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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:30
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By pbjosh
I agree it looks like a Tolmomyias. Going from...

I agree it looks like a Tolmomyias. Going from memory here but in CR Yellow-margined is going to be confined to intact forest more than Yellow-olive. As well, in CR the pale iris of this bird should...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 12:23
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By pbjosh
I'd be ok with Yellow-bellied Flycatcher as well,...

I'd be ok with Yellow-bellied Flycatcher as well, it is definitely an Empidonax. How close to Sarapiqui was the photo taken?

Keep in mind Mountain Elaenia is a highland species and Sarapiqui is...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd March 2019, 15:52
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By pbjosh
Apologies if I misread your comment but I felt...

Apologies if I misread your comment but I felt you put words in my mouth a bit suggesting I expected too much.

For the specific example of what I wanted to do in Scythebill but couldn't, let's say I...
Forum: Argentina Thursday 21st March 2019, 20:02
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By pbjosh
How long are you planning on going? Have you...

How long are you planning on going? Have you birded elsewhere in Bolivia / N Chile / N Arg before?

To get you started, the most visited / most important sites in the NW (assuming you're flying...
Forum: Argentina Thursday 21st March 2019, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By pbjosh
Hi Steve, In general it is a fine time of year....

Hi Steve,

In general it is a fine time of year. Sure, November might be better for activity, but you're still in early/mid summer. Roads are mostly fine for a tiny car except a couple out of the way...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th March 2019, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By pbjosh
I didn't say that I was expecting anything more...

I didn't say that I was expecting anything more from Scythebill. I was merely sharing my experience. It's clear from your postings that you're a fan, bully for you. I played with it for an hour and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th March 2019, 19:52
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By pbjosh
I downloaded Scythebill for a chuckles today and...

I downloaded Scythebill for a chuckles today and tried this. I imported my sightings from eBird, which went pretty easily. Then I switched to IOC taxonomy and all of my totals dropped in the area of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th March 2019, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By pbjosh
Agree with both comments - cannot necessarily be...

Agree with both comments - cannot necessarily be ID'd from the photos (at least by me) but in socal even when Rufous are passing through, Allen's is much more common. Additionally, among Rufous,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th March 2019, 14:11
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Posted By pbjosh
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper is a cloud forest...

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper is a cloud forest species and should not occur at Sarapiqui.

I've not birded in Central America in several years now but my impression is that that is a Streak-headed...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th February 2019, 21:20
Replies: 114
Views: 8,029
Posted By pbjosh
Andy - Swaro clearly does fine business relative...

Andy - Swaro clearly does fine business relative to the other Alphas, but the fact that DSLR, automobile, and other markets are larger or different doesn't have anything to do with the fact that...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 25th February 2019, 18:44
Replies: 114
Views: 8,029
Posted By pbjosh
Current market position is not a good excuse for...

Current market position is not a good excuse for complacency. Looking at the pro and prosumer DSLR market, Nikon has been out innovating Canon and delivering better products to market of late, and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th February 2019, 14:45
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By pbjosh
In CA, at least from Tijuana up to about San...

In CA, at least from Tijuana up to about San Francisco, they seem to have adapted quite well to urban gardens. I don't know about other parts of the US but in most of their range from Mexico to N...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th February 2019, 18:22
Replies: 70
Views: 2,410
Posted By pbjosh
Cut out two holes in a piece of paper that will...

Cut out two holes in a piece of paper that will allow you to see only a good patch of each central gray patch, blocking all edges, background, shadow, etc, and you should be able to re-train your...
Forum: Argentina Tuesday 19th February 2019, 02:39
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By pbjosh
For anyone coming from US or EU or similar it ha...

For anyone coming from US or EU or similar it ha gotten quite a bit cheaper the past two years actually due to inflation here making the exchange rate more favorable for visitors. Car Rental is more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th February 2019, 01:53
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By pbjosh
Looks fine for Upland Sandpiper to me...

Looks fine for Upland Sandpiper to me...
Forum: Chile Wednesday 6th February 2019, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By pbjosh
For birds, "Birds of Chile" by Alvaro Jaramillo...

For birds, "Birds of Chile" by Alvaro Jaramillo is indeed what you want - excellent, authoritative, and compact.

For mammals and other fauna, there is an inexpensive and compact "Wildlife Guide to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st February 2019, 10:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By pbjosh
The best (actually the only really appropriate...

The best (actually the only really appropriate seeming) use I’ve seen for 15x bins as a birder is with a finnstick from a mid sized (80m) boat. A tripod can be a bit unwieldy and the image moves too...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 18:58
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By pbjosh
Argentina and Brazil are by far the two greatest...

Argentina and Brazil are by far the two greatest needs in the Western Hemisphere. Though dated, Howell & Webb is still a very good guide for Mexico, though I would suggest Mexico needs a more modern...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th January 2019, 13:04
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By pbjosh
Piling on, but it is a House Wren. Buff-breasted...

Piling on, but it is a House Wren. Buff-breasted Wren does not (at least typically) occur at Aguas Calientes.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 17th January 2019, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By pbjosh
I look forward to your thoughts Kevin. I continue...

I look forward to your thoughts Kevin. I continue to really enjoy the MHG and use it a lot. I’ve settled into three bins I use to the exclusion of all others and am selling a few pairs at the moment....
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 17th January 2019, 18:16
Replies: 39
Views: 1,761
Posted By pbjosh
There really just isn't that much difference, I...

There really just isn't that much difference, I agree. I think 10x suffer more in close proximity / inside dense forest than they shine in open country, so 8x is a better all around bin. However I...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Wednesday 16th January 2019, 14:23
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By pbjosh
By late March you should see some birds on...

By late March you should see some birds on Española I would think, though I would double check eBird carefully as Niels suggests, and perhaps recent trip reports.

I don't think you're likely to see...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 13th January 2019, 21:16
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By pbjosh
Thank you for the wealth of info Gareth! I had...

Thank you for the wealth of info Gareth! I had more or less figured the dates for the African Pitta and was planning on Harare last with hope that it would be wet enough to get something but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th January 2019, 19:33
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By pbjosh
Indeed - a seemingly low density bird but not a...

Indeed - a seemingly low density bird but not a habitat specialist and prone to wandering. I still feel it is probably widely overlooked.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 11th January 2019, 16:58
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By pbjosh
Thanks Alan, my impression is definitely that...

Thanks Alan, my impression is definitely that Zimbabwe (Masoka I assume you're referring to) is the more reliable site the past few years with Mozambique being a touch behind, though I don't have a...
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