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    Western or Cassin's Kingbird? - Tres Pinos California

    Is this one Western or Cassin's?
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    Dickcissel? - Point Mouillee, Michigan, USA

    Is this a Dickcissel?
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    Passerines from Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

    Some Warblers, Vireos, Sparrows etc from Point Pelee yesterday.
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    Hawk(s) from Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

    I think this was 2 different birds......
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    Rufous Owl in Cairns

    Heading up to Cairns next week and notices several reports on eBird for Rufous Owl in Les Davies Park. Can anybody give more details on roosting site as I'd love to see this bird! Maybe PM instead of posting for the whole world to see?
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    Any other birders in Pattaya area

    I just moved to Pattaya for 12 months with work and wondering if I'm the only person here interested in birds of the feathered variety? I've got an emminently suitable vehicle (Ford Ranger) that I really need to get dirty. If there is anyone out there who fancies helping search out and explore...
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    RFI - Lamington NP / O'Reilly's

    Hey Queenslanders et al. I've treated myserlf and my partner to 3 nights at O'Reilly's htis coming weekend. I've got a few target species that I cherry-picked from the eremea lists for Lamington and O'Reilly's (I realise some of them are extreme long-shots) but if anyone has any spots where I...
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    Finding Powerful Owl in Melbourne Botanical Garden?

    I've got some friends visiting who are desperate to see some owls. Has anyone had any success in tracking down the Powerful Owls that allegedly live in the Botanical Gardens. Firstly are they still there? I've never actually looked for them in this location but if anyone has any tips...
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    AFL Australian Football - Good year for the birds

    Looking at the current ladder in the Australian Football league, there are 5 teams that have birds as their mascot and they currently occupy the top 5 places....... Can't be bothered to work out the probabilty but it would be pretty unlikely!! 1 Sydney Swans 56 2 Hawthorn Hawks 52 3 Adelaide...
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    October - North Thailand, Burma or Cambodia?

    I'm in Thailand on a business trip from 15th-19th October 2012. I was thinking of trying to tag on a birding trip to the end (or to the beginning). I was looking at Burma for 9 days or maybe Cambodia or Northern Thailand. There is a company that run trips that I was thinking of contacting but...
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    Black Grouse in August?

    Hi Folks, Visiting Abersoch in August for a week and I'd really like to see Black Grouse and my bogey-bird - Crossbill. I know it's not the best time of year for the Grouse but is there anywhere that anyone would recommend to try in the North Wales area? Don't mind a bit of a drive.... Thanks!!
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    Birding sites near Koln?

    Hi everyone, I will be visting Koln in June and have a spare weekend. I will have a car. Can anyone help with some birding sites? I am currently living in Australia but am originally from England so really looking for species that can't be seen in UK like Black Woodpecker, Middle-spotted...
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    Amur Falcon Southern Thailand

    On 12th December while birding with Ian Dugdale we found an Amur Falcon at Thai Muang Golf Course nr Phuket. I understand that this is a first record for Southern Thailand with the nearest previous record being around 600km North. Ian has excellent photos of this bird.
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    Walking from home list

    I moved into a new house near to some wetlands recently and have started keeping a list of the birds I have seen on foot starting from home. The list has got to 73 and is below. How many birds have you seen on foot from your house? The rules are pretty simple - Only one house per list and...
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    Nesting Spotted Flycatchers

    On visiting my Girlfriend parents in Crewe, Cheshire they were thrilled about the "sparrows" nesting on top of a nestbox on the front of their summer house. I was even more thrilled when I saw the birds as they were actually Spotted Flycatchers. They successfully raised 4 chicks. It was a...
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    Most Improved?

    My world list currently stands at 1461 largely due to the fact that I am currently travelling around the world (not a birding trip but I try to take all the opportunities available!!). My list prior to this trip was under 800 (in November 2002) so I must be pushing for the most improved award...
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    Englishman in NY - 29th Sep

    I visited NY from the UK at the weekend and went birding in Central Park with Dorothy Poole, a friend I met on a trip to Sri Lanka. We had a great day seeing 48 species altogether, 26 of which were lifers for me! Highlight of the day for the locals was a Sharp-tailed Sparrow which is thought...
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    Hello from Warwick, England

    Hey everyone, I live in Warwick, England although my girlfriend and I are shortly off on a 12 month round-the-world trip which will no doubt include stacks of birding. I hope to double my world list....... We have a website for the trip on the link below. It also has all my bird photographs...
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