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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 28th July 2020, 14:54
Replies: 106
Views: 34,815
Posted By gdhunter
Worldwide contemporaries will be of little value...

Worldwide contemporaries will be of little value to someone selecting a field guide for a South American trip. How it stacks up against others in the region will be more important.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 27th June 2020, 04:14
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By gdhunter
Although I allowed my membership to lapse years...

Although I allowed my membership to lapse years ago, I always found the ABA's bimonthly magazine, Birding, an informative resource. https://www.aba.org/magazine/

Gary H
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 24th June 2020, 21:02
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By gdhunter
Nothing beats learning to identify birds. Not...

Nothing beats learning to identify birds. Not sure it's even fair to call it birding, otherwise.

Gary H
Forum: Costa Rica Friday 22nd May 2020, 14:36
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By gdhunter
So your preference will be something in the...

So your preference will be something in the mountains northwest of San Jose? If you want to mix in something a bit more lowland, Tirimbina Rainforest Lodge near Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui might be of...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 6th February 2020, 12:48
Replies: 477
Views: 93,685
Posted By gdhunter
I don't recall much (if any) mention of travel...

I don't recall much (if any) mention of travel cost in the critiques. It remains (in my opinion) a stretch to characterize Hawaii as a part of North America. I have no such qualms about Alaska; its...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 5th February 2020, 18:03
Replies: 477
Views: 93,685
Posted By gdhunter
So ABA's rather dubious decision to incorporate...

So ABA's rather dubious decision to incorporate Hawaii within its definition of the ABA area is sufficient reason for the Peterson series to follow suit? For a relatively small subset of "NA...
Forum: Costa Rica Wednesday 5th February 2020, 16:34
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By gdhunter
BirdForum documents 1000 of Patrick's posts from...

BirdForum documents 1000 of Patrick's posts from 2011 through Sept 2019, mainly in the Costa Rica forum (which has hardly been teeming with activity in the last few months). Over the last nine years...
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 4th February 2020, 18:16
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By gdhunter
My identical answer to an almost identical...

My identical answer to an almost identical question on another thread:

Any time I contemplate a return to Costa Rica I check on the availability of Patrick O'Donnell and Randall Ortega Chaves, both...
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 4th February 2020, 18:12
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By gdhunter
Any time I contemplate a return to Costa Rica I...

Any time I contemplate a return to Costa Rica I check on the availability of Patrick O'Donnell and Randall Ortega Chaves, both of whom have extensive experience in every region of the...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Sunday 12th January 2020, 17:38
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By gdhunter
You're doing yourself a favor by incorporating...

You're doing yourself a favor by incorporating into the day you're driving to Guango Lodge, but you should still plan to spend no less than three or four hours. Prepare for relatively frigid temps...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 31st December 2019, 02:09
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By gdhunter
Good luck with that. I like Birdwatcher's Diary....

Good luck with that. I like Birdwatcher's Diary. Used it for years. A few times ran into problems (often user-related!) & sought guidance from Stevens Creek. No automated reply. No answers. Never....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 6th November 2019, 18:50
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By gdhunter
Niels: I finally got around to downloading &...

Niels:

I finally got around to downloading & installing Scythebill, and then imported by eBird life list. Sure beats trying to update my Excel spreadsheets to reflect taxonomic revisions! Thanks for...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 23rd August 2019, 15:47
Replies: 477
Views: 93,685
Posted By gdhunter
Google Books...

Google Books (https://books.google.com/books/about/Birds_of_Argentina_Volumes_1_And_2.html?id=JZ0ZQwAACAAJ shows it as a two-volume set due July 23, 2020. So later is more plausible?
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By gdhunter
Niels: Thanks for the heads-up! Looks like a...

Niels: Thanks for the heads-up! Looks like a great Plan B that could just as easily become Plan A!
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th August 2019, 17:06
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By gdhunter
This morning I received a reply from eBird...

This morning I received a reply from eBird support in response to an email inquiry I had sent. Major power outage in Ithaca yesterday caused the disruption.

It did motivate me to download my...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th August 2019, 03:34
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By gdhunter
eBird outage

Have been unable to reach eBird for the last five or six hours. Browser error message:

"Can’t connect securely to this page. This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security...
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 16th July 2019, 03:30
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By gdhunter
An email address & a telephone number are...

An email address & a telephone number are included on the Spanish-language page found here: http://ganaderiapedregal.com/ganaderia_dondeestamos_solimar.htm
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 16th July 2019, 03:18
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By gdhunter
Of course a lot depends on your goal(s). I...

Of course a lot depends on your goal(s). I invariably try to maximize the number of species on the triplist, and "whirlwind" works counter to that goal in the tropics. Good luck. There is no wrong...
Forum: Costa Rica Friday 5th July 2019, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By gdhunter
My first visit to CR similarly clustered several...

My first visit to CR similarly clustered several destinations at which we stayed two and three nights each. Personally, I found that dissatisfying, and vowed more time at fewer sites for future...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 25th April 2019, 18:52
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By gdhunter
Am not sure about the apps you mention, but...

Am not sure about the apps you mention, but Birdwatcher's Diary actually offers a direct upload to eBird as one of its output options.
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Wednesday 27th March 2019, 15:01
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By gdhunter
Tambo Condor can be a great opportunity for some...

Tambo Condor can be a great opportunity for some species if the Andean highlands, but best if you allot enough time to tour the Antisana Reserve (Tambo Condor's proprietor, Vladimir, is an excellent...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 4th March 2019, 18:15
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By gdhunter
My guide and I weren't communicating well on this...

My guide and I weren't communicating well on this point. Turns out she was referencing an option at Paz de las Aves for an afternoon observation of Andean Cock-of-the-rock for $10 per person. Sorry...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 3rd March 2019, 19:59
Replies: 113
Views: 75,111
Posted By gdhunter
AOU's North American checklist applies to all of...

AOU's North American checklist applies to all of the Americas north of South America. The ABA's version of North America consists of the USA (excluding Hawaii?) and Canada. The avifuana of northern...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Friday 1st March 2019, 14:40
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By gdhunter
During our recent trip to Sachatamia our guide...

During our recent trip to Sachatamia our guide for one day mentioned a reserve operated by another member of the Paz family offering similar birding potential at a somewhat lower cost. However, I did...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 25th February 2019, 05:05
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By gdhunter
I don't know if your question was directed to the...

I don't know if your question was directed to the entire forum or not, but if I were allocating only eight days I would NOT try covering eastern & western slopes. Four nights at San Isidro (or even...
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