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Forum: Vortex Saturday 30th September 2017, 06:40
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By AndrewHeath
Hi Patkin, My intention was never to get "good"...

Hi Patkin,

My intention was never to get "good" shots, just to get clean and clear shots of rare shorebirds and waterfowl for ID purposes. In that sense I'm sure it will be fine. For real bird...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Friday 29th September 2017, 03:30
Replies: 247
Views: 89,817
Posted By AndrewHeath
Hello friends, On September 18th at Huanzidong...

Hello friends,

On September 18th at Huanzidong Reservoir in Liaoning province, China I spotted a banded Siberian Crane:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39244400

It had 3 bands colored Red,...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 28th September 2017, 10:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By AndrewHeath
Hi Owen, I should have clarified - these were...

Hi Owen,

I should have clarified - these were large rings, not flags like for the shorebirds in the PDF, and had no visible numbers. Given the scarcity of Siberian Cranes, I assume it's a unique...
Forum: Illinois Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10:00
Replies: 1
Views: 2,155
Posted By AndrewHeath
Where do Illinois birders congregate online?

Hello all,

I'm moving to Illinois soon and this particular forum seems quite dead. Is there a better place to get in touch with other Illinois birders online?

Thank you,

Drew
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 27th September 2017, 09:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By AndrewHeath
Hi Mick. I bought a Vortex 85mm and the pricey...

Hi Mick.

I bought a Vortex 85mm and the pricey official digiscoping add-on camera attachment thingy back in 2013. I've yet to do any real scoping with it because I didn't like the DSLR's weight...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 27th September 2017, 09:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By AndrewHeath
Where to report a banded Siberian Crane sighting?

Hello friends,

On September 18th at Huanzidong Reservoir in Liaoning province I spotted a banded Siberian Crane:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39244400

It had 3 bands colored Red, Yellow,...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 23rd February 2017, 10:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By AndrewHeath
This is my last remaining unknown species from...

This is my last remaining unknown species from the trip. Any ideas?

White-bellied Yuhina // Erpornis?
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 21st February 2017, 23:24
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By AndrewHeath
Thanks David and Jeff, you're dead-on!

Thanks David and Jeff, you're dead-on!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 20th February 2017, 23:49
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By AndrewHeath
It was an interesting trip. I'm working on a...

It was an interesting trip. I'm working on a comprehensive blog post for the benefit of future potential visitors.

In the meantime, one vexing ID question:

In the afternoon along a roadside I...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 15th February 2017, 09:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By AndrewHeath
Thank you for sharing, johnjemi. After studying...

Thank you for sharing, johnjemi.

After studying the transportation options I decided to rent a car. I have a meeting on the morning of the 18th, then will drive out to the park and stay in the hotel...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Tuesday 14th February 2017, 00:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By AndrewHeath
Hello Keith, That's far from my part of China,...

Hello Keith,

That's far from my part of China, but I've been there once and can share a bit:

This is the eBird summary for Hubei province: link...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 9th February 2017, 10:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By AndrewHeath
I appreciate the comprehensive reply. What is the...

I appreciate the comprehensive reply. What is the park like inside the gate? Is it walkable once I'm inside?
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Thursday 9th February 2017, 04:40
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By AndrewHeath
How'd it go, yren? Please submit your checklists...

How'd it go, yren? Please submit your checklists to eBird if you haven't already.

It seems I might need to be in Sanya on the 17th for a meeting. If that's confirmed I'll try to pop over to...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 29th January 2017, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,953
Posted By AndrewHeath
Come on up and see these, mate. They seem to be...

Come on up and see these, mate. They seem to be over-wintering at the Bird Island spillway. |:$|



Thanks!
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 29th January 2017, 01:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,953
Posted By AndrewHeath
ID - distinguishing swans

Please see the attached photo. Going by bill markings and slight neck length differences, I believe the left swan is a Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) and the right swan is a Whooper Swan (Cygnus...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Saturday 12th November 2016, 00:31
Replies: 101
Views: 13,655
Posted By AndrewHeath
Scoters!

(I apologize for not participating here these days. Nothing personal, y'all are great!)

This morning at the same location as the sea eagle above, I spotted a pair of female white-winged scoters...
Forum: California Wednesday 17th February 2016, 13:31
Replies: 1
Views: 3,808
Posted By AndrewHeath
Local partner/guide wanted for SF area on 2/27

I have a layover in San Francisco on the 27th and 28th. I've never birded in the western states and would love to go with a knowledgeable local who can help me with IDs in the field.

27th is best. I...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Wednesday 17th February 2016, 01:48
Replies: 101
Views: 13,655
Posted By AndrewHeath
Wow, delighted to see someone else making use of...

Wow, delighted to see someone else making use of this thread!

My trusty Monarchs completely fell apart during a trip to Cát Tiên National Park last summer and we didn't have money to get new ones...
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Monday 15th February 2016, 01:07
Replies: 666
Views: 80,913
Posted By AndrewHeath
Thumbs up Good morning Owen! I'm a lapsed BirdForum poster...

Good morning Owen!

I'm a lapsed BirdForum poster based in Shenyang: Liaoning, Shenyang aka 辽宁沈阳 (http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=249058)

I've been following your reports on eBird for...
Forum: South Africa Thursday 28th August 2014, 04:48
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By AndrewHeath
Thanks for the kind words, Sal. No worries. I'm...

Thanks for the kind words, Sal. No worries. I'm sure it will be a great two days regardless!
Forum: South Africa Monday 25th August 2014, 05:14
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By AndrewHeath
Short update: - I've decided to use Birding...

Short update:

- I've decided to use Birding EcoTours (http://www.birdingecotours.co.za/)
- First full-day trip: Suikerbosrand/Marievale
- Second full-day trip: Zaagkuilsdrif
- Each trip is R3200...
Forum: South Africa Thursday 21st August 2014, 22:10
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By AndrewHeath
Partner for Johannesburg-area tour on September 20~21

Hi everyone,

I will be in Johannesburg for a business conference in mid-September and have set aside the 20th and/or 21st for a guided birding tour.

The tours are flat rate at 3200ZAR per day. If...
Forum: New Zealand Friday 23rd May 2014, 14:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By AndrewHeath
Last chance to take a super cool dude birding! ;-)

Last chance to take a super cool dude birding! ;-)
Forum: Malaysia Thursday 22nd May 2014, 02:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By AndrewHeath
More or less exactly what happened! :t: (using...

More or less exactly what happened! :t:

(using the eBird names for all of these, red = lifelist)
Little Egret
Striated Heron
White-breasted Waterhen
Zebra Dove
White-throated Kingfisher
Coppersmith...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th May 2014, 07:51
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By AndrewHeath
Thailand, Bangkok - species ID based on distinctive nest?

The droppings at the entrance and also on the ground below (not pictured) made it clear this is an actively used bird nest. Photo taken in Sri Nakorn Kuen Khan Park near Bangkok. This nest was...
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