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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Henderson , NV
I'm a local wildlife biologist and have lived in the area for 10 years.
I've been birding for a few years and am not a pro but love to see what's out there and spend time with other birders.
There are many places to check out in the area and I have a scope we can use as well.
Corn creek, Lake Mead, Wetlands Park, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Been in Nevada only 2 years have lots of questions on the birds I am seeing and looking
for ID help.
Been In LV for about 3 years now. Did most bird watching in Southern AZ. Recently went to Corn Creek to view the migratory birds. One of the best birding experiences I've ever had.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Red Tail Adventures
Incline Village, Nevada
Kirk Hardie is the leading bird guide for Lake Tahoe, the northern Sierra Nevada, and the Great Basin. All three of these locations offer fantastic birding opportunities.
Do you have target birds you want to search for? The Tahoe area has one of the most reliable locations to see Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and area specialties such as Red Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, and Mountain Quail can also be searched for in an outing.
Outings into the Great Basin (Nevada) can focus on specialty birds such as Himalayan Snowcock and/or Greater Sage-Grouse, Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks in winter, and breeders like Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Cordilleran Flycatcher, and Virginia's Warbler.
Here is a quote from a past participant, "I have had the privilege of birding numerous times all over the Tahoe Basin with Kirk. He loves helping others pursue their passion for birding and the outdoors. He is congenial, thorough and shares his extensive knowledge for a great learning experience at all levels. Found me my first Pine Grosbeak!" Nancy Black
Lake Tahoe, Great Basin, Sierra Nevada
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches, Red Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, Mountain Quail
Professional Birding Guide
My personal birding started in 1964, at college. Since then, I have lived and birded in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and various locales around the United States.
My only functional language is American English. Now 75 years old, I am a retired airline pilot, and spend most of my time either reading or playing golf.
I would not characterize myself as an expert, but an enthusiastic novice. I carry a Swarovski 20-60x80mm scope, and Canon 10x30 IS binoculars, and have access to additional optics if needed.
$50 for half day and $150 for a run up the mountain. These estimates are based on mileage, my time and fuel costs and entry fees to local venues.
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, hiking, butterflies, fishing, sport fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean, architecture, shop, antique, swap
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino