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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.


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.


C Hsiao Taipei Anytime English, Espanol, Mandarin
Taipei, Anmashan, Alishan, Chingjing, I-lan, Hualien, Tainan.


 

  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 or professional guide, 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.
Area:
Guandu Nature Park, Yangmingshan around Taipei, Damshui river

Area Birds:

Interests:
Nature: birdwatching

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