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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

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 company of a local birder.
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Cambodia 19 Day Tour
January 25th to February 12 2016

Lead by the most experienced SVC bird guide, Mardy Sean, only one 19-day super tours is now on offer for 2016: January 25th to 12th February – the best time slot for birding in Cambodia.

This tour gives participants a unique chance to see all the Cambodian critically endangered bird species, beginning with a tour of the famous Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap and ending in Phnom Penh, with the Cambodia Tailorbird, and endemic species new to science.

Highlights: large flocks waterbirds including Sarus Crane and Greater Adjutants, a riotous Vulture Restaurant at a newly-constructed hide, Cambodia's national bird the Giant Ibis in an award-winning community-supported habitat, as well as other endangered species: primates, ungulates and the Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Booking ahead is essential as there are only a limited number of spaces.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Raksa Seng
Sam Veasna Center Team

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With Raksa Seng of the Sam Veasna Center

January 25th to February 12 2016

January 2016
A Group Tour with Birding Pals in Uganda

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With Deo Muhumuza

15 days Bird Watching in Uganda
Dates: 5th Jan - 20th Jan 2016
and 2nd July 2016 - 16th July 2016

Your Guide: Deogratius Muhumuza
Pals: Min 4 - Max 6
Highlights: Albertine Rift Endemics, Mountain Gorillas and Chimps

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.
Price per person is: USD $2,677 with 4 Pals.
If we get 6 Pals, it's only USD $2,375.
(If you want a single room, supplement is US$320, Included in tour price: entrance fees, shared accommodation, all meals, boat rentals, and an 8-seater 4WD omnibus with an open roof hatch.)

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India - Join Pals on one of two Group Tours to the Himalayas!
Birding Pal Tours India
2015: 23d Nov. to 2nd Dec. 2015
2016: 29th Feb. to 9th March 2016
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With Sunil Kumar in the Himalayas

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Georgia - Birds between the Black Sea and Caucasus
Sept 8th to the 19th, 2015

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


8 Days May through Sept 2015
For Upland Buzzard. From Siberian Taiga Through Central Asian Steppe In Mongolia

Upland Buzzard
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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.
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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.

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Dear Birding Pal, We have used your web site 3 times for birdwatching tours.
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in 2013 with Deogratius Muhumuza in Uganda.

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