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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.
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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
JP Barry Baie-Comeau Weekend French, English
Baie-Comeau is located on the North shore of St-Laurent river. Convenient stop for stop over before crossing the river to/from Gaspesia or going further North. I am an amateur and can show you around. Fluent in both French and English.
A Desjardins Chicoutimi Weekend French, English


J.P. Artigau Gatineau, Quebec Anytime French, English
En toute saison, me contacter avant votre visite. Région de Gatineau, Outaouais, Québec, notamment le parc de la Gatineau et la rivière des Outaouais.

All seasons, contact me before your trip. Gatineau area, Outaouais region of Québec, especially Gatineau Park and the Ottawa River.
Area:
Parc de la Gatineau, rivière des Outaouais

Area Birds:
Interests:
Nature: Birdwatching, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. Ornithologie, randonné, ski de fond, raquette.

M Brochu Gatineau/Buckingham Anytime French, English
I work in the south part of the Outaouais region for the Forest Service of the Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la faune du Québec.
M White Gatineau Anytime English
New to this area, just moved from Vancouver. Follow birds all year. Winter in Florida.
D Gaudet Iles de la Madeleine Anytime French, English
I have lived on the Magdalen Islands all my life and have been birding since 1991. We find on average 200 species a year. The total species recorded so far for the islands is over 320 species. The endangered breeding species are: Piping Pplover (only nesting grounds remaining in Quebec ) the Roseate Tern and the Horned Grebe, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Also nesting on the island is a small colony of Black-headed Gulls. Bird Rock and Brion Islands located 32 and 16 kilometres from the main islands offer spectacular views of the many Northern Gannets, Common and Thick-billed Murres also Black-legged Kittiwakes and Atlantic Puffins. The thick-billed Murre colony is the most southernly in North America. Also a good numbers of shorebirds (26 species) are seen during each fall migration (August-September).
G Poisson Montmagny Weekend French, English, Spanish


 
S Harvey Montreal Anytime English, French
Radio H.F. - Canada`s specialist in radio communications http://www.radiohf.ca
Editor & Publisher, Radio HF Internet Newsletter http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hfnewsletter
Enjoy birds and birdwatching http://www.birdprotectionquebec.org
J Bacon Montreal Weekend French

 

  V. Elliott Montreal Anytime English, French, Spanish, some German
  The island of Montreal is surrounded by nature areas where birds can be seen congregating especially during the migratory season. There is also an urban forest on Mount Royal in the middle of the city where many birds can be spotted (hawks, creepers woodpeckers).

I am an archaeologist and a Scout leader so I have long enjoyed nature and the outdoors. I am a casual member of Bird Protection Quebec which organizes many outings and activities which are free and open to the public.

Areas where I like to bird are Parc des Rapides (ducks, osprey, eagles, kestrel, kingfisher) Ile Bizzard (ducks, bittern, sandpipers, grebes) Mount Royal Cemetery (Eastern Bluebird boxes are set up) and Summit Woods (warblers in May & there is a resident Screech Owl).
Area:
Parc des Rapides, Ile Bizzard, Mount Royal Cemetery, Summit Woods

Area Birds:
Screech Owl, Eastern Bluebird, warblers, ducks, osprey, eagles, kestrel, kingfisher, bittern, sandpipers, grebes

Interests:

Nature: birdwatching, hiking, skiing, camping
Travel: train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled,
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, architecture, shop, provincial & national parks
Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, competition, cinema
Participate: bar, rock, country, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games


 
T Nowlan Montreal Anytime English, basic French
I'm really keen on - owls and winter finches.
F Hareau Montreal Weekend French, English
A birder interested to show the diversity of birdlife around Montreal.
RA Javitch Montreal Anytime English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Unique birding sites in Eastern Canada and the Arctic North. But I am also interested in other venues overseas and in exchanges of same.
T Martin Montreal Weekend English, French
I started bird watching in the Middle East. I'm a student and live near McGill University.
M Bertrand Sainte-Julie/Montreal Anytime French, English
Sainte-Julie est située près de Montréal, sur la Rive-Sud. Je peux amener des miroiseurs dans la majeure partie du sud du Québec, à des endroits où il y a des espèces dont la distribution est très restreinte. Je suis retraité maintenant et il me fait toujours plaisir d’aider des visiteurs à voir des oiseaux intéressants.
Sainte-Julie is close to Montréal, on south shore. I can conduct birders in most of Southern Québec province to places where specially interesting species are living. I’m retired and always glad to help visitors to see target birds if they can be tolerant with my poor spoken English.
D Deilgat-Leduc Notre-Dame-des-Bois Weekend French

 
A Desrochers Quebec City Anytime French, English, Spanish
Professional ornithologist since early 90s, Quebec birder since 1975. Alway keen to show Quebec birding treasures to visitors. Specialty: boreal birds.
T Lunn Rigaud Anytime English, French
I live on Rigaud mountain and there have been over 200 species of birds identified on the mountain, there are also some large bodies of water nearby so there is a nice variety of birds in the area.
J Larivée Rimouski Weekend French, English
Rimouski is a 40 000 people’s town on the south shore of the Saint-Laurent estuaries. It is a place where bird diversity is among the greatest in Québec.
P Beaulé St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Anytime French
J Best St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Weekend French, English
I'm new to birding and I'm looking for an experienced pal to go out on weekends, who can help me along and teach me what they know.
S Hills St. Lambert Anytime French
H Gauthier Shawinigan-Sud Weekend French
R Cote Sherbrooke Anytime French

 

  O. Barden Tadoussac Anytime Summer and Fall French, English, Spanish
  Send me your "wish lists" and I will do my best to find as many as possible. Area:
The famous whalewatching (and birdwatching!) destination that is Tadoussac. I guide in the Quebec City area on occasion.

Area Birds:
Saltwater species in the St. Lawrence estuary, shorebirds, boreal forest species, birds of prey.

Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, photography.

 
R Huxley Trois-Rivières Weekend English, French
Located on the eastern shore of the Lac St. Pierre Biosphere reserve, Trois-Rivières offers snow geese through shorebirds to snowy owls all within a 50 km radius. I'm an experienced, local, bilingual birder and teacher available on school holidays and weekends.
P Brassard Trois-Rivières Anytime French
J Fréchette Ville-Marie Anytime French


Local wildlife photographers

Birdingpal wildlife photographers, like Pals, do not get paid. So should he/she offer to take you out 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
M Russell Gatineau Weekend English
My husband and I enjoy birding part time. We are both working full time. We like photographing birds and enjoy travelling to see new lifers. Our local birding excursions are mostly in Ottawa, Canada's capital, just across the river.
P LaBuissonniere Laval Anytime French, Spanish, English
I'm a amateur fotograph passionate of birds. Examples of my photos here
picasaweb.google.ca/pierrelabuis


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

Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Quebec
Local weather Yahoo
Club des ornithologues de Québec Club
Regroupement Québec Oiseaux Association
Bird Protection Quebec Club
Le Groupe des ornithologues de Beauce Etchemin Club
Club des ornithologues de la Gaspésie Club
Le Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais Club
Société d'ornithologie de Lanaudière Club
Club Ornithologique des Hautes Laurentides Club
Club d'observateurs d'oiseaux de Laval Club
Club d’ornithologie de Longueuil Club
Club d’ornithologie de Mirabel Club
Club d'ornithologie d'Ahuntsic Club
Société de biologie de Montréal Club
Club des ornithologues du Bas-Saint-Laurent Club
Société d'Observation de la Faune Ailée Club
Société de loisir ornithologique de l'Estrie Club
Club d'ornithologie de Sorel-Tracy Club
Club des Ornithologues de la Région de L'Amiante Club
Club d'ornithologie de Trois-Rivières Club
Club Ornithologique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Club
Jacques Bouvier's Birding St-Isidore
Les Oiseaux de l'Ile des Soeurs Site
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites