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  1. ryckfour

    Jiangsu birding

    I'm hoping to visit my son who is working in Changzhou at the moment. Looks as though the trip will be at the end of February/beginning of March. Does anyone have any suggestions of sites to visit at that time of year and which species to look out for?
  2. ryckfour

    Pacific North West in June?

    Hi I am planning a trip to the West Coast (starting in Seattle and finishing in San Francisco) for a 'special birthday' in June. I know it's not a great time for birding anywhere but does anyone have suggestions of where to go and what to expect? D
  3. ryckfour

    recommendations for a US field guide

    Hoping to travel to NY State next summer. Looking to update my field guide to US birds. What would forum members recommend?
  4. ryckfour

    Black-eared Kite

    Just back from a trip to China. Mackinnon and Phillips give Black-eared Kite as a separate species Milvus lineatus but others seem to have it as a subspecies or race of Milvus migrans. What is the current position?
  5. ryckfour

    Incidental birding in Xinjiang, China

    Xinjiang 5th – 18th April 2009 These are species seen during a short visit to the Urumqi area of Xinjiang. The sightings are all ‘incidental’ in that they are records of birds seen while on a family holiday. They are not intended to be systematic and there was no stage in the two weeks when...
  6. ryckfour

    Accipter ID Urumqi China

    Any ideas on this one - Mackinnon not much help. Accipter (male sparrowhawk size but looked bulkier) in city centre park in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Compared to sparrowhawk in UK seemed very pale both above and below. Seen on 14th April (lot of passage birds around this week). Seen with naked...
  7. ryckfour


    My son is out in Xinjiang for a year - thinking of visiting (probably early next summer). Any suggestions of what to look out for (and where) gratefully accepted - new continent for me so not sure where to start.