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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 6th May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By ovenbird43
Enjoyable read, and you picked a good year to...

Enjoyable read, and you picked a good year to come - good fallout conditions on the Gulf this year!
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 27th April 2018, 16:10
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By ovenbird43
Any of the "sky islands" in southeast Arizona...

Any of the "sky islands" in southeast Arizona will have them, and they'll still be around in July and August - higher elevations of Mt. Lemmon, Reef Townsite Campground in the Huachucas, trails up...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 22nd April 2018, 18:29
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By ovenbird43
Gulf Coast Migration Fallout

Just back from a week on Grand Isle, an island on the coast of Louisiana that protects some of the best remaining oak chenier habitat. The visit was for work but timing and conditions were great for...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 22nd March 2018, 17:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By ovenbird43
Thanks for posting and I look forward to the rest...

Thanks for posting and I look forward to the rest - not many trip reports from Hawaii on here! It's on my bucket list but so far I've been putting airfare money toward more diverse countries - but...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th March 2018, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By ovenbird43
Thanks all, and Jens, that's some very helpful...

Thanks all, and Jens, that's some very helpful info.

Not sure we'll want to bring our camping gear just for one spot, though I understand Frenchman's Lodge is cheap and convenient to Ankasa. Nice...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 24th February 2018, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By ovenbird43
Independent Ghana with public transport

I've tentatively settled on taking a 2.5 week trip to Ghana this fall. My husband will be coming along, and although he enjoys birds and nature he's not really a birder, so rather than the standard...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 15th February 2018, 18:53
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By ovenbird43
Were they 3-wheeled mototaxis/rickshaws, like...

Were they 3-wheeled mototaxis/rickshaws, like I've seen in Peru? Or just regular motorcycles? That would be tough for transporting two people I'd think. I've found some 4x4 rentals in Santa Marta for...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 15th February 2018, 17:15
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By ovenbird43
Excellent, do you have any contact or location...

Excellent, do you have any contact or location information for the research station? I'd heard reference to it in other reports but haven't found anything out online. For my part I was considering...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 14th February 2018, 15:22
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By ovenbird43
I'll be following replies with interest, since...

I'll be following replies with interest, since I'm also planning a trip to Colombia, tentatively for November this year, and also trying to keep costs down. I'm planning on visiting the Santa Marta...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 13th February 2018, 17:39
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By ovenbird43
Sometime in September of 2003 for me, might be...

Sometime in September of 2003 for me, might be able to track down the exact date, it was the first Saturday mist netting and birding field trip as part of an undergraduate ornithology course. I've...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th February 2018, 14:53
Replies: 97
Views: 5,237
Posted By ovenbird43
Indeed. My neighbor was recently going on about...

Indeed. My neighbor was recently going on about the "baby Sandhill Crane" walking around in her yard - she had a bit of trouble with the phrase "juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron" but at least she...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 12th January 2018, 23:47
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By ovenbird43
Ah, thanks for the updated information Andy!

Ah, thanks for the updated information Andy!
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 12th January 2018, 18:47
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By ovenbird43
Yellow Fever vaccination is supposedly only good...

Yellow Fever vaccination is supposedly only good for 10 years, so I would say even if you are sure you got the vaccine in the 80s it doesn't matter now.

I don't recall if we were advised to get the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th January 2018, 23:15
Replies: 38
Views: 2,891
Posted By ovenbird43
1. Ross's Gull - a bird like that beats all the...

1. Ross's Gull - a bird like that beats all the species I saw abroad this year! A mythical species in a magical setting - four hours of driving in snowy darkness to a frozen lake in the Adirondacks,...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 28th December 2017, 14:57
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By ovenbird43
It's been my experience that most wren species...

It's been my experience that most wren species sing year-round (particularly the non-migratory species), though at much reduced frequency outside of spring. I've been hearing Carolina Wrens sing...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 23rd December 2017, 18:35
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 8 This was mostly a travel day, I had...

Nov 8

This was mostly a travel day, I had signed up for conference-organized transport from the airport to Paracas, and arrived to my hostel in Paracas in the late afternoon. I took a quick stroll...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 22nd December 2017, 13:01
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By ovenbird43
Looking forward to this report, I'm tossing...

Looking forward to this report, I'm tossing around the idea of a trip to Ghana sometime in the next couple years.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 17th December 2017, 23:27
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 7 It was raining fairly hard when I woke up...

Nov 7

It was raining fairly hard when I woke up so I delayed departure a little bit, hailing a motoaxi as the rain began to lighten up. I instructed the driver to take me to the tunnel along the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th December 2017, 17:14
Replies: 72
Views: 4,155
Posted By ovenbird43
As far as I know, yes, though I don't have...

As far as I know, yes, though I don't have specific knowledge of all species. Certainly with more and more species being trained to come to worms the prospect of getting them all seems doable, though...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 11th December 2017, 14:55
Replies: 72
Views: 4,155
Posted By ovenbird43
For me (excluding single-species families): New...

For me (excluding single-species families):

New World Vultures
Skuas
Darters
Oxpeckers

One shy on the dippers

I sometimes fantasize of doing an antpitta big year, a la Chris Goodie's year-long...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 9th December 2017, 15:00
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By ovenbird43
Oops, thanks for catching another mistake, yep I...

Oops, thanks for catching another mistake, yep I meant Green-fronted Lancebill!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th December 2017, 18:00
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 6 My last morning at FAN, I had asked Kenny...

Nov 6

My last morning at FAN, I had asked Kenny about a few targets I was still missing and decided to search some of the nearby areas outside the reserve for Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher and Royal...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th December 2017, 17:35
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By ovenbird43
Nov 5 Today I had all day at FAN, beginning with...

Nov 5

Today I had all day at FAN, beginning with a trip to see the Rusty-tinged Antpittas. The pair came in quickly to the worms and gave good views, one approaching incredibly close - I'm...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th December 2017, 13:07
Replies: 33
Views: 2,542
Posted By ovenbird43
Oooh, great stuff at Owlet Lodge! Many targets...

Oooh, great stuff at Owlet Lodge! Many targets that I missed or couldn't get at FAN, but without private transport I wasn't able to squeeze a day or half day trip there into my itinerary. One always...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 3rd December 2017, 21:39
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By ovenbird43
Canon Rebel T2i with a 70-300 mm lens, which I...

Canon Rebel T2i with a 70-300 mm lens, which I bought about 5 years ago.
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