Apply to Become a Birding Pal Professional


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Birding Pal Professional.

A Birding Pal Tours Guide is someone who lives in the area they wish to offer tours in and someone who loves to go birding.
You should have years of experience leading bird watching tours to the hotspots you offer to take Pals to.
If there is a company it must be locally owned and employ locals.

You will be expected to identify all local species and the visitors, by sight and sound, with interesting facts and stories about many.

Birding Pal Tours Guides 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 and our staff to review it.
We suggest you use our system to let us know who you will be meeting with, where and when.
This can help you and them in case of emergency.
Then when the meeting is done, please let us know and maybe add a note about how it went. http://contactpals.com/birding/contactAdmin.jsp?yes=pro&s=Meeting


Birdingpal.org is a world wide birding club where people who travel can meet bird watcher locally who know the area and can take them to great places.

We have more than three thousand Pals and more than ten thousand members who contact Pals. We have about a thousand visitors a day to our site.

Listings for professional guides at http://Birdingpal.org are on the country (or province/state) page where the tours are located, under the heading: Professional Guides, are approximately 500 words and contain four small pictures.



I have been a member of BirdingPal Tours for four years and would highly recommend it to any professional guide that is looking for international exposure at an extremely modest price.
I have had many inquiries from around the world, because they saw my business listed on the Birding Pal website.


We have a thousand visitors everyday. And all of them want to travel to that area and go birdwatching. If can not get what they want for free from a Pal (or don't want to try) they contact a Professional Guide. The people who are currently listed are very happy with the results.

Because you are a Professional Guide, we ask for a donation to help keep our members' site going.

We have an exciting new format for the Professional Guides listings on the geo pages at Birdingpal.org.

An example:
http://www.birdingpal.org/la.htmhttp://www.birdingpal.org/Argentina.htm

It is in three columns. The first about you and how your tour will make the reader feel.
The second is a column combing two lists; the names of places were you can take a visitor and the interesting birds they are like to see.
The last column is a list of your links, contact info and interests.


When you reply please attach three photos with a height of 100px and a width of approximately 300px (I can size any photos you send).
Effective photos are of you in the places you can take visitors (or meet with them), with your vehicle and/or equipment, or with happy clients.
Or just examples of very good photos that they might take if they go on a tour with you.

We also nee a small photo to use as an avatar for you, it can be of anything. The size is 100px wide and no more than 200px heigh (We can resize).

Also Include as mush contact info as you can give: website, email, office phone, cell phone, satellite phone, fax number, address, skype, blog, facebook, twitter etc.

A suggestion; the most successful ads offer a slight discount to Birding Pals .
(You can check that someone really is a Pal at our site.)

You will need to subscribe as a Pro at:

If you are a guide on your own you can get a $10 a month subscription or save $20 and get one for $100 a year.

For a tour company please select the $100 a month subscription or save $200 by selecting a $1,000 a year.


Payment can be accepted through paypal.com:
http://contactpals.com/birding/subscribePro.jsp?yes=becomeAPro.jsp



You may ask to be removed or to be temporarily "hidden" at anytime.
Staff may deny applications or remove any listing; subscriptions will be refunded.
All text must be approved. No advertising of other things is allowed.

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


Fields marked with * are required, fields marked () are kept private, the rest will make up your public listing.
In the "Areas" field please list any "Named Hotspots" for birding, like reserves, preserves, conservations, sanctuaries, parks, forests, mountains, wetlands, islands or other places that a traveler may be looking to visit.
In the "Note" field please write an exciting paragraph about yourself and what a trip with you would be like.

Thank you for becoming a Pal.

Apply to Become a Professional Birding Pal Guide

Your email address is kept PRIVATE and is your way to log on and receive notifications linking to new messages.
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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Contact Pals 8 / 16 / 2017