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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from Portugal.
    de Cavaleiros Braganca Anytime English J Simao Almada Estremadura Anytime English P Margalho Lisbon Anytime Portuguese English Spanish Located about 20 minutes from Lisbon in the Tejo river estuary or Sado river it is possible to observe many different bird species in only one day A travel to Alentejo region 2hours is also possible see Black winged Kite Great Bustard Little Bustard Stone Curlew Montagu s Harrier Bonelli s Eagle and Azure winged Magpie amongst many others J Nunes Funchal Madeira Anytime English Portuguese French Spanish P Mota Porto North Anytime Portuguese English Spanish French All around Portugal specially North C Noivo Torres Novas Weekend Portuguese Spanish French English German Professional Guides If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services Initial Last Name Area Available Language J P Taylor Dedicoat Tavira Eastern Algarve Anytime English Based in Tavira in the Eastern Algarve June Taylor and Peter Dedicoat are experienced professional guides offering top quality birdwatching and wildlife photography tours in southern Portugal and south west Spain All levels of ability and expertise can be catered for tours can be days half days or weeks visit Castro Marim the Ria Formosa Sagres Cape St Vincent Lagoa dos Salgados and other sites in the Algarve look for the speciality birds of the Baixo Alentejo Castro Verde area including Great Bustard Little Bustard Black bellied Sandgrouse and numerous raptors cross the border into Spain and see Doñana National Park Europe s best known wetland Photographers catered for portable photo hide available Pelagic trips arranged J Jara Lisbon Anytime Portuguese English French Spanish Birds Nature Tours is the first Portuguese company specifically dedicated to birds and birding field tours Birds Nature is owned and managed by João Jara who also guides the majority of

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from Ireland.
    photography and try to get shots of as many species as possible S Gibson Cork County Cork Anytime English Back birding after many years away from it into my thrid year now Also took up photography last year C Ingram Stranorlar Ballybofey County Donegal Anytime English I am retired and have lived in Donegal for almost 4 years I have been birding for over 50 years Donegal is a great area for birding especially during Autumn and Winter D McCabe Dublin County Dublin Anytime English I am a birder in my sixties living in Dublin Our area is rich in bird interest breeding seabirds in Spring and Summer and Wintering shorebirds geese and ducks are the highlights C Smyth Dublin County Dublin Anytime English P Doyle Dublin County Dublin Weekend English I mostly bird locally here in south County Dublin County Wicklow Wexford Traffic is too bad in Dublin to go north side except when there s a rare bird on offer and anywhere else in the country when the bird is either an Irish tick a lifer or something special like a Bee eater etc T Cooney Dublin County Dublin Anytime English 40 years birding I have a particularly good knowledge of my local birding sites at North Bull Island waterfowl and Howth Head seabirds on the north coast of Dublin Bay Visit my web site S Keilthy Dublin County Dublin Anytime English French German Chinese I live beside the bird sanctuary Bull Island so am surrounded by Brent geese all winter as well as other waterfowl like Shelduck Wigeon Little Egret etc There is a large heronry in the park And there are places within an hour s drive with red kite hen harrier lapwing etc M Adamson Bangor Belfast County Down Anytime English I have become an enthusiastic bird watcher since retiring very early I live in Bangor Co Down where we have Black Guillemots nesting on our pier and they are often sitting just feet away from you Bangor is only 25 minutes from Belfast where there is a wonderful inside RSPB reserve observatoryand 2 other outside hides Strangford Lough is 20 minutes away where in the winter there are 30 000 Light bellied Brent Geese along with other waders and Pintail ducks There is a WWT within 30 minutes I have taken people as far as Rathlin Island which is off Ballycastle Co Antrim where between May and July you can see thousands of breeding Auks Kittiwakes and Fulmars along with breeding Chough Ravens and Peregrines Visit my blog R Guthrie Cahirsiveen County Kerry Anytime English German Italian Spanish G O Neill Dundalk County Louth Weekend English S Collins Enniscorthy County Wexford Weekend English some Spanish Originally from Britain I ve lived and been birding for the last 10 years in the Wexford area of Ireland Wexford is one of the best counties in Ireland for birding Winter is great for geese and wildfowl on the wetlands around the coast Spring and autumn bring surprises

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from United Kingdom.
    birds at any time I have been birding for over 30 years and also have some knowledge of butterflies and mammals A Mullins Colchester Essex Weekend English N May Waltham Abbey Essex Weekend English some French German I live very close to the edge of London and right next to the Lea Valley Park I have been birdwatching for 44 years since I was 7 though for much of the time not having a clue what I was looking at RSPB member and active in local Members Group until its demise I carry out voluntary duties for the Lea Valley Park and RSPB Bittern Info Point etc and I carry out a monthly WeBs count for a site in the Lea Valley I am friendly with many other local birders including others already registered as Birding Pals I am a teacher so I would be available for all of the week during UK School Holidays C Downing Cardiff South Glamorgan Anytime English M King Gloucester Gloucestershire Weekend English A Baxter Gloucester Gloucestershire Weekend English I am a very keen birder with 30yrs of expericence but enjoy all types of birding Get as much enjoyment from looking at the common species to a lifer My local patch is Churchdown Hill a Woodland trust broadleaved wood Have seen 70 species over the years Just down the road I visit Coombe Hill Water meadows this site has great potential with several rarities turning up G Kirk Stroud Gloucestershire Weekend English R Seargent Farnborough Heathrow Hampshire Weekend English P E Hutchins Overton Hampshire Anytime English Living in the south of England but more than happy to travel to show others the best of British birding J Mycock Southampton Hampshire Weekend English reasonable French I have been a keen birder for 39 years and have been based in southern England for the past 16 years I live close to several good coastal birding spots and have good knowledge of the New Forest and the NE Hants heaths I am a biology graduate and a countryside management profesional I have 2 teenage kids so birding is mostly confined to weekends or summer evenings Happy to meet up with individuals or small groups both local and visitors for birding I have carried out numerous bird surveys and am confident on song and calls of British birds in addition to visual ID J Brandsma Southampton Hampshire Weekends English German Dutch I have been birding for over 25 years and moved to the UK in 2011 I love travelling the world and meeting new people I am happy to provide local intel to birders visiting my local area and show them around with a bit of prewarning due to a busy family life Area New Forest Test river valley Solent coast South Downs Area Birds Good variety of habitats with the New Forest having the most specialities Interests Nature birdwatching twitching Travel walking hiking train bus car biking cruise Visit tourist site museum restaurant monument arboretum architecture appreciation Attend concert dance show theatre live music convention Participate bar rock classical beer social games computer games P Quinn Hampshire Anytime English S Coney Hereford Herefordshire Anytime English I am the County bird recorder and co author of Where to watch birds in the West Midlands I have good experience of birding in the County and receive news of scarcer birds as they are found I work as an ecologist specialising in birds bats and amphibians M Pullen Ledbury Herefordshire Anytime English I know some good places in Ledbury and Hereford where you can find Spotted Flycatcher Cuckoo Kingfisher Yellowhammer etc J Forgham Norfolk Suffolk Hertfordshire Weekend English G Christie Kent Anytime English J Stedman Broadstairs Kent Weekend English J Cantelo Canterbury Kent Weekend English Due to the variety of local habitats Grove Stodmarsh for marshland Blean for woodland oare for coastal wetland and Reculver Sandwich for migrants plus internationally well known sites like Dungeness nearby Canterbury is a superb base for birding I m a teacher and long time birder who has managed to unite his professional training and personal interests as a part time field teacher at Dungenss for the RSPB I am also a member of the executive committee of the KOS Kent Ornithological Society S Wood Faversham Kent Anytime English A Lawson London Kent Anytime English German Spanish French I am a seasoned birdwatcher on a mission to show you the birds of Kent London and south east England With a commitment and joy to showing you the birds of my local and not so local areas I can use my contacts and 30 years of birdwatching to make sure of a great day out I can cater for all abilities whether you like the finer identification points or simply looking at a wide variety of birds Please email me and I ll try and help E Hood Maidstone Kent Weekend English French D Taylor Maidstone Elmley Cliffe NR Kent Anytime English I moved to Kent in 1964 and have been involved with the Kent Ornithological Society in a number of capacities ever since I have written extensively about the birds of the county and I am at present working on the 5th edition of Where to Watch Birds in Kent Surrey and Sussex I also had Birding in Kent published in 1996 which includes a chapter on one of my passions studying the birds of a local patch Kent is blessed with a number of excellent RSPB KWT Reserves all within an hour or so of Maidstone K Lydford Margate Kent Anytime English I am based in Thanet Kent and in driving distance of a number of good birding spots I have been birding for over 25 years and I am pleased to help visiting birders of any level generalist or dawn to dusker G Segelbacher Kent Weekend English German I bird South East Kent P Forrest Sandwich East Kent Anytime English N Riley Burnley Lancashire Anytime English D Webb Clitheroe Lancashire Anytime English some German English male 60 n s living in rural area Lancashire Ribble valley N Winn Kirkby Lonsdale Carnforth Lancashire Anytime English I work as a freelance professional guide in both Svalbard and Scotland My main interest is seabird ecology However when at home I am more than willing to spend time FOC with quality like minded people up in the hills of my home area of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales This area is great for northern upland birds and raptors My website is www island expeditions co uk S S Liverpool Lancashire Anytime English J Dempsey Liverpool Merseyside Lancashire Anytime English I Howarth Liverpool Merseyside Lancashire Anytime English J Stannage Liverpool Merseyside Lancashire Weekend English I m willing to help anyone who would like to bird Merseyside I have been birding for 26 years and very good bird brain and love the twitching D Blair Lytham St Annes Lancashire Anytime English On coast near Blackpool local for Ribble Estuary and Fylde Coast lots of waders occasional harriers and owls Within an hours drive of Leighton Moss bittern bearded tit marsh harrier avocet etc S Piner Preston Lancashire Anytime English French Japanese A keen birder from Lancashire who has the field ability and endeavour to show you birds both locally and further afield K Lawson Preston Lancashire Anytime English We live near the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy reach of Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve We could take you to these and or other places within an hour s drive for such species as red grouse lapwing black tailed godwit marsh tit willow tit tree sparrow and corn bunting and depending on the season pink footed goose thousands around and possibly a few other geese twite and hawfinch Winter hen harrier and lesser whitethroat Spring from Spring going into Summer we could look for marsh harrier redstart and ring ouzel while curlew breed in the fields surrounding our home Warblers are my favourite bird family S Hayat Rossendale Lancashire Anytime English Pushto Urdu Nice landscapes ranging from moorland to sand dunes to woodland Wide variety of British species found locally throughout summer and winter D Gifford Up Holland Lancashire Anytime English French minimal German Over 35 years experience as a birder worldwide Ex part time lecturer in ornithology Leads small groups and individuals regularly at local Lancashire sites Member of BTO RSPB WWT and Lancashire Wildlife Trust P Anderson Caton Lancaster North Lancashire Anytime English The area around where I live is scenically attractive as well as being good for birds I am a keen and enthusiastic amateur birder Leighton Moss RSPB Lune Valley Morecambe Bay Interests Nature birdwatching butterflies flowers Travel train bus car walking Visit nature reserves and general countryside S Lister Loughborough Leicestershire Anytime English I am the county recorder for Leicestershire and Rutland and have lived in the county for twenty years Loughborough is not the best place for birding but is centrally located for exploring the county and Rutland Water is only 25 miles away D March Leicester Leicestershire Weekend English I do most of my bird watching in my home town of Leicester J Hague Leicester Leicestershire Anytime English I m the newsletter editor for LROS the county society Leicestershire isn t the best place for birds or birding but we do have some good areas to watch and I ll be happy to show you around I m also interested in most wildlife most especially butterfies and dragonflies I may be availble on other days of the week so please email me and check K Reeves Leicestershire Summer Anytime English D Seed Grantham Lincolnshire Anytime English Area includes Peregrine and Buzzards K Barrell Grimsby Lincolnshire Anytime English D Lingard Lincoln Lincolnshire Anytime English D Johnson Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Anytime English J Thompson London Anytime English R Bonser London Central Weekend English some Spanish French Happy to take serious birders from around the world out in and around London I live near Canary Wharf but have an extensive knowledge of London the southeast and further afield in the UK If you re looking for an evening s birding after a day in the office in the summer months that s fine while happy to talk through options ideas for weekends targetting specific species etc I m in my early 30s been birding since well before my teens and currently Inner London bird recorder also on the London rarities committee and a regular contributor to Birdwatch and Birding World magazines Really enjoy local birding with an unhealthy gull obsession found London s first two Bonaparte s Gulls when I m not on my travels elsewhere around the Western Palearctic and the world Look forward to hearing from you A Gardiner London Anytime English Hertfordshire is an inland county north of London but it does have some good birding areas such as the Lea valley Tring and Hilfiedl Park reservoirs It is very close to three of the main airports serving the London area I write a bi monthly bulletin about recent sightings and I also handle the majority of the records sent in electronically so I have a good idea as to what interesting birds are around M Braun London Anytime English S Hyam London Anytime English N Schorbon London Weekend English D Gedge London Weekend English M Wurr London Weekend English A Madgwick London Weekend English I live in Leytonstone East London with easy access to Epping Forest foot mountain bike or car and make regular visits to the Lea Valley Park and RSPB Rainham Marshes As well as being regular birder I am a keen amateur entomologist specialising in Odonata L Wortley London Anytime English P Bull London Weekend English Mostly weekends but I also have flexible time in School holidays I m in Southwest London and bird mostly in Kent but all around the Southeast and East of England D McKenzie London Inner Anytime English P Jenkins London Anytime English some French I ve been birding for 35 years in the UK US and worldwide We are about 20 mins N of Heathrow by car and 20 mins NW of London by train so very easy for city visitors to pop out to the country to improve their UK list Several good sites within 30 mins of Watford J Lethbridge London Anytime English French some German I live on the east side of London the best side for birds Happy to show visiting birders round sites like Rainham Marshes the Lea Valley or my home patch of Wanstead I ll help if I can Got kids which limits availability but sometimes they can come too H Boorman London Weekend English Hi my name is Harry and I am a keen birder when i get the time Over the last year I have been concentrating my birding in London areas and have even run a few guided trips My birding skills are pretty good but not exceptional however I have a good understanding of the London area and where to find birds in and around the city Recently I undertook a birding challange to spot 100 species within the M25 in 48 hours on may 28th 29th 2011 On this occasion we didn t quite complete the task but am hoping to smash this in 2012 by competing in peak migration and using my ever increasing knoledge of London bird sites To learn more about me visit my website www earlybirders net Im happy to answer any questions ect people may have about London birding If I don t know the answer myself I certainly know how to find the information C Beazley London Weekend English Good knowledge of London and surrounding sites Partner has a car but lots accessible by public transport Let me know if you have a target list and I ll see what I can do Also fungi interest as well as some botany and mammals General London activities restaurants etc tips happily given I love meeting new people J Edwards London Inner Anytime English I have had great welcomes from birders in USA and elsewhere over the years We live by Hampstead Heath maybe the best inner London patch For those on a first visit from another continent based in London I would be happy to try to find some starter European birds and advise on options further afield J Slaughter London Greater Anytime English Afrikaans German French I am a novice enthusiast and having lived in South Africa for 36 years I am more knowledgeable on that region C Dheerasekara London Crofton Gateway Anytime English C Lamsdell London North Heathrow Anytime English Based near Heathrow with 30 years experience of British birding and elsewhere in Europe Obverseas Was previously one of the London bird recorders and one of the London Bird report editorial team Happy to provide information on birds and birding sites in the South of England and elsewhere if I am able to do so and to accompany visiting birders to sites in around West side of London neighbouring counties as a Birding Pal for general birding or to seek out specific target birds Happy to do local journeys around Heathrow but due to high fuel costs if anything involves high mileage I may ask for help with fuel costs only but will let you know before hand so you can decided whether you are happy with that arrangement or not I can do more extensive trips away from West London and or over one day but this would be on paid guided basis or if unavailable I can you put you in touch with Birding in London Available any time unless away elsewhere Also have a keen interest in Butterflies if any assistance is needed in that area and can do trips to the the local hot spots at the right times of the year R Unite London North Heathrow Anytime English C Wilkinson London South East Weekend English D Lambert London Walthamstow Anytime English J Dee Wimbledon SW London Anytime English I m new to this website but I know British birds very well I m not a professional guide but would be happy to go out with visitors and help identify what we see C Wormwell Isle of Man Anytime English F Hodgson Ramsey Isle of Man Anytime English Retired and living on Isle of Man with its glorious wildlife and varied habitats Everything from Pelagic to high Moorlands is here Regular sightings of Cornish Chough Peregrines Hen Harriers etc Happy to escort you or just guide you where you want to be Only a small Island so no great travelling involved between sites C Tynan Liverpool Merseyside Anytime English Group Leader of RSPB Liverpool and very used to taking people out birding around Liverpool and further afield M Binns Southport Merseyside Weekend English S Jackson Stanwell Middlesex Anytime English B York Birmingham West Midlands Anytime English GCSE French Retired young 70 keen on Bird watching anywhere Have been a keen and all round sportsman Married and my wife shares my interests although the West Midlands is not a terrific birding area we do have some Reserves producing good birds especially in passage periods C Smith Birmingham West Midlands Anytime English C Williamson North to Birmingham West Midlands Anytime English The West Midlands we are very well served by various nature reserves and Birding societies some of which have there own reserves or are the caretaker of reserves My own website www mygardenbirds co uk has links to several of the local clubs and reserves Pleae have a look and you are welcome to use any of the data on my website The jewel in the crown for us here is a reserve belonging to Worcerstershire Wildlife Trust called the Christopher Cadbury Reserve at Upton Warren It is very accessable with permit from the Trust as it is only about 3kn from the motorway M5 At junction 5 Droitwich you turn east and the reserve is near the sailing centre on your right We have Avocet recurvirostra avosetts nesting and several other waders It is always a magnet for birds migrating through as there are saline salt pools as well as freshwater C Watt Wolverhampton West Midlands Anytime English Plenty of birds good spots a binocular superstore and an experienced birder named Dr Anketell D Machin Cantley Norfolk Weekend English Steve and I live on the edge of the marshes adjacent to Cantley Sugar Beet factory in the centre of The Norfolk Broads National Park close to Strumpshaw RSPB reserve Hickling NWT reserve etc etc and within a twenty minute drive of the coast and Breydon Estuary Both keen birders with a wealth of knowledge and experience of Norfolk birdiing and Steve is a bird and wildlife photographer also interested particulkarly in moths D Corless Great Yarmouth East Anglia Norfolk Anytime English S Smith Great Yarmouth Norfolk Weekend English Very keen birder Norfolk is a premier birding County and I know it well K Reeves Hunstanton Norfolk Anytime English A Mansfield North Walsham Norfolk Anytime English Norfolk is a terrific birding County and I m familiar with all the best spots The Broads or the North Norfolk Coast and its great reserves at Cley and Titchwell J Thomas North Walsham Norfolk Weekend English a little Spanish French We live halfway between the north coast and the Norfolk broads for year round interest Norfolk probably offers the best birding in the UK May sept and october offer the best time to see scarce migrants and rarities but there is a range of special wintering and breeding species H Berg Norwich Norfolk Weekend English I live in the city centre with good train and bus access to most sites of interest including the North Norfolk coast I do not own a car G Bowen Norwich Norfolk Weekend English C Lansdell Norwich Norfolk Anytime English K Elsby Norwich Norfolk Anytime English some Spanish and French I live close the the major wildlife reserves in Norfolk such as Cley and Titchwell and within easy reach of Minsmere and Cabridgeshire I have a wide interest in natural history and photography and am a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and sit on the wildlife group of the RPS A Hale Swaffham Norfolk Anytime English M Blick South Durham county Durham North East Anytime English French I bird the North East coast of England plus North Yorks Moors E Barnes Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland Anytime English A Jack Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland Weekend English K Dawson Wylam Northumberland Anytime English some basic French I live near Newcastle upon Tyne Notable local reserves include the Farne Islands Northumberland and Saltholme Teesmouth There are other good birding areas on the Northumberland coast and in the Northumberland National Park and North Pennines The Solway coast and Morecambe Bay have important national reserves and are accessible for day visits I do not specialise in photography but have knowledge of other natural history subjects e g butteflies wild flowers mammals I do not wish to charge for my services but would expect a contribution towards fuel if I carry passengers S Osborne Northumberland Weekend English Keen birder happy to show you around the North East or provide advice on the best birding spots B Bullough Northumberland Anytime English some Spanish I live on the South Northumberland coast and I know the county very well I like to photograph birds but would not class myself as a photographer I publish my sightings via my blog which is regularly updated T Barker Kettering Northamptonshire Weekend English L Brooks Mansfield Nottinghamshire Anytime English I am retired so are available most days I am secretary of Pleasley Pit Nature Study Group www PPNSG com which is about 100 strong and monitors maintains and manages a former colliery waste tip for Derbyshire County Council 160 birds 25 species of butterflies and 19 species of dragonflies The birding around the Mansfield area reachs into the Moorlands of Derbyshire ancient forest areas and general farmland areas reasonably good birding but nothing major garenteed K Stevenson Nottingham Nottinghamshire Anytime English H Broughton Nottingham Nottinghamshire Anytime Fluent Nottinghamese I run the Rushcliffe Barn Owl Project so anyone visiting in summer might be lucky enough to see these fantastic birds close up M Smithson Worsop Nottinghamshire Anytime English Live in a small village outside Worksop and boast a god couple of sites I run disabledbirdrsassociation co uk website I have been birding since the 70 s and have a few birds accpted by he brc don t go out looking for rarities just go out birding H Whitehouse Oxford Oxfordshire Weekends English Tok Pisin Bislama I am a regular visitor to Farmoor Reservoir and associated habitats S Alley Chipping Norton Oxfordshire Cotswolds Anytime English I am the Field Trip Secretary for the Oxfordshire Ornithological Society and over the past 10 years have guided many people on birding trips around England particularly Oxfordshire but also further afield in England as well as to Wales Ireland and Belgium C Needham Rutland Water Rutland Anytime English Somerset E Ovens Somerset Most days not Fridays English Area Somerset wetland areas including RSPB Ham Wall National Nature Reserve Shapwick Heath WWT Steart Marshes Area Birds Wetland species including Crane Great Egret Bittern Marsh Harrier Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus Interests Nature birding L Phillips Bath Somerset Anytime English I am male and watch birds mainly and other wildlife in the south west of Englang but would consider further afield My favourite sites are the Somerset levels and the Dorset coast I am married with 2 teenage children J Packer Berrow Somerset Anytime English R Musgrove Bridgwater Somerset Anytime English P Duffus Bristol Somerset Weekend English S Gould Wells Somerset Anytime English P Inman Weston super Mare Somerset Anytime English I am a volunteer wildlife warden I live close to a few nature reserves the island of Steepholm famous for its gull colony Also Uphill nature reserve once popular for skylarks and warblers sadly these birds have declined rapidly in recent years J Ballantine Uttoxeter East Staffordshire Anytime English some French German Several sites fairly local Blithfield Res Branston GP Many within 1 hour s drive I m a birder who takes some bird photos I m retired so free most days T Bamber Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Anytime English French German Japanese P Whittaker Ipswich Suffolk Anytime English G Mortimer Ipswich Suffolk Anytime English G Grieco Ipswich Suffolk Weekend English C Wilson Lowerstoft Suffolk Anytime English P Rowberry Saxmundham Suffolk Anytime English some French I am retired and live close to the Suffolk Coast a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB which holds some of the best freshwater marshland in the UK Suffolk and the adjoining county of Norfolk hold some of the best nature reserves in the UK including the two most visit reserves of the Royal Society for the Portection of Birds RSPB Titchwell in Norfolk and Minsmere in Suffolk E Hutchings Stoke by Nayland Suffolk Anytime English French P Gaffan Steeple Bumpstead Suffolk Weekend English French German Russian S Read Sudbury Suffolk Anytime English I live in West Suffolk have been birding 30 years P Rowberry Suffolk Anytime English some French The East Coast of England is a remarkable place for seeing birds in what is a heavily populated island I have been visiting the area since I was young and have been living in the area for 11 years I am now retired and willing to help people with details of the area or to accompany them on visits I am a generalist wildlife watcher and ecologist so my bird ID skills are not perfect I am still learning but we never stop learning Prefer not to drive C Wilson Camberley Surrey Anytime English limited Spanish Very close to the Thames Basin heaths holding the Dartford Warblers Woodlarks and Nightjars which have European protection Hobby Firecrest and Tree Pipits are also found locally We have local reservoirs and gravel pits with many species and easy access to the south coast I edit a county bird report and am a member of the Berkshire and Surrey clubs giving me a great deal of local information on birds and sites I charge nothing but many people buy me lunch and pay the petrol and sometimes make a small donation to a local club in return for a good day out K Betton Farnham Surrey Weekend English J Dee Kingston Surrey Anytime English I live in Wimbledon but we can drive out to Surrey if you pay for the petrol We can also do some south London sights including Barnes Wildlife wetland trust as long as my entrance is covered I require the guest to pay for any hire car and fuel that we use but I am willing to do long trips to see as much as possible over several days if necessary E Collison Arundel West Sussex Anytime English French German Retired birdwatcher Coastal and country birds 2 RSPB sites nearby C Seaton Bognor Regis West Sussex Anytime English M Dobson Brighton Sussex Anytime English I live in Brighton on the south coast of England an hour from London There are several excellent wildlife reserves within an hour and the South Downs national park 10 minutes away Am not an expert but a keen birder and would be to show you round the area Brighton is a cool city too J Winder Horsham Sussex Weekend English Familiar with birding sites along the South Coast Surrey Heaths and farther afield in the South East Volunteer showing visitors of all levels of experience birds at Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve P Bowley Littlehampton Pagham NR W Sussex Anytime English M Eader Seaford East Sussex Anitime English I am 22 yrs old and have been birding for over 10 years I have been to Ethiopia South Africa The Gambia Greece and France on birding trips C Martenson Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire Weekend English Swedish Norwegian Danish German I ve been interested in birds and wildlife all my life I map birds as part of BirdAtlas 2007 11 English countryside birds Upton Warren and Brandon Marsh closeby E Hughes Rookey Isle of Wight Anytime English The Isle of Wight is a small island with many migrating species like Dartford warbler Ring Ouzel Whimbrel and Osprey passing through in spring and autumn J King Seaview Isle of Wight Weekend English French Portuguese some Spanish I am a novice in the world of birding and very keen to learn I am a trainee Britsh Trust for Ornithology bird ringer I like to travel and want to observe birds wherever I can The Isle of Wight is 5 miles off the south coast of England I Dalgleish Upavon Wiltshire Anytime English some Spanish Keen birders live on edge of very good birding area but only small cottage for accomodation A Gibb Redditch Worcestershire Anytime English some French I can find most of the special birds in the area south of Birmingham and also know the interesting sites most of the way to the South Coast and into Wales Just as an aside I m pretty familiar with Scotland too in case you re on a two centre visit I Riley Redditch Worcestershire Anytime English I have always had an eye for nature and as luck has it I live 2mins from a small nature site so I get a lot of bird action J Chapman Worcester Worcestershire Hereford Anytime English P Dunn Filey Yorkshire Anytime English P Bagguley Leeds Yorkshire Anytime English I Traynor York Yorkshire Anytime English I m semi retired so I can be free most days Yorkshire has superb birding potential and I am familiar with most of the sites and the species and where to find particular species at a given time of the year I lead guided walks at the RSPB s Blacktoft Sands Reserve If you are a keen nature photographer then we have another interest in common I am an active member of the York Ornithological Club and run its website at www yorkbirding org uk P Bradley York Hull East Riding Yorkshire Anytime English fair French Retired 65 Derwent valley reserves local hot spots East Coast Spurn etc K Lain Yorkshire Anytime English P Cunningham Flamborough East Yorkshire Anytime English Flamborough is one of the top coast sites in Britain As well as good seawatching rare passerines are annual for this top migrant spot and it s great to finally have it on my doorstep I expect Yellow Browed and Pallas s Warbler in the garden at least Local birds include Divers Loons Auks Snow Bunting Lapland Bunting and Twite S Elliott Pocklington East Yorkshire Anytime English I am fully retired and am available to show your round the best birding spots in Yorkshire Lincolnshire but I am happy to go anywhere in the North of England My phone numbers are 07722 956672 or 01759 303093 G Watola York North Yorkshire Weekend English A New Zealander kiwi resident in Yorkshire for many years Happy to show visiting birders around the finest county in England A Whitehead York North Yorkshire Weekend English I bird at North Duffield Carrs which is part of the Lower Derwent Valley NNR I also bird further afield in Yorkshire particularly at Spurn during migration periods B Coleman Guisborough North Yorkshire Anytime English I live close to Teesmouth RSPB Saltholme and the North Yorkshire Moors L Rombaut Sheffield South Yorkshire Weekends English Dutch French I am a Biology student at Uni of Sheffield and I have several years experience of birding I know some great sites to see moorland birds as well as a spot where starlings murmurate en masse during the winter I would love to show people the sites where I like to go birding and I can offer you some advice as well if you re visiting the area Area Peak District in general Howden Reservoir Moors Wyming Brook Padley Gorge Area Birds golden plover pied flycatcher ravens short eared owl merlins red grouse Interests Nature birdwatching Travel hiking train bus Visit tourist site museum restaurant arboretum L Churton Sheffield South Yorkshire Anytime English French School M Oxlade Sheffield South Yorkshire Anytime English Sheffield is on the eastern edge of the Pennines To the west the moorland and fringes attract birds such as Pied Flycatcher Wood Warbler Redstart Ring Ouzel Dipper Red Gouse Buzzard Goshawk Raven Peregrine Whinchat Stonechat To the east are several lakes which attract various waders duck and passerines associated with wetlands L Phipps Leeds West Yorkshire Anytime English G Taylor Ossett West Yorkshire Anytime English French I am retired living close to RSPB reserves Blacktoft Fairburn and Old Moor and happy to show fellow birders around Local Birdwatchers in Northern Ireland E Rolston Lisburn Antrim Anytime English P McHaffie Belfast Antrim Weekend English M Adamson Bangor Belfast Anytime English I have become an enthusiastic bird watcher since retiring very early I live in Bangor Co Down where we have Black Guillemots nesting on our pier and they are often sitting just feet away from you Bangor is only 25 minutes from Belfast where there is a wonderful inside RSPB reserve observatoryand 2 other outside hides Strangford Lough is 20 minutes away where in the winter there are 30 000 Light bellied Brent Geese along with other waders and Pintail ducks There is a WWT within 30 minutes I have taken people as far as Rathlin Island which is off Ballycastle Co Antrim where between May and July you can see thousands of breeding Auks Kittiwakes and Fulmars along with breeding Chough Ravens and Peregrines Visit my blog R Smith Londonderry Anytime English C Cassidy Londonderry Anytime English I live in Londonderry I am a 47 year old passionate birder and wildlide photographer I do most of my birdwatching in Inch Island Inishowen and Donegal I also Bird Myroe in County Londonderry Local Birdwatchers in Scotland S Cook Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Anytime English Always been interested in wildlife and birds I am also a photographer Aberdeen and surrounding areas are abundant with wildlife and birds catching many passing migrants areas include rivers estuary s pine forests marsh and sand dunes G Smith Dumfries Galloway Anytime English I am a volunteer for the RSPB and the SWT Scottish Widlife Trust and spend much of my time doing wildlife surveys for these organisations Dumfries Galloway is great for Geese and Ducks during the winter and holds some good moorland and woodland species during the summer B McCurley Dundee Angus Anytime English Bob McCurley is probably the best known Birder in Angus Tayside being heavily involved in all aspects of Angus Birding Natural History for more years than he cares to remember Bob formed the Angus and Dundee Bird Club in 1997 A D B C membership has risen to 200 plus members in that time and Bob is the Current Chairman The Club set up the First Seawatching Hide on the Angus coast overlooking Lunan Bay affording great all year round viewing of Sea Birds in the Bay plus passage Autumn Sea Birds In addition the club operates a Forest Hide Bird feeding station giving great close up views of forest birds and great photographic opportunities The club has its own Website at www angusbirding com and in 2003 forged a Twinning Alliance with the Denver Field Ornithologists Colorado U S A Angus enjoys activities from 5 Local Natural History groups viz R S P B S W T S O C and the long established Dundee Naturalists Society specializing in Botany fungi etc In short all tastes are catered for in Angus M Howes East Ayrshire Anytime English J Gibb Saltcoats South West coast Ayrshire Weekend English Some beautiful coastline around my area range of seabirds within a few miles of where I stay I m also a keen photographer often travel further North into Scottish Highlands Happy to take fellow birders out into field if I m available J

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birding Pal from Belgium.
    Common Quail Spotted Crake and Pink footed Goose Best period to visit is probably winter december through february for waterfowl and shorebirds and early spring march for the Ardennes A few places are also worth the visit during spring migration Breskens and fall migration Belgian coast but this is very dependent of weather and wind T de Smedt Lier Antwerp Anytime English J de Meirsman Mechelen Antwerp Anytime English E van Audenhove Mol Antwerp Weekend English B Vogels Stabroek Antwerp Anytime English French Dutch As a volunteer we have a big birding group in the north of Antwerp to count and monitor the bird population in a lot of different habitats In our region are a lot of wetlands but also a large part of forests and the big dutch wetlands are also very close Due to the different habitats the bird population is also very different like spoonbills bearded tit bittern to black and middle spotted woodpecker crested tit in the forests You can see the latest reports on our website www antwerpennoord be vogelwerkgroep waarnemingen index html The north of antwerp is probably one of the most diverse places in Flandres to go birding or to combine a birding trip with work or a city trip Although I work in Brussels there are probably other volunteers to get you arond in the port of Antwerp the forests or moorland G van den Heuvel Westerlo Antwerp Anytime English Dutch some German French M Thibaut Westmalle Antwerp Weekend Dutch English French some Spanish German Flanders isn t very interesting on a international scale but some good Dutch wetlands are in reach upto 100 kms Y Princen Aarschot Brabant Weekend Dutch English French Spanish German Russian L van Hellemont Leuven Brabant Anytime English D Mecado Solis Leuven Brabant Anytime Spanish English Hello I am Spanish but I stay in Leuven about three months I would like visit anyplace in Belgium I don t have car here but I would not mind to share expenses I have also a spotting scope and binoculars Kind regards A Willemsen Rupelstreek Willebroek Brabant Anytime English B Nef Wavre Brabant Weekend English C Dumortier Brussels Anytime English French Dutch Spanish I live near Brussels and know most major birdwatching sites in Belgium Could arrange to meet you and take you birdwatching around Belgium if time allows S Bonmarchand Brussels Anytime French English Italian Spanish Dutch D de Groote Oudenaarde East Flanders Weekend Dutch English B Cottele Ghent East Flanders Weekend English D Verbelen Ghent East Flanders Anytime Dutch French English J Van den Berghe Ghent East Flanders Anytime Dutch Enlish French I bird all around Belgium J Huge Ghent East Flanders Anytime French English Dutch some Spanish German Ghent is situated in the Low Countries ideal for wintering waterfowl close to internationally known birding sites such as the Dutch Delta area the Belgian coast and the Somme Bay in France In the Ghent area itself lots of interesting places to visit too eg for Meadowbirds F

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from Netherlands.
    bus biking PC Meijer Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English German French Spanish Peter C Meijer lives in the province North Holland where very good birding possibilities are The Island Texel The north coast of North Holland the former island Wieringen good possibilities in the first Zuiderzee polder Wieringermeer Good possibilities to go the provinces Groningen and Friesland via the Afsluitdijk I am a birder since 1964 and are still daily practicing this nice hobby I am one of the editors of a Dutch Journal and have a series in this magazine het Vogeljaar on Birding along the digital highway Visit my web site P Stoop Alkmaar Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English Spanish Italian French German Russian Alkmaar is a nice city only 10 km away from the Dutch coast line and 40 km north of Amsterdam Alkmaar itself is surrounded by the green Dutch polders with cows horses and on the north flowerbulb production There is a very nice and broad sand dune area along the coast line with lovely small villages Also the island Texel is nearby only half an hour by car or train A whole range of birds can be seen in the polders the dunes and on the island Please get in touch for more details Even sleeping in my house is possible I speak many languanges because I worked in many countries England Spain Italy and even Russia I am a Agricultural Engineer born in 1969 and I am interested in a o birding plants and trees languages and salsa dancing I would be happy to show you around in my beloved province R van Ouwerkerk Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English D de Vre Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English M van den Bergh Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English I am a young and keen birdwatcher who likes to help serious foreign birders with birding in the Netherlands Amsterdam is a good starting point to get to nice areas with many target birds for foreign birders M Hulsing Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime English Dutch German Just around the capital of the Netherlands Amsterdam where I live there are a thousand interesting spots to watch birds Not so long ago I started birding but I learn quickly and I m very enthusiastic M Voorvelt Weesp Amsterdam Noord Holland Weekends Dutch English German French I live in Weesp which is situated conveniently between Amsterdam and the lush green area Het Gooi with many wonderful sites close by such as Oostvaardersplassen or the North Sea coast The Netherlands has good things to offer in any season and there s always a rarity within easy reach J Garvelink Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English German Very experienced and well travelled birder I have been birding since I was eight y o Specialised in The Netherlands the island of Texel the vicinity of Amsterdam e g during stop overs and special target birds P Plenckers Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime English Dutch Hungarian I am a enthusiastic bird watcher especially interested in ducks geese and other shore birds J Louwe Kooijmans Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime English Dutch German Preferance for urban birding Team leader at VBN BirdLife Netherlands R Desjardins Amsterdam Noord Holland Weekend English a teeny bit of Dutch I am an American expat and birder my favorite spots around Amsterdam are accessible best by bike E Beeftink Weesp Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English German French I am a keen global birder a native of the Netherlands and I would be very happy to help visiting birders discover the local birds Primary targets are waders shorebirds and ducks There are many birding areas in the vicinity P van der Wielen Heerhugowaard Noord Holland Weekend Dutch English J Beijk Isselstein Utrecht Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English some German I am an ecologist and interested in reptiles amphibians and of course birds If you are interested in birding in the Netherlands please contact me O Zijlstra Nw Niedorp Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English R Kampf Schermerhorn Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English German French Norwegian J Verhulst Utrecht Noord Holland Weekend Dutch English German GM Kohn Utrecht Noord Holland Weekend Dutch English some German I am a student at Utrecht University studying animal behavior mainly animal social learning and personalities from Montana New York in the United States Looking fellow birders in my area who are willing to share there knowledge of the local avifauna as well as go on low income birding trips aka ride sharein hitchhiking and couchsurfing R Jansen Vianen Utrecht Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English German I am Ronald and I just love birding I try to go for birdingtrips as mutch as possible I always like to go birding with other birders When I have tiime I love to show you Arround all of the Netherlands M Scholte Vinkeveen Utrecht Noord Holland Weekend Dutch English German E Groenewoud Zaandam Noord Holland Weekend Dutch English German GP Langedijk Zuid Scharwoude Noord Holland Weekend Dutch English German French I live in the north western part of Holland in the province of Noord Holland In this part of the country you have some good places to go birding Close to the Northsea 15 km where there is always a lot to see In spring and automn there is the migration of shorebirds ducks and seabirds you can see from several lookout spots at the coast On land there are some good places too The dunes along the coast some wetlands behind the dikes A special good place is Zwanewater with contents two sweetwater lakes and is situated in the coastal dunes near Callantsoog There are breeding Spoonbills and all kind of marshbirds such as Harriers Reedwarblers Bluethroats and for the third year we have breeding Cetti warbler For 20 years I monitor birds in Zwanewater which gives much satisfaction M Woods Amsterdam Noord Holland Anytime Dutch English I am a retired from advertising and keen bird photographer I live in Amsterdam Overijssel F vandenBos Zwolle Overijssel weekends English

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from Iceland.
    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 We want to hear about your experiences with Birdingpals Please contact us with any comments or suggestions you have CONTACT US Initial Last Name Area Available Language G Hjartarson Husavik Weekend Icelandic English I am one of few active birdwatchers at the NE corner of Iceland Husavik is the center of whale watching tourism in Iceland and only 50 km away from Lake Myvatn and 100 km away from Melrakkasletta I try to assist foreign birders visiting this bird richest area of Iceland C Pampoulie Reykjavik Anytime Icelandic English French I m

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from Norway.
    Jose Oyer Weekends December to June Spanish English Portuguese I have being birding for about 14 years mainly in Costa Rica and Zimbabwe recently I moved to Norway so Im kind of a beginner here but anyway I try to go out and look for bird shots every week Area Bessegen Area Birds Hawk Owl Kestrels Interests Nature birdwatching twitching photography butterflies fishing skiing swimming beach surfing snowmobiling sky diving Travel stroll walking hiking climbing train bus car hitchhiking biking long walk packpack portage canoe ship cruise pilot dog sled snow mobile Visit tourist site museum restaurant club vineyard ski run trail monument arboretum architecture appreciation shop antique fashion tech Attend concert horse race ballet dance show theatre live music sports event auction antique convention political rally protest competition swap Participate night life party dance club bar rock country classical hiphop rap swing wine beer liquor social games computer games casino K Mjoelsnes Stavanger Rogaland Anytime Norwegian English Swedish Danish T Berger Stavanger Rogaland Weekend Norwegian Swedish Danish English Spanish Portuguese A Hobberstad Varhaug Stavanger Rogaland Anytime Norwegian English In 1993 I heard about the local Ornithological Society and become a member there Next year I was elected to the local council I have been there since most of the time as leader I like very much to look at the birds in wild but I also use much time ringing birds Since 1998 I also had nursed many injured birds KR Stoerkersen Skien Anytime Norwegian English A Møland Larvik Vestfold Anytime Norwegian English 32 years old young been birding since i was 7 Partley I work with birds and natur related stuff as a living I live in south east Norway one and a halv ours drive from Oslo There is a lot of good birding spots close to my home In the autum the migration is consetrated over a place called Møland On the best days in Sept Oct you can see 30 100000 pigeons finches and other passerines in one morning There is also several other good places by the coast In the forest f ex Black Woodpeckers are relativley common C Pindsle Sandefjord Vestfold Weekend Norwegian English Southern Norway T Axelsen Stokke Vestfold Anytime Norwegian English German Danish Swedish I m liveing 100 km SW of Oslo Norway between the cities Sandefjord and Tønsberg It is about 45 km from Mølen bird observatory I m a keen birdwatcher and photographer Professional Guides If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services Initial Last Name Area Available Language A Faugstad Mæland Finnmark Varanger South east Norway Anytime Norwegian English Anders Faugstad Mæland born in 1977 has been a birder since the age of 8 years Over the years I has developed my birding passion to become a very skilled ornithologist I have established himself as a professional birder in Norway and led and taken part in a wide variety of ornithological surveys and biodiversity projects I am educated

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  • Go birdwatching with a Birdingpal from Sweden.
    some Swedish Birdwatching is my hobby not a ticker Skåne is an excellent place to watch Scandinavian birds Håpåpr A Jones Ystad Skåne Scania Anytime English English birder with extensive internatinal experience writer and artist Located in Fyledalen for a lot of the year when not travelling outside Sweden M Svensson Lessebo Småland Anytime English P Olsson Lund Småland Anytime Swedish English Danish German I usually spend most of the year in Lund where I am studying environmental engineering But during the summers I use to be either in Dalarna or at Småland At Småland I work at the nature museum in Ottenby and have also worked for some years at the bird observatory there I will spend this autumn 2009 travelling around in southeast Asia and wont be back in Sweden until Christmas But I will try to respond to any questions about birding in the areas I mentioned above In my area in Dalarna the most interesting habitats to visit is old forests with owls woodpeckers and grouses At Ottenby it is mainly migrating birds that could be expected during the summer when I use to be there the most interesting birding is to look at shorebirds migrating south Lund is quite close to Falsterbo 40km which is a good place for migrating birds but there are also some fresh water lakes in the area around Lund which use to keep plenty of birds as well Of interest might also be that I do not have acces to a car when I am in Lund L Petersson Värnamo Småland Anytime Swedish English R Lindqvist Värnamo Småland Anytime Swedish English French German Close to national wild life park Store Mosse birdsanctuary of eagels nesting northen species mainly waterfowl P Österblad Sölvesborg South Sweden Weekend Swedish English I m birding mostly within a radius of about 50km from Sölvesborg Within this area theres probably the highest biodiversity in Sweden but note theres none of the northern species as an American birder once thought Next to Sölvesborg 20 min drive to Kristianstad Krisitianstad is the community that have most breeding singing species i Sweden So this area is quite good Birding most of my sparetime exept in midwinter midsummer only once or twice weekly low season and a keen twitcher Know recognice all the birds in the field from all of europe both by sight and ear N Lundin Stockholm Uppland Anytime English R Elleby Stockholm Uppland Weekend Swedish English some French R Vicente Stockholm Uppland Weekend Fluent Swedish Spanish English understand Danish Norwegian I am 17 years old I ve been birdwatching activly 4½ to 5 years but I have always been interested in nature I usually spend most of my time at Landsort bird observatory since 2005 I have 222 birdspecies at this site T Viktor Stockholm Uppland Weekend Swedish English I study migration in Stockholm SW area during spring and autumn I am also a very enthusiastic bird survey participiant and responsible for the second Atlas of breeding

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