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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 11:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By dalat
It's a bit similar to the question I get often...

It's a bit similar to the question I get often asked by people who are not familar with scopes or binoculars: "how far can you see through this?" Well, it depends ;)

As for ID of birds, it depends...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 10:56
Replies: 126
Views: 5,482
Posted By dalat
You are not forced to use hotspots in ebird, you...

You are not forced to use hotspots in ebird, you can add data for every location you want, as precise as you want.

I guess the strenght of ebird is that it caters to many types of users. It works...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 19th March 2019, 07:43
Replies: 126
Views: 5,482
Posted By dalat
Thanks a lot for the info! So the HBW alive...

Thanks a lot for the info!



So the HBW alive species entries will be sorted along the Clements/ebird list in future... understandable that they choose this way in this planned merger.

But I still...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th March 2019, 05:21
Replies: 126
Views: 5,482
Posted By dalat
Indeed! That's why I use Scythebill :t: Awiner,...

Indeed! That's why I use Scythebill :t:

Awiner, in Scythebill, I can eeasily switch betwen IOC and Clements, seems to work quite well. Do you think Cornell will do the same, a parallel use of...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 17th March 2019, 18:27
Replies: 126
Views: 5,482
Posted By dalat
I'm a bit surprised by the many negative comments...

I'm a bit surprised by the many negative comments here. Two providers of some of the very best services to birders decide to cooperate and the reponse is a collective moaning... really?

Of course...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 8th March 2019, 19:01
Replies: 42
Views: 8,713
Posted By dalat
Ta Nung update. I've been back now after many...

Ta Nung update.

I've been back now after many years. The place has now been fully transformed in one of those Dalat kitsch parks, where tourists take selfies in front of flowery heart shaped...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 8th March 2019, 18:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By dalat
Short Leech update from Cat Tien! Oct 2018,...

Short Leech update from Cat Tien!

Oct 2018, rainy season and indeed very wet: tons of leeches and quite a few bites despite leech socks and all.
Feb 2019, dry season, very dry: not a single leech...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th March 2019, 07:10
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By dalat
Thanks both, excellent! The website has a...

Thanks both, excellent! The website has a registry of ringing schemes, so I also will have a look at this.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 5th March 2019, 20:02
Replies: 126
Views: 5,482
Posted By dalat
Indeed, not clear from that release what exactly...

Indeed, not clear from that release what exactly they are planning. Apps is a possibility, as the HBW alive and also the new Lynx field guides have good content suitable for apps. (Lynx does not have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th March 2019, 19:44
Replies: 3,988
Views: 689,764
Posted By dalat
Nordmann's Greenshank in Vietnam, Yay!

Nordmann's Greenshank in Vietnam, Yay!
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th March 2019, 10:42
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By dalat
Asian ringing/banding: where to report readings?

I saw two banded birds in Vietnam. Where should I report these birds?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th March 2019, 09:56
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By dalat
So you think no problem with the size,...

So you think no problem with the size, Black-headed Gull can appear almost as large as Caspian Tern?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th March 2019, 01:46
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By dalat
The flying bird is the same as the 3rd bird from...

The flying bird is the same as the 3rd bird from left in the first pic.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th March 2019, 20:43
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By dalat
Vietnam Gull

Some Gulls were resting next to Caspian Terns in the Mekong Delta, a few days ago. Next to the terns, they seem a bit too large for Black-headed, so is it Brown headed? But not sure if the wing...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 16th February 2019, 21:19
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By dalat
This is what they are doing I think. E.g. plenty...

This is what they are doing I think. E.g. plenty of new drawings in the Vietnam or the Thailand guide, which are also now available in HBW alive. Obviously they have a good headstart with the plates...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd February 2019, 10:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By dalat
There will be no more migrants and most resident...

There will be no more migrants and most resident birds will relocate, so no need for binoculars anyway.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 31st January 2019, 15:35
Replies: 157
Views: 5,236
Posted By dalat
You have to much time Maffong, better go...

You have to much time Maffong, better go birding3:-)

Btw., avibase is also a good source to get German (and other language) bird names...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th January 2019, 22:20
Replies: 157
Views: 5,236
Posted By dalat
Hi Henning, as justification for the renaming of...

Hi Henning, as justification for the renaming of the Sacred Ibis, they say (my translation): "The former Sacred Ibis T.a. is now called - historically more accurately - Pharaonenibis". I'm not sure...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th January 2019, 20:44
Replies: 157
Views: 5,236
Posted By dalat
Isn't that a mere speculation from your side? Or...

Isn't that a mere speculation from your side? Or do you have a source somewhere stating religious considerations of a supposed renaming? I didn't find anything.

I had a look at my old Johnson...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 26th January 2019, 10:12
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By dalat
Maybe for the bird photographers with the really...

Maybe for the bird photographers with the really big guns, who usually use a tripod anyway, IS does not make such a big difference. I don't know.

But for sure, IS makes a huge difference for those...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 25th January 2019, 08:28
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By dalat
Is CBGA sth like a split from Sam Veasna? Looking...

Is CBGA sth like a split from Sam Veasna? Looking at the website, some of the CBGA used to work for SV before, I think.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th January 2019, 08:05
Replies: 157
Views: 5,236
Posted By dalat
I can see the point, but I think this is really...

I can see the point, but I think this is really for the very nerdy of birders. The ordinary birder cares about the species name and often doesn't even know the genus. (Talking about myself here...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th January 2019, 07:57
Replies: 29
Views: 936
Posted By dalat
I've yet to use it in the field, but after...

I've yet to use it in the field, but after reading through it a lot, actually I don't find the placement that bad. Firstly, in the new Thailand and Vietnam editions, the maps are less obtrousive than...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:32
Replies: 157
Views: 5,236
Posted By dalat
:t: Yes, that will do...

:t: Yes, that will do...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 20:21
Replies: 29
Views: 936
Posted By dalat
:t: As Lynx-people seem to read here, sure we'll...

:t:

As Lynx-people seem to read here, sure we'll get that soon. Shame I don't read enough Russian, so I'll have to go with the English version.
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