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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 10:29
Replies: 20
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Posted By dalat
Agree. 800 species on the Russia list, thus less...

Agree. 800 species on the Russia list, thus less than the Vietnam book, which is fairly handy. There are usable field guides covering almost 2000 species, e.g. Birds of Peru.

As Lynx writes that...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 18th January 2019, 20:28
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By dalat
I don't think that Cuc Phuong has changed much in...

I don't think that Cuc Phuong has changed much in the last 10 years overall. Different experiences are probably more due to weather and season. The north has a lot of cold weather and drizzle, and it...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 18th January 2019, 15:13
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By dalat
True, and such sad impressions are always part of...

True, and such sad impressions are always part of birding in Vietnam and probaly other places in Asia as well.

Still, great birds to be seen in Cuc Phuong and the other listed places. Some...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 17th January 2019, 13:57
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By dalat
Hanoi itself is good during migration season, but...

Hanoi itself is good during migration season, but Feb is still a bit early for that, so better head out of towns.

One day trips from Hanoi can be done to:
- Ba Vi (avoid weekends)
- Tam Dao
- Van...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 1st January 2019, 19:27
Replies: 129
Views: 3,312
Posted By dalat
Two additions from Switzerland: - Yellow-billed...

Two additions from Switzerland:
- Yellow-billed Chough
- Red Crossbill
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 29th December 2018, 16:06
Replies: 38
Views: 3,010
Posted By dalat
I got the book now and had a closer look. Very...

I got the book now and had a closer look. Very positive overall! Basically confirmed what I said on the sample pages below. Except that the book indeed gives comparatative info on similar species, so...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 9th December 2018, 08:14
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By dalat
I recently bought one in Switzerland. Very nice...

I recently bought one in Switzerland. Very nice bin, no issues with the finish. But I also think the issues shown in the OP would not bother me.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 19th November 2018, 19:12
Replies: 37
Views: 2,131
Posted By dalat
Reports by tour operators can be usufull for...

Reports by tour operators can be usufull for preparation as well, e.g. to give you an overview of what species can be seen in what general location. They also can give some up to date information on...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th November 2018, 22:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
So that was it. Attached the full list (267...

So that was it. Attached the full list (267 species). Thanks for watching ;)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th November 2018, 22:05
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Because of familiy, a couple of days were spent...

Because of familiy, a couple of days were spent in Hanoi downtown. Not as bad, as in migration can be good in Hanoi. I had a couple of morning trips to the Botantical Gardens and to a site called...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 15th November 2018, 21:15
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Yes, saw Blue-rumped as well in Cuc Phuong, but...

Yes, saw Blue-rumped as well in Cuc Phuong, but very briefly. In Cat Tien got only a glimpse of Bar bellied. Not a single call heared of Blue or Rusty naped in Dalat. Wrong time of the year. When...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 14th November 2018, 11:15
Replies: 38
Views: 3,010
Posted By dalat
I had a look at the sample pages and I like it....

I had a look at the sample pages and I like it. The overall layout with species accounts, plates and maps looks well balanced. I really like the initial info on distribution, that is definitely added...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 20:42
Replies: 51
Views: 4,407
Posted By dalat
Cats generally have worse repercussions on birds...

Cats generally have worse repercussions on birds than laser pointers ;)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 13th November 2018, 20:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Cuc Phuong was wet, drizzle and quiet. Eared...

Cuc Phuong was wet, drizzle and quiet. Eared Pitta was one of my hopes, I have not yet seen this one. Difficult bird. I met Tien there, a local guide, he had a stake out for photographers (feeding...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 19:31
Replies: 51
Views: 4,407
Posted By dalat
Typcially you point to under (or above) the bird...

Typcially you point to under (or above) the bird and say "see the dot, one m above!". Drawing a wide circle around the bird is another way, but may easier spook the bird. A laser in dense forest,...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 19:26
Replies: 51
Views: 4,407
Posted By dalat
Humidity is also a factor to consider. When it is...

Humidity is also a factor to consider. When it is misty, more light gets dispersed and the birds see that, even if the laser is poined well away from the bird.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 20:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Hi James, yes, I found them, and this side is...

Hi James, yes, I found them, and this side is certainly nice as well. Most of the Nuthatches I saw here...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
2002 was long before I was there, so can't...

2002 was long before I was there, so can't tell.
Yellow-billed Nuthatch were plenty this time, saw at least 6 birds or more. Every flock had a pair, they react strongly to a Collared Owlet...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:27
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Haha, well spotted, Andy! Good to see someone is...

Haha, well spotted, Andy! Good to see someone is reading :-O White-browed of course...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:25
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
- Crested Serpent Eagle - Blue Rock Thrush -...

- Crested Serpent Eagle
- Blue Rock Thrush
- Long-tailed Shrike
- Blakccrowned Barwing at Lo Xo on the way to Danang (but also common at Ngoc Linh)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:20
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
In Kontum, I first went to Mang Den. Quite some...

In Kontum, I first went to Mang Den. Quite some change since my last visit, new roads, new logging trails, more people, bird trappers...
Still some birds to see though. With a lot of effort, found...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Hi Andy, yes, the trails are not always easy to...

Hi Andy, yes, the trails are not always easy to find, it may need some time for searing around sometimes. But the trails are still there. Certainly easier now to access the broad leaved forest on the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 9th November 2018, 14:32
Replies: 38
Views: 3,010
Posted By dalat
The Vietnam book can now be preordered at a...

The Vietnam book can now be preordered at a discount: https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-vietnam

And it looks like the publishers are listening :t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 8th November 2018, 10:20
Replies: 34
Views: 1,158
Posted By dalat
Glenn, it works for me, not sure what is wrong...

Glenn, it works for me, not sure what is wrong with the link. But I attach the map here. Beware that I made this map almost 10 years ago, and the new roads around the lake and to Pinhat are not yet...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 7th November 2018, 12:59
Replies: 38
Views: 3,010
Posted By dalat
One more in the make:...

One more in the make: https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-japan-0

Wasn't there a relatively new Helm guide as well for Japan?
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