“Winkeler’s Wings and Wildlife Tour is a hidden gem!
This is a must-see for casual visitors as well as serious nature enthusiasts alike. Les’ knowledge of the local wildlife is extensive and beyond compare. Observe many of the different habitats and ecosystems in the region among the natural beauty of Southern Illinois. A truly unique and enjoyable experience.
I had a great time! You’ll want to check this out! ”
“Walked with Lester June 27. He was very nice and knowledgeable, and knew where certain birds might be. He was accommodating and said he was flexible on what to search for. My wife and I have never been to the Garden of the Gods area, so we let him lead the way. saw many new birds for my list. He was even kind enough to suggest somewhere to eat when we finished. A nice bonus was he had no prior commitments, so our walk was extended beyond the contracted time. Worth every dollar, even if it ended at the 6 hours as advertised. Highly recommend his tour.”
“We had a wonderful time with Les. If you have ever read his articles, you know that he is an expert when it comes to local birds and wildlife, but he is also a fantastic guide, and down-to-earth guy who has the patience to spend the day with a couple of beginning birders like us. It is no exaggeration to say that we saw 30+ species of birds on our trip. Beware…Les does not give up. If he wants to see a Prothonotary Warbler, then he is going to see a Prothonotary Warbler, and a little bit of rain will not stop him….we highly recommend!”
-Richard and Amy W.
“Thank you Les, it was a beautiful morning and I think we both captured some stunning images, let’s do it again!”
– Steve Arens