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Recent content by Semiramis

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    RFI: Birding around Orlando April 11 to 25, 2019

    I would go for the following (just returned from Florida) : Apopka Wildlife Drive (this would be my first pick) Orlando Wetlands Park Disney Wilderness Preserve has a pretty decent bird list (it is a proper reserve with trails, etc.) A bit further out but excellent for wetland herons...
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    Nepal - Pulchowki

    Does anyone know whether Phulchowki is safe again to visit on your own, or is a police escort still required. For several years there were reports of robberies, thugs, etc. This seems to have improved, but not sure. Jeff
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    Birding in Ulaan Baator area - Mongolia

    Hi I will have a full day to do some birding in/around Ulaan Baator. I won't have time to go to Terelj. From reading trip reports and some blog I found several areas that might interesting for birding: 1. Mongolica Hotel and surroundings - this appears to be the best spot for a decent...
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    Gabon birds - ID Help wanted

    Thanks very much.
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    Gabon birds - ID Help wanted

    Hi, The raptor photos (all the same bird) are from Lope national park, bird flying right above the hotel. I think it is juv/immature Ayres's Hawk Eagle, but not sure. The small bird is from Mikongo, taken at night in the middle of the forest. Yellow-browed Camaroptera?? Juvenile of some...
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    More LBJs - Pawnee NG and Salt Lake City area

    Thanks for pointing this out! If I open the photos in my browser in a separate window, the labeling (Photo 5B, etc.) is shown, but maybe this doesn"t work for everyone. Sorry! And yes, the order you mention is correct.
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    LBJs from Yellowstone/ Grand teton

    Thanks, and of course 1 and 2 are juvenile cowbirds. Completely forgot to consider those.
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    More LBJs - Pawnee NG and Salt Lake City area

    Here are a few more from August / Sept 2017 Photo 5B is from the Bear River Bird Migration Refuge The bird was feeding in a half dry marshy area (not grassland). Photos 8A and 8B are Antelope Island State Park (September 15) The wing bars appear to be off-white; maybe Dusky Flycatcher...
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    LBJs from Yellowstone/ Grand teton

    A few LBJs from an August/September 2017 trip: Photos 1: a juvenile sparrow ? Photo was taken near Alum Creek in Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Photos 2: photos from Mormon Row in Grand Teton. 2B and 2D are different birds but in the same flock. I think these are Brewer’s Sparrows. I have...
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    Arizona birds ID request

    Thanks ! Instead of Savannah Sparrow I also thought of Grasshopper Sparrow, but not sure which species is more likely. On all photos I made there appear to be yellow spots/streaks on the wing (I don't think it is an artefact/light issue), which Savannah Sparrow does not appear to have so...
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    Arizona birds ID request

    Hi Attached are some photos from an Arizona trip in late May / early June this year. My first trip to the USA, so I was not 100% sure about some sparrows, vireos and flycatchers. Here is a first batch: Photo 1: taken at Florida Wash near Madera Canyon Looks like a Botteri’s Sparrow to...
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    RFI - Wyoming in September

    Thanks Mike, completely forgot eBird, but this is very useful indeed. Sjef
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    RFI - Wyoming in September

    Hi, I will be visiting Yellowstone/Teton late August/early September this year but will also have time to visit to visit other parts of Wyoming and Badlands NP/Custer State Park in South Dakota. Ventures into southern Montana, northern Colorado or southeast Idaho would be possible too. Can...
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    RFI - Planning a trip in Wyoming in September

    Hi, I will be visiting Yellowstone/Teton in late Agust/early September this year but will also have time to visit to visit other parts of Wyoming and Badlands NP/Custer State Park in South Dakota. Ventures into southern Montana, northern Colorado or southeast Idaho would be okay too. Can...
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