Another pro-tog to put into the mix:
Quotes from world renowned pro nature photographer Glenn Bartley (Canada):
On crop-bodies - "For bird photography I prefer to use a crop body. The increase in effective focal length is a tremendous advantage when shooting in "real world" scenarios"
On FF bodies - "If I did a bit more macro or landscape work I would probably pick one up. If I did more work from blinds or controlled shooting scenarios I think I would definitely own one. For field photography though, the full frame body is not attractive to me"
On a personal note, I also have avoided going full-frame as most of my wildlife photography takes place in the field and the extra reach can be a god-send, as my lens of choice is a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sports....coupled with a EX 1.4x TC when necessary.