"...Wanted to let you know that, with your help, Bob and I have 23 new lifers!!! We really enjoyed out time in Hawaii.
Right now it is snowing here... I guess, we came back too soon. Thanks again!"
Marjorie and Bob Schrader
We want to thank you for our birding tour of Oahu. It was truly the highlight of our trip. Sincerely,
Kim (October 25th Custom Birding Tour)
I just want to add my two cents worth and say that the birding trip was
the highlight of our whole trip. I have been on many birding trips, but
this one topped them all. When I get home, I will add up and tell you
my total bird count. I did a lot of birding over in Scotland &
England years ago. This was the best Birthday present ever. It was nice
meeting you and sharing time with someone who loves birding as much as
myself. Take care and good filming!!" Gerry (Kim's Mom)
"... Waiting on the ridge of the mountain, we suddenly saw streaks fly
into brush up the trail. Michael spotted them first: Oahu 'elepaios,
brown flycatchers with a white rump and white markings on their wings,
small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. We stood quietly,
watching the pair hop from branch to branch. Fewer than 2,000 such
'elepaios are estimated to remain on Earth, and these two endangered
beauties seemed to be putting on a show for us..."
read this article in the Miami Herald
photos are SPECTACULAR! Thanks so much for an unforgettable two days of
birding! Our trips with you were the highlight of our visit to Oahu. We
enjoyed getting to know you as much as we did the birds! What you and
Oahu Nature Tours are doing is so important, not only for the
preservation of natural species and habitat, but to the Aloha Spirit of
the world. Thank you. Mahalo!" Susan and Jim (March 06th, 2006 Custom Birding Tour)
for a great tour yesterday. After checking my lifelist, we added 10 new
species. I had fairy tern on my list (from Tahiti). On checking I found
it is the same as the white tern. A very elegant bird with strange
nesting habits! We also enjoyed your local history lessons. I always
wish I had taken time to read up on the history before I go somewhere,
but never seem to have done it. You more than made up for it. Off round
the North coast today. Best wishes and thanks again." David and Barbara (Sept 16th, 2006 Custom Birding Tour)
I just wanted to express my thanks for your patience in working with me
to set up the bird tour. It was a great experience, and I saw lots of
good birds and got a taste of the beauty of the islands. I would do it
again and be happy to recommend it to anyone. Best wishes, "
Mary Radford (Jan 17th, 2007 Custom Birding Tour)
My husband Don and I were in Honolulu in January and had an opportunity
to take a tour led by Michael Walther—it was a wonderful experience! I
will be returning to Honolulu to do another training and would like to
arrange another birding outing. Thanks,"
(Sept 08th, 2007 Custom Birding Tour)
Joy and I are now back home in Australia after a great visit to our
family in Michigan ... and after our magical visit to the Hawaiian
Islands ... where we saw over 30 species of bird new to us ... thanks
mainly to excellent guidance by your good self ... we are most grateful
to you for your constant patience, perseverance and kind consideration
during the birding outings. I particularly enjoyed the informed
scientific discussions that we had. Kind regards and best wishes for
Des and Joy Jackson (Jan 13th, 2008 Custom Birding Tour)
Thanks again for such an informative and productive, birding tour
around Honolulu! Not only did you deliver great sightings, but also
that wonderful sunny weather! Who would have thought all that
delightful nature could co-exist with humans in such an urban setting!
Though not a birder, Steve thoroughly enjoyed the tour too. Attached
are the images Steve made of the “UFO-bird”, including the blurry
(off-centered) ones - just in case they offer additional clues. We’ll
be curious about the final identification. Let us know if there is ever
anything we can do to assist you from Washington, DC. Thanks again!"
Mary and Steven Peth (Feb 14th, 2008 Custom Birding Tour)
Thanks again for the wonderful birding trip you took us on last Monday.
We so wanted to thank you again for the delightful morning. Your time
with us was, hands down, the most enjoyable part of our two weeks on
Oahu. My mother has already picked out one of the tours we'll be taking
next year with ONT - and we can't wait! Sincerely,"
Lisa (and Keith) Short (Feb 25th, 2008 Custom Birding Tour)
so much for a couple of outstanding days of birds, nature, geology,
culture, and history! You are not only knowledgable, but also
personable and engaging. Tanya is not easily impressed, but you won her
over. We are VERY pleased with the experiences you offered. Thanks also
for the google map. We are running over to Makapu'u Pt early tomorrow
am. We will let you know how the rest of our trip goes. If it is as
good as Oahu, we'll be in the cream! Mahalo nui!"
Tom and Tanya Smythe (April 7-8, 2014 Coastal and North Shore Birding Tour)
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