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Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 22nd August 2019, 19:32
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By DMW
Our local vizmig point is...

Our local vizmig point is gushes.environment.sanity!
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 21st August 2019, 05:09
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By DMW
Josh, The distance to the usual site for Dulit...

Josh,
The distance to the usual site for Dulit Frogmouth isn't far, an easy walk along a level road. The top of the Bario Road isn't a great distance, maybe 10-12km from memory, but it's really...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:12
Replies: 162
Views: 7,915
Posted By DMW
Obviously the situation may have changed, but...

Obviously the situation may have changed, but when we visited in 2012, the agency we used to hire the vehicle told us that the area in which Heuglin's Bustard and Somali Wheatear are found was not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th August 2019, 18:35
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By DMW
Fair comment, but is this really engaging with...

Fair comment, but is this really engaging with nature? Isn't it better to get such people involved in the process of ID rather than just giving them the answer on a plate? We've got a wetland centre...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th August 2019, 17:33
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By DMW
I know this might sound terribly luddite, but I...

I know this might sound terribly luddite, but I can't think of any circumstances where I would want to be told what I'm looking at by a computer. Isn't the process of identification a large part of...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 16th August 2019, 11:56
Replies: 162
Views: 7,915
Posted By DMW
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Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Friday 16th August 2019, 09:02
Replies: 162
Views: 7,915
Posted By DMW
I couldn't agree more with Temmie's comments. We...

I couldn't agree more with Temmie's comments. We did the same trip in 2012, and I think there is some over-analysing going on here. The standard birding circuit is very well-worn in Ethiopia, so...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 14th August 2019, 16:31
Replies: 266
Views: 65,193
Posted By DMW
That's the wife's Christmas present sorted! B (:

That's the wife's Christmas present sorted! B (:
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 14th August 2019, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By DMW
Is there any other sort of squid?!

Is there any other sort of squid?!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th August 2019, 18:34
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By DMW
Very nice garden bird! The answer to why it is...

Very nice garden bird! The answer to why it is sat out like that may be the mobbing birds. Owls sometimes abandon ship when mobbing gets too intense, and fly off to a new perch.

It has been a bumper...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 12th August 2019, 19:05
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By DMW
4 on the SE coast of Jersey today.

4 on the SE coast of Jersey today.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 12th August 2019, 06:35
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By DMW
Destinations come and destinations go. I spent...

Destinations come and destinations go. I spent quite a bit of time in the late 1980s in Africa, and pretty much the whole continent was safely accessible apart from Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia. I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th August 2019, 17:55
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By DMW
When we went to Kitanglad, Carlito was "otherwise...

When we went to Kitanglad, Carlito was "otherwise indisposed" for a couple of years, and his relatives made arrangements. No ceremony was involved, thankfully. Carlito seems to have led a colourful...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th August 2019, 12:11
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By DMW
Through a combination of OCD and spending way too...

Through a combination of OCD and spending way too much time reading trip reports!

The sort of familiarity you describe generally comes from an iterative process: a first visit to a particular...
Forum: Philippines Friday 9th August 2019, 06:15
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By DMW
Thanks for the info Steve. Useful to know....

Thanks for the info Steve. Useful to know.
Cheers
Duncan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th August 2019, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By DMW
Juv Little Gull

Juv Little Gull
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th August 2019, 19:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By DMW
Yes, the Philippines is a good example, I think....

Yes, the Philippines is a good example, I think. There are plenty of species that were almost unknown when I first visited and are now well staked-out. It's probably never been easier. However, some...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th August 2019, 21:21
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By DMW
Have we reached Peak World Birding?

World birding has changed beyond recognition from when I started longer ago than I care to remember. No xeno-canto, no ebird, no GPS way points, no online trip reports - in fact no Internet. No local...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By DMW
Another point, Bakelelan can get expensive. I...

Another point, Bakelelan can get expensive. I would be careful about hiring anything through the "usual" homestay. Meals are much cheaper in the village canteen, and cars to take you up the Bario...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th August 2019, 20:39
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By DMW
Hi Josh, Hopefully you will get some more up to...

Hi Josh,
Hopefully you will get some more up to date advice, but based on my experience a few years ago, I think your Sarawak itinerary might be very ambitious unless you hire a vehicle. Perhaps...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 6th August 2019, 19:43
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By DMW
Wow, Eur45, 000 fine... gratifying to see!

Wow, Eur45, 000 fine... gratifying to see!
Forum: Conservation Saturday 3rd August 2019, 21:27
Replies: 37
Views: 1,191
Posted By DMW
"INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving...

"INDIGENOUS Communities ARE Better At Preserving Biodiversity, Research SHOWS". Your statement, yet you cannot show where the research states this, because you haven't read it. As I said, burden is...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 3rd August 2019, 19:07
Replies: 37
Views: 1,191
Posted By DMW
No I don't have access. I'm not the one who is...

No I don't have access. I'm not the one who is claiming something to be supported by research that I haven't read. The burden of proof is on you, not me. Quoting a biased opinion piece misquoting a...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 3rd August 2019, 16:40
Replies: 37
Views: 1,191
Posted By DMW
Do you have any research to back up your claim...

Do you have any research to back up your claim that indigenous people are better at managing biodiversity? An online opinion piece isn't research, and the abstract from the paper quoted in that...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 22nd July 2019, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By DMW
Sounds fun! I think the 2b Crossbill are...

Sounds fun! I think the 2b Crossbill are generally split, the US ones being White-winged.
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