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Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Yesterday, 17:56
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks all, I have now succeeded in launching the...

Thanks all, I have now succeeded in launching the program with Windows 7.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th October 2020, 16:34
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks Mono, I'll try the compatibility mode. I...

Thanks Mono, I'll try the compatibility mode.

I know Windows 7 is old. However this is and old computer (11 years old), I just updated it because a few months ago my old hard drive stopped working...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 8th October 2020, 15:52
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
BWP on CD-Rom

Hi all,

I have BWP on CD-ROM which I have used for many yers.

Until recently my laptop had Windows XP and the program ran fine.
Now I have upgraded it to Windows 7 and the program does not start...
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Monday 28th September 2020, 18:42
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Sagres 2020

The annual birdwatching festival of Sagres is going to take place next weekend.

However the weather forecast is not very good for raptor migration: winds shall be strong from the west or northwest...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 20:08
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Flava was my first impression, but it doesn't...

Flava was my first impression, but it doesn't look pure, as it has some greenish patches on the head...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 19:44
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Yellow Wagtail - subspecies?

Hello all,

This Yellow Wagtail was photographed today, 24 September, at Aveiro, central Portugal.

I am not sure what subspecies it belongs to, as the bird seems to have some features of flavissima...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st September 2020, 06:22
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks Niels. Btw, the list of sightings in...

Thanks Niels.

Btw, the list of sightings in Portugal can be found here:
http://www.avesdeportugal.info/oxyjam.html
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 20:34
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks. I did some search but this topic is very...

Thanks. I did some search but this topic is very old and I did not find it.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 19:06
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Hi Deb, You are right, and I agree with you on...

Hi Deb,

You are right, and I agree with you on transparency.

Actually I could have explained it in the first post, it just didn't occur to me that this could be such a sensitive issue.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 19:00
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Merci beaucoup Richard, c'est très utile et je...

Merci beaucoup Richard, c'est très utile et je comprends parfaitement le français. ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 18:38
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
No, it's for birdwatchers only. I only produce...

No, it's for birdwatchers only. I only produce information for birdwatchers. You can see my website at www.avesdeportugal.info.

Currently we have no updated field guide for non-native birds (as you...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 18:27
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I am not working on any conservation programs...

I am not working on any conservation programs (not with WH Duck and not with any other species) and I am not at all interested in knowing specific locations for Ruddy Duck. My only purpose with this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:58
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks. I can do that but I would like to get the...

Thanks. I can do that but I would like to get the broader European picture as well, according to the information I just quoted it seems that the "centre of mass" has moved from UK to continental...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:55
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I am preparing a small Field Guide about the...

I am preparing a small Field Guide about the identification of non-native birds in Portugal (only species that breed or have bred in the wild and also those that have been reported regularly - not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:50
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
I found some interesting information about the...

I found some interesting information about the LIFE program foing on in France. It is called LIFE Oxyura and it runs from 01-OCT-2018 to 30-DEC -2023.

According to this document, over half of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:44
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
https://www.waterfowl.org.uk/wildfowl/stifftails-a...

https://www.waterfowl.org.uk/wildfowl/stifftails-allies/ruddy-duck/
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:27
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Yes, the information provided in the report...

Yes, the information provided in the report certainly does not reflect the present situation, but it has some interesting data showing that while numbers were reducing in the UK the species was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 16:59
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
While doing some search on Google, I found this...

While doing some search on Google, I found this report prepared by Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). It is called

ERADICATION OF THE RUDDY DUCK OXYURA JAMAICENSIS IN THE WESTERN PALAEARCTIC: A REVIEW...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 16:22
Replies: 63
Views: 7,667
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
That's correct, and the same applies to Egyptian...

That's correct, and the same applies to Egyptian Goose, which is spreading fast here.



It's in one of the latest rarities reports. I can try to find the link if you wish.

Meanwhile I would like to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 16:14
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks all for the replies. I see. In fact...

Thanks all for the replies.



I see. In fact conservation programs often involving control measures often hit this kind of resistance.

On the website of birdlife international I found this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 15:52
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Current status of Ruddy Duck in Europe?

Hi all,

I would like to know what is the current status of Ruddy Duck in Europe.

This species was introduced in Britain some 50 years ago ans spread rapidly, first in UK, then in mainland Europe,...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Friday 18th September 2020, 04:46
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks to all for the contributions.

Thanks to all for the contributions.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 17th September 2020, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Guanay cormorant or Guanay shag (Leucocarbo bougainvillii)

Hi all,

I would like to understand where the English name of this species comes from,

As far as I was able to find, Guanay is the name of a town in Bolivia, however Bolivia is a landlocked...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 16th September 2020, 15:29
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Tuesday 8th September 2020, 21:41
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Gonçalo Elias
Hi eca321, the book is available on Amazon.

Hi eca321, the book is available on Amazon.
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