10!”

M.T June 2014 - Spitsbergen

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‘As you can deduce from our comments, we loved the whole holiday’

Maldives - S & G.M. April 2015

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‘A thoroughly brilliant trip’

Maldives - S & T.P April 2015

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‘A very enjoyable trip, weather, boat, fellow passengers, crew and food all top rate……many of the passengers had travelled with WildWings before and were very complimentary, so I shall definitely consider again in the future’

Maldives S.M. Feb 2014

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“Lots of lovely WildWings co-adventurers”

North Atlantic Odyssey 2016 - J.M June 2016

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“We thoroughly enjoyed this expedition and would recommend it to others”

North Atlantic Odyssey 2016 - M & J.T. June 2016

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“ Enjoyed every minute!” 

North Atlantic Odyssey 2016 - N.D. June 2016

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“Excellent in all respects”

North Atlantic Odyssey 2016- R & E.F.June 2016

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“Undoubtedly this voyage was made memorable because of Dick, his boundless energy and enthusiasm ensured that there was never a dull moment! Best memory – celebrating our sightings of Polar Bears, on deck, with Dick in the midnight sun!” K&A.C. June 2013

North Atlantic Odyssey K&A.C. June 2013

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“Simon Cook has been the perfect tour guide, he could spot and recognise things with his naked eye and I could hardly find in my binoculars – and I consider myself an experienced birder. Congratulations for having him onboard"

O.N. - Atlantic Odyssey - April 2009

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‘An excellent team, good to get on with, all very helpful’.

P & M.S. Eilat Bird Festival April 2014

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‘Outstanding – best holiday ever!!’

P.D&F.R. - Baja April 2016

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“Kenny is an exceptional guy – I felt honoured to have him as my guide & would not hesitate to recommend him!”

Pax Guest House Birding Package P.L May 2013

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“Kenny is an exceptional guy – I felt honoured to have him as my guide & would not hesitate to recommend him!”

Pax Guest House Birding Package P.L May 2013

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‘Fantastic trip!’ 

Poland in Spring - B.F May 2015

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“Tomasz was very good at catering for all our needs, showing great patience with everyone. An excellent leader with superb wildlife and local knowledge”

Poland in Spring - B.L. May 2014

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“Top Notch”

Poland in Spring 2016 - G.C. May 2016

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“The trip was well organised and gave us many wonderful and memorable experiences”

Poland in Spring 2016 - J & H. M. May 2016

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"I enjoyed the trip enormously - one of the best we have been on"

Poland in Spring M.H May 2013

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“I saw 40 tubenoses on the Atlantic Odyssey – fantastic!”

R.P May 2013 - Atlantic Odyssey - April 2009

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“Chris & Regina worked very well together and made a good team. We had a super time”

Remote Amazon 2016 - G & J.C. Sept 2016

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“Cruising in pristine rain forest, un-disturbed by man”

Remote Amazon 2016 - S.H. Sept 2016

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‘Very good, lots of good memories’ 

S & M.O’D Ethiopia Mammals and Birds J.T. April 2016

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'this was a stunning holiday and as it may be my final holiday a very fitting end to my travels’

S.H. Baja April 2014

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‘All very good, can’t really fault anything’ 

S.H. March 2016 - Snow Leopards

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“I would rate all the tour leaders as excellent on all accounts!”

S.S Eilat Spring Festival April 2013

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“Excellent numbers of mammals. A lot of nightwork which was good. Lots of behaviour to watch.”

South African Mammals 2016 - S.H. Dec 2016

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”terrific wildlife encounters, the WildWings group were all great company and Dick was a really good leader, always at hand and helpful”

Spitsbergen M.I June 2013

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‘This was a very high quality trip that completely lived up to our expectations, it will give us lasting and wonderful memories. We saw everything we hoped to see.’

Spitsbergen Polar Bear Specials - B & A.G. June 2015

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“thanks for the fantastic Arctic trip – it was truly wonderful. Worth every penny and enhanced by Dick….Bloody great and I shall be singing it’s praises to all”

Spitsbergen R.C. July 2011

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‘Chris Collins was very hard working, putting a lot of hours in to help us try and see as much of the wildlife a possible……10 out of 10’

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Cruise, Russia - M.H July 2013

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‘Thank you for a truly memorable holiday…we will certainly travel with Chas/or WildWings again’ 

Sri Lanka (WildOceans) - A & R.Q April 2015

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“Only my second WildWings trip but another wonderful experience, Mark and his team are a real pleasure to travel with and always pull out all the stops to deliver. Our first day in KK possibly the best day in the field EVER”

Thailand 2017 - J.N. Feb 2017

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“Loved every day in the field for the sheer numbers of birds and the views obtained” 

Thailand A.D.Feb 2016

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, especially the company of Mark and Yotin” 

Thailand A.M. Feb 2016

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‘Superb!’

Thailand J.M March 2014

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‘Mark and his team all first class and worked hard for us’

Thailand P.H Feb 2014

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“Mark and his team were all first class and worked hard for us” P.H. Feb 2014.

The ‘Spoon-billed Pitta’ Tours Feb 2014

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‘Chas was wonderful company and he was so enthusiastic! ..without hesitation we would travel with him again.’ 

The Maldives - L & L.G. March 2016

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“This was a really good trip which I am sure was enjoyed by all in the group”

Turkey 2016 - I.D. June 2016

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“Brilliant, we loved it”

Turkey 2016 - J & M.T. July 2016

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‘We both enjoyed our tour enormously – well done Dick Filby’

W&V.O. April 2015 Colorado

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