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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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Australia - November 09 to 21, 2014

Colombia - July, August and November 2014
Tour 1. Northern and Central Colombia
Leg A: 12-19 July. Bogota, Santa Marta Mountains and Guajira Peninsula.
Leg B: 19 July till 3 August. Western and Central Andes plus Magdalena and Cauca Valley

Tour 2. Colombia lowlands
Leg A: 3-10 Augugust. Mitu Amazonia lowlands
Leg B: 11-15 August. Choco lowlands -Bahía Solano-Utria national Park and Nuqui.

Tour 3. Northern and Central Colombia
Leg A: 23-30 November. Bogota, Santa Marta Mountains and Guajira Peninsula Leg B: 30 November till 12 December. Western and Central Andes plus Magdalena and Cauca Valley
Southern Ecuador March 01 to 13TH. 2015
13 day Tour to join other 2 people.
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 - August 14th to the 25th, 2015

India - Nov. 30 to Dec 9, 2014 and Feb. 29 to March 09 2015
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.

Uganda - Jan 02 - 16 2015
The tour starts and ends in Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. Upon arrival, you will be picked from the Airport by your driver guide and taken to your hotel for dinner, refreshments and overnight stay. Early arrivals will give a chance to bird around Entebbe areas; the Botanical Gardens and/or any other nearby site that will be decided upon by the group.

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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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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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