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.
If you do not have a Contact Pals Incorporated
Note I am a biologist and keen birder, doing a lot of photography and have been guiding professionally birding tours in many countries on 4 continents. For Birdingpal I work for free. I live in a province with 3 National Parks, many reserves with good birding spots and not far from the most superb Dutch birding areas: Wadden Sea and Lauwersmeer. Year round there are very good birding opportunities where I live. Kees van Berkel.
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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.