Ken Bales

Santa Fe, NM
Sky Islands Specialties
This was my first trip with Wildside and my first guided birding trip, and it was more than I ever thought possible. Once I hooked up with Alex, the guide, everything was taken care of. I didn't have to worry about directions to the best birding sites, and each stop seemed to be made specially for the group. Alex's knowledge is encyclopedic, and his understanding of habitat and ability to ID mammals, insects, and reptiles only enhanced the overall positive feel of the excursion. Numerous birds were easy to encounter, but the trip wasn't just about numbers. Alex made each bird seem more than a number and related a bit about the natural history surrounding each one. The trip was jam-packed with stops and birding, but there was never any pressure on any trip member to push beyond limits or comfort levels. I can't speak highly enough about my experience. Book this trip! You won't be disappointed.