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The Bird Watching Club for World Travelers

Belgium

You don't need to be an expert birder to contact a Pal.  Together you have love for nature, birds, new countries and learning.

These are serious birdwatchers willing to share their time to help you.  It is a privilege to contact them.  Your message should be respectful.

A Birding Pal does not charge a fee, however you should pay for their expenses, transportation costs, entrance fees, meals, etc.

Pals will answer your messages quickly, if they can.  You might select someone who is traveling, so write to more than one Pal, and be patient.  Let us know if someone doesn't answer and we'll check that everything is okay.

Let us know when you are going to meet a Pal, and then let us know how it went.

Happy birding.


A.Mottur


A.Mottur



Maps
BrusselsBrussels Capital RegionBelgium


Available
Weekends

Languages
English (mother tongue), French


Note

The Brussels area has a lot more to offer in great birdwatching than you might think!


Area
Domaine des Silex, Rouge-Cloître, Forêt de Soignes, Scheutbos

Area Birds
Black Woodpecker, Lesser & Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher


Interests
birdwatching


ROW


ROW



Maps
KalkenOost-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
anytime

Languages
english, french, german


Note

My favourite birding spots are located in the valley of river scheldt and are home to a rich variety of birds of wetlands and woodlands, in combinbation with many migrating species. 2014 produced almost 200 species in the area !


Area
Kalkense Meersen, Scheldt valley

Area Birds
Black-tailed godwit, Bluethroat


Interests


M.Polischuk


M.Polischuk



Maps
West PolissiaBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English


Note

I`m watching the birds, for example: Azure Tit (Parus cyanus), Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) etc.


Area


Area Birds


Interests


J.Claes


J.Claes



Maps
AntwerpAntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Francais, Deutsch, Nederlands


Note

I live in the very centre of Antwerp and have visited the most important birding areas in Flanders several times. My knowledge of Wallonia (South-Belgium) and West-Holland (The Netherlands) is increasing too.


Area
Flanders, Wallonia, South-Belgium, West-Holland, Netherlands

Area Birds


Interests


C. Salvo


C. Salvo



Maps
HouthalenLimburgBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, Italian Dutch, German French


Note

I love to watch animals in their natural habitation. Especially birds of prey.


Area


Area Birds


Interests


J. Huge


J. Huge



Maps
GhentEast FlandersBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
French, English Dutch, some Spanish, German


Note

Ghent is situated in the Low Countries, ideal for wintering waterfowl, close to internationally known birding sites such as the Dutch Delta area, the Belgian coast and the Somme Bay in France. In the Ghent area itself, lots of interesting places to visit too (eg for Meadowbirds).


Area


Area Birds


Interests


P. Van den Bossche


P. Van den Bossche



Maps
GhentOost-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, Englisch French, Spanish


Note

Watch birds national (Belgium) as international (Europe, Latin America, India).


Area


Area Birds


Interests


B. Vogels


B. Vogels



Maps
StabroekAntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French Dutch


Note

As a volunteer we have a big birding group in the north of Antwerp to count and monitor the bird population in a lot of different habitats. In our region are a lot of wetlands but also a large part of forests and the big dutch wetlands are also very close. Due to the different habitats the bird population is also very different like spoonbills, bearded tit, bittern to black and middle spotted woodpecker, crested tit in the forests. You can see the latest reports on our website www.antwerpennoord.be/vogelwerkgroep/waarnemingen/index.html The north of antwerp is probably one of the most diverse places in Flandres to go birding or to combine a birding trip with work or a city trip. Although I work in Brussels there are probably other volunteers to get you arond in the port of Antwerp, the forests or moorland.


Area


Area Birds


Interests


J. Van den Berghe


J. Van den Berghe



Maps
GhentEastern FlandersBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, Enlish French


Note

I bird all around Belgium.


Area


Area Birds


Interests


M. Thibaut


M. Thibaut



Maps
WestmalleAntwerpBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages
Dutch, English French some Spanish, German


Note

Flanders isn't very interesting on a international scale, but some good Dutch wetlands are in reach (upto 100 kms).


Area


Area Birds


Interests


J. Demey


J. Demey



Maps
OostendeWest-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages
Dutch, English French, Spanish


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


B. De Langhe


B. De Langhe



Maps
OostendeWest-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


M. Demeulemeester


M. Demeulemeester



Maps
KortrijkWest FlandersBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


F. Willemyns


F. Willemyns



Maps
BruggeWest-FlandersBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, English French


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


S. Feys


S. Feys



Maps
GhentOost-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, English French


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


H. Matheve


H. Matheve



Maps
GentOost-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages
Dutch, English French


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


P. Van Daele


P. Van Daele



Maps
GentOost-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


W. Faveyts


W. Faveyts



Maps
GalmaardenOost-VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


F. Ghyselen


F. Ghyselen



Maps
De PinteOost VlaanderenBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French Dutch


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


M. Ittelet


M. Ittelet



Maps
Couvin-PhilippevilleNamurBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


F. Ellis


F. Ellis



Maps
NalinnesSouthern BelgiumBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
French, English


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


K.  Demeyer


K. Demeyer



Maps
GenkLimburgBelgium
Area


Available
Fridays, many Thursdays, Weekends on case to case basis

Languages
Dutch, English, German, French


Note

I am most experienced with birds and plants. Bird song is my strongest skill. I discover birds rather by listening than by watching.

My relation with nature exceeds bird watching through writing haiku's and walking the path of a druid..


Area
Lakes along the Meuse, heathers, swamps in central Limburg

Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: walking, hiking car, biking,
Visit: museum,monument, arboretum,
Attend: concert,
Participate: bar,ceremony, poetry, meditation, yoga, druidry



Tours

waarnemingen.be/waarnemingen_v7.php?groep=1&family=0&d


D. Verbelen


D. Verbelen



Maps
GhentEast FlandersBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, French English


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


B. Cottele


B. Cottele



Maps
GhentGhent, East FlandersBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


S. Bonmarchand


S. Bonmarchand



Maps
BrusselsBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
French, English Italian, Spanish Dutch


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


B. Nef


B. Nef



Maps
WavreBrabantBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


A. Willemsen


A. Willemsen



Maps
Rupelstreek, WillebroekBrabantBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


L. Van Hellemont


L. Van Hellemont



Maps
LeuvenBrabantBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


G. Van den Heuvel


G. Van den Heuvel



Maps
WesterloAntwerpenBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Dutch some German, French


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


E. Van Audenhove


E. Van Audenhove



Maps
MolAntwerpBelgium


Available
Weekend

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


J. de Meirsman


J. de Meirsman



Maps
MechelenAntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


T. de Smedt


T. de Smedt



Maps
LierAntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


F. Collet


F. Collet



Maps
KapellenAntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, French English, Spanish German


Note

I have been birdwatching since 1997, mostly in my own neighbourhood and at known sites in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The area where I live is not a hot spot for specialties, but it is centrally located between Zeeland (province of the Netherlands with some excellent birding areas), the Belgian coast and the Ardennes region. Of international interest: I know several places where I have observed hard-to-find species like Tengmalm's Owl, Nutcracker, Great Horned Owl, Dipper, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Common Quail, Spotted Crake and Pink-footed Goose.

Best period to visit is probably winter (December through February) for waterfowl and shorebirds, early spring (march) for the Ardennes and early May for songbirds.


Area
Zeeland the Netherlands, Mechelen, the Belgian coast, the Ardennes

Area Birds
Tengmalm's Owl, Nutcracker, Great Horned Owl, Dipper, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Common Quail, Spotted Crake and Pink-footed Goose.


Interests


W. Heylen


W. Heylen



Maps
HerenthoutAntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, English French


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


C. Snyers


C. Snyers



Maps
AntwerpBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Dutch, English Spanish


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests


O. Burton


O. Burton



Maps
LeuvenVlaams-BrabantBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Spanish


Note

Scientist at VIB/KU Leuven


Area


Area Birds
Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Marsh Warbler, Black Redstart, Eurasian Spoonbill


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, swimming, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, biking, long walk


R. Abruzzese


R. Abruzzese



Maps
Brussels-Belgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
Italian English French Spanish German some very basic Japanese


Note

Birding experience : Costa Rica Ecuador (inlc Galapagos) Rwanda Congo Egypt New Zealand Singapore Taiwan


Area


Area Birds


Interests
Birding


GFierens


GFierens



Maps
NethenBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, naturalist Travel: stroll,walking,train, bus, car,long walk, backpack, ship Visit: round the world tour!


BVerbruggen


BVerbruggen



Maps
BruxellesBrabantBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching,


K.DeCock


K.DeCock



Maps
BrugesBrugesBelgium


Available
Anytime

Languages
English


Note

I'm currently travelling through Canada with my girlfriend, Eva, while volunteering at several wildlife rehabilitation centres.

I have a big passion for Canadian wildlife and I have a bachelors degree in the animal care. I've met my girlfriend, Eva, at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre in Belgium and that's why we both decided to go to Canada and work with Canadian wildlife. Besides that I played the guitar in a black metal band before we left Belgium.

Warm regards,
K.


Area


Area Birds


Interests


MVan Acker


MVan Acker



Maps
SchoonaardeEast FlandersBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area
The river Schelde run through our village. I live in the countryside with a very nice hotspot for birdwatching at 3 km from my house.

Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching Travel: stroll, walking Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, monument, arboretum Participate: beer and wine


RMeghanathan


RMeghanathan



Maps
LeuvenVlaams BrabantBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, biking, long walk Attend: concert, dance show, theatre, live music Participate: dance


AMottur


AMottur



Maps
BrusselsBrussels RegionBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area
The greater Brussels area has an extensive network of green spaces, more or less natural, with a surprising number and variety of species for such a densely-populated region.

Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching Travel: hiking


RRohr


RRohr



Maps
BastogneBelgium


Available


Languages


Note

Robert, 67 years old, pensioned,


Area
Hill region, forest

Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, , photography, butterflies, Travel: stroll, walking, nature Visit: , monument, arboretum,, Attend: concert


ILewylle


ILewylle



Maps
LeuvenBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech


JMichel


JMichel



Maps
BrusselsBelgium


Available


Languages


Note



Area


Area Birds


Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, , swimming, beach, surfing, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, , train, bus, car, , biking, long walk, packpack, portage, ship, cruise, Attend: concert, dance show, theatre, live music, Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock,


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S. Boddington



Maps
BrusselsBelgium

Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French Dutch, German Esperanto


Note

Information gladly provided for free, but for guided birdwatching visit my website.


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Area Birds


Interests