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Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 13th January 2018, 00:47
Replies: 13
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Posted By ovenbird43
Ah, thanks for the updated information Andy!

Ah, thanks for the updated information Andy!
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 12th January 2018, 19:47
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By ovenbird43
Yellow Fever vaccination is supposedly only good...

Yellow Fever vaccination is supposedly only good for 10 years, so I would say even if you are sure you got the vaccine in the 80s it doesn't matter now.

I don't recall if we were advised to get the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th January 2018, 00:15
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By ovenbird43
1. Ross's Gull - a bird like that beats all the...

1. Ross's Gull - a bird like that beats all the species I saw abroad this year! A mythical species in a magical setting - four hours of driving in snowy darkness to a frozen lake in the Adirondacks,...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 28th December 2017, 15:57
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By ovenbird43
It's been my experience that most wren species...

It's been my experience that most wren species sing year-round (particularly the non-migratory species), though at much reduced frequency outside of spring. I've been hearing Carolina Wrens sing...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 23rd December 2017, 19:35
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 8 This was mostly a travel day, I had...

Nov 8

This was mostly a travel day, I had signed up for conference-organized transport from the airport to Paracas, and arrived to my hostel in Paracas in the late afternoon. I took a quick stroll...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 22nd December 2017, 14:01
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By ovenbird43
Looking forward to this report, I'm tossing...

Looking forward to this report, I'm tossing around the idea of a trip to Ghana sometime in the next couple years.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th December 2017, 00:27
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 7 It was raining fairly hard when I woke up...

Nov 7

It was raining fairly hard when I woke up so I delayed departure a little bit, hailing a motoaxi as the rain began to lighten up. I instructed the driver to take me to the tunnel along the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th December 2017, 18:14
Replies: 72
Views: 3,455
Posted By ovenbird43
As far as I know, yes, though I don't have...

As far as I know, yes, though I don't have specific knowledge of all species. Certainly with more and more species being trained to come to worms the prospect of getting them all seems doable, though...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th December 2017, 15:55
Replies: 72
Views: 3,455
Posted By ovenbird43
For me (excluding single-species families): New...

For me (excluding single-species families):

New World Vultures
Skuas
Darters
Oxpeckers

One shy on the dippers

I sometimes fantasize of doing an antpitta big year, a la Chris Goodie's year-long...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 9th December 2017, 16:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Oops, thanks for catching another mistake, yep I...

Oops, thanks for catching another mistake, yep I meant Green-fronted Lancebill!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th December 2017, 19:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 6 My last morning at FAN, I had asked Kenny...

Nov 6

My last morning at FAN, I had asked Kenny about a few targets I was still missing and decided to search some of the nearby areas outside the reserve for Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher and Royal...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th December 2017, 18:35
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 5 Today I had all day at FAN, beginning with...

Nov 5

Today I had all day at FAN, beginning with a trip to see the Rusty-tinged Antpittas. The pair came in quickly to the worms and gave good views, one approaching incredibly close - I'm...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th December 2017, 14:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By ovenbird43
Oooh, great stuff at Owlet Lodge! Many targets...

Oooh, great stuff at Owlet Lodge! Many targets that I missed or couldn't get at FAN, but without private transport I wasn't able to squeeze a day or half day trip there into my itinerary. One always...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 3rd December 2017, 22:39
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Canon Rebel T2i with a 70-300 mm lens, which I...

Canon Rebel T2i with a 70-300 mm lens, which I bought about 5 years ago.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 3rd December 2017, 18:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By ovenbird43
May will be the start of the dry season in the...

May will be the start of the dry season in the Pantanal, so perhaps consider that, especially if you are keen on including other wildlife besides birds.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 3rd December 2017, 18:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By ovenbird43
White-capped Tanager was on my heard-only list...

White-capped Tanager was on my heard-only list too, heard them every day at FAN but never saw the buggers!

Envious of your good views of the owlet. Congratulations!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 3rd December 2017, 18:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 4 I woke up feeling somewhat ill -...

Nov 4

I woke up feeling somewhat ill - exhausted, dizzy, and slightly nauseous, worried that I was coming down with something. I had originally wanted this second morning in Pomacochas as a back-up...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 2nd December 2017, 13:34
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By ovenbird43
Good stuff so far, looking forward to more!

Good stuff so far, looking forward to more!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 29th November 2017, 02:41
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Yeah, I've perhaps focused too much on what I...

Yeah, I've perhaps focused too much on what I missed that day that I've overlooked some of the good species I got. I was just so exhausted after what ended up being about 15 miles of hiking, much of...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 29th November 2017, 00:27
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 3 Today was one of my most-anticipated parts...

Nov 3

Today was one of my most-anticipated parts of the trip, but due to a lack of attention to detail on my part in preparation, turned out to be one of the most exhausting and disappointing days....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 27th November 2017, 18:08
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Oooh, interesting, and you have a good point!...

Oooh, interesting, and you have a good point! Indeed my first impression in the field was of an Accipiter, perhaps I skimmed over Gray-bellied Hawk too quickly when flipping through my field guide...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 27th November 2017, 18:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Certainly! I'll review my notes and send you a pm...

Certainly! I'll review my notes and send you a pm this evening - I did see Peruvian Tern at Paracas National Reserve, and Oasis Hummingbird during the day trip into the Andes.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 26th November 2017, 16:17
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 2 continued It was just before 3 pm when I...

Nov 2 continued

It was just before 3 pm when I checked into my room, so I decided there was enough time for a visit to Huembo - so I pretty much just chucked my pack onto the floor, grabbed my day...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 26th November 2017, 15:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 2 For the morning my plan was do visit the...

Nov 2

For the morning my plan was do visit the Humedal (wetland) de Indane, a small wetland in the nearby town of Indane, targeting Masked Duck and Rusty-backed Antwren. I set off a bit before first...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th November 2017, 01:16
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By ovenbird43
Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird
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