It’s easier than ever to register for your next Reader Rendezvous with Bird Watcher’s Digest!

We are proud to announce that we have a new-and-improved online registration format for our Reader Rendezvous events! It won’t look much different to you if you’ve registered with us in the past, but our new system has an additional payment plan option that you’ve told us you’d like to have. We’ve heard you loud and clear, and have upgraded our system to make it even more convenient for you, and for us. The best news is: There is NO FEE for choosing the partial payment plan! is the name of the software behind our new payment plans for Reader Rendezvous. makes your life and ours much easier: yours by allowing do-it-yourself partial payment to make the more expensive Reader Rendezvous more affordable, and ours by automating it.

We tracked down a secure, user-friendly system for automated partial payments because we are expanding our annual number of Rendezvous events as well as our range. For every Reader Rendezvous that costs more than $2,000 per person, we now offer an easy-to-use payment plan option through You now have the choice to pay in full up front OR make monthly payments for Rendezvous valued over $2,000.

If you intend to pay in installments, we recommend creating a customer account on’s website before you start the tour booking process on our website. This will make registration faster and simpler! Create your customer account on now »

Done creating your account on Here’s what to do next:

  1. Visit our website and select the trip you want to attend
  2. Type in your personal registration information in the required fields and click Book My Rendezvous
  3. Click Go to Payment Options
  4. Make sure your billing information was copied over correctly, then scroll down
  5. Select the Create a Payment Plan button, then click Place order
  6. You will be redirected to the page where your down payment and payment plan is laid out for you in a contract
  7. Type in your credit card information and e-sign the contract
  8. You will be directed to create a account, which you can use to pay for future Rendezvous

When your online registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email from Bird Watcher’s Digest, as well as a payment plan confirmation email from

This should be pretty straightforward, but if you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to call (740) 373-5285, extension 320. We’ll get you set up right away!

NOTE: Last year more than 80 percent of our Reader Rendezvous attendees registered for their tours with us online. However, we realize a small percentage of you would still prefer to register with us by phone, offline. We want to reassure you that offline registration still is, and always will be, an option for you. Please be aware that when we launch new Rendezvous tours they tend to fill very quickly, and the online registrations will process immediately, while offline registrations require you to contact us during business hours. If you intend to register with us offline, please call us at (740) 373-5285 as soon as possible, Monday through Friday from 9-5 EST, and we will happily handle your registration with you by phone.