"Wenfei is great. She completely transformed a hike I thought I knew well by opening my eyes to beautiful birds that were hiding in plain sight just off the trail." A.M., Professor of Physics, NYU
“What was really unique were the unexpected wildlife sightings.”
Planning a holiday, wishing for beautiful scenery and tranquillity? Visit Montana and let Wenfei guide you :)
Breathtaking landscape and wildlife. We loved the vast sense of SPACE. Singapore don't have lah! The vast beauty of Big Sky Country indeed! Not a single tall building for miles as we headed out to the Rockies. Hours of unblocked views of rolling hills and the blue sky. It's a place where my soul and heart smiled for hours uninterrupted.
What was really unique were the unexpected wildlife sightings. Wenfei spotted a pronghorn (deer-like) far away on the hills, resting just after birth! We peered through binoculars and telescopes, watching Baby take its first shaky steps.
As any wildlife lover knows, unless you're visiting with a guide, good luck finding wildlife on your own! Even if you do see an animal or bird, it's really tough to spot and identify what it is.
Wenfei is one cool unique evolutionary biologist who *hearts* Montana and will make you fall in love with Montana too :)
— J.Y. from Singapore
“spared us many hours of pouring over maps to identify good areas to visit”
Wenfei organized a full day trip for us to the Flathead Wilderness Area. We went driving on bumpy mountain roads, hiking up the side of a mountain alongside a picturesque babbling brook and picnicked next to a sparkling lake with a view of the mountains. Our focus was photography, and our route did not disappoint on that score. We also stopped for fresh baked goods and coffee on our way out of Missoula which made the ride that much more pleasant.
We are generally outdoor people but we chose to use a tour company because we were traveling with a baby and didn't know how to find routes that would be child friendly and not overly demanding. We would definitely recommend Wenfei's guiding services and have referred several friends to her Big Sky Safaris for Montana travel. In particular her being a biologist makes an outstanding enhancement to hiking - we are not very knowledgeable about birds and animal droppings, and Wenfei pointed out all sorts of interesting things for us as well as small details worth photographing that we wouldn't have noticed on our own.
Wenfei made us very comfortable, gave us excellent gear advice, and spared us many hours of poring over maps to identify good areas to visit. She also was really knowledgeable about the local plants and birds during our early autumn MT trip. This was a great splurge during our MT trip and one we'd do again in a heart beat.
— A.N. from New York, N.Y.
“Spending the day with a resident expert in her field was so extra special I can't even say enough!”
Wenfei answered our myriad of questions perfectly and made our trip wildlife spotting trip memorable!
In addition to knowing all things (and I do mean all) about the local birds, including their sounds and habitats, she could also share information perfectly about the bison, the pronghorn antelopes (that we saw that day) and the native grizzlies.
The local donuts were amazing as well as our lunch out with some local Montana fare.
All in all a superb day, chock full of information that will have your feeling like an expert too! Don't miss this opportunity!
— O.L. from Lewisville, TX. and part of the Cheesecake Factory Corporate Retreat.
Wenfei took me on an expedition to Bury St Edmunds to see the starling murmurations. She came with a telescope, binoculars and a wide knowledge of the many birds we came across before it was time to witness the starlings.
She set up the telescope every time she spotted a must-see bird for me to get a close-up view and really appreciate the beauty and elegance of the varied species of water birds. When we went into the different hides other twitchers would immediately turn their attention to her clear and informed descriptions of the bird or birds we were looking at. She was so clear and precise about their habits, lineage and rarity. Everyone listened attentively.
Later on the sun began to set and we witnessed the starlings fly in large groups together through the air, she explained the various different theories describing this strange ritual and so encouraging and polite when I attempted to contribute some random thoughts. Wenfei had come prepared with a hip-flask and some dark chocolate which she shared with me. Wenfei’s enthusiasm and knowledge is rejuvenating and I came away with a new interest in bird-watching. I hope we will go on another trip when she is next in the UK.
— L.H. from Cambridge. U.K.