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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 23rd August 2019, 15:47
Replies: 307
Views: 70,682
Posted By gdhunter
Google Books...

Google Books (https://books.google.com/books/about/Birds_of_Argentina_Volumes_1_And_2.html?id=JZ0ZQwAACAAJ shows it as a two-volume set due July 23, 2020. So later is more plausible?
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By gdhunter
Niels: Thanks for the heads-up! Looks like a...

Niels: Thanks for the heads-up! Looks like a great Plan B that could just as easily become Plan A!
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th August 2019, 17:06
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By gdhunter
This morning I received a reply from eBird...

This morning I received a reply from eBird support in response to an email inquiry I had sent. Major power outage in Ithaca yesterday caused the disruption.

It did motivate me to download my...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th August 2019, 03:34
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By gdhunter
eBird outage

Have been unable to reach eBird for the last five or six hours. Browser error message:

"Cant connect securely to this page. This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security...
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 16th July 2019, 03:30
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By gdhunter
An email address & a telephone number are...

An email address & a telephone number are included on the Spanish-language page found here: http://ganaderiapedregal.com/ganaderia_dondeestamos_solimar.htm
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 16th July 2019, 03:18
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By gdhunter
Of course a lot depends on your goal(s). I...

Of course a lot depends on your goal(s). I invariably try to maximize the number of species on the triplist, and "whirlwind" works counter to that goal in the tropics. Good luck. There is no wrong...
Forum: Costa Rica Friday 5th July 2019, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By gdhunter
My first visit to CR similarly clustered several...

My first visit to CR similarly clustered several destinations at which we stayed two and three nights each. Personally, I found that dissatisfying, and vowed more time at fewer sites for future...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 25th April 2019, 18:52
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By gdhunter
Am not sure about the apps you mention, but...

Am not sure about the apps you mention, but Birdwatcher's Diary actually offers a direct upload to eBird as one of its output options.
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Wednesday 27th March 2019, 15:01
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By gdhunter
Tambo Condor can be a great opportunity for some...

Tambo Condor can be a great opportunity for some species if the Andean highlands, but best if you allot enough time to tour the Antisana Reserve (Tambo Condor's proprietor, Vladimir, is an excellent...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 4th March 2019, 18:15
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By gdhunter
My guide and I weren't communicating well on this...

My guide and I weren't communicating well on this point. Turns out she was referencing an option at Paz de las Aves for an afternoon observation of Andean Cock-of-the-rock for $10 per person. Sorry...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 3rd March 2019, 19:59
Replies: 103
Views: 69,342
Posted By gdhunter
AOU's North American checklist applies to all of...

AOU's North American checklist applies to all of the Americas north of South America. The ABA's version of North America consists of the USA (excluding Hawaii?) and Canada. The avifuana of northern...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Friday 1st March 2019, 14:40
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By gdhunter
During our recent trip to Sachatamia our guide...

During our recent trip to Sachatamia our guide for one day mentioned a reserve operated by another member of the Paz family offering similar birding potential at a somewhat lower cost. However, I did...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 25th February 2019, 05:05
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By gdhunter
I don't know if your question was directed to the...

I don't know if your question was directed to the entire forum or not, but if I were allocating only eight days I would NOT try covering eastern & western slopes. Four nights at San Isidro (or even...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 11th February 2019, 13:45
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By gdhunter
Requesting advice in this forum is a hit-or-miss...

Requesting advice in this forum is a hit-or-miss proposition. Steven Herrmann has published a couple of relatively recent bird-finding guides (one covering the northeast, the other the northwest, and...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Friday 8th February 2019, 15:38
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By gdhunter
My friends and I spent just over three weeks in...

My friends and I spent just over three weeks in Ecuador in 2015, concentrating mainly on the east (Arajuno Lodge not far from Mishualli, Hakuna Matata, Wildsumaco, San Isidro), with our last five...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 15th December 2018, 15:53
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By gdhunter
The plates in my new copy (softcover, from...

The plates in my new copy (softcover, from Amazon) have a decidedly misty cast to them. I'd rather have the book than return it and gamble on a better replacement, but I did obtain a credit on my...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Tuesday 20th November 2018, 12:45
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By gdhunter
NW Ecuador coastal extension

Planning a trip to Mindo for two couples, with a brief (one night) coastal diversion. The geography of Playa Atacames/Playa Same looks promising for a bit of birding. My impression is that the former...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Friday 19th October 2018, 12:21
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By gdhunter
We certainly hope the birding gets more intense...

We certainly hope the birding gets more intense at our primary destination, whether it's Zamora or the Mindo area. My biggest concern is whether or not Zamora's distance makes the drive from Quito...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Thursday 18th October 2018, 19:35
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By gdhunter
My definition of "good birds" must differ from...

My definition of "good birds" must differ from yours. And that's okay. My preference for Puembo extends from some very nice introductory species in the gardens to the camaraderie and good will of...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Tuesday 16th October 2018, 00:49
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By gdhunter
Zamora or Mindo?

Two couples (the guys are birders, the spouses a bit less so but still interested). Original plans for a B&B in Macas fell through. The B&B proprietor is well-acquainted with the folks who managed...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Friday 21st September 2018, 19:21
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By gdhunter
backtrack from Macas

A trip early 2019 heretofore planned for Macas requires a reroute. The family with the currently aborted Macas B&B has offered helpful tips, but I'm broadening the scope a bit. Have been to Ecuador...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Friday 17th August 2018, 22:00
Replies: 38
Views: 1,513
Posted By gdhunter
One 2015 trip to Ecuador doth not an expert make,...

One 2015 trip to Ecuador doth not an expert make, but I found that access to quality tracts of habitat compensated somewhat for the added expense at places like Wildsumaco & San Isidro. We could have...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 6th August 2018, 16:42
Replies: 38
Views: 1,513
Posted By gdhunter
The favorable comments of others suggest that Paz...

The favorable comments of others suggest that Paz de las Aves can under certain conditions offer a satisfying birding experience. I suspect that most of the antpittas you encounter will still be...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Saturday 4th August 2018, 18:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,513
Posted By gdhunter
The guide who arranged our visit did so in...

The guide who arranged our visit did so in advance, so perhaps it's possible to ascertain beforehand if no tours are scheduled.
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Saturday 4th August 2018, 03:27
Replies: 38
Views: 1,513
Posted By gdhunter
You might consider retaining a local guide if...

You might consider retaining a local guide if venturing past your place of lodging. Not that anything untoward is expected.

The day we spent at Paz de la Aves may have been atypical, but busloads of...
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