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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 15:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By Phaethon
Kumlien's vs. Iceland

We get quite a few Kumlien's in Michigan and a few Thayers, Thayers always has dark outer webs in at least the last four to five primaries. Kumlien's has dark in the last 3 to four at most, this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st December 2014, 16:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By Phaethon
Michigan list serves/FB pages

Bruce:

Good place to post sightings like this is on [email protected] and on some of the FaceBook pages like...
Forum: Michigan Wednesday 23rd October 2013, 19:22
Replies: 1
Views: 5,767
Posted By Phaethon
post again next time, maybe I'll see this as I...

post again next time, maybe I'll see this as I live in Manistee County and bird Benzie often.
Forum: Michigan Wednesday 23rd October 2013, 19:18
Replies: 3
Views: 3,975
Posted By Phaethon
WPBO blog

Check the watercount blog or the owl netting blog for current info at Whitefish Point.
Forum: Peru Tuesday 31st January 2012, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 3,120
Posted By Phaethon
Satipo Rd.

Birding is outstanding I can vouch for that. Visited in April 2010 and yes the accommodations were very basic but are being improved.
Forum: Italy Tuesday 31st January 2012, 19:59
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Phaethon
Italy gardens and parks

Thanks Paul, I'll hunt up the book.
Forum: Italy Wednesday 25th January 2012, 20:04
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Phaethon
Bozo Basic urban park checklist

I know this is pretty basic but I would like to know what are the likely species for some of the urban parks in Rome, Florence, and Venice. I have some time scheduled with guide Marco Valtriani in...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 20th October 2010, 15:17
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By Phaethon
you're right, some shade coffee is a scam, grown...

you're right, some shade coffee is a scam, grown for example under Australian eucalyptus in South America. Some brands are verifiable like the American Bird Conservancy's "Bird Coffee".
Forum: Conservation Friday 24th September 2010, 21:32
Replies: 6
Views: 2,196
Posted By Phaethon
thanks!

great recommendations, I appreciate it.

BA
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 31st August 2010, 17:01
Replies: 6
Views: 2,196
Posted By Phaethon
Volunteer opportunities for birders

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this but I would like to know of any opportunities for doing volunteer bird conservation work in South America, Africa, India, SE Asia, or...
Forum: Michigan Tuesday 31st August 2010, 15:22
Replies: 0
Views: 849
Posted By Phaethon
Fall Lakeshore watch coming up next weekend

Counters,

The next Lake Michigan Shoreline Count is scheduled for Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). If you plan on participating, please let me know where you plan to be. The two hour count will...
Forum: Michigan Tuesday 24th August 2010, 15:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Phaethon
sorry you didn't get a big push in migration,...

sorry you didn't get a big push in migration, fall can be dull! Have had some shorebirds of late in the area, Red-necked Phalarope at Pentwater, Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Ludington.

September is...
Forum: Michigan Friday 6th August 2010, 19:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Phaethon
rain on the way

Hey, rain is almost always good for seeing migrants and grounding the shorebirds. Good luck, if you get by this way contact me and I can give you any updates ([email protected])

BA
Forum: Michigan Friday 30th July 2010, 20:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Phaethon
Thumbs up Lake Michigan to WPBO

sounds like a good trip. You will be traveling past loads of good areas. I would recommend getting a hold of " A Birder's Guide to Michigan" from ABA sales or the Michigan Audubon Society bookstore...
Forum: Mexico Monday 19th July 2010, 00:00
Replies: 0
Views: 1,176
Posted By Phaethon
Cerro Santa Martha (S. of Veracruz)

Has anyone birded Cerro Santa Martha (yes not Marta) south of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico? It looks like an isolated mountain on the coastal plain with possible endemic subspecies?

BA
Forum: Peru Monday 12th July 2010, 13:41
Replies: 5
Views: 3,313
Posted By Phaethon
Ok, then what about the sand forest?

How is access to the White Sand forest near Iquitos? How long does it take to get there and are there nearby accommodations?
Forum: Madagascar Tuesday 29th June 2010, 13:59
Replies: 8
Views: 5,106
Posted By Phaethon
Madagascar

sounds interesting but I don't drink much, I might miss some nightjars or owls by doing that..
Forum: Michigan Wednesday 12th May 2010, 20:13
Replies: 0
Views: 887
Posted By Phaethon
West Michigan Birding Festival

This weekend....

http://www.sabledunesaudubon.com/West_Michigan_Birding_Festival.html
Forum: Peru Wednesday 12th May 2010, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 2,338
Posted By Phaethon
Just back from Peru, great trip! Missed a couple...

Just back from Peru, great trip! Missed a couple mornings of birding due to mechanical problems and logistics but still had >315 species for the all montane trip. Highlights: Black-spectacled Brush...
Forum: Michigan Monday 19th April 2010, 18:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Phaethon
dig up the long lost Yellow-billed Loon, that...

dig up the long lost Yellow-billed Loon, that would be sweet.
Forum: Michigan Saturday 20th March 2010, 15:28
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Phaethon
yard birds

must have a good yard to have a winter wren.

I have a big yard (45 acres) not sure if that counts as a yard but best yard bird so far is Connecticut Warbler, also have had Clay-colored Sparrow, and...
Forum: Peru Thursday 11th March 2010, 15:27
Replies: 2
Views: 2,338
Posted By Phaethon
Central Peru and Pelagic

We have 5 people committed for the trip as of March 10, 2010.
Forum: Michigan Thursday 11th March 2010, 15:25
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Phaethon
Early Spring

Looking good so far. Species back in the Manistee area starting March 6: Horned Larks, Eastern Bluebirds, American Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds,Winter Wren, Red-shouldered Hawk,American Woodcock,...
Forum: Peru Sunday 21st February 2010, 16:43
Replies: 2
Views: 2,338
Posted By Phaethon
Central Peru trip April 28-May 7

there are a couple of spots still open on a trip to central Peru this spring including a Lima pelagic, the east Andes slope, Junin, Carpish Pass, up to 500sp possible on short trip.

See:...
Forum: Michigan Sunday 21st February 2010, 15:58
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Phaethon
Michigan birders going to Peru

There are still a couple of spots open on a trip to Peru from April 29 to May 6 with Kolibri Expeditions. Leaving from Grand Rapids we fly to Lima do a pelagic and then head up into the Andes to one...
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