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.
Matava Resort is remote, isolated and only accessable by boat. Surrounded by dense primary and secondary tropical and sub-tropical rainforrest, several village trails lead off the resort grounds providing ideal walks for ornithologists. Guides are not necessary though advisable if you wish to travel deep into the bush.
Sigatoka area, Viti Levu
I live on the Coral Coast in the village of Votua, midway between Nadi and Suva. The area has a Marine Protected area and is enclosed by traditional Fijian Village land. I can arrange for Birding walks in the area with permission from the Votua Village. The area has some good birding, for canyon and water birds. I am a retired teacher from the U.S. and live with guide books in my hand. As a bird lover, I would love to share the area.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
We established in 2006 in Nadi on the western part of Viti Levu as a 4x4 highland safari half day tour. Later on got some enquries about birdwatching tours and it is now part of our tours as a second product. Birds on our range: 1)Grass Owl. 2)Barn Owl. 3)Musked Shining Parrot. 4)White Throated Pigeon. 5)Barking Pigeon. 6)Golden Dove. 7)Mao. 8)Polynesian Triller. 9)Fruit Bat. 10)Jungle Common Mynah. 11)Red Avedavet. 12)Vanikoro Broad Bill. 13)Fiji Goss Hawk. 14)White Collared Kingfisher. 15)Giant Forrest Honey Eater. 16)White Breasted Wood Swallow. 17)Red Headed Parrot Finch. Tour starts at 0500hrs and back at Nadi hotels at 1030hrs. Tour includes breakfast at a highland village. Price is at $330p.person/fijian dollars.