The latest issue of the incomparable Birding Asia has hit the doormats
behind the stunning cover pic of an Indian Blue Robin is a plethora of excellent articles, all wonderfully illustrated by some first class photographs and artwork in a packed 96 pages
A photoshoot odyssey...
The Gold Road's sure a long road - winds on thru the hills for fifteen days
Our team of five intrepid birders (Me, James Eaton, Dave Showler, Frank Rhiendt and Gavin MacClean) - an unlikely mix on paper of a southerner, two Derbys boys, a Scot and a German recently spent 3 weeks in NE India...
below is an extensive list of potential splits and possibles etc for our upcoming trip to Arunachal Pradesh in 2007...
It's a minefield.
If anyone has any interesting info on any of these (especially the regional specialities and splits) just post a quick comment please. Or if you...
A rather unfortunate incident occured today at Brograve Farm.
Myself and two friends were at Waxham when we heard the cranes calling. Having not seen them for a few days we drove to where we thought they were. We parked up at Brograve as it started to rain. Two birders were on the farmer's...
Forktail 22 - The Journal of Asian Ornithology has just been published.
Another stunning issue.
Contents include papers on:
Forest birds in China - current distribution and status
Breeding behaviour and nesting ecology of White-browed Shortwing
New records for the Babuyan Islands...
I'm always thinking of ideas for useful / interesting threads and one on any binocular deals at the moment might be very useful for anyone changing bins or for some of the less experienced birders to snap up a bargain.
Judging from the amount of people who clock my dodgy set up of...
just got an email form my mate Dave... he's managed to photogrpah Junin Rail. Had it down to point blank range apparently
think it is first photograph?
It's a big file so i will try to reduce it and post later on
thinking of a visit to Thompson Common in Norfolk for Scarce Emerald and then Dersingham Bog for Black Darter.
Has anyone tried for these this year or has any info that might be of use...?
went a-butterflying today etc... had an awesome day. Me and Holly met up with a couple of mates (one, helpfully, an insect biologist) and set of very early for Northants...
I managed to see and photgraph the following (pix below and to follow)
Purple Emperor (incl an iole morph with almost...
off to Fermyn Wood tomorrow with a couple of mates for Purple Emperor.
Anyone got any up to date gen on best location at present? We have gen on a major male assembly area at the north end of Lady Wood, and a breeding area on the upper edge of Fermyn Woods Country Park.
Issue 5 of Birding Asia is now out
Behind the awesome cover pic of two Crab Plovers in flight are articles on
40 Years of Birding and Ornithological Research in Singapore
The Bird Trade in Medan, North Sumatra
Splits Galore - the Revolution in Asian Leaf Warbler dynamics (this is a...
me and Dave Showler are planning a shortish summer trip to see the extremely endangered Zino's Petrel (only 60-80 breeding pairs left, on six cliff ledges but increasing)
basically, has anyone been and seen it? Do you have any info on logisitcs etc...
any help greatfully received...
seeing as other areas have their own threads and seeing as Norfolk is such a ppular place with people always asking for info it seems remarkable that we don't have a thread for Norfolk birding.
So here's one.
Hopefully people can post helpful info, recent sightings, where to...
David Attenborough is leading the BBC Climate Change series of programmes coming up soon. Good ol' Dave!
Nice advert about it too - predictably with REM's End of the world as we know it
The BBC presents a series of programmes about climate change and its effects.
Are We Changing Planet Earth...
An Englishman in a baseball cap – Costa Rica 2006
There are fewer more distressing sights than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap,
according to rocknroll animal Pete Doherty. Seeing as said piece of apparel doesn’t have quite the same chav cachet in central American as in Great Yarmouth...
Easter hols are looming and i'm seriously thinking about two weeks in Costa Rica
can anyone who's familiar with the place give me a bit of advice?
I would visit Monteverde, Braulio Carillo and i think Cerro de la Muerte, all by public transport.
Anywhere else worth doing? Is it worth...
the 4th issue of the superlative Birding ASIA (formerly OBC bulletin) has just been published. The cover is an incredible Fire-tailed Myzornis shot, an indication of the quality within the pages to follow.
A review of BirdLife International's work in Asia over...
myself and a couple of mates are attempting to do a self found Norfolk list this year. Does anyone have a copy of the UK250 club guidelines for what birds in which circumstances are countable?
the old website seems to be down now
Some cracking pix in the world rarities galleries at Surfbirds
James Eaton's Snowcap is a belter (I thought they were all 'green ones' Monkey Boy?)
and the Mindanao Wattled Broadbill is a dificult bird to see and as the caption goes a 'last chance to see' in the eco disaster that is the...