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.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Shankar Tiwari – the most in demand bird guide based in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal has started his carrier at very early age from Chitwan National Park. He has 25 years of experience in tourism specially handling very serious bird watchers & other nature lovers from round the world, most of the time from UK, USA, Europe & Japan. Shankar has very good knowledge about all National Parks, Wildlife Reserves & Conversation Areas in Nepal & birds in India including Andaman Island & Srilanka. He is the one who has seen maximum species of birds in Nepal (over 800 species) including most of the rare birds like Satyr Tragopan, Lammergeier, Spiny Babbler, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Nepal Cutia, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Parrotbills etc. Shankar is very conscious about environment, he is educating school children through Green Clubs co-ordinated by himself in his home town - Chitwan, where small students do cleaning campaigns and do plantation in public & private areas. He always motivates for minimum uses of plastic bags and energies like diesel, petrol & others. Shankar also operates birding tours within country and beyond like India, Sri Lanka, Tibet & Bhutan.