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From Siberian Taiga Forest To Vast Grassland Steppe In Eastern Mongolia
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From Largest Freshwater Lakes To Mongolian Altai Mountain In The Western Mongolia
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Birding Pal is a well established global website for traveling birders to contact locals who love to go birdwatching with visitors from around the world.

You can find information about birdwatching in a place you plan to travel to and maybe find someone to go with.

If you know your endemics from your migranitories you can show a hotspot to someone who lives far away.

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We list local professional birdwatching guides who will take you birdwatching for a fee at the bottom of each Country/Province/Search page..

As well, we have selected locally run tour operators who will arrange birdwatching vacations; hotels, transportation, meals and fees. Birding Pal Tours

We offer a list of recommended Birding Friendly Lodgings, that are great places to stay, on the budget end of the scale, that are near hotspots and where they love birds, or at least they love birders. Birding Friendly Lodging

Knud made a list of his suggestions for birding books (field guides) by area of the world, at Birding Pal Recommended Field Guides

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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.

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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!

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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)