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India - Join Pals on a Group Tour to the Himalayas!
2016: 29th Feb. to 9th March 2016
With Sunil Kumar in the Himalayas
I used Sunil Kumar as a birdguide in northern India between January 2016.
I was very pleased with Sunil. He is a good guide with sharp eyes. He is on time every day. I trust Sunil 100%.
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Cambodia 19 Day Tour
January 25th to February 12 2016
NINETEEN-DAY TWELVE-SITE "SUPER TOUR"
CAMBODIAN BIRDING with SAM VEASNA of the CENTER FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Lead by the most experienced SVC bird guide, Mardy Sean, only one 19-day super tours is now on offer for 2016: January 25th to 12th February – the best time slot for birding in Cambodia.
This tour gives participants a unique chance to see all the Cambodian critically endangered bird species, beginning with a tour of the famous Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap and ending in Phnom Penh, with the Cambodia Tailorbird, and endemic species new to science.
Highlights: large flocks waterbirds including Sarus Crane and Greater Adjutants, a riotous Vulture Restaurant at a newly-constructed hide, Cambodia's national bird the Giant Ibis in an award-winning community-supported habitat, as well as other endangered species: primates, ungulates and the Irrawaddy Dolphins.
Booking ahead is essential as there are only a limited number of spaces.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Sam Veasna Center Team
With Raksa Seng of the Sam Veasna Center
January 25th to February 12 2016
A Group Tour with Birding Pals in Uganda
With Deo Muhumuza
15 days Bird Watching in Uganda
Dates: 5th Jan - 20th Jan 2016
and 2nd July 2016 - 16th July 2016
Your Guide: Deogratius Muhumuza
Pals: Min 4 - Max 6
Highlights: Albertine Rift Endemics, Mountain Gorillas and Chimps
The tour starts and ends in Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. Upon arrival, you will be picked from the Airport by your driver guide and taken to your hotel for dinner, refreshments and overnight stay. Early arrivals will give a chance to bird around Entebbe areas; the Botanical Gardens and/or any other nearby site that will be decided upon by the group.
Price per person is: USD $2,677 with 4 Pals.
If we get 6 Pals, it's only USD $2,375.
(If you want a single room, supplement is US$320, Included in tour price: entrance fees, shared accommodation, all meals, boat rentals, and an 8-seater 4WD omnibus with an open roof hatch.)
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My friend and I will be in the Baltimore area from Aug. 1st until the 13th and we'd love to go birding in the early mornings.
We both are long time birders in the Florida Quays but have not been to your area yet.
Water fowl is what we're use to, so we're excited to be traveling to Maryland.
We both can walk a fair bit on a level hike, five hours or so. Do you like to go early?
The hotspots in your area sound great. We'd like to see the Park most but they all sound terrific.
And we were wondering if you had recordings to play.
If your interested in guiding us we'd look forward to meeting you. We can contribute to gas and take you to lunch.
Thank you for being a Pal,
Vince (& Knud)
|"... Today, though,
I was more concerned with chasing the flashy types.
I have connected through Birding Pal
(a website where birders can find contacts in other countries)
with two excellent Costa Rican birders, R. Orozco and J. Fernandez, and we're on a mission this week to track down some of Costa Rica's most eye-catching beauties."
- Noah Strycker
link: Audubon.org Features: Birding Without Borders