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Forum: Cape Verde Friday 8th June 2018, 19:28
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By neilh
Hi Stephen, no photos, just my best guess of a...

Hi Stephen, no photos, just my best guess of a juvenile which floated past !!
Thanks for the tips, found most of your sites
Forum: Cape Verde Friday 8th June 2018, 18:29
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By neilh
Sal May 2018

Just back from 2 weeks at the Riu Palace in Santa Maria on Sal. Not a birding holiday but I had a look round most days after breakfast.
Thanks to Stephen Dunstan's earlier report I had an idea of...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 16th April 2018, 11:47
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By neilh
Thanks Stephen, I’ll start praying for rain !!...

Thanks Stephen, I’ll start praying for rain !! Not !!!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 15th April 2018, 15:17
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By neilh
Good reports Stephen, can you post some...

Good reports Stephen, can you post some directions to the different sewerage works, or any other sites of interest from the Riu Palace please, and roughly how far they are on foot. Thanks
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 10th April 2018, 18:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By neilh
We're going to the Riu Palace in May, directions...

We're going to the Riu Palace in May, directions to some of your birding locations would be appreciated ?? Tropic birds would be a lifer for me. I'll keep tuned in to your posts, great info, thanks
Forum: Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, St Vincent, The Grenadines Sunday 11th February 2018, 13:33
Replies: 0
Views: 1,010
Posted By neilh
St Lucia Feb 2018

We stayed at Sandals Halcyon Beach resort for the last week of Jan and first week of Feb, not a birding holiday, but I kept my bins at hand and noticed what was about. We only had 2 trips out, one...
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Thursday 21st September 2017, 18:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,199
Posted By neilh
Halkidiki Sept 2017

Not a birding trip, just a fly and flop, with temperature peaking over 35 everyday not much chance to do much else !!

2 weeks at the Ikos Oceania at the top of the Kassandra peninsula, luxury...
Forum: Cyprus Friday 2nd June 2017, 08:11
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By neilh
Sorry, Laughing Dove at Kouklia !!! Thanks Dave...

Sorry, Laughing Dove at Kouklia !!! Thanks Dave !!!
Forum: Cyprus Monday 29th May 2017, 08:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By neilh
Cyprus May 2017

No a dedicated birding holiday but just a chance for some spring warmth !!
We stayed at the Aphrodite Hills resort 20 minutes east of Paphos, a resort surrounded by an immaculate golf course, (they...
Forum: Cuba Wednesday 15th February 2017, 14:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By neilh
Brilliant report !! Wish I'd carried on a bit...

Brilliant report !! Wish I'd carried on a bit further down the track by the bay, I found it but it seemed very quiet !! Could have been the time of year I expect a bit earlier than yours ! You at...
Forum: Cuba Tuesday 14th February 2017, 11:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By neilh
Hi, Pratincole, I looked in the woods by the...

Hi, Pratincole, I looked in the woods by the Lunes when I was trying to find the sewerage works, but it was very quiet, probably too late in the morning. I found the poor dolphins instead, they...
Forum: Cuba Monday 13th February 2017, 17:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By neilh
Paradise indeed !! I also succumbed to the...

Paradise indeed !! I also succumbed to the lobster and pina colada !!!! 120 was a good score, I guess time of year helped ?? All the birders I spoke to where Canadian or Dutch. Wouldn't mind trying...
Forum: Cuba Monday 13th February 2017, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By neilh
Cuba jan/feb 2017

Staying in the north east of Cuba near Guadalavaca at the Paradisus Rio del Ora for the last week of Jan and first week of Feb 2017. Not a birding holiday but a chance for some warmth !!! 30 degrees...
Forum: India Friday 23rd December 2016, 19:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,999
Posted By neilh
Hi. Wimpy, I took the Helm book Birds of Southern...

Hi. Wimpy, I took the Helm book Birds of Southern India, which proved quite adequate. I didn't go on any birding trips, just birded around the hotel and area for an hour after breakfast most days....
Forum: India Tuesday 6th December 2016, 09:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,999
Posted By neilh
South Goa Nov 2016

We spent the last two weeks of November at the Taj Exotica hotel in Benaulim, the weather was hot and sunny for the fortnight and the hotel one of the best in the world with a price tag to match...
Forum: Dominican Republic Monday 7th March 2016, 15:47
Replies: 0
Views: 2,797
Posted By neilh
SE Dom. Rep. february 2016

We stayed at the Dreams La Romana, a short walk from Bayahibe, for the first two weeks of February. It wasn't a birding holiday, but I settled the wife on a sunbed and did a circuit of the hotel...
Forum: Dominican Republic Thursday 17th December 2015, 18:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By neilh
Thanks, I'll swot up on my bird calls. I just...

Thanks, I'll swot up on my bird calls.
I just realised Bayahibe is SE not SW of DR.
Doh !!!!
Forum: Dominican Republic Tuesday 15th December 2015, 13:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By neilh
RFI Bayahibe in SW DR

I will be visiting DR at the end of Jan, staying at La Romana in the SW of the island. I have a non-birding wife so will be birding mostly around the hotel and as far as I can walk !! Any tips ??...
Forum: Mexico Monday 16th March 2015, 20:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By neilh
Thanks guys, I do hope to go again maybe next...

Thanks guys, I do hope to go again maybe next year and I'll note what you've told me !! Fantastic place, worth another go now that I've got a better feeling for the birds on show.
Forum: Mexico Sunday 1st March 2015, 10:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By neilh
Yukatan Feb 2015

Thanks for all the posts of help I asked for, really useful.
I just got back from 2 weeks at the El Dorado Hotel just south of Puerto Morleos, a superb hotel in extensive grounds.
Whilst not a...
Forum: Mexico Monday 29th December 2014, 14:19
Replies: 42
Views: 9,538
Posted By neilh
thanks, everybody, I'd better start swotting up

thanks, everybody, I'd better start swotting up
Forum: Mexico Sunday 30th November 2014, 18:26
Replies: 42
Views: 9,538
Posted By neilh
Thanks Niels, that's a good start, at least I've...

Thanks Niels, that's a good start, at least I've somewhere to aim for. Now to start reading up on what I might see !!! Looks a bit daunting, but a good challenge, lots of 'what was that' I expect !!
Forum: Mexico Sunday 30th November 2014, 09:53
Replies: 42
Views: 9,538
Posted By neilh
Thanks, Niels, I have a non-birding wife, so I...

Thanks, Niels,
I have a non-birding wife, so I guess I mean birding that I can d with in easy reach of the hotel. El Dorado Royale is where we're staying, looks like it's quite green from the photos...
Forum: Mexico Saturday 29th November 2014, 19:07
Replies: 42
Views: 9,538
Posted By neilh
yucatan help

We're considering Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun, in February for a holiday with a bit of birding. Anybody any advice ?? Do I need to take my scope ?? What's the best strategy for easy birding ??
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 19th November 2014, 14:24
Replies: 0
Views: 1,172
Posted By neilh
Tenerife Nov 14

By no means a birding trip, but we did hire a car and have a look around, so I thought might help to report.

We stayed in Alcala on the west coast for 10 days, the weather was warm and sunny with...
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