Apply to Become a Birdingpal


Thank you for applying to become a Pal.

A Birding Pal is someone who wants to be a host to visitors who travel from anywhere in the world.
You should enjoy guiding people bird watching in your local area.
You will need to know good hotspots to go birding,
You will be expected to have several years experience bird watching and be able to identify many local species.

Pals are required to answer every message sent to them, even if it is to say you are unavailable.
You may forward any questionable email to us for staff to review.
We suggest you use our system to let us know who you will be meeting with, where and when.
Then when the meeting is done add a note to let us know how it went. http://contactpals.com/birding/meeting.jsp


To apply you will need to be subscribed for $10 USD for a year.
If you do not already have a passphrase please go to: http://contactpals.com/birding/subscribe.jsp
Paying for a subscription does not entitle you to be listed on the site.
Staff may deny applications or remove any listing; your subscription will be refunded.
You may ask to be removed or to be temporarily "hidden" at anytime.


You will receive a notification email about the status of your application within one week.


Please note: Pals do not ask for payment to go birding with Pals.
Our policy suggests Pals should contribute to pay costs for entrance fees, gas/petrol and lunch/expenses.

If you are a professional guide, or want to become one, please go here:
Apply to Become a Professional Guide

Fields marked with * are required, fields marked () are kept private, the rest will make up your public listing.
In the "Areas" field please list named hotspots you'd like to go to.
In the "Note" field please introduce yourself and describe what you'd like to do.


Apply to Become a Birdingpal

Your email address is kept PRIVATE and is your way to log on. It is REQUIRED.
Your Email address:
Confirm your email address:
This section is for your PUBLIC listing and all fields are REQUIRED
First Name:
Last Name:
First Initial:
This is only used for your automatic Nickname)
Preferred Nickname:
Nickname must be family safe; no curse, adult theme, etc.
City:
If necessary you may list more than one location.
Province/State/Region:
Country:
Area Hotspots:
Please list named hotspots you'd like to go to with a Pal; like reserves, preserves, conservations, sanctuaries, parks, forests, mountains, wetlands, islands etc.
Areas birds:
Birds that you can show visitors; interesting, rare, migrating, nesting, mating, dive bomber fishing etc.
Note:
Please write an exciting paragraph about yourself and what birding with you would be like.
Your availability
Start with "anytime" vs "weekends" then get specific. For example: "only Sunday mornings," "except April," or "Sept. until June in Germany"
Languages that you speak well.
Optional links you can add to your PUBLIC listing
Avatar:http://
URL of a small photo to make your listing unique or email one to avatar@contactpals.org
Map:http://
Url of map showing your Hotspots; like maps.google.com or mapquest.com etc.
Lifelist:http://
Url to your online lifelist or we can host your lifelist at: ContactPals.net Birdingpal
This section is for info that is kept PRIVATE and used only by staff. We ask for it so that we would be able to help you if you ever need it.
Address:
Phone:
Cell:
Skype:
Website or social media profile:http://
Company:
Contact in case of emergency:
Type the word in the image and click submit.
Type this word:






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