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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th December 2019, 16:15
Replies: 4,188
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Posted By Oregonian
Chestnut-throated Seedeater, Sporophila telasco

I ticked 66 life birds in Peru in October and November, including a Chestnut-throated Seedeater, Sporophila telasco, at Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Pantanos de Villa, in Lima on the last day,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 22nd November 2019, 21:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By Oregonian
Jardin Botànico Josè Celestino Mutis

I hung around Jardin Botànico Josè Celestino Mutis when Patricia was at an orchid conference there in september 2017, and enjoyed the whole time. Here's my list:
Eared Dove
Sparkling...
Forum: New Zealand Tuesday 25th September 2018, 20:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Oregonian
Thanks for all the good information. I am...

Thanks for all the good information. I am planning a trip, too, at about the same time.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 10th September 2018, 02:20
Replies: 4,188
Views: 748,244
Posted By Oregonian
SW Australia

We're just back from a trip to SW Australia, where I ticked 116 new birds. The last was a Brown Falcon, Attached.

My 3000th lifer was Yellow-billed Spoonbill. I failed to photograph them as we...
Forum: Australia Monday 6th August 2018, 17:06
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Oregonian
Plans for SW Australia

We're going on a botany-focused tour for 10 days from August 20th, to York and north to Moora and Dongara, then back to Perth, followed by a week or so on our own. We thought to spend the time south...
Forum: Australia Sunday 5th August 2018, 16:07
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Oregonian
I just found the responses to "August in...

I just found the responses to "August in Australia" with pertinent information - no need to repeat that.
thanks
Forum: Australia Sunday 5th August 2018, 16:03
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Oregonian
Preparing for Perth

I'm getting ready for my first trip to Australia, almost three weeks in the southwest. I have two field guides to birds covering all of Australia, but the volume of birds that are unfamiliar to me is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th September 2016, 19:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Oregonian
Kunming Botanical Garden, Yunnan, March 6, 2013

Again, this could be Himalayan or Eurasian Buzzard. Or another buzzard?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th September 2016, 19:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Oregonian
Lijiang--Lashixiang Nature Reserve, Yunnan, CN

On the 28th, we found this buzzard at Lijiang--Lashixiang Nature Reserve, Yunnan, CN.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th September 2016, 18:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Oregonian
Himalayan or Eastern Buzzard, north of Dali

Here's another sketchy photo, this one north of Dali on February 27th, 2013. Two others are a little better.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th September 2016, 15:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Oregonian
Himalayan or Eastern Buzzard, south of Xishuangbanna

Here is the buzzard we found on February 21, 2013. the photo is soft, and may not be identifiable, I know.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th September 2016, 15:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Oregonian
Eastern v. Himalayan Buzzard, Yunnan, china 2013

Lee and I recorded Common Buzzard four times on our tour of Yunnan in February and March. There was a split in the eBird taxonomy this summer, and eBird changed the species to Himalayan Buzzard. But...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th June 2016, 16:16
Replies: 4,188
Views: 748,244
Posted By Oregonian
9 from last month's trip to Mexico City

The latest was a heard-only Aztec Rail, but here are the others:
2826 Aztec Rail - Rallus tenuirostris 14-May-16
2825 Golden-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes chrysogenys 12-May-16
2824 Streak-backed...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 28th May 2016, 19:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Oregonian
Chapultepec Park

On Sunday, May 8th we caught an Uber at 7:00am to Bosque Chapultepec. We spent the first hours walking in the woods, then walked up to the castle. We spent the afternoon in the anthropology museum....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 26th May 2016, 15:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Oregonian
Mexico City May 8 to 15, 2016

My wife and I had occasion to spend eight days in the heart of Mexico City earlier this month. We were not there to go birding, but we did some, and folks here might be interested in our...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st March 2016, 13:39
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By Oregonian
Icterid in Colombia: Urrao Antioquia

These icterids were in Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia on February 22, 2016. In the field, my first impression was that it was a Great-tailed Grackle, a brownish female. The bird was something like 100...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 27th December 2015, 16:50
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Oregonian
Loons in Newport, Oregon, USA

Here are two loons in the channel between the jetties in Newport, Oregon, USA. the one in front, on the right, appears to be Common Loon (Great Northern Diver), but the one on the left, in back, is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th December 2015, 02:41
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Oregonian
We found a Rufous-banded Miner nearby. I thought...

We found a Rufous-banded Miner nearby. I thought this bird was smaller, with a smaller bill. Here is a photo of that bird. Hope I have that identification okay.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th December 2015, 02:22
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Oregonian
Ground-tyrant, Jujuy, Argentina 10/22/2015

Lee and I found a small brownish-gray bird NW of Purmamarca in Jujuy, Argentina on October 22, 2015, and I'm not sure what it is. It looks like a Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant, but the bill looks all...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th December 2015, 04:05
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By Oregonian
Scale-throated Earthcreeper from Jujuy, Argentina

I would say Scale-throated Earthcreeper, but there does not seem to be white in the tail. The color does not seem buffy enough for Buff-breasted Earthcreeper or Plain-breasted Earthcreeper. The tail...
Forum: Argentina Thursday 3rd December 2015, 03:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,319
Posted By Oregonian
Extralimital Yellow-rumped Marshbird

Lee and I found a Yellow-rumped Marshbird in Tucuman Province, well west of the normal range. Here is our photo, from Tafí del Valle, Tucumán, Argentina. Is vagrancy known in these marshbirds?

I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 27th November 2015, 12:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Oregonian
Thanks all for the comments, and the link to the...

Thanks all for the comments, and the link to the Dolphin Gull. I'm sure that's what it is.
Forum: Argentina Friday 27th November 2015, 01:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,737
Posted By Oregonian
28 days by car in Argentina - October 2015

My brother Lee and I spent 28 days in Argentina starting on October 7th, 2015. We had a grand time. I don't think I'll find time to write up a full trip report, but some comments may be helpful to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th November 2015, 15:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Oregonian
They are more likely, but I did not think they...

They are more likely, but I did not think they would show a pattern like this, with the striking cap and collar, and light breast.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th November 2015, 14:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Oregonian
Possible Pomarine Jaeger, Península Valdés, Argentina

My brother Lee and I visited Península Valdés late last month, and at Punta Delgada, saw a large flock of terns with a few gulls and a large dark bird. Attached are photos of part of the flock, with...
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