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  1. J

    Long shots, Costa Rica

    11 perhaps female black-hooded antshrike?
  2. J

    Ecuador

    Thank you Rene, that is most helpful! It sounds like the oilbird is a lot of driving for one bird. Although all options for the Mindo area are still open, as all we have arranged so far for there is accommodation, this may be one site that unfortunately could be cut for this trip. I have not...
  3. J

    Ecuador

    Thank you simmojunior!
  4. J

    Ecuador

    Many thanks Niels! I'm not sure if we will be visiting the polylepis at Yanacocha but I may contact them anyway, cheers. We have set aside a full day for Rio Silanche, staying in Pedro Vicente the previous evening, then that evening is our first of 2 at the yellow house.
  5. J

    Ecuador

    Thank you both! We have reserved an SUV for the extra clearance
  6. J

    Ecuador

    A friend and I are off to Ecuador for our first taste of South America in February next year. This is an independent self drive trip, flying into Quito, and doing a small bit of the east slope first and finishing off with 6/7 nights in the Mindo area. Much of it is arranged now but struggling to...
  7. J

    R.F.I. about SW and NE Australia

    I visited the cairns/atherton/julatten area late October/November this year for the first time. I saw 3 cassowary at etty bay south of cairns. Male and juv on entrance road and female on the beach. No entry charges and a very scenic area. I stayed 3 nights at kingfisher park in julatten at the...
  8. J

    Black Guillemots Anglesey

    Holyhead harbour and cemlyn bay are both very reliable for me but views often better at the former
  9. J

    Self-drive Thailand itinerary

    Perhaps try to visit hide outside of kaeng Krachan also late afternoon the day you stop at ban maka as I had a complete different set of birds on my morning and afternoon visits, and some hoped for species didn’t make an appearance on either(eg partridges)
  10. J

    Regent Bowerbird, New South Wales, October

    Looking for advice on where my best chance of seeing this bird is. The trip is fairly well booked up now, so barring dropping 2 planned days in the capertee valley, I have 1 full day devoted to finding some, and I need to get back to Sydney in the evening for a pelagic the following morning. I...
  11. J

    USA Trip Info (San Francisco & Monterey/Chicago)

    If you can get a lift, I would recommend visiting mines road/del puerto canyon road/san antonio valley road area east of San Jose/south of Livermore. I saw turkey, yellow-billed magpie, acorn and lewis's woodpecker, tricolored blackbird, lawrence's goldfinch, rock wren, phainopepla, lazuli...
  12. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    Thankyou mjh
  13. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    The trip is starting to take shape! Have a good idea what I want to do itinerary wise, place reserved on Sydney pelagic, daintree river dawn cruise booked and 3 nights booked at kingfisher lodge at end of my holiday! However, I have a few more things I would like some more info on if anybody can...
  14. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    Thankyou Larry!
  15. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    I have finally got round to booking my international flights for this trip! Have managed to push it up to 27 nights, which I have almost settled on splitting up between Sydney(8), Melbourne(9) and Cairns(10) areas, despite being very tempted by some of the other suggestions above, brisbane...
  16. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    Thanks both for the suggestions! I have ordered finding Australian birds, and will keep going through ebird closely when Christmas hangovers and food comas allow!
  17. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    Cheers Rob! There seems to be some species eg penguin, banded stilt, pink robin etc... that I would like to see that seem much more likely around Melbourne, plus koala, so can see myself visiting here, but will look closer at the sites you suggested. Would 2 full days be a bit rushed to do...
  18. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    Thanks for the reply! It looked to be somewhere gettable from Melbourne with a midday-ish arrival, to start a birding drive next day towards ouyen, with white-winged fairywren 1st target in morning! The planning is very much in its infancy though! I’ve heard the plains-wanderer tour is...
  19. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    Thank you both for your replies! Nohatch, I am hoping to visit friends for a long weekend in shanghai on the way home so this will take up a few days. Although I have yet to inform them of this, so may have a bit more time to play with! A short stop in perth is not yet out of the question, I...
  20. J

    Eastern Australia, October

    I have recently starting planning an independent birding trip here for October 2018. This will be my first visit to Australia, and as it will probably be the last opportunity I have to go for many years, I am looking to visit 3 areas, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns, to give myself a shot at a...
  21. J

    Mono Lake & Sierra Nevada - May 2017

    Nice report! Brought back some good memories! The first 2 hours of daylight at kern migrant corner will probably always remain one my most exciting times birding!
  22. J

    North American Birding Book

    Both sibley and national geographic guides are far superior to the Costa Rica guide IMO
  23. J

    April Sun in Cuba: Playa Pesquero, Holguin April 2017

    Playa Pesquero, June 15-22 2017 Hope no one minds me adding my trip list to this thread! It was essentially a non-birding trip and don't feel its worthy of its own thread! I stayed in the Playa Costa Verde hotel, opposite the blue bridge mangroves. A very nice hotel, and for only £800 package...
  24. J

    April Sun in Cuba: Playa Pesquero, Holguin April 2017

    How long did it take to get to salto del guayabo and how much did this excursion cost? I'm only visiting for a week for a wedding so may have to stay local but this looks interesting!
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