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Forum: Panama Yesterday, 08:54
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By simmojunior
Brilliant - thank you The_Fern. I know Josh so...

Brilliant - thank you The_Fern. I know Josh so will drop him a message. By La Mesa Cerro Gaital entrance, do you mean the bottom of trail from El Valle town or the car park by the gate at Cerro...
Forum: Panama Yesterday, 06:53
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By simmojunior
Anyone able to help?

Anyone able to help?
Forum: Panama Friday 21st February 2020, 19:09
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By simmojunior
Juan Hombron / El Valle / Altos del Maria info

Hi guys,

I am off to Panama with a friend in March and we have left everything very last minute (only booked flights just over a week ago)! We plan to hire a (probably small) car and have a rough...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 29th January 2020, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By simmojunior
I was in Washington DC with work at the end of...

I was in Washington DC with work at the end of October 2018. I hired a car for the weekend and drove the 4.5 hours to Cape May. It was superb! I saw over 120 species including numerous raptors and...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 14th January 2020, 06:51
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By simmojunior
Definitely leaning towards Ecuador. Spend a week...

Definitely leaning towards Ecuador. Spend a week or so using Mindo as a base and then go to a lowland site possibly by flying or bus. Any suggestions for where? Thinking maybe Gareno, Wild Sumaco or...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 12th January 2020, 17:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By simmojunior
How was the trip? In particular how is Gareno...

How was the trip? In particular how is Gareno these days as I've always wanted to go there?
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 12th January 2020, 16:50
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By simmojunior
Thanks for the suggestions guys! As you say,...

Thanks for the suggestions guys! As you say, Brazil is Portuguese speaking so doesn't suit me this time. It's very expensive to hire a car in Argentina or Chile but I'll definitely look at the other...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 11th January 2020, 20:02
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By simmojunior
Small hire car birding routes in South & Central America

Hi everyone,

After my successful trip with friends to Myanmar this December, I'm planning my next adventure. I have two weeks off in the middle of March and I am hoping to go to a Spanish speaking...
Forum: Scotland Saturday 11th January 2020, 08:36
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By simmojunior
I did the three peaks challenge a few years ago....

I did the three peaks challenge a few years ago. I doubt you'll see Eagles or Grouse but there were loads of Snow Bunting near the summit.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 19th July 2019, 06:50
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By simmojunior
When I went to Narupa back in 2014, I just walked...

When I went to Narupa back in 2014, I just walked in. I was exploring by bus at the time not really sure where I was going. I went in to Comedor Susana to ask whether there was a good place to walk...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 27th January 2019, 11:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Full list

This is my full list of species seen downloaded directly from e-bird. It also contains the first site we saw them at. It does not include heard only or species seen only by the others. I think there...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 27th January 2019, 11:28
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
25th-28th December Doi Inthanon

We left Chiang Mai mid afternoon and headed towards Doi Inthanon. We first headed to the Blossom-headed Parakeet pre-roost site, where after a short wait, we obtained reasonable views. We also had...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 26th January 2019, 21:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Doi Ang Khang & Chiang Dao: 23rd-25th

We were aware the 1249 between Fang and Doi Angkhang was closed but we had some advice from a friend who had been recently to drive past the closure signs and over the roadworks to save a 60km round...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 18:23
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Doi Lang: 21st & 22nd December

We left our hotel in Thaton (Saranya River House) early and arrived at the entrance to Doi Lang East just after 630. The guard took our details and let us through as we headed up the hill. The forest...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 21st January 2019, 16:22
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Chiang Mai, Chiang Saen and Thaton 18th-20th December

We decided to pass up birding this morning and take a much needed lie in. We drove the 3 hours to the airport, handed the hire car back at the airport and flew to Chiang Mai. All ran smoothly and we...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 17th January 2019, 21:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By simmojunior
We did all the things you listed like hides,...

We did all the things you listed like hides, boats, SUVs and guides on one occasion (prefer to bird watch alone). 3 meals a day in Thailand will cost under 10USD even in good restaurants. Anyway,...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 17th January 2019, 08:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By simmojunior
I don't mean to be rude but can I ask why it is...

I don't mean to be rude but can I ask why it is quite so expensive? I have just come back from 3 weeks in Thailand, staying in reasonable accommodation apart from 5 nights camping, using a large hire...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 13th January 2019, 08:14
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Sorry this report has been slow. It won't get any...

Sorry this report has been slow. It won't get any quicker I'm afraid as I am away in Buenos Aires until next Sunday. After that, I'll resume the report.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 9th January 2019, 06:50
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Kaeng Krachan 15th-17th December

We set off very early for Kaeng Krachan and arrived at the park entrance just after 6. The drive in the dark meant we picked up a single Indian Nightjar.

After a couple of kilometres, we made a stop...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 4th January 2019, 20:02
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By simmojunior
Thanks Josh very helpful. The weekend is 12th and...

Thanks Josh very helpful. The weekend is 12th and 13th January so do let me know if you're free for some birding. I've seen Rufous-sided Crake in North Peru so not that bothered about that but other...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 4th January 2019, 19:55
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By simmojunior
Thanks Joost! I emailed Rio De Las Aves but...

Thanks Joost! I emailed Rio De Las Aves but unfortunately they are shut. Think I'll stick to Costanera Sur unless I decide at the last minute to hire a car and go to Ceibas.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd January 2019, 21:34
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Phetchaburi: 12th-15th

It took about 90 minutes to drive from Moo Si to Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi Temple, where we greeted by abundant barking dogs. Fortunately, it did not take long to find our target, the endemic Rufous...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 31st December 2018, 10:48
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Khao Yai: (9th-12th)

Our flights went without incident and we landed shortly after ten. We whizzed through customs, picked up our hire car and were soon on the road heading to the south entrance of Khao Yai via a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 31st December 2018, 10:02
Replies: 12
Views: 3,394
Posted By simmojunior
Independent Thailand

It was a warm evening in May when Drew Lyness, Sophie Barrell and I were walking round the canal at Spurn discussing holidays abroad, specifically a joint desire to go to Thailand. I soon messaged...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 30th December 2018, 07:58
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By simmojunior
Weekend in Buenos Aires

Hi everyone,

I'll be working in Buenos Aires in just over a week's time. I have a weekend free so plan to go birding. I have just got back from 3 weeks birding in Thailand so do not want to spend...
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