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Forum: Indonesia Monday 10th December 2018, 16:17
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By tapaculo
I visited both of those parks in 2015, in a trip...

I visited both of those parks in 2015, in a trip organized by Nurlin Djuni of Malia Tours. We visited Lore Lindu for three full days, staying at the Monalisa homestay in Wuasa (+62 813 5426 1746)....
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 25th October 2018, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,940
Posted By tapaculo
We got a sixth person, but sadly Colin has had to...

We got a sixth person, but sadly Colin has had to drop out for health reasons, so we would again welcome one more birder.

Please send me a PM if you want more information.
Forum: Indonesia Friday 5th October 2018, 01:22
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By tapaculo
If anyone want to send Nurlin money to help with...

If anyone want to send Nurlin money to help with rebuilding, or the schools and organizations he supports, send me a personal message and I will give you wire instructions.
Forum: Indonesia Thursday 4th October 2018, 02:40
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By tapaculo
It may not be possible to visit Sulawesi for a...

It may not be possible to visit Sulawesi for a while, but the epicenter of the earthquake was just north of Palu, so Bunaken (and the city of Manado and the prime birding spots in extreme NE Sulawesi...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 27th July 2018, 04:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,940
Posted By tapaculo
still going and looking for 2 more

We are still going on the 23-day tour -- January 20 through February 11 -- and still looking for two more birders, to keep the cost down and be comfortable in two vehicles. Attached are several...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 22nd April 2018, 03:00
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By tapaculo
Ethiopia, October/November 2018

We are looking for at least one more person to join in a birding trip to central and southern Ethiopia starting in mid-October 2018. This will use a local company and tentatively will be 17 days and...
Forum: Indonesia Saturday 21st April 2018, 05:14
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By tapaculo
You are right that Sulawesi is not very...

You are right that Sulawesi is not very "touristy", and Halamhera even less. In many towns there are no real hotels, just "guest houses" and "home-stays". Nurlin's company arranged all those for us....
Forum: Indonesia Friday 20th April 2018, 04:38
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By tapaculo
I wrote to Nurlin Djuni, an excellent bird guide...

I wrote to Nurlin Djuni, an excellent bird guide we used in Sulawesi in 2015. (I recommend him highly, and Arjan Dwarshuis hired him as part of his record World Big Year.)

He wrote that a 3 week...
Forum: Brasil Tuesday 17th April 2018, 02:50
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By tapaculo
Never mind, he was in the field and just...

Never mind, he was in the field and just responded. (Ciro Albano and Caio Brito of NE Brazil Birding are still in business.)
Forum: Brasil Monday 16th April 2018, 17:19
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By tapaculo
NE Brasil birding guide?

Does anyone know whether "NE Brazil Birding" (Ciro Albano, et.al.) is still in business? Sending messages on their Website http://nebrazilbirding.com/does not work and an email has not been...
Forum: Brasil Monday 16th April 2018, 17:03
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By tapaculo
NE Brasil birding guide?

Does anyone know whether "NE Brazil Birding" (Ciro Albano, et.al.) is still in business? Sending messages on their Website http://nebrazilbirding.com/does not work and an email has not been...
Forum: Canon Friday 16th February 2018, 08:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By tapaculo
Canon SX50 - get out of ISO AUTO

Somehow my SX50 is in ISO AUTO mode, and I can find no way to get out of it. I am now birding in Thailand but have the manual with me, but it just talks about the options within that mode. A search...
Forum: Madagascar Tuesday 19th December 2017, 01:49
Replies: 54
Views: 5,947
Posted By tapaculo
Jurek, we also were in Mantadia with Julien in...

Jurek, we also were in Mantadia with Julien in November, and saw the birds he calls Dusky Tetrakas. A photo attached. There are two opinions; I cannot say which is correct:

Julien, and all the...
Forum: Madagascar Thursday 21st September 2017, 16:22
Replies: 54
Views: 5,947
Posted By tapaculo
newer artwork of Dusky Tetraka

This refers to the earlier quote: "Dusky Greenbul / Tetraka... hasn't been properly drawn in any of the field guides! The drawings all show a Spectacled Tetraka... It should be a ground dwelling bird...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 25th July 2017, 04:39
Replies: 2
Views: 3,202
Posted By tapaculo
Trip full

We have six people for the November 17, and do not plans to add more. Misaotra!
Forum: Thailand Wednesday 12th July 2017, 05:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By tapaculo
Yikes, to answer my own question, it looks like...

Yikes, to answer my own question, it looks like the area after the river crossings is key for birds such as Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Orange-breasted Trogon, Blue Pitta, Brown and Great Hornbill,...
Forum: Thailand Monday 10th July 2017, 06:04
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By tapaculo
Thanks a lot for the warning. I hope that the...

Thanks a lot for the warning. I hope that the planned work is worthwhile, but it's worrisome because I've been looking into a visit in February '18, and expect to include Kaeng Krachan. I'll have to...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 18th June 2017, 23:54
Replies: 146
Views: 48,422
Posted By tapaculo
Collins Guide, iOS

It works just fine on my iPad Mini. (What a fabulous app!) Is there some particular problem on an iPhone, or am I misunderstanding you?
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 04:20
Replies: 2
Views: 3,202
Posted By tapaculo
Madagascar October 30 - November 22, 2017

We would welcome a fourth birder to join us on a comprehensive tour of Madagascar, this October 30 to November 22 from Antananarivo. The trip has been set up with the Madagascar Tour Guide company,...
Forum: Madagascar Monday 13th March 2017, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By tapaculo
initial opinion on Madagascar guides

I bought both Hawkins/Safford/Skerrett and Sinclair/Langrand, the former in the Kindle version. My initial opinion is that the Hawkins et. al. book from Helm (2015) is better, though of course that...
Forum: Madagascar Monday 6th March 2017, 16:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By tapaculo
Thanks for that information, "Swissboy", and for...

Thanks for that information, "Swissboy", and for the link to the other post, which my search did not find. (It seems that searching in BirdForum only works within one forum.) It seems like a good...
Forum: Madagascar Wednesday 1st March 2017, 23:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By tapaculo
field guides for Madagascar

There seem to be several field guides (books) for Madagascar; any opinions on them?

Safford & Skerrett, Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
Langrand & Ian Sinclair, Chamberlain's...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 28th June 2016, 15:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,742
Posted By tapaculo
Jan/Feb after all!

After Gunnar's input (and thanks to hgalbraith also), we had further discussions and are back to a late January start. One of our 6 is not certain (the Brexit didn't help his employment situation),...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 4th June 2016, 02:17
Replies: 6
Views: 2,742
Posted By tapaculo
changed to July/August 2017!

We have realized that we need to avoid the rainy season in northern Peru, so will change the trip to July-August 2017. We do have six people expressing interest, but not all certain, so let us know...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 29th April 2016, 03:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,742
Posted By tapaculo
N Peru & S Ecuador, Jan/Feb 2017

We are four birders organizing a trip to northern Peru and also southern Ecuador in January/February 2017 (dates and other details still a little flexible).
Our tentative itinerary is 20 days,...
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