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Pilar de Bretanha, Sao Miguel 9545-064, Portugal
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Great new experience for non-birders

My mom and I decided to go birding with Gerby on our last day on the island and it was such a new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Briannah W
Great birding in the Azores

My girlfriend and I spent a whole day birding with Gerby and it was a fantastic experience. Gerby... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt B
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Pilar de Bretanha, Sao Miguel 9545-064, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I decided to go birding with Gerby on our last day on the island and it was such a new great experience. We love nature but are not birders. Gerby had binoculars to share and made us feel very welcome. We learned...More

Thank Briannah W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I spent a whole day birding with Gerby and it was a fantastic experience. Gerby is fun and very knowledgeable about the bird species of the Azores and the local ecology. I saw 21 life birds on our tour which was huge...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We came off a visiting cruise ship on an inauspicious misty day and returned late in the day thoroughly satisfied. Gerby knows Sao Miguel and its birds like the back of his hand, he showed us the endemic Priolo (Azores Bullfinch) within minutes and took...More

Thank MikePennington
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Gerby M, Proprietário at GerbyBirding, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for this Mike. We still made something out of it on a extreem poor weather day thanks to the spirit of all your travel partners. Hope to see you again in this or another life :-)

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I first birded with Gerby in the Azores in 2010 and have had the pleasure of his company in the islands on numerous occasions since. He is genuinely passionate about conservation and birding, and knows the best locations on Sao Miguel inside out. I bring...More

Thank birdingetc
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Gerby M, Proprietário at GerbyBirding, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Dominic Thanks for this nice words.I,m quite proud to hear this from a keen well knowned birder as yourself. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your groups. Looking forward to see you in October and do some damage on paradise...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Gerby is a most excellent knowledgeable birding guide. He knows the best places to go & see the rare birds. He goes that extra mile to make sure you see the birds on your list to see He also is a fun guy to be...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Finding out there was one species of bird only found on Sao Miguel we looked for a birding guide to help us find the Azores Bullfinch. The first site to pop up was Gerby's and due to his excellent rating we arranged for a day...More

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Gerby is one of the most interesting and genuine individuals we've ever met. His passion for nature and the environment, in general, and birding, in particular, is readily apparent. We spent a full and wonderful day with Gerby despite running into some rain. He made...More

Thank Barry1018
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Gerby is highly experienced and a great communicator, and we highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn about the birds of São Miguel. He took me and my family to both ends of the island and showed us everything we wanted to see, including...More

Thank Stephen J
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The highlight of our stay in Sao Miguel, this day with Gerby and three other guests was a delight. If you have an interest in birds, we thoroughly recommend a day trip with this excellent guide. Expect plenty of banter, a lot of fun, some...More

Thank Malcolm C
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great day with Gerby and the others on the trip. The trip was easy to arrange as he was very responsive to emails. He found all the birds we were hoping to see including a great close up look...More

Thank gacalhoun
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