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.
Your Email Address:
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.
Note I have 20+ years birding experience and I've been guiding professionally for more than half of that.
My specialties are the identification of Gulls and Pelagic species.
I also enjoy photography and if bird photography is your primary goal, please state that when you contact me and we can plan your trip around that.
Area and hotspots St.John's, Southern Avalon (including seabird colonies and pelagics),
Local birds Yellow-legged Gull, European Golden Plover, Tufted Duck, Boreal breeding species
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.