Birding Pal Tours is a different kind of International Tour Group Operator.



We found local birding tour guides who are experts and independent operators.

Your tour is flexible, to see the birds you want, because you can participate in the planning.

Birding Pal Tours guides know all the real hotspots and you get the most out of your trip.

You will experience local life, meeting new friends, discovering culture, learning history and trying new food, all with your local guide.

You don't have to miss birdwatching if your travel companion has another interest; your guide easily accommodates other travel booking / transportation needs.

Hiring a local guide gives your money more impact for you, and your guide and the local economy, boosting efforts to protect the habitat.




Birding the Islands of the Caribbean

Tour 1: In Search of The Amazonas

Islands visited: St.Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent and Trinidad

Tour Dates:

September 29th - October 8th 2017
OR
September 28th - October 7th 2018


www.birdingtheislands.com/tour-1



Tour 2: Lesser is More in The Antilles

Islands visited: Barbados, St.Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, St.Vincent, Grenada and Trinidad

Tour Dates:

March 16th - March 27th 2017
OR
February 22nd - March 5th 2018


www.birdingtheislands.com/tours




India


Tour-1 November 28th to December 7th 2016
and
Tour-2 March 6th. to March 15th 2017
Birding Pal Tours Guide
With Sunil Kumar




Panama



7 days 6 nights fixed dates Bird Watching
the eastern-most unexplored birding region of Panama
on low budget with a local Birding Pal Guide


November11 - 17 2016
December24 - 30 2016
January06 - 12 2017
February02 - 15 2017
March 16 - 29 2017
April07 - 13 2017
May05 - 11 2017










Birding the Islands of the Caribbean

Tour 1: In Search of The Amazonas

Islands visited: St.Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent and Trinidad

Tour Dates:

September 29th - October 8th 2017
OR
September 28th - October 7th 2018


www.birdingtheislands.com/tour-1



Tour 2: Lesser is More in The Antilles

Islands visited: Barbados, St.Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, St.Vincent, Grenada and Trinidad

Tour Dates:

March 16th - March 27th 2017
OR
February 22nd - March 5th 2018


www.birdingtheislands.com/tours





What could possibly be better than birding on one Caribbean island? Being able to travel to many different Caribbean islands and go birding on all of them!!

My name is Ryan Chenery and I am the Professional BirdingPal Guide for Barbados. In 2017 I will be leading the following 2 Caribbean birding tours of the islands of the Lesser Antilles and Trinidad. Please see my website www.birdingtheislands.com for detailed itinerary and pricing, and please note that by virtue of your being a BirdingPal you will be entitled to a10% discount off of the price quoted on my website.

What could possibly be better than birding on one Caribbean island? Being able to travel to many different Caribbean islands and go birding on all of them!!

When you add a large number of critically endangered endemics to a lengthy list of indigenous regional species, a birding trip to the islands of the Lesser Antilles is already guaranteed to yield a host of spectacular species. However, by combining our exploration of these Caribbean Islands with a journey to Trinidad (an island absolutely teeming with over 250 South American species) and by ensuring we are in the region when bird numbers are further saturated by numerous over-wintering North American migrants and this promises to be a very rewarding birding trip indeed. It’s the perfect North American, Caribbean and South American birding combo! (Potential for 380 species on Tour 1, and 400+ species on Tour 2).

Join me as we explore secluded cays sheltering huge colonies of seabirds; delve into lush tropical montane and elfin forests - havens for raucous parrots, colourful tanagers, and vibrant hummingbirds; and journey into vast mangrove wetlands and open savannahs, whose intricate ecosystems support some of the richest and most threatened bird life in the Western Hemisphere. Do all of this in the knowledge that during "down time" you will also be able to sit back and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, or go for a swim in warm turquoise waters, bathed in tropical sunshine.

A truly unforgettable birding adventure in paradise awaits...


India


Tour-1 November 28th to December 7th 2016
Tour-2 March 6th. to March 15th 2017

Birding Pal Tours Guide

Birding in India.

Ten days Corbett Park, Pangot, Nainital and Sattal.


DAY 1
Delhi International Airport pick up and 6 hour drive to Corbett-Park, 275km. from Delhi.

Overnight stay in Gargiya. Explore in the afternoon to dusk, Ramganga river area and Sitabani area by jeep.


DAY 2 and 3
Corbett Park, famous for its tigers, elephants and leopards, is also a birdwatchers dream, with its rich over biogeographic diversity. Home to more than 580 species of birds about half of the total species found in the entire Indian subcontinent. You can see hornbills, babblers, bulbuls, cuckoos, bee eaters, thrushs, doves, rollers, orioles, drongos, owls, flycatchers, warblers, chats, robins, kingfishers, finches, forktails, parakeets and many more. Birds that can be spotted at the banks of River,Ramganga on the outskirts of Corbett Park. Two days spend in the Park exploring the park by jeep, on foot and try for elephant back.(If elephant are avilable).


Morning birding in park and after break-fast. 3 hours drive to Pangot by car.


DAY 4, 5 and 6

Pangot is small village 310km. from Northeast Delhi, 60km.from Kathgodam and 80km.from Corbett Park. Pangot have richest oak, pine and rododendron forest in the area the Kumoan Himalayas. The green belt supports an enormous varity of Himalayan flora and fauna.


Pangot for a birdwatchers paradise. Pangot is 12 km. from Nainital and the drive is through the bird habitats of Cheena-Peak(Naini-Peak) range forests via Snow-view Point and Kilbury. Almost 200 birds species have been recorded at Pangot and surrounding area, Baggar, Timla-pani, Ghugukhan, Binayak and Kilbury.


Birds to be seen: Ceer Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, White-throated Laughing Thrush, Straited Laughingthrush, Black-headed Jay, Eurasian Jay, White-browed Shrike Babbler, Hill Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge, Rusty-cheeked Scimiter Babbler, Scarlet Finch, Common Finch, Blue-capped Redstart, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Slaty-headed Parakeet, Plum-headed Parakeet, Rufous Sibia, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Whiskered Yuhina, Himalayan Woodpecker, Brown-fronted Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Mrs Gould Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird and more.


Morning birding, break-fast and than make a move to Nainital. Its only 45 minutes car drive from Pangot.


DAY 7

Nainital is set around a lake, at an altitude of 1951 mts. in the Central Himalayas of the Kumaon region. It was discovered by P.Barrow, a sugar merchant from Saharanpur in 1841. He was so moved by the splendour of the place that he had his boat carried up there and this hill station soon became fashionable focus of all.

Nainital is also paradise for bird lovers. You could identified more than 150 species of birds during your visit in this hill station. Place to go for birding is Snow-view, Kahala Garden, Mangoli Valley. Next morning birding in Mangoli-valley returning to the hotel for breakfast and then drive down to Sattal.

Bird to be seen: Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Black Eagle, Black Kite, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, White-collared Blackbird, Long-tailed Thrush, Blue-winged Minla, Scaly Thrush, Blue-fronted Redstart, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Spotted Launghingthrush, Streaked Laughingthrush, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Jungle Owlet, Asian-barred Owlet, Black-throated Sunbird, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Ashy Drango, Black Drango, Lesser-recket-tailed Drango, Common Rosefinch, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Barn Swallow, Red-Rumped Swallow, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Grey-hooded Warbler, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Spotted Forktail and more.


DAY 8 and 9

Sattal is 7 hour drive from Delhi, 1 hour from Nainital, 35km. from Kathgodam and 100km. from Corbett Park.

This is and ideal base for birders, nature enthusiasts, hikers and visitors wishing to explore Sattal and the surrounding area. (Staying in comfortable tents).

Bird to be seen: Kalij Pheasant, Blue-fronted Redstart, Black-faced Warbler, Mountain Hawk Eagle, White-throated Fantail, Great Barbet, Long-tailed Broadbill, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Nepal Wren Babbler, Oriental White-eye, Western Crowned Warbler, Grey-cheeked Warbler, Goldcrest, Black-lored Tit, White-throated Tit, Green-backed Tit, Spot-winged Tit, Long-tailed Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Brown Dipper, Golden Bush Robin and more.
   
DAY 10
Early morning birding. Breakfast and Lunch on the way Back to Delhi. 8 hours drive.



During this tour we hope to see at least 225 species of birds and a fair number of mammals.

You will enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the Kumaon, spectacular views of the Himalayas and surrounding countryside.

Price per person US$1900 in double occupancy (minimum 6 pax).

Included in tour: English speaking guide, comfortable accommodation, all meals, water bottles, transportation, park entrance fees.

Not included in tour: International flight, travel insurance, beverages, camera/videos fees, tips etc.


For further information and details please contact Sunil


Birding Pal Tours Guide






Panama Aug. 12 to Aug. 18 2016

Your local Birding Pal guide Gonzalo Horna

7 days 6 nights fixed dates Bird watching the eastern-most unexplored birding region of Panama on low budget with local Bird Guides!

       

Birding in Panama.


7 days 6 nights fixed dates Bird Watching
the eastern-most unexplored birding region of Panama
on low budget with a local Birding Pal Guide


November11 - 17 2016
December24 - 30 2016
January06 - 12 2017
February02 - 15 2017
March 16 - 29 2017
April07 - 13 2017
May05 - 11 2017


Birding Pal guide Gonzalo Horna biography

Dedicated to promote guided bird watching low budget tours with groups and individuals within the country of Panama offering birding itinerary and daily walks to tropical rainforest and freshwater Canal birds.

We specialize in the birding area of Central Panama including Pipeline Road, Metropolitan Nature Park, Panama Viejo y Costa del Este mudflats, Ammo Dump, Old Gamboa Road, Plantation Road, Achiote Road, San Lorenzo National Park.

Visiting also the foothills and highlands east and west of Central Panama like Cerro Azul, Burgayar, Bayano, Altos del Maria, El Valle and to the western most like El Cope, El Chiru and Bayano lake and set of trails to the east. 



Gonzalo Horna, is our local bilingual guide for this trip. Panama native, is an enthusiastic birder, wildlife and all around fun trip leader, who comes with an Panama Bird Guide guarantee! A world class birder with a keen ear and sharp eyes, and has traveled and birded extensively Panama. He has a personal list of over 677 bird species in Panama alone.
"I’m more comfortable out in the rainforest jungles than in a big city, and I prefer rustic to luxury almost any time. Sometimes "suffering" for your wildlife is part of the fun. My favorite places to stay for this trip are Gamboa, Achiote, Cerro Azul and El Valle. GH"

For further information and details please contact Gonzalo   

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