Wendy Hare

Wendy started life on a farm in northern New Zealand and has been recreating and working in the Great Outdoors ever since. This has led to a variety of occupations, from milking cows and persuading dairy farmers to dig cowshed effluent ponds, to teaching bushcraft to women’s groups, collecting vomit samples from albatross in the sub-Antarctic, trapping predators of native fauna, kayaking and snorkelling with university students in NZ and travelling the bush at night to survey Kiwi birds to name a few! Wendy headed out for some overseas experience in 1986. During these adventures she found her husband, Nigel, on Fair Isle (a seabird paradise in the far north of Scotland) and a passion for bird watching. Her travels have taken her to Asia, North & South America, central Europe, Antarctica, Southern Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Australia, some South Pacific islands, Indonesia, Nepal, India, Iceland and East Greenland in search of wildlife. She has led wildlife tours throughout NZ, Shetland & Orkney, the Bay of Biscay and spent ten seasons as an expedition guide in the Peninsula region of Antarctica, 3 seasons in the Arctic and a few places in between. Wendy is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for the natural world with all our guests.