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Recent content by jwreeves

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    Long shots, Costa Rica

    11 perhaps female black-hooded antshrike?
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    Thank you Rene, that is most helpful! It sounds like the oilbird is a lot of driving for one bird. Although all options for the Mindo area are still open, as all we have arranged so far for there is accommodation, this may be one site that unfortunately could be cut for this trip. I have not...
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    Thank you simmojunior!
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    Many thanks Niels! I'm not sure if we will be visiting the polylepis at Yanacocha but I may contact them anyway, cheers. We have set aside a full day for Rio Silanche, staying in Pedro Vicente the previous evening, then that evening is our first of 2 at the yellow house.
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    Thank you both! We have reserved an SUV for the extra clearance
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    A friend and I are off to Ecuador for our first taste of South America in February next year. This is an independent self drive trip, flying into Quito, and doing a small bit of the east slope first and finishing off with 6/7 nights in the Mindo area. Much of it is arranged now but struggling to...
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    R.F.I. about SW and NE Australia

    I visited the cairns/atherton/julatten area late October/November this year for the first time. I saw 3 cassowary at etty bay south of cairns. Male and juv on entrance road and female on the beach. No entry charges and a very scenic area. I stayed 3 nights at kingfisher park in julatten at the...
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    Black Guillemots Anglesey

    Holyhead harbour and cemlyn bay are both very reliable for me but views often better at the former
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    Self-drive Thailand itinerary

    Perhaps try to visit hide outside of kaeng Krachan also late afternoon the day you stop at ban maka as I had a complete different set of birds on my morning and afternoon visits, and some hoped for species didn’t make an appearance on either(eg partridges)
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    Regent Bowerbird, New South Wales, October

    Looking for advice on where my best chance of seeing this bird is. The trip is fairly well booked up now, so barring dropping 2 planned days in the capertee valley, I have 1 full day devoted to finding some, and I need to get back to Sydney in the evening for a pelagic the following morning. I...
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    USA Trip Info (San Francisco & Monterey/Chicago)

    If you can get a lift, I would recommend visiting mines road/del puerto canyon road/san antonio valley road area east of San Jose/south of Livermore. I saw turkey, yellow-billed magpie, acorn and lewis's woodpecker, tricolored blackbird, lawrence's goldfinch, rock wren, phainopepla, lazuli...
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    Eastern Australia, October

    Thankyou mjh
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    Eastern Australia, October

    The trip is starting to take shape! Have a good idea what I want to do itinerary wise, place reserved on Sydney pelagic, daintree river dawn cruise booked and 3 nights booked at kingfisher lodge at end of my holiday! However, I have a few more things I would like some more info on if anybody can...
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    Eastern Australia, October

    Thankyou Larry!
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    Eastern Australia, October

    I have finally got round to booking my international flights for this trip! Have managed to push it up to 27 nights, which I have almost settled on splitting up between Sydney(8), Melbourne(9) and Cairns(10) areas, despite being very tempted by some of the other suggestions above, brisbane...