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.
We chose to visit St. Lucia as it allowed my wife and I to combine a holiday in a beautiful destination with great bird watching and we weren't disappointed. St. Lucia is a truely amazing island, stunning views, sandy beaches and friendly people are abound. We were so happy to have booked our bird tour with Adams Toussaint and St Lucia Birding. From the first email they were so professional answering all our questions quickly and efficiently. Adams was the perfect guide, very knowledgable, friendly and clearly an expert on St Lucia birds and wildlife. Thank you for making our holiday extra special, I will be telling all my friends, bird watchers and non-bird watchers to visit St Lucia and to book a tour with St Lucia Birding. With best wishes, Lorraine Ford, Managing Director