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    Colombia Birding Advice

    Just pitching in some feedback from my own research - apparently Tayrona is pretty dead for much bird life, asside from the Blue billed currasow. Don't spend alot of time there. You're better off going to Camarones - I've hired Jose Luis Pushaina - who speaks English - for a day there and will...
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    Two weeks Colombia - Andes, or north coast - January/early February 2024

    I'm (still) looking for someone to join me for 2 weeks on my month long trip to Colombia. I start January 8 with a tour in Bogota, then fly to Pereira to visit several lodges in the Andes until January 22, when I fly to the north coast to bird along the coast and Inland on the road to and past...
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    Colombia Birding Advice

    Hi Zam - I'm planning my own trip for January - a full 4 weeks. If you can get in at Cerro Montezuma, do, as it seems Tatama has a great variety of species and their guided tours focus on different elevations each day. It may seem pricy there, but consider that the fee includes all meals. I'd...
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    Birding in Colombia January/February 2024

    Thank you very much Avery - You've been an immense help to me Cheers Christine
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    Birding in Colombia January/February 2024

    I've just seen that there is a Cueva de los Guacharos near Jardin - a long difficult hike, but also without a hotspot on ebird. Do you know about this and whether the hike there will net an oilbird sighting or two? thanks! Cheers Chrisitne
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    Birding in Colombia January/February 2024

    Ooh this is a really nice tip! I will keep this information for future reference. As it is, because the park is closed to the public the entire time could have been in the area, I went ahead and booked to go to the north coast immediately on leaving Jardin. If i get through my Jardin birding...
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    Birding in Colombia January/February 2024

    Hi Richard, well I'm back to travelling solo (I have one or two more acquaintances I'm going to invite), and would be happy to have someone to bird with for part, or all of the trip if it's working out well. When do you plan to be there? I've pretty well finished my bookings for the interior -...
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    Birding in Colombia January/February 2024

    Thank-you Fern! There is just so much to see - the Llanos tour is actually off which is good as I'm struggling to fit everything else in! I did allocate a week to the coast - I hope it's enough! I had assumed I should stay as close to El Dorado as possible, but from what you're saying, it...
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    Birding in Colombia January/February 2024

    Hi! I would like to recruit a few people to join me for a 6 day, 5 night birding tour in the Llanos region of Colombia in January or early February. I'm hoping to hire a local reputable birdtour company I'm in communication with, and we need a group of 8 people to keep the cost down. I...
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    Guatemala in January - los Tarrales and Biotopo del Quetzal

    UPDATE: I've booked Xikanel birding for a day of birding from Coban, starting at the private Chajbaok reserve, followed by birding south of Coban and ending at (but not birding at) the Biotopo del Quetzal/Ranchitos, where I'm staying.
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    Info needed about Los Tarrales and or SanLucasToliman, Guatemala

    Hi. I'm a budget traveller travelling solo (but see my other invitation to join post) traveling to Guatemala. I'm looking for info on budget travel to and from Los Tarrales. Read on if you can help. I can get TO the reserve with a surf shuttle heading to the ocean (and paying the full cost!)...
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    Guatemala in January - los Tarrales and Biotopo del Quetzal

    I am looking for a travel/birding companion for a short birding trip in Guatemala - starting at Los Tarrales, south of Lake Atitlan, on 10 January, and ending at the Biotopo del Quetzal on 19 January, when I return to Guatemala city to catch my flight home on the 20th. I'm probably fixing my...
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    Discount tour: SE Costa Rica March

    Just wanted to update on this, years later, that this was the best thing I've done in my life! Our group of me and 3 couples, recruited through birding/naturalist clubs from across Canada, did a 2 week tour which ended barely before all hell broke loose with Coviid. We all made it back home...
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    DIY non driving bird vacation 2 spots, 2 weeks. Recommendations?

    Hi! I was in Costa Rica on a birding trip when CV19 hit and cut my trip short. I am interested in going back to 'finish' my trip. Have you put off your trip in the meantime and are you ever looking for a travel/birding companion also interested in budget travel? I am in the same city as you...
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    Discount tour: SE Costa Rica March

    I am looking for birders to join me for a 1 or two week tour in SE Costa Rica with Kondor Ecotours probably March 17-31 (or in that range for a single week). They are opening a new lodge and offering a 2 for 1 deals which comes to about $us 1000/week, which for a birding tour is a steal, but we...
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    Belize Birding Jan 2018

    Thanks Maroon Jay - I was hoping to book Tikal with a birding companion but have not had any takers yet. Tikal will be another trip! Cheers C..
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    Android app for birding in Belize

    Hi Does anyone have a recommendation for a birding app that will cover the majority of birds spp of Belize, and is compatible with my android phone (Samsung galaxy S3)? Needs to be internet independent as I do not plan on getting a phone plan/SIM while there. Thanks for any tips!
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    Opinion on Wingspan Optics ProBirder Ultra 8x32

    Hi - I don't know much about binoculars, but I do recommend you check out Vortex diamondbacks 8x28. http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-diamondback-8x28-binocular . They are a bit more costly, but have a greater eye relief value, and are much lighter at 14 oz. I too wear glasses and am...
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    Belize Birding Jan 2018

    Hi I am booking a 2.5 week birding trip to Belize for January and my birding companion is returning home after the first week. I'm looking for a woman interested in sharing accommodation and birding for the remainder of my trip, in the interior around San Ignacio and the coastal mangrove...
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    looking for birding travel companions...

    Hi all! After many decades of not birding, I'm finally making time to get out and enjoy my childhood pastime again. But now as a 'grown up', what I'm REALLY excited about is birding abroad, and I've made several solo trips to Central America and the Caribbean in pursuit of new and interesting...
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