Birdwatching contacts and information around the world. Birders go birding that's bird watching meet new people from different countries. Those who travel, are traveling meet those who host, are hosting and go Birdwatching.
Birding Pal is well established global website for traveling birders to contact local birders. We can help you find information about birdwatching and someone to go with.
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 decient 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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Birding Pals are Meeting and Getting "Discounted Group Rates" on Fixed Dates Tours!
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
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.
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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Nice note from a Pal:
Birding Pals is a great site. Easily worth the annual $10 for anyone birding away from home.
<=> Example Message to a Pal <=>
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.
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