Does anyone know whether Phulchowki is safe again to visit on your own, or is a police escort still required.
For several years there were reports of robberies, thugs, etc. This seems to have improved, but not sure.
I will have a full day to do some birding in/around Ulaan Baator.
I won't have time to go to Terelj.
From reading trip reports and some blog I found several areas that might interesting for birding:
1. Mongolica Hotel and surroundings - this appears to be the best spot for a decent...
The raptor photos (all the same bird) are from Lope national park, bird flying right above the hotel. I think it is juv/immature Ayres's Hawk Eagle, but not sure.
The small bird is from Mikongo, taken at night in the middle of the forest.
Juvenile of some...
Here are a few more from August / Sept 2017
Photo 5B is from the Bear River Bird Migration Refuge
The bird was feeding in a half dry marshy area (not grassland).
Photos 8A and 8B are Antelope Island State Park (September 15)
The wing bars appear to be off-white; maybe Dusky Flycatcher...
A few LBJs from an August/September 2017 trip:
Photos 1: a juvenile sparrow ?
Photo was taken near Alum Creek in Hayden Valley, Yellowstone
Photos 2: photos from Mormon Row in Grand Teton.
2B and 2D are different birds but in the same flock.
I think these are Brewer’s Sparrows. I have...
Attached are some photos from an Arizona trip in late May / early June this year. My first trip to the USA, so I was not 100% sure about some sparrows, vireos and flycatchers.
Here is a first batch:
Photo 1: taken at Florida Wash near Madera Canyon
Looks like a Botteri’s Sparrow to...
I will be visiting Yellowstone/Teton late August/early September this year but will also have time to visit to visit other parts of Wyoming and Badlands NP/Custer State Park in South Dakota. Ventures into southern Montana, northern Colorado or southeast Idaho would be possible too.
I will be visiting Yellowstone/Teton in late Agust/early September this year but will also have time to visit to visit other parts of Wyoming and Badlands NP/Custer State Park in South Dakota. Ventures into southern Montana, northern Colorado or southeast Idaho would be okay too.
Here are two more photos of difficult flycatchers taken in southeast Peru in the Amazon (Los Amigos Biological Station, July 2015).
Photos are not great (very cropped images).
Photo 1 and 2 are the same bird (bird was fairly low, about 3-4 meters above the ground, would sally for insects but...
I am looking into a trip to Ecuador and did some research on the Amazonian lodges. Enough info on Napo River/North Yasuni lodges (La Selva, Sacha, Napo Wc, Shiripuno, etc.) but what about the less well known areas in Ecuador.
As always I am equally interested in mammals and birds, so...
A few more from Los Amigos:
LA 05 I think this is a Fuscous Flycatcher, but not sure? The bill appeared all black/dark (photo suggests slightly otherwise).
LA 06A/B: this Woodcreeper was first seen at a closer distance (no photos) and appeared largish and long-tailed, so I though...
My second post with photos from Peru, all these photos were taken in the Los Amigos Concession Area along the Madre de Dios (between Manu NP and Puerto Maldonado).
LA 01 In the field I thought it was just the “ regular” Buff-throated Woodcreeper, but the photos made me doubt, maybe...
Attached is a first post out of four with photos of birds I took on a recent trip in Peru.
Pictures labeled Tap were taken in Tapiche reserve, 400 km south of Iquitos. Mostly varzea and (palm) swamp forest and small areas with terra firme.
The Manu photo was taken on the Manu Road but...
I first thought that these two birds were Long-legged Buzzards, but I think Upland Buzzard is actually more likely.
Birds were seen about 100 km west of Dulan on the edge of the Qaidam basin/Kunlun Mountains.
Birds were seen on August 15 but Long-legged appears to be a winter visitor in...
I only have these three poor pictures shot through the front window of the car hence the not very sharp photos.
This could be a juvenile Daurian or Rosy Starling imo. I lean more towards Rosy Starling, but these pictures do not quite match any of my images in the field guides for both...
Attached are photos of two lark species. The bird on the ground seems to be a Hume's short-toed lark. Photo was taken in Wild Yak Valley (Golmud area) in Qinghai.
The bird in flight was photographed in the northeastern corner of Koko Nor, the massive lake west/northwest of Xining...
The attached photos were made in November 2013 in Malawi.
I think it is a juvenile African Hawk-Eagle, but just realized that juvenile Ayres Hawk-Eagle is another option, but still convinced that it is African. Can anyone confirm? Hawk-eagle photo taken in Mount Mulanje...
I will visit Stelvio, Adamello Brenta, PN Lessinia and Lake Garda area in the last week of May. I could find little useful information on the internet and all birding guides for Italy are out of print at the moment (or excessively expensive 2nd hand).
Can anyone give me accurate...