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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
F Kivuyo Arusha Anytime English



F Reid USA River, Aru Meru Anytime though I travel as much as I can. English
Nightingale , Finfoot, black duck. Can see 100 species in a day.

Living close to the foot of Mount Meru we have the best of both worlds. In half an hour you can travel from hot and dry plains with bustard, snake eagles and seedeaters to highland forest with trogons, Crowned Eagles and greenbuls. Karibu to Usa River.
Area:
Arusha national park

Nairobi has over 600 species of birds. More than any capital (and many countries!)in the world. Within a couple of hours from the city there's an amazing variety of habitats, from salt pan to highland forest; from freshwater lakes to grassy plains.


Area Birds:
African Finfoot , Grey-olive greenbul, Peter's Twinspot, Nightingale , Finfoot, black duck
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, snakes, mammals. swimming, beach, surfing, travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, portage, canoe, pilot, museum, restaurant, vineyard, arboretum, concert, theatre, live music, bar, rock, classical, wine, yoga, drawing. Gardening

V Disederi Moshi, Kilimanjaro Anytime English, Swahili
V Saitoti Moshi, Kilimanjaro Weekend English, Swahili
J John Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni Weekend Swahili, English
I like birding. I am also an ornithologist professional. My interest has been on the forest birds of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania but I am currently working on the waterbirds of the Malagarasi-Moyovozi Flood Plain in western Tanzania. I worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania before moving for a teaching post a the University of Dar es Salaam. I am also a Species Guardian for the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike under the BirdLife International Prevention of Extinction Programme. Although I may not be able to physically guide visitors/friends but I have a good network of birders in Tanzania, and I know many places, therefeore I could provide helpful information and connections.


M Joseph Dares Salaam, Ubungo Anytime English, Swahili
Area:
Pugu Hills, Kigamboni, University Campus, Bagamoyo and Countrywide

Area Birds:
Brown Breasted Barbet, House Crow, Hammerkop, Water Thicknee, Hadada Ibises, House Sparrow, Waterbirds etc
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach, surfing, diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobileVisit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion,concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, social games, computer games, casino


Professional Guides

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

First Name Last Name Area Available Language



Furaha Mbilinyi Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania Anytime English
Furaha Mbilinyi - Consultant Ornithologist

As part of the Bird Atlas Team Furaha has contributed enormous amounts of expertise to the collection of field data, as well as being one of the main authors of the Tanzanian Bird Guide, Africa's first ornithological field guide in a native african language. Furaha's field experience is far-ranging as he has worked in some of the most remote corners of Tanzania and in all of its major ecological zones.

More recently Furaha has been involved in Carbon Tanzania's work establishing AGB (Above Ground Biomass) in their project areas and continues to work processing data from surveys and on-going research initiatives.
There are many places for birding in Tanzania, which have unique species which can not be found elsewhere in the world.

Area:
Manyara NP, Amani Nature Reserve, Uluguru Mountains, Udzungwa Forest, Usambara, rivers, lakes, forests, woodland and grasslands

Area Birds:
Long Billed Tailorbird, Usambara Weaver, Uluguru Bush Shrike, Amani Sunbird
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Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tanzania
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African Bird Club Tanzania
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