Do you travel? Do you like to bird a little when you travel? You might consider birdingpal.org. It is a website where you can contact a local birder where you are going and get information, and maybe even have someone take you birding. Terry Blows is a birdingpal in Flagstaff and I am a birdingpal in the Verde Valley. I have taken visitors from Sweden, England, Italy, and many Eastern and Western states birding here in the Verde Valley. More importantly, Nanette and I have used birdingpal.org to find birders in Thailand, Singapore, Jamaica, Germany, and England who have helped us see birds in those areas. It costs $10/year to subscribe to its service, and yes, we have had birdingpals not respond at all, but it can be great. I might add that if you have visitors coming to the Verde Valley who want to do some birding, feel free to have them contact me. Good birding!
Rich Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-282-3675)