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Madeira Wind Birds

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Address: Rua da Pena, 10J, Funchal, Madeira 9050-099, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 917 777 441
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Description: Madeira Wind Birds is a small size company with more than 10 years leading...
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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Despite dodging showers and strong winds, we had really quality time birding on Madeira, thanks to the professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable help of Catarina and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Woolmer Green, United Kingdom
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Woolmer Green, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Despite dodging showers and strong winds, we had really quality time birding on Madeira, thanks to the professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable help of Catarina and Hugo. They went out of their way to find rare birds and wildlife, and had a huge amount of knowledge too regarding the flora and fauna of their beautiful island. We did one and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I spent the day with Catarina and Hugo birdwatching and I have to say that they delivered on every level. I had hoped to see most of the island's indigenous birds and in eight hours I had seen them all bar a couple of the seabirds. The knowledge shared was really generous and Catarina and Hugo obviously... More 

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Aldergrove, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Katrina and Hugo passed on excellent knowledge of not only birds but the flora and fauna of Madeira as well. There isn't a lot of wildlife to see but they did know where to find it.

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Oxford
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the one-day birding trip round the island. It was absolutely great - Hugo and Catarina were great company and very skilled at finding birds. We are only beginners, but they were very kind and helpful and didn't mind answering my basic questions and helping us identify the birds. Lunch was also very good.

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Arlington, VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did a half day walk and saw more birds than we thought we'd see - and of those - 8 birds were ones we'd never seen before. We had plenty of time to really watch the birds, too, We've been staying in Funchal and the added benefit for us was getting to see other areas of the island. It... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I booked 2 boat trips and 1 birding day, It was easy to web book and Catarina was understanding to my pick up location. 1 boat trip was correctly canceled but an alternative was offered. The birding was brilliant even though i was the only visitor the trip with Hugo and Catarina went ahead. I was taken to some good... More 

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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I met Hugo and Catarina one year ago, during my first vacation in Madeira and did 2 fantastic tours with them. Last July I went back to Madeira, since I fell in love with this island. This time I booked with them earlier so I was able to do 4 trips, two by boat and two for birdwatching on the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went on the boat twice on our holiday in Madeira. The first we booked from home before we left and this was easily done with a very quick reply from Catarina. We were slightly worried about the boat having not been on one before. However, the boat is really good and none of us felt sick or ill at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Booked a whale and dolphin trip before leaving home. All very efficient and easy. Hugo picked us up from the hotel as arranged and was excellent company on the journey to the boat. We loved the ride on the rib and even though it took a long time to find the dolphins, it was clear that Catarina and Hugo were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We booked three trips with Madeira Wind Birds and all three were excellent. Hugo and Catarina were both fantastic, both lovely knowledgeable people who went out of their way to show us the amazing wildlife of Madeira. Our highlight trip was the Zino's petrel night trip, where we managed to see and hear these fantastic birds as they returned to... More 

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