Date: 7/3/18 1:18 pm
From: Michael Perlin <mlperlin...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Being a "Pal"
I have used this site in UK, Nevada, Colorado, Hong Kong, California,
Saskatchewan, and probably other places. All were superb days, and I have
stayed friends with many of those I meant in the subsequent years.

Michael Perlin

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Dom <dom...> wrote:

> I would second Mark's recommendation.
> I have been a member of many years - both guiding, and being guided, in
> several countries.
> Their website is little outdated and I heard they're struggling - partly
> following some (fairly understable to be honest) bad press about the
> dangers for female birders of meeting up with strangers on the Internet.
> Despite my gender, I can empathise with this.
> However I have received and given many lifers over the years too; in fact I
> have never been on an organised birdtour as a participant, due to ventures
> like this and the kindness of strangers (plus i kinda like birding alone ;)
> So I hope more people will consider using it.
> Cheers from sunny England - where we are in the midst of unprecedented heat
> and drought, and even our birds are seeking water in unusual places!
> Dom
> *Dominic Garcia-Hall*
>
> *www.antbirds.com <http://www.antbirds.com/>*
>
> *NY +1 917 740 1945*
> *UK +44 161 818 6166*
>
>
>
>
> On 3 July 2018 at 17:37, CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> wrote:
>
> > Jerseybirders,
> >
> > A website called BirdingPal.org has existed for some time. It allows
> > birders who are traveling to places they're not familiar with to request
> to
> > meet birders in that area. I've used it to enhance my birding in
> > Birmingham (UK), Colorado, Florida, Venice (IT), Utah, and Hawaii. I've
> > met really nice people and seen/heard wonderful birds which I would have
> > been unlikely to find without these companions.
> >
> > Paying it forward, I've listed my name on BirdingPal for New Jersey. In
> > the past few years, I've been contacted by a woman from Spain, whom I
> took
> > to Sparta Mountain WMA, and who I introduced to another birder whose
> native
> > language was Spanish (I'm sure it's nice to hear one's mother tongue
> while
> > traveling); a fellow from the Netherlands, who I never met, but who
> spent a
> > few days with great birders I introduced him to in Cape May; and, just
> last
> > week, by a former New Jerseyan who became a birder only after she
> departed
> > our state's borders for Florida.
> >
> > G wanted to find passerines near Eatontown where she was staying, so we
> > spent three hours or so this morning, in the haze and heat of the rising
> > sun, at Thompson Park. What's wonderful about birding with someone who's
> > either new to one's geography, or new to the hobby, is the thrill of
> > helping that person enjoy a lifer, or a State-r, or just a really good
> look
> > at a bird they've only glimpsed in the past. Today, I helped G get a
> good
> > look at a Lifer Warbling Vireo, and we got a fleeting glimpse of a Lifer
> > Willow Flycatcher after hearing it sing. At some point in our birding
> > lives, each of these was a Lifer, too, and today I was privileged to
> share
> > that excitement once again.
> >
> > We saw or heard four swallows, three woodpeckers, three "blue" birds
> > (Bluebird, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting), three "yellow" birds (Yellow
> > Warbler, Yellowthroat, Goldfinch), both orioles, and much more, 48
> species
> > in all. G will return to Florida having heard birdsongs no one in that
> > state hears (because it's a wintering ground, she hears calls, but no
> > singing) and having enjoyed a taste of her state's heat and humidity
> right
> > here in Monmouth County.
> >
> > Good birding all.
> >
> > Marc Chelemer
> > Tenafly
> > (378)
> >
> >
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> > reporting-rare-birds/>
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> >
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/
> reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>


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