John Richardson
Skylark Guiding Services
 Professional Birding Guide

Hawk Ridge

Visiting MN for a birding holiday, I bumped in to John at Hawk Ridge. I instantly recognised his birding knowledge and vast experience of all the birding haunts. It was such a shame that as I met John, I was traveling back to the airport for my flight home! I have travelled 28 States of America birding off the beaten track. John is a lovely person and nothing is too much trouble for him. For anyone needing a bird guide I would highly recommend his services. 

Ffyona Shuker-Bott, UK

Northern Specialties. Check!

What a fantastic day birding with John today. We were in all the right places at all the right times resulting in getting expected species and also some great unexpected ones. You can't always get them all, but it wasn't because of lack of planning, preparedness or persistence! Appreciated the gull lesson too. Enjoyed visiting on a variety of subjects, including birds! Would love to do it again!

CLS, OHIO February  2016

5 Stars 

John's enthusiasm for birds and birding is infectious! His charm and sense of humor is certain to make every excursion a memorable one!!!                                                                
AB, Northern MN

5 Stars (Facebook Review)

"I birded with John all last year and I was a newbie to birding. His knowledge on where to find birds, bird vocalization and identification are admirable. He taught me a great deal and is such a generous and kind man. He is a great teacher and so much more. You won't be disappointed. Best of luck on the new venture John!"

- EG, Central MN


5 Stars (Facebook Review) 

"John knows birds. Not just what species they are, but every nuance of their habits, behaviors and appearance. A gentleman, an ornithological scholar and someone that will really make you appreciate that winged miracle he just pointed out at the other end of your binoculars."


Ron P, MN


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