Using the Birdingpal resources you must agree to the following: If you contact a local Birdingpal and make arrangement to go birding, you should note it is common courtesy to make sure you show up for the appointment. If for any reason you are unable to do this, the least you must do is contacting the local Pal right away.
Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she 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.
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I am a journalist and photographer by profession and editor of two English language published and here, Jordan and the Gulf States. Even Cairo has good birding opportunities but there are some superb sites in different areas of the country which are particularly rewarding during the spring and autumn migration.
English, Arabic, French
Egyptian/British commercial photographer based in Cairo. Since specializing in commercial photography in 2005, Alaily has worked with several local and international clients, and is currently agent represented. Worked on birding images since 2005, and birdwatching became a habit to take around Egypt, visited a lot of birding locations, like the Red Sea, Western desert, Sinai, as well as other locations.
Qena, Qena Governorate
Birding around Luxor in Upper Egypt can be done along the River Nile, in front of the Helton Hotel or on the tourist boats.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.