• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Search results

  1. A

    Spanish road trip - a few questions about returning rarities

    Awesome, thanks everyone for the tips! I think between all these locations I'll have bald ibis covered then. :) If anyone else knows anything additionally about Elegant tern (or others!), feel free to still respond here, I think that's still the biggest mystery I'm curious of at the moment. If...
  2. A

    Spanish road trip - a few questions about returning rarities

    Thanks, both of you! All of this information will definitely help out during the planning of our trip, definitely with trickier birds first-hand experience like this is often a lot more useful than trying to analyse eBird records to figure out good places for each species. I hope the Laughing...
  3. A

    Spanish road trip - a few questions about returning rarities

    Hi all! First of all, I'm not sure if this is in the right place, so if it needs to be moved then feel free to do so. Covid permitting, a few friends and I are going to do a road trip throughout Spain this summer (second half of July - first half of August), to hopefully get some of the better...
  4. A

    Buteo, Tibet

    Fair enough, and you're definitely right in the last point! Still definitely looking for someone that knows how to definitely exclude Long-legged and Himalayan buzzard from Upland - I thought the answer could be in the tail band (but dark Long-legged can have that), or indeed the amount of...
  5. A

    Buteo, Tibet

    This bird only has five fingers, I'd think that should be enough to rule out Golden eagle? Either way, thanks for the replies so far! I'm not sure how to judge the upper side of the secondaries well, isn't that more greyish than white? A very similar wing pattern to my bird can be seen here...
  6. A

    Buteo, Tibet

    Hi all! In August 2011 I saw this Buteo somewhere near Namtso Lake. I initially identified it as Golden Eagle, which retroactively is of course incorrect looking at plumage, structure, amount of fingers etc. It seems to be a Buteo instead: Upland Buzzard would be the expected species in this...
  7. A

    Joint Birdforum Lockdown List - April and May

    You can add Mediterranean gull from my backyard in Belgium.
  8. A

    Easily accessible wintering Wallcreeper?

    The Belgian bird at Dinant (not really on any buildings, mainly on 2 rock faces called the "Rocher Bayard" and occasionally on a tall bridge) hasn't been seen since the 6th of January, but then I don't know if many people have thoroughly looked since...
  9. A

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2020 edition)

    Oh, forgot one for team EU, I also had a bunch of heard-only Cetti's warblers! :)
  10. A

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2020 edition)

    A few more for team EU (from Belgium): Tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus (ssp bewicki, not sure if you split those or not) Canada goose, Branta canadensis (Cat C) Barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis Greater white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons Greylag goose, Anser anser Egyptian goose, Alopochen...
  11. A

    Western capercaillie in Germany

    Thanks for all this great help, yet again! We're currently considering moving the trip to February, because it'd mean we'd have a bit more time. Will any of the birds, or the birding in general, be easier then? I imagine the woodpeckers will be drumming and thus be easier to find?
  12. A

    Western capercaillie in Germany

    Thanks for all the responses! The Tatzelwurm area definitely seems interesting, so I think we will probably give it a shot! Besides capercaillie, are other 'target birds' (three-toed and white-backed woodpeckers, wallcreepers, hazel and black grouse, rock ptarmigans, alpine accentors, snowfinch...
  13. A

    Western capercaillie in Germany

    Hi! A few Dutch friends and I have a few free days in mid December, and we were looking into the possibility of seeing Western Capercaillie in Germany then. The first question is of course which of the populations is the most reliable to see, and the second is if it is reliable/possible to see...
  14. A

    Warbler in Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario, September 2017

    Great, thanks for the responses everyone!
  15. A

    Warbler in Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario, September 2017

    Hi all! I'm struggling a bit with the identification of this warbler from Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada from the 16th of September 2017. I only have a few bad record shots, of which this is the best. I originally thought it was a magnolia warbler in the field, but looking back at...
  16. A

    Passerine in El Valle, Panama, July 2019.

    Oh that has to be it, thanks! Not being used to vireos I had expected those to be a bit more compact, so I didn't think of vireos when looking for this bird. This explains why I didn't find it earlier!
  17. A

    Passerine in El Valle, Panama, July 2019.

    Hi all, Just came back from a trip to Panama, where for the most part birding was more straightforward than I had expected it to be, but there was this passerine I saw a few days ago in El Valle de Anton that was giving me a bit of trouble. The bird was perched on an open branch for a few...
  18. A

    Will image recognition revolutionize birding?

    I think a lot of people here are seeing image recognition as a replacement for our birding efforts, instead of being a useful tool that can be used (or not used) by anybody. Birding as a hobby will always stay that way, the people seeing the birds (us) will always still want to see the birds...
  19. A

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2019 edition)

    I hadn't realized the UK and European lists would be split up, meaning I actually saw a few others on the 1st day that are currently missing from the "Rest of Europe" list: Common shelduck Northern shoveler Common buzzard Carrion crow Long-tailed tit Goldcrest Dunnock And the tundra swans I...
  20. A

    January 1st joint Birdforum list (2019 edition)

    Here's the ones I saw today that I haven't seen posted yet: European herring gull, Larus argentatus Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus Eurasian magpie, Pica pica Common gull, Larus canus Greylag goose, Anser anser Eurasian curlew, Numenius arquata Common snipe, Gallinago gallinago...
  21. A

    Vulture, Kenya

    Looks more like a hooded vulture to me!
  22. A

    Sunbird - Singapore, July 2016

    Van Hasselt's does seem like a possibility, thank you! I wonder if my pictures are good enough to exclude all other species? Crimson seems very similar from what I find online?
  23. A

    Sunbird - Singapore, July 2016

    Thank you! Here's another (slightly less blurry) shot of the back of the bird, if that helps confirm it?
  24. A

    Sunbird - Singapore, July 2016

    That makes a lot more sense, thank you!
  25. A

    Sunbird - Singapore, July 2016

    Hi all! Identified these as female olive-backed sunbirds at first, but looking at the pics again both the face pattern and the colour seems slightly off for that species... Help would be appreciated, sorry for the bad quality! Pics were taken in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Thanks in advance.
Top