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    4 hours for Ibis

    I will be in Agadir on a cruise from 7AM-1PM April 8. Allowing time for getting off/on ship, I guess we'll have about 4 hours. We missed the Northern Bald Ibis on a trip in 2012, not wanting to pay a local guide an exorbitant fee in Souss Massa (a mistake in hindsight as we also did not find any...
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    Long shot: boat trips in Micronesia

    My wife and I are doing a East to West Micronesia trip in April. There are few economies of scale here, nothing on planes, hotels, meals, guides (not needed). But boats: oh boy! We plan only 2 boats: 1 Truk (Chuuk) to Dublon where Monarch is apparently gettable (see Birdquest TR (but not the...
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    independent American birdeing travel to Cuba

    I know bird tours are taking Americans to Cuba now under some sort of exemption. Have any independent American birders done this (legally) since the change in relations? Bob
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    independent American birdeing travel to Cuba

    I know bird tours are taking Americans to Cuba now under some sort of exemption. Have any independent American birders done this (legally) since the change in relations? Bob
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    El Triunfo info

    I wanted to arrange an El Triunfo trip for this spring, but I'm not sure who the local contact is. I thought it was ECOBIOSFERA EL TRIUNFO S.C. (ecobiosfera.org.mx) but they still have a page saying "available dates for 2015 coming soon" and have not responded to any emails. Any ideas? (I know...
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    Vietnam birding over Tet

    My wife and I are contemplating a SE Asia trip to include a few weeks in Vietnam, but are Vietnam dates would inevitably span Tet. Can anyone comment on what sort of logistical problems this could present? (Assuming we don't have a full time guide/driver) Thanks Bob
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    Trip report

    hi all, Here's a link to my report of a 17 day trip to CR for specific targets birds. Some great birds, like Umbrellabird, Keel-billed Mot-mot, Rufous-necked Wood-rail, Great-green Macaw, Thicket Antpitta. But we left some for another trip...
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    RFI Boreal Owls

    Are there still nest box programs for Boreal Owl in the Anchorage area? And, if so, the possibility of visiting one in mid-May? Thanks, Bob
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    one day in Belize

    I have a day in Belize as a cruise stop in early Nov. Can anyone comment on the feasibility of visiting the "1000 ft falls" near San Ignacio for Orange-breasted Falcon as a day trip? Would this require 4WD? Thanks Bob
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    latest dates to see cranes, Poyang-hu

    Hi all, I'm contemplating an early Spring trip to China, and am wondering how late in March I can reliably still find cranes (Siberian and Hooded) in Poyang-hu area. Thanks, Bob
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    Pulau Rambut

    I read on website burung-nusantara.org/ about hiring a boat and visiting this island for Christmas I FB and Milky Stork. I could have a free Saturday before flying to Sulawesi. Any thoughts on - are these two target species present 1st week September? - does this seem like a feasible day trip...
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    Panti for Rail Babbler

    I've read many times that Panti Forest is perhaps the best spot for Rail Babbler. Can anyone comment on how viable it is for Rail Babbler in September? I could visit then on the front or back of a Sulawesi trip. I spent three days there in March a few years ago, and heard just one, and birders I...
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    Ancient Murrelet

    I'm intending to visit friends on Lopez I in May. Do I have any chance of seeing Ancient Murrelet from ferry, kayak tour, shore, etc at this time of year in San Juans? Thanks, Bob
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    Ibera in September

    Looking for any advice. I'm including Iguacu on my Brazil itinerary, and could afford a week in Argentina in mid-September. Ibera marsh looks tempting, with a couple stopovers in between drom the Birding Missiones site. Targets would be Strange-tailed Tyrant, B&W Monjita, Saffron-cowled and...
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    Bweartooths Part II

    I spent another two weeks in the Beartooths East of Yellowstone with my daughter and her pipit project, this time with my wife as well. We went two weeks later in June, as last year I was there before Pipits had started nestingand there were no nests to be found. Well, this winter was a VERY big...
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    RFI: Linhares

    Does anyone have an e-mail contact for staying at Vale Nature Reserve Hotel (the hotel in Linhares reserve)? I know VALE has a website, but it only gives a phone number for the hotel, and my Portugese isn't really up to trying a phone call. No links in bird trip reports I've found have worked...
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    Flamingos in Chile (November)

    I am doing a fairly standard Chile itinerary in November, to include Lauca NP. It seems most trip reports only find Chilean Flamingo in November. Are there any dependable places in Chile for the other two flamingos in November? Thanks, Bob
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    Tenerife in one day

    A variation on: where can I find the pigeons? I will be in Santa Cruz one day on a transatlantic cruise, about 8AM-5PM, with a hire car, Apr 11. I welcome suggestions on a best strategy. Top targets are pigeons and chaffinch, but all endemics are welcome. (Its pretty tough to find bird-finding...
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    pelagic birding on transatlantic cruise

    I will be on a huge RCL passenger liner first two weeks of April, Miami - Spain with a stopover in Tenerife. I expect there's some possibility of seabirds on European end, but I'm wondering whether to expect anything in the open Atlantic on that trajectory. Also, I don't know how well you can...
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    I recently (early June) spent 12 days as my daughter's unpaid field tech/camp cook in the Beartooth Range (Hiway 212) in northern Wyoming east of Yellowstone. She is researching pipits at higher elevations. (9000-10,500 feet) We camped at Lily Lake a little East of Cooke City as it was free...
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    any way to get pictures off XD card w/o camera

    Hi all, I lost my 550UZ in Australia, and I am afraid I have no intention of replacing it with any Olympus product. (Long list of problems). But I have one XD chip with 256 pictures in it that I didn't lose. Is there a way to get the pictures on the chip transferred somewhere else? Thanks, Bob