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.
Ho Chi Minh, southeast Vietnam
I have graduated my Bachelor degree in Biology 2010 and after that, I have spent most of my time working for biodiversity conservation and Eco-tourism.
I'm currently working as a bird guide for Vietnam Wildlife Tours & Research, which is the pioneer bird tours organizer in Vietnam.
I have also joined many biodiversity surveys in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, That's why, I have good knowledge about birds diversity and Endemic birds in Vietnam.
All birder I have met who are so interesting and I have learned from them so many thing, and you too.
Cat tien National Park
all most endemic birds of Vietnam
Cat Tien N P, Dong Nai
I was a guide for Cat Tien National park for 6 years. Now I work for World Wildlife Fund for nature (WWF) headquarted at Cat Tien National Park. I am familiar with most of the birds found in Cat Tien National Park.
Ho Chi Minh
Bach Ma NP, Hue Thua Thien Hue
I have been working in Bach Ma National Park since 1999 with chances to observe and spot the birds of the region. Five new bird species out of 330 at BachMa checklist have been seen in my trips. Friendly, enthusiatic and knowing the region well I will be a good companion for birdwatvhing trips in the Central area.
Located in Central Vietnam, the range of Annamite is a large biodiversity and home to many species of birds, promissing a
visitor the change to see many interesting birds.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Cuc Phuong NP, Ninh Binh Province
Thanks again for a wonderful birding trip to Cuc Phuong. I'm sorry for all the time you had to spend searching for trogons and pittas! I was very happy with everything I was able to see. After you left, I got wonderful views of a Pied Falconet very close along that side road, and also of a Racket-tailed Treepie, so I ended up with good looks at both treepie species. We also had good luck with the jacanas - I attach one of the best photos. There was also a young grebe in the same area with an interesting head pattern - almost like a finfoot. I attach a photo for your possible interest. As we left, a large dark duck flew over, headed toward the Van Long reserve area. Definitely a duck, not a cormorant. All I could make out was overall dark color, no contrasting patterns. Perhaps a whistling-duck, but it seemed heavier-bodied. A mystery! Thanks again. If I am ever able to return to Vietnam, I will certainly book another birding trip with you. I hope that will happen! Pepper, July 2013
Wow! That is brilliant Tien. Was it hard to see? I do want to come back to Vietnam to see more primates with you.
Do you mind if I add the picture to my blog to tell people? Happy new year to you - I hope everything is going well for you. Jon, January 2013
Dear Mr. Bui Duc Tien, Thanks again for guiding me so proficiently! It has been a great trip so far, and I have learned a lot. Yours very truly, Gary. June 201