Using the Birdingpal resources you must agree to the following: If you contact a local Birdingpal and make arrangement to go birding, you should note it is common courtesy to make sure you show up for the appointment. If for any reason you are unable to do this, the least you must do is contacting the local Pal right away.
Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she offer to take you out birding, using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel. A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate, something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.
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If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
I am 40 years of age and hail from south Wales. I've been birding since the age of 7 when my father started taking me on RSPB/ YOC trips. Extensive birding throughout the UK meant I have seen just short of 400 species there. I've also visited a number of European and neighbouring countries on birding trips including Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the Canary Islands, Greece, Turkey and Tunisia. I have also birded Canada, USA, the Caribbean and South Africa. More recently I've also visited India several times, plus Ethiopia, Zambia, Oman and Jordan.
Based in Dubai since May 2005, I've know the sites and locations throughout the UAE well. My UAE list stands above 360 and my favoured site is the Pivots Fields in Dubai, where I've seen over 190 species. I can comfortably accommodate 3 birders in my 4x4 vehicle and am available for guiding on most Fridays and Saturdays. My rate is 385 USD per day, 220 USD dollars for a half day. This includes guiding, driving, use of a 4x4, fuel, snacks and drinks.
I am an avid Wildlife Photographer with a keen interest in Orthonology.
I have been in the UAE 12 Years and currently have 333 species on my UAE list and 2,000 on my World list.
My photography has taken me to Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, India, Panama, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Hungary, Kuwait, Mauritius and the US
I am happy to offer advice on Photography during my tours you just need to ask !
I can provide spare binoculars if required. I have a scope for longer distance viewing.
I always pick up and drop off at the hotel of your choice (Dubai only),
utilise a 4x4 giving us excellent access to all the key sites in the UAE
and provide snacks and water.
I look forward to meeting and spending time with you in the UAE.