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Address: Carinish | Isle of North Uist, Scotland
Phone Number: 01876 580619

Bird and general wildlife tours in Uist and Benbecula.

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An outstanding day

My husband wanted birds and otters and by golly he got them! A fabulous day out, Steve is, as has already been noted, very knowledgeable and a lovely guy to boot. We saw waders... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nicky A
Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband wanted birds and otters and by golly he got them! A fabulous day out, Steve is, as has already been noted, very knowledgeable and a lovely guy to boot. We saw waders and other small birds too numerous to name, as well as 3 sea eagles, a golden eagle, a hen harrier and a merlin. The highlight was... More 

Thank Nicky A
Kingston on Soar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A week ago we spent a fantastic day with Steve - the weather wasn't great but we think that made our job easier. We saw plenty of short eared owls and hen harriers, a corn bunting, golden and sea eagles as well as our best ever view of otters playing. Steve knew EXACTLY where to try and look for the... More 

Thank Wendy M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Steve is incredibly knowledgeable both about the birds, mammals, flora and insects that inhabit the Uists and also about the best places to find and view them. Every day was different and special. We learnt and saw so much and would love to return.

Thank Andrew T
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I often book a day's wildlife tour when I visit new places in the UK and this was one of the best I've had. Steve is a great chap and showed me around both Benbecula and South Uist gaining me great views of much of the wildlife. He has extensive knowledge of the area, its nature and where best to... More 

Thank Pete R
Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I wanted otters and after years of searching unsuccessfully, decided that this holiday it was going to happen. Steve found us otters not once but twice, in addition to divers, harriers, golden eagles, peregrines, skuas, terns not to mentions the flowers, deer and moths. His knowledge of where and what is enormous, but he never makes you feel inadequate when... More 

Thank pusscatglen
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Thank you Steve for making me most welcome and for giving me a day I will never forget. Not only for spotting birds but the flowers as well. A day out with you is a must if visiting the Outer Hebrides as you discover birds, flowers and paths you may not find yourself. Our patience was rewarded in the end... More 

Thank PrimUk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

No better introduction to the wildlife of the Uists and Benbecula than with Steve. He makes the most of every opportunity on each trip - and this was our third with him (individual days rather than the week long trips that is). The group sizes are very small compared with other areas like Mull, so that this time we were... More 

Thank Paul R
Wooburn Green
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We asked to see otters and corncrakes and we're not disappointed Steve is hugely knowledgable and great fun too, we had a great day out in South Uist and benbecula We had an awesome day out and id strongly recommend him if you want to get close to the flora, forna and wildlife of the outer Hebrides We will definitely... More 

Thank PointyF
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My second trip with Steve having been impressed first time round. If you are contemplating visiting the Western Isles for birds and other wildlife I recommend you check out a tour with Western Isles Wildlife. Excellent value from a guide who lives there and has a great knowledge of the islands and its wildlife.

Thank Robert H
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Part of a group of 7 on this tour. We saw parts of the islands I know we wouldn't have found without Steve's expert knowledge and the array of birds and wildlife he managed to show us was fantastic. The organising of accommodation, lunches and evening meals also helped ease the hassle and made the time a real holiday. Steve... More 

Thank Cheryl G

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