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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd September 2010, 16:54
Replies: 0
Views: 860
Posted By Solwara
New Guinea bird calls ID project

Hello,

following a difficult month of fieldwork in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea, I've found myself with about 3 hours of recordings of lowland forest birdsong. The project was originally...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 29th May 2009, 17:54
Replies: 4,062
Views: 711,830
Posted By Solwara
Couple of life warblers this morning in the...

Couple of life warblers this morning in the downpour currently affecting N. Vermont:

Blue-winged warbler
Golden-winged warbler
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 26th May 2009, 19:15
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Solwara
Blue Grosbeak in Vermont

Quite out of its normal range, I came across a blue grosbeak confusingly in amongst indigo buntings yesterday in a shrubby park in my home town in Northern Vermont. Size, rufous wingbars, and...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 13th May 2009, 16:29
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Solwara
http://beautifulflyingobjects.blogspot.com/ wonder...

http://beautifulflyingobjects.blogspot.com/
wonderful pictures of it.

the last and only time it was recorded in the state was 1999, I believe. we've had fork-tailed flycatchers a few times as well.
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 11th May 2009, 22:37
Replies: 80
Views: 8,537
Posted By Solwara
Hearing that great 'whoomph' sound in the bush...

Hearing that great 'whoomph' sound in the bush nearby is pretty disconcerting as well!
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 11th May 2009, 22:35
Replies: 80
Views: 8,537
Posted By Solwara
Well, I'll be in Cairns a few days in both June...

Well, I'll be in Cairns a few days in both June and August in and out of PNG, so there's still hope!

...and this seems like a decent place to ask around, so would anyone like to go birding in the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 11th May 2009, 22:30
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Solwara
FOYs in Northern Vermont this week

The first baltimore oriole of the year (*) showed up on Texas Hill Road in Hinesburg, Vermont on 5/5, though was first heard out and about on 5/3. The fifth also yielded the first rose-breasted and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th May 2009, 14:08
Replies: 4,062
Views: 711,830
Posted By Solwara
Warbling Vireo, Hinessburg, Vermont, this morning.

Warbling Vireo, Hinessburg, Vermont, this morning.
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 9th May 2009, 14:05
Replies: 80
Views: 8,537
Posted By Solwara
I stayed at the Cassowary House a few days last...

I stayed at the Cassowary House a few days last June and was lucky enough to see both a female and male cassowary and several chicks. Though I've seen them a few times since in Papua New Guinea, I've...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th May 2009, 16:21
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By Solwara
Chipping Sparrow? Vermont, USA

Are there any other solid-gray breasted sparrows in the Northeast USA with slight white bar on wings have a call similar to that of a Chipping Sparrow? My uncertainty stems from the fact the lighting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th April 2009, 23:47
Replies: 20
Views: 2,935
Posted By Solwara
Lovely Cotinga Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock ...does...

Lovely Cotinga
Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

...does the Night Parrot count :)?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 16th April 2009, 23:44
Replies: 1
Views: 1,339
Posted By Solwara
Bot flies!

So I have a question about the range of bot flies, or warbler flies, family Oestridae, best known as the nightmare of all neotropical travelers.

I live in Northern Vermont, and for the second time,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th April 2009, 23:03
Replies: 20
Views: 2,935
Posted By Solwara
Palm Cockatoo Pesquet's Parrot Kakapo Black...

Palm Cockatoo
Pesquet's Parrot
Kakapo
Black Sicklebill
Southern Cassowary
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 9th April 2009, 18:12
Replies: 25
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solwara
Suboscine (or Tyranni) is a world-wide suborder...

Suboscine (or Tyranni) is a world-wide suborder of passerine birds. It can be further broken into the Old-world suboscines, (including broadbills, pittas, and asities), and the New-world suboscines,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 8th April 2009, 20:23
Replies: 25
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solwara
The Sapayoa is a miracle of biogeography if ever...

The Sapayoa is a miracle of biogeography if ever there was one -- the only Old-world suboscine in the neotropics -- and I'm envious.
Forum: Vermont Monday 16th February 2009, 23:29
Replies: 7
Views: 18,238
Posted By Solwara
I'm afraid my knowledge of N.A. birds and my...

I'm afraid my knowledge of N.A. birds and my participation in local birding is decidedly lacking (I've done banding at Audubon once or twice, but not too much more), although I've decided to end that...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th February 2009, 21:45
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By Solwara
Finsch's Pygmy Parrot

Hello -
Finsch's Pygmy Parrot (Micropsitta finschii; one of six species in the genus Micropsitta) is particularly interesting as pygmy parrots go due to its unique biogeography - confined to New...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 15th February 2009, 21:10
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Solwara
Gude long yupela

Hello,

I'm from northern Vermont, soon to change to the Pacific Northwest. My passion are the birds and forests of Melanesia. I made this account a while ago, but I've decided to start...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st April 2008, 16:03
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Solwara
Buteoninae sp? - Northwestern Vermont, USA

Hello,
I'm new at (serious) birding. This morning, there were a pair of birds of prey circling above my house in Hinesburg, VT. I snapped a picture of one, and, zooming in all the way, could see a...
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