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Madeira Wind Birds

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Rua Pena 10J, Funchal, Madeira 9050-099, Portugal
+351 917 777 441
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See the birds and wildlife with a reliable and friendly team

We went on both a full day birding and morning sea trip. The birding was excellent despite some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David_Cambridge_UK
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Cambridge, UK
Lovely day out, exploring the island and seeing its birds

Hugo and Catarina collected us from our hotel and we were soon on our way to the north of the... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
mousebirdEngland
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England
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Madeira Wind Birds is a small size company with more than 10 years leading people through Madeira's wildlife and nature. Specialised in birdwatching tours the couple who runs the company are both passionate naturalists who collaborate with the Madeira Natural History Museum. Both Catarina and Hugo are knowledgeable and experienced local tour leaders with plenty of knowledge on birds, butterflies, endemic plants and sea mammals. From dolphin & whale watching trip to half-day birdwatching you can enjoy Madeira wildlife and also amazing sceneries of Madeira! Land tours with pick ups available in Santa Cruz, Canico or Funchal and sea trips depart from Machico. On Wind Birds website the descriptions of each tour follow the rule "what you see is what you get" so that we can fulfil our customers expectations.
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Rua Pena 10J, Funchal, Madeira 9050-099, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on both a full day birding and morning sea trip. The birding was excellent despite some inclement weather. Hugo and Caterina know where the birds are and how to find them. The sea trip was not quite as good and please remember they...More

Thank David_Cambridge_UK
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Hugo and Catarina collected us from our hotel and we were soon on our way to the north of the island. Unfortunately the weather was very windy and wet here. However Catarina found us the endemic pigeon before a complete change of route, back south...More

Thank mousebirdEngland
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Great day being shown endemic birds and parts of the island we wouldn't have been able to get to without a car. Catarina and Hugo are knowledgeable birders and naturalists and got us great views of the endemic birds and specialities that Madeira has to...More

Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Managed to see both endemic species, Laurel pigeon and Madeira Firecrest. The Spectacled Warbler showed well and I have not seen one for a few years. Catering is very knowledgable and an excellent guide.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

A half day trip searching for the endemic Bird species of Madeira, picked up on time in a spacious minibusonly 4 of us on board. Hugo and Catriana were friendly and knowledgeable and we found the target birds as hoped for but never guaranteed, (...More

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This was the one trip my Dad fancied so quick email conversation with Catarina and I had him booked on a half day's birdwatch. He thoroughly enjoyed the time out and it was great that he was picked up from the hotel and returned within...More

Thank Lorna C
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

Ok it was a windy day in January, however they do advertise that you will see lots of Madeira resident birds and various others. In a half day trip we saw a few that we could have seen at home - including red-legged partridges that...More

Thank Allan J
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We had a great day on the Madeira Wind bird watching tour. We are novice birders and Catarina did a great job finding birds, explaining habitat, flora, climate and everything else as we toured. The lunch and scenery were wonderful too and their van is...More

1  Thank Jay B
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Went on a Swimming with Dolphins Tour last June and it was amazing! First of all Catarina and Hugo are super friendly and made us feel safe and comfortable, but also had the answers to all my questions about cetaceans and birds as well. We...More

3  Thank Francisco F
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We've done the Swimming with the Dolphis experience and Hugo and Catarina could not have been better hosts! Absolutely brilliant. The most memorable highlight of my vacation. Thank you a thousand times x

2  Thank AnaCCSa
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