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Forum: Swarovski Monday 18th June 2018, 21:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By Swissboy
Not sure what this historic designation has got...

Not sure what this historic designation has got to do here. These days, there is no such team, I think.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 10th June 2018, 08:47
Replies: 61
Views: 5,701
Posted By Swissboy
Waiting for a clearance sale!8-P Not really, but...

Waiting for a clearance sale!8-P

Not really, but this might well become a candidate. I hope not, after all the efforts that have been put into this magnificent set. But somehow, I wonder whether...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 4th June 2018, 19:36
Replies: 121
Views: 21,196
Posted By Swissboy
No real reviews, but some impressions. Mine are...

No real reviews, but some impressions. Mine are in post #55. And several others posted from there on. There is a link to a review in post #87. (Edit: That's the one you already found.) I also suggest...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 4th June 2018, 19:25
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Swissboy
Mammals of China, Princeton Pocket Guide was what...

Mammals of China, Princeton Pocket Guide was what I tried. CA is essentially just at the edge. Not fully satisfactory! Maybe there is something better now?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 3rd June 2018, 20:16
Replies: 98
Views: 49,747
Posted By Swissboy
I have been unable to find anything that would...

I have been unable to find anything that would support the claim.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 30th May 2018, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Swissboy
The thread's title was too non-descript! I simply...

The thread's title was too non-descript! I simply felt like not "burying" my review effort. Sorry. If the title of the thread would have been "New FG for Nicaragua" or something along those lines, I...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:29
Replies: 79
Views: 47,137
Posted By Swissboy
New FG for Nicaragua

Zona Tropical has published a new FG for Nicaragua. I wrote a brief review: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=362364
No need to repeat it here. But its conclusion is that this is a FG that...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 29th May 2018, 19:01
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Swissboy
Birds of Nicaragua A Field Guide, a review

This is a brand new addition to the Zona Tropical Publications, and it is patterned along the lines of the previous FGs in the series, Birds of Costa Rica and Birds of Panama. Illustrations are by...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 25th May 2018, 20:14
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Swissboy
That is Howell and Webb with its doubtful FG...

That is Howell and Webb with its doubtful FG qualities (as outlined in post #15) despite otherwise being a great book.

Van Perlo covers it all, but it plays in a lower class league when it comes to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 25th May 2018, 20:03
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Swissboy
I must admit that I do not know this book. But I...

I must admit that I do not know this book. But I have several earlier books by Edwards, and they have never really impressed me. Thus, I'm open to any convincing arguments, but from the description...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 25th May 2018, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Swissboy
We can "nit pick" about whether central and...

We can "nit pick" about whether central and middle are the same or not, as well as about other details. The facts remain that Howell and Webb is a book that is simply too bulky to be taken into the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 21:34
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Swissboy
To me Mexico is definitely also part of Central...

To me Mexico is definitely also part of Central America when it comes to birds. But we still need a decent and compact FG for the whole country. So I don't feel all of Central America has been...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:41
Replies: 61
Views: 5,701
Posted By Swissboy
Same here. Pretty much a "dja vue" feeling,...

Same here. Pretty much a "dja vue" feeling, reminding me of the many similarly looking books on my bookshelves that I must have looked at just a few times when I bought them, but never since. Of...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 15th April 2018, 20:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Swissboy
A second edition has been announced, apparently...

A second edition has been announced, apparently (copied from internet after a Google search):

A Birdwatcher's Guide to Norway | rn forlag

www.ornforlag.no Bkene

Translate this page A...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 15th April 2018, 19:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Swissboy
Who said the book is in German? Us German...

Who said the book is in German? Us German speaking folk often read more in English than in German. This book has never been available in German, but it has been sold on German web sites.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 11th April 2018, 18:11
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Swissboy
A bit pricy, it would seem. :-C

A bit pricy, it would seem. :-C
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 5th April 2018, 12:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Swissboy
To be more specific for those who have problems...

To be more specific for those who have problems with German:

http://media-natur.com/epages/08dc8bde-ba03-446e-adff-433a8dd067cc.sf/secccf583f360/?ObjectID=15278960&LastProductObjectID=2580220

The...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 4th April 2018, 18:26
Replies: 39
Views: 1,835
Posted By Swissboy
Birding and hunting do not exclude one another

I can't make the absolute distinction between hunters and birders. And as for hunters asking for advice about optics in a birders' forum, well, the opposite happens as well. Some of you might have...
Forum: Hawaii Monday 26th March 2018, 21:13
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Swissboy
I have now finished my trip report:...

I have now finished my trip report: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3696224#post3696224

There are four parts, one for each island we visited:
Post #1 Oahu, post #8 Kauai, post #13 Big...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th March 2018, 14:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Swissboy
So here is the last part of my trip report....

So here is the last part of my trip report.

Maui was the last one of the four islands we visited. With respect to birds, it was the least exciting one. That had only in part to do with the fact...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 26th March 2018, 12:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Swissboy
Sounds a lot like what had happened to us in...

Sounds a lot like what had happened to us in Hungary in 1975. But that was long before the Iron Curtain dissolved. Frightening in both cases.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 25th March 2018, 14:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Swissboy
Here is the third installment, my report for BIG...

Here is the third installment, my report for BIG ISLAND / Hawaii

Getting from Kauai to Hawaii was a bit more complicated than originally expected, at least because we wanted to stay in Hilo. There...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 22nd March 2018, 18:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Swissboy
Thank you all for your moral support. It really...

Thank you all for your moral support. It really helps to get back to normal in less time. At least, I still had much of what I wanted to say in my memory. So the basic outline was still...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 22nd March 2018, 18:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Swissboy
This is what I have done now, and I should have...

This is what I have done now, and I should have done so before. When things go smoothly for years, one forgets the obvious precautions. It used to be my standard procedure years ago.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 22nd March 2018, 17:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Swissboy
Finally, here is the second installment, this one...

Finally, here is the second installment, this one dealing with our days on Kauai.

For Kauai, I had booked three nights at Waimea and the last two nights in the Kapaa area. The idea was to minimize...
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