I would go for the following (just returned from Florida) :
Apopka Wildlife Drive (this would be my first pick)
Orlando Wetlands Park
Disney Wilderness Preserve has a pretty decent bird list (it is a proper reserve with trails, etc.)
A bit further out but excellent for wetland herons...
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...
Thanks for pointing this out! If I open the photos in my browser in a separate window, the labeling (Photo 5B, etc.) is shown, but maybe this doesn"t work for everyone. Sorry! And yes, the order you mention is correct.
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...
Instead of Savannah Sparrow I also thought of Grasshopper Sparrow, but not sure which species is more likely.
On all photos I made there appear to be yellow spots/streaks on the wing (I don't think it is an artefact/light issue), which Savannah Sparrow does not appear to have so...
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...
Interesting report, came back from Peru a month ago and was also impressed with Manu Road (but only went as far down Pilcopata since we had had been in the AMazon for 2 weeks at other places). Looking forward to your posts on Choquequirao Trek and Tunari NP.
I was reading a few trip reports on Tiputini yesterday evening and it really sounds like our kind of place once you manage to get there. Is it still a bit of a hassle to get there ? That is, show up in person at the university in Quito to arrange all the paperwork and then get held up for a...
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...