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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.

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Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time with Birding Pals and a Birding Pal Professional Guide recently in Belgium, England, and Poland.

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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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In 2012 with Moses Kandie in Kenya,
in 2013 with Deogratius Muhumuza in Uganda.

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- Helen and Fabrice

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

Thanks for the quick reply, Vince.
- Jim
--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!"

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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.
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Thanks for the quick reply!
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