You don't need to be an expert birder to contact a Pal. However these are serious birdwatchers who are willing to help. It is a privilege to contact them. Your message should reflect decent respect.
A Birding Pal does not charge a fee, however you should pay for their expenses, transportation costs, entrance fees, meals, etc.
Pals will answer your messages quickly, if they can. You might write to someone who is traveling, so write to more than one Pal, and be patient. Let us know if someone doesn't answer and we'll check that everything is okay.
Let us know when you are going to meet a Pal, and then let us know how it went.
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When you contact a Birdingpal looking for advice and/or information, you should have some patience.
It is not always possible for a Birding Pal to respond right away. If you don't get a reply please write to us.
If you are listed at BirdingPal.org you do have a passphrase.
L Bonasio Of Campo Limpo Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Note I have always been a birder at heart, and now live in a preserved area where there are many types of birds to see, from hawks to hummingbirds, most of which I do not yet begin to know how to classify. I'm considering starting up a BBB (Birding Bread and Breakfast) here, and am researching the subject, out of both personal interest and in order to find out what Birders are looking for when they plan a tour abroad. I'd love to receive input and pointers from menbers of the group. Thanks, Lanora.
Area and hotspots
We can't do it without you. We require the purchase of a passphrase for $10 for the year.
We are asking for your help with this, to keep Birdingpal going.
By requiring identification through a credit card
(done through Paypal.com, the giant payment system of ebay.com)
we are able to increase security for our Pals.