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Birding Pal is well established as the global website for traveling birders to contact local birders,
and where you can meet visitors who are traveling from around the world.

You can find information about birdwatching and someone to go with. Start by clicking a continent on the map above or use either menu.

We list local birdwatchers from around the world who are willing to go birdwatching with you.  As well, we list local professional birdwatching guides who will take you birdwatching for a fee.  And we list great places to stay that are near hotspots and are "birder friendly."

Going on a business trip, to a conference or on vacation?  Will you have a bit of extra time?  Don't waste it.  Go birdwatching and enjoy the safety and knowledge of a local birder.
You do not need to be an expert birder to contact a Pal.  These are serious birdwatchers and they want to help.  It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect decent respect.

A Birding Pal does not get paid. However, should they offer to take you out birding using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel.  A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate.  Something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.

Pals will answer your messages quickly, if they can.  You might write to someone who is traveling.  Write to more than one Pal, and be patient.  Let us know if someone doesn't answer and we'll check that they are okay.  And let us know when you are going to met, with who, and then let us know how it went.

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"Hello. People traveling to different countries, meeting local people, going out into nature to just stop for a moment and look around together... it's got to be making the world a better place. It makes their world a better place. makes a positive difference in communities around the world. We assist professional birding guides who are local to the area and independent of large companies. In troubled areas this is the kind of micro growth that lifts families out of poverty. Birding Pal Tours advertises on their behalf and facilitate international communications.

The traveler gets the best experience, local expertise and might even pay less overall.
The Local Guide meets world travelers, earns good income, shares their knowledge and might even learn something themselves.

Birding Pal is for bird watchers, birders and even twitchers, or anyone who doesn't want to join a bus troop.

Pals can list themselves if they'd like to host travelers to their area.

To ask the Pal for their participation please use the maps or menus to get to the area you are interested in, then select a few Pals and write to them.

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Southern Ecuador March 01 to 13TH. 2015
13 day Tour
March 1: Guayaquil - Buenaventura Reserve.
March 2: Buenaventura Reserve (Choco Region).
March 3: Buenaventura Reserve (Choco Region)
March 4: Santa Isabel - Yunguilla Reserve - Saraguro
March 5: Saraguro – Washapamba (cloud forest).
March 6: Washapamba – Tapichalaca Reserve (cloud forest)
March 7: Tapichalaca Reserve
March 8: Tapichalaca – Copalinga Reserve. Podocarpus National Park (Tropical Forest)
March 9: Copalinga. Night copalinga.
March 10: Copalinga. Night Copalinga.
March 11: Copalinga – Yankuam
March 12 Yankuam
March 13: Yankuam - Loja

Price per person with 4 people: $ 2700.
Include: accommodation, transportation, meals, guide Pablo Andrade (Spanish – English)
Not included: internal flights.
Pablo Andrade

Georgia - Birds between the Black Sea and Caucasus
Sept 8th to the 19th

Kyrgyzstan – Highlight of Central Asia - June 2015

Germany – Great Bustards, Cranes and more - Oktober 12 to 15, 2015

India - Feb. 29 to March 09 2015

Brochure (PDF 1.5mb)

16 Days
From Siberian Taiga Forest To Vast Grassland Steppe In Eastern Mongolia
MAY 25 to JUNE 11 2015

13 Days
From Largest Freshwater Lakes To Mongolian Altai Mountain In The Western Mongolia
June 12 to June 25 2015

12 Days
For White-Naped Crane, Mongolian Accentor, Henderson’s Ground Jay And Altai Snowcock
June 15 to June 27 2015

8 Days
For Upland Buzzard. From Siberian Taiga Through Central Asian Steppe In Mongolia
May through Sept

Spain - March 08 to April 23, 2015
Spain holds the highest diversity of birds in Europe. It is estimated that 60% of the European bird species can be seen in Spain. We are launching a 12-day tour around East and Central Spain for SPRING 2015. We will focus on some “special” species such as: Wallcreeper, White-headed Duck, Lammergeier, Black and Griffon Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Red-Knobbed Coot and many more. We will visit a wide variety of habitats, including coastal marshes, steppes, forests and alpine mountains. Besides, we will enjoy the traditional Spanish cuisine.

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I am now getting some good response. My Florida trip is now even more promising for great birding!
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Contact Admin,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time with Birdingpals and a guide recently in Belgium, England, and Poland. Thank you so much for this site.

Do you take visiting birders out?

I sure do take birders out each chance I get. Still quit busy at work :). But if I can, I go out with them cause it's so much fun, and I know, from personal experience, there is no field guide or web site or whatever that can replace the personal experience of a birder who knows his region well, and what birds should be there and were.

So, if for whatever reason I can't get out or they are going to a part of the province that is far from Moncton, I always try and give them at least the best information possible and if possible contacts with local people, that I know would be open to birding with them.

Your idea for this site was a stroke of genius and you should know that you have made a lot of people happy with it. Thanks a million.

Good birding.
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I am very happy for seen me on Birding Pal website as a contact local birdwatcher in Sierra Leone. I appreciate that very much and i will ready to give my support as soon as i start getting contact from client who want to bird in my country.

I will always keep in touch with Birding Pal.
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Dear Birding Pal, We have used your web site 3 times for birdwatching tours.In 2012 with Moses Kandie in Kenya,in2013 with Deogratius Muhumuza in Uganda.Moses and Deo were extremely good birders but also good organisers.We would have no hesitation in recommending them or using them for another trip.
Helen and Fabrice

Great job, thank you so much dear Vince.
Happy birding to you too!

Thanks for the quick reply, Vince.
--Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "WOW--What a Ride!"

Thanks for the quick reply.
--Sent from my iPhone

Thank you, That is a most generous response. ...we won't be able to take advantage of your kind offer, but I appreciate your responding.

That's a relief! I did get some good suggestions for birding spots in Arlington TX before my trip last March!
Thanks for the quick reply!

Have your say.

My friend and I will be in the Baltimore area from Aug. 1st until the 13th and we'd love to go birding in the early mornings.
We both are long time birders in the Florida Quays but have not been to your area yet.
Water fowl is what we're use to, so we're excited to be traveling to Maryland.

We both can walk a fair bit on a level hike, five hours or so. Do you like to go early?
The hotspots in your area sound great. We'd like to see the Park most but they all sound terrific.
And we were wondering if you had recordings to play.

If your interested in guiding us we'd look forward to meeting you. We can contribute to gas and take you to lunch.

Thank you for being a Pal,
Vince (& Knud)

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