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Basseterre, St Kitts
Percy enjoys photography, astronomy, art, hiking exploring.
He is also Hash Master of the St. Kitts Hash House Harriers,
and Past President of the St. Christopher Heritage Society.
I had the pleasure of spending two days with Percy Hanley on St Kitts in Feb. He is a kind, gentle man that will help you find and see many local birds on the island. His knowledge of the island is vast and I cannot express how much fun I had. I did bring him a gift from Horicon Marsh-which he seemed pleased with. I also paid for gas both days as it is very exspensive on the island.
I would love to get Percy to come to Wisconsin so I could return the favor and take him birding here. I HIGHLY recommend him as your guide.
- Pam M
"Two of us had an excellent day (6 hours) with Percy Hanley on St. Kitts on Jan. 5, 2016. We visited a variety of habitats and saw a wide variety of birds,
at least 25 species from chicks through to adult birds in breeding plumage.
Percy was a great host who was very knowledgeable about the birds, habitats as well as his own country.
The day was a perfect and peaceful "excursion" from the cruise ship of 3800+ passengers."
"I had a very comfortable and productive time with Percy Hanley. Enjoys photography, astronomy, art, hiking exploring. Is also Hash Master of the St.Kitts Hash House Harriers.
He was prompt and courteous. I recommend highly. Yes, I did reimburse him for the fuel to his car. He also included history of St. Kitts."
- Yours, Elizabeth W., Knoxville, Tenn
"I have birded with Percy four times and found the experience quite satisfying; studying birds, history the stars, plants and now some butterflies. I recommend him highly."
- Jeff K
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
We recently visited St. Kitts for the first time, and had many wonderful experiences. One of these was the Rainforest Hike with Greg's Safaris. Deon(sp?) was our local guide for our party of four. He was extremely knowledgeable about the plant and animal life that we encountered, as well as the history of the island. He was a very pleasant hiking partner, and the snacks that he provided at the end were a nice finish to a great day. I would recommend Greg's Safaris to anyone wishing to see beautiful St. Kitts up close.
Chris and Sharon Bell, USA