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English only, for fluent speech, but I can speak a bit of French and German.
I can take you to several places within a half-hour drive and during one day we can see several dozen bird species. Many ducks and cormorants on the water, wading and shorebirds at Plum Island and Concord Great Meadow. I can provide a complete list of what we saw as well as a few photos. I bird with a good scope to help you see them better.
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Plum Island at Parker River NWR, Concord Great Meadow,
Bald Eagle (winter), Northern Harrier, migrating warblers
I live and work in Central Massachusetts as a geographer at a local university. Although I have good knowledge of Central Massachusetts, I am very familiar with a variety of habitats and their niche species for the entire state, from the mountainous Western regions to the coastal plains. I welcome visitors anytime of year.
I am no expert but I love photographing nature!
Connecticut River/ Power Canal
2 Breeding Pair of Bald Eagle
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, rainforest : stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, ship, kayak, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swapParticipate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
I am an avid bird watcher, but no means an expert. I live close to the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Bolton Flats, and Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge.
I have been birding for several years, including South America, Asia and Africa. I bird locally in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern Rhode Island. The area is good for land birds during fall and spring migration. There are also some shore bird hot spots.
I am part of a volunteer weekly species census crew at Great Meadows NWR and am very familiar with that site. I am also familiar with many other hotspots in the Boston area and am happy to make suggestions!
English, French, Spanish
Backyard birder; great migratory birds; Audubon volunteer."
English, some German
I've been leading local bird trips for eight years, and enjoy working with beginning birders.
Mt. Auburn Cemetary - spring songbird migration, Plum Island, Quabbin Resivior, Cape Cod (more limited).
I am 73 and enjoy chasing birds and meeting new friends. Also interested in Herps. ,butterflies, Dragonflies
Plum Island, Cape Ann, Cape Cod
Alcids, Snowy Owls
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, long walk, Visit: ski runParticipate: Dragonflies, Rocks and Minerals.
New to the area but I am learning.
I am an avid bird watcher but no means an expert. I live close to the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Bolton Flats, and Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge.
English, some Spanish
I am the editor of the regional birdwatching journal Bird Observer. I live on the
South Shore of Greater Boston, where there is an excellent diversity of habitats.
I'm a backyard birder. I have a large backyard that boarders the woods. We have numerous flowers, feeders, bird baths, houses that attract a lot of the normal birds, i.e. Finches, Cardinals, Chickadees, Bluejays, Titmouse, Nuthatch, Woodpeckers, etc. We have also had a lot of luck with Hummingbirds who visit all day long. We have a window feeder that is up close personal. This past summer we watched a couple of Crested Flycatchers raise their young, as
well as a Wild Turkey and her 8 little ones. I had one Bluebird sit on my porch roof - but haven't seen him/her since. I'm working on getting those and Baltimore Orioles to be regular visitors.
I'm a member of Mass Audubon and can find some hotspots. I'm an intermediate level, serious birder. I prefer finding good habitat and taking time to ID and watch behaviors - I'm not a twitcher.
English, some Spanish
Near Plum Island, willing to travel for rare sightings.
76 years old Male I have 4 humming bird, 4 sunflower, 1 suet Feeders and a running water bird bath.
Nantucket, Massachusetts and Englewood, Florida
Florida: mid-Dec. until mid April, then July and August.
Here is my Nantucket, MA listing
Birding 60 years and author of eight books about birding on Nantucket. Available May and early June, then Sept through mid Dec. If you e-mail me I'll either help you or link you up with someone who will. Nantucket is just over 40 square miles, you are never more than a mile and a half from the beach.
This would work for Englewood, FL.
Birding 60 years and author of eight books about birding on Nantucket, plus edited to editions of A Birders Guide to Georgia. Available mid-December until mid April, then July and August. If you e-mail me I'll either help you or link you up with someone who will. SW Florida is filled with very observable birds that seem much tamer here than up north.
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Good variety year-round. Unique history biodiversity. It takes extra effort to get here but it's worth it.
Live on Nantucket most of the year.
Member of Brookline Bird Club
I can give referral to areas to bird and I may even go birding with you. Currently, I have weekends and a mid week day off.
English, bad French, worse Spanish
Birder for 60+ years, limited walking stamina but OK in drivable areas. Connecticut River Valley with wide variety of habitats and variable seasonal species. Routinely see 150+ species in normal year.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Birding Friendly Lodging
A place near a birding hotspot, operated by Pals who cater to birders' needs.
Location & Nearby Hotspot
Type of lodging
Plum Island, Newburyport Parker River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
I rent out my guest rooms, it's very reasonable.
English, French, Hebrew
This 11 mile long island is where I live,
on a tidal basin of the Merrimac River,
in a sweet home with two very reasonable guest rooms.
Plum Island is also home to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, a mile away:
a premier birding locale year round.
(You are welcome to borrow our bikes to get there.)
House in Newbury, United States. First floor cozy guest room and elegant bathroom, in island home bathed in natural light. Upstairs guest room (separate listing), shared bathroom. Enjoy birding, biking, and beaches of coastal New England; and Newburyport's year-round delights. ..." - airbb.com
And we are just down the road from Mass. Audubon's Joppa Flats Educational Center,
offering local birding excursions [Weds. & Sat], overnight and extended trips, and busy schedule of nature education programs for all ages:
I'm an avid birder, enjoy hosting birders, and happy to offer local tourist info to birders in the area.
Look forward to meeting you!
P.S. I notice that the current listings for bird-friendly lodgings in MA are all more costly, traditional B&B/inns.
As a birder & teacher, who looks for economical, budget-friendly accommodations when I travel, I hope to see more listings such as mine at Birding Pal.