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Recent content by iain tomlinson

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    Costa Rican Taxonomy

    Thanks for posting this. I am curious about the potential split of Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Into Costa Rican and Skutch's). Are either of these taxa the same as the Choco birds in West Ecuador or the "Guatemalan" birds that occur on both coasts of Mexico? Or are they more localized to Central...
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    owls in the Galapagos

    Thanks for your suggestions Niels
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    owls in the Galapagos

    Hello there! I am planning an owling trip to Ecuador later this year. I am very interested in seeing the island forms of barn and short-eared owls on the Galapagos. If you can recommend a local guide or birder who can help me, or have suggestions of places to look that would be very much...
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    Nayarit Mexico for Mexican barred owl

    Hello, I took a quick trip to Nayarit in West Mexico to search for Mexican barred owl. Let me know if you have any questions about the trip. Cheers, Iain https://iainsowls.blogspot.com/2020/07/nayarit-mexico-2020.html
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    Lenggor Forest Reserve Malaysia?

    Hello. I am interested in visiting Lenggor Forest Reserve in southern peninsular Malaysia to look for owls. According to ebird it's a good site for white-fronted scops owl. If anyone has birded this site please let me know. I am interested in directions and any practical information on trails...
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    Owling trip to Comoros

    Hello, I recently took an owling trip to the Comoros (and Seychelles and Kenya). here is what happened https://iainsowls.blogspot.com/2019/10/2019-comoros-mayotte-seychelles-and.html Cheers, Iain
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    Owling Trip to Sulawesi and Java

    Thanks for posting the photos. At night time the difference is not so striking. In day light the white spotting is really striking.
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    Info wanted for the Coromos and Mayotte

    thanks for the suggestion, I will look it up.
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    Info wanted for the Coromos and Mayotte

    Hello, I am planning a trip to the Coromos and Mayotte to look for the endemic scops owls. I have been able to get good information on the birding sites, but surprisingly little on basic travel information. If you can recommend a good local travel agent or web sites with basic travel...
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    Owling Trip to Sulawesi and Java

    Hello, I went on an owling trip to Sulawesi (including Sangihe, Peleng and Togian Is) and Gunung Gede in West Java. Details... http://iainsowls.blogspot.com/2018/05/2018-indonesia-owling-trip-report.html
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    Hello, I am thinking of visiting Hamahara as part of an owling trip in Indonesia. My only targets are Halmahara (Moluccan) boobook and barking owl. I would be interested to know if its worth getting out to Pak Roji's place? Is it a hassle to get there compared to just working my way inland...
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    RFI owling trip to Sulawesi and Satalites

    Thanks again for the helpful advice. Anyone been to Gunung Ambang lately? If you have worked with Nurlin, would you recommend him as a guide/organizer? Cheers, Iain
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    RFI owling trip to Sulawesi and Satalites

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    RFI owling trip to Sulawesi and Satalites

    Hello, I am an avid owler. I am planning a trip to Sulawesi and neighboring Islands to look for owls. I am thinking of visiting the following sites in April: Sulawesi-visiting Tangkoko, Gunung Ambang and Lore Lindu for Minahassa masked owl, ochre-bellied, speckled, "white spotted"and cinnabar...
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    Sula Islands in Indonesia

    I am thinking of sometime between April-Oct 2018. It's part of an owling trip to Sulawesi, Banggai, Sangihe and the Togian Islands. (Sulu and Sula-its confusing. Sulu is in the south of the Philippines and is not considered safe. Sula is in the Moluccas, Indonesia, and is very little visited...