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Local Birdwatchers

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.


Initial Last Name Area Available Language
Y Hsu Hualien Anytime English, Chinese
I'm a outdoor instructor and birding is my hobby, If you like to come to Taiwan for bird watching, just write me a email.
S Lin Jiji, Nantou Weekend English, Taiwanese, Mandarin
Based at Jiji, Nantou and Huben, Yunlin in central Taiwan. I am a keen birder as well as a Fairy Pitta resercher. Taiwan is a convinent, safe and generally easy birding destination that host over 560 species of birds which include 22 (or more) ENDEMICS. If you need further information about birding Tawan, just leave me a message. Although I may not go birding with you because of busy job, I would be always happy to share my knowledge with you.


JL Wu Taipei, Taiwan Contact for recent availability Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English
I am a keen birder, a lister, and have birded in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Panama, and the US.

Welcome you guys to come to birding in Taiwan.
Area:


Area Birds:
More than 25 endemic species and dozens of endemic races
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching. Travel: walking, hiking, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack.


W Hsu Taipei Anytime English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish
C Hsiao Taipei Anytime English, Espanol, Mandarin
Taipei, Anmashan, Alishan, Chingjing, I-lan, Hualien, Tainan.
P Chen Taipei Weekend English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
Hardcore photographer, Birding lover! Living adjacent to the Yong-Ming Shan National Park, which preserves lots of wildlife and specialties belonging to Taiwan.
B Walther Taipei Weekend English, German
Professor of environmental science with many ornithological publications, hobby birder, very keen to go birdwatching on weekends and during weekdays, too, if possible.
PJ Chen Taipei Anytime English, Chinese
66 years old, 12 years birding experience including 8 times birding in USA through Birdingpal. LA, Seatle, Chicago, San Antonio, Mineapolis and Boston.
Hi Chen
Thank you and your wife (Sorry, I missed her name) for taking time for taking us birding to Hua Jiang Wild Duck Nature Park last afternoon. It was nice to see unknown friends in a different part of the world offering to show you the birds of their land. I do not know how to reciprocate the favor - best I can do is to give you an open invitation to visit our land, and to show you our winged beauties. We made our way to the camera shop (close to Ximen station) and returned the faulty camera - they offered to replace it today after I brought back the box which I was not carrying. I think I will just have the time to do that before leaving Taiwan. We then went to visit Taipei 101 - Sandhya had not seen that attraction, and I was seeing the evening Taipei city from top for the first time. It is really spectacular. Once again, thank you very much. Do stay in touch, and let us know when you visit India again.
Best regards
Sri
C Diamond Taipei Anytime English, Mandarin Chinese, some Spanish
I live in the mountainous suburbs of Taipei, Taiwan. There are many forest and river birds where I live and I am also in cycling distance from the Guandu Nature Park, a bird sanctuary for many migrants. The park, run by the Wild Bird Society in Taiwan also hosts a yearly Wildbird International gathering. It also runs a sanctuary for injured and sick birds not far from where I live. I am NOT a bird photographer, but many people in Taiwan are and I can take any visitor to the well-known sites in the Taipei area. I prefer to hike and bike and observe birds in the daily habits, but I am ready to assist any visiting birder. And finally, I speak English and Mandarin, and a smattering of Spanish.
P Cormier Dajia, Taichung Anytime French, English, Mandarin
V Cheng YiLan Anytime English, Japanese, Cantonese
I am a trekking guide, so not often in my hometown. I am very keen bird filmer, so if I am free, when you visit, you are very welcome.
M Wilkie Douliou/Touliu, Yunlin County Weekend English, Afrikaans, some Mandarin
Conservationist/natural history writer and keen birder based in Douliou in central Taiwan just a few kilometres from Huben, the famous Fairy Pitta site. Several good sites for lowland forest birds and mid altitude endemics close by. Normally bird weekends but can bird weekdays depending on workload.


Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
S Liao Taipai Anytime English
Taiwan professional guide. Running over hundred tours. Chairman of International Taiwan birding association.
To Whom It May Concern:
It has been my pleasure to have Simon Liao guide for me in Taiwan on two occasions. He is an excellent bird guide, possessing a vast knowledge of the whereabouts of the Taiwanese birds. Simon is fluent in English, has a harismatic personality, and is generous with his time. I have consider myself very fortunate to have had Simon guide for me while in Taiwan.
Sincerely; Michael & Susan Carmody, Legacy Tours, MDCarmody(AT)comcast.net


Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Taiwan
Local weather Yahoo
Bird check list Printable
Wild Bird Federation Taiwan Birdlife partner
Wild Bird Society of Chiayi County Club
Wild Bird Society of Hsinchu Club
Kauhsiung Wild Bird Society Club
Wild Bird Society of Keelung Club
Wild Bird Society of Ping Tung Club
Wild Bird Society of Tainan Club
Wildbird Society of Taoyuan Club
Wild Bird Society of Yilan Club
Wild Bird Society of Yunlin Club
Birding in Taiwan Sites
Shih-Min Mao's Nature Trail Sites
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 29/12/2013