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Simon Pawsey Cairngorms Birding
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All of the reviews below are from guests who have been on a guided birdwatching trip with me -:

"We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our day out with you.

Everything from the birds we saw, your knowledge of the landscape and everything in it, and the delicious scones made for a great experience.

Thank you so much. We will definitely book again if we visit the Cairngorms." - Andy, Emily, Sam & Jacob

"Thank you very much for a marvellous day's birding on Friday, I really enjoyed your company and learned so much. Thank you also for taking so much trouble to find some great birds, and also some wonderful scenery." - Elaine

"Thanks very much indeed for guiding the wonderful week of birding just gone. I had a marvellous time and thoroughly enjoyed your company and local knowledge. Your dedication and enthusiasm for the environment and wildlife was very encouraging and refreshing and an example to all." - Richard Evans

"Thank you for three wonderful days birdwatching. You gave us not only a great list of birds, but also so much background information. The combination of your expertise, enthusiasm and companionship - not to mention all the driving - has given us a truly memorable holiday. Particular thanks to your wife for the refreshments, cream tea, Bucks fizz and watching Dippers on your birthday takes some beating !" - John & Rita Rainsden

"Thank you for being a fantastic guide, I had a tremendous time. The group thought very

highly of you. I am getting better at identifying birds, though the humour was worth paying for." Pat Angus

"Thanks again for such a wonderful day out the other week - I don't think I've come back down to earth yet !" - Karen Lloyd

"Thank you so much for the BEST day yesterday, we all enjoyed it immensely." - Sheena Harvey (Editor - BBC Wildlife Magazine)

" We spent a day with Simon and had a wonderful time. He's thoughtful, insightful and calming to be around. We really enjoyed the way Simon shared his knowledge and experience. We can thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for a great birding experience in Scotland." - Michael & Lynne Spiteri

" Dear Simon, thank you so much for your expertise and your everlasting patience." - Terri

"Simon is fantastic. Great knowledge and brilliant at finding birds." - Linda Thomas


" Thank you very much for the brilliant week you gave us all. Your excellent driving and observations made the whole experience all the more worth while. We are very grateful to you and much appreciated all you did to make the time so memorable." - Rob Merrick

" Thanks again for a great day out birding with you, Melissa and I really enjoyed the day. I would love to go birding with you again." Gary Jones USA

" You were brilliant. Very friendly and full of deserve a medal for all your hard work trying to find us good birds." Joan

" We wanted to thank you for being an excellent guide on our recent stay in Grantown-on-Spey. The holiday was far better than expected in so many ways. Much of this was thanks to you and your personality and skills. Your vision and knowledge have been inspirational" Shaun & Janet Dillon

" Donald and I had a great day out with you on Saturday - not only being able to see the variety of birds but the stunning landscape in the autumn colours and all the background information too . We were very appreciative of the coffee and traybakes . Thanks again Simon." - Rona Ferguson

"Your enthusiasm and expertise have made our first wildlife guided trip both extremely pleasurable and memorable." - John & Ros

" Thanks again for all your guidance it was really appreciated. We would never have seen as much without your knowledge to guide us. " - Adrian & Val Smart

" Maggie and I really enjoyed our four days with you thank you so much for being such a good guide. We went to places and saw species that we would never have found on our own, and we hope to return one day. And we learned a lot from your expert knowledge and help - thank you. You were great company to be with." - Mike Boyes

" We are still singing the praises of a wonderful week spent in the Scottish Highlands.  Thank you very much for making it so enjoyable and for sharing your immense knowledge with us. We know we wouldn't have seen as much without your expertise. " - Denise & Ian Youngs

" Two thumbs up!  We are still on a high after seeing that Capercaillie today.  Thanks so much for the great day." - Karen & Dan Carpenter USA

Cairngorms birding guests
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