There is no better way for birdwatchers to discover a place than with the help of a local birding guide. In addition to a profound knowledge about the occurrence, identification and biology of the birds and familiarity with the locality, a guide can often provide interesting facts about other species groups or cultural peculiarities of a region. Traveling with a local guide is also fun and, in many places, simply safer.
Anyone interested in showing visitors the speciality birds of their area can offer their services for free on Orniverse, whether they are professional or volunteer birding guides. Negotiating a fee is up to the visitor and the guide. Anyone wishing to offer their guiding services can do so.