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  1. nbalblas

    6 day Birding trip Holland for 150-180€

    Hey guys! Been a while since I've posted on birdforum. In the spring of 2017 and 2018 I did 6 days of intensive birding in 6 provinces in Holland to see how many species I could find per province. I did 6 days in the end of May. So, in 2019 I will be doing this again. But this time, I'd like...
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    5 more from Alberta

    Sparrows, again, + an Empid #1 might be a Longspur. #4 a Clay-Colored? Thanks for the input!
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    South Alberta, August '18

    4 Sparrows, please let me know what you think.
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    Cropped sea birds Vancouver Island

    Hope you guys can make some sense of these highly cropped pics. #1/2 Pacific or Common Loons #3/4 either Harlequin duck or Surf Scoter #5 black Scoter?
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    Easy ones from Okanagan Valley

    These should be easy peasy, yet I'm still not sure. #1 Willow Flycatcher? #2 Brewers Sparrow? #3 Red Naped Sapsucker (out of YB range, in Williamson Sapsucker protection area) Thanks all!
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    Hawk and Empid Okanagan Valley, BC

    The hawk, a Goshawk? Large hawk, Seems to have a white eyebrow. Was in suitable habitat, more foresty than other accipiters. Empid, either a bulky Wood Pewee or a drab Olive sided. Thanks for the input!
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    Hummer, Empid and goldeneye in BC

    All taken in Columbia-Shuswap, BC. Hummer, Calliope? Empid, no clue, Wood Peewee? Goldeneye, either one, probably Common. Thank you!
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    Goldeneye in Jasper NP

    Saw these two Goldeneye in Jasper NP today at a location where Barrows was reported the day earlier. Are these Barrows or just Commons? Thank you for the thoughts!
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    Empid in Banff, CA.

    Looks like a Traill's complex. Due to the geography, habitat and most importantly the sound, I reckoned this to be a Willow Flycatcher. Bird was in the following habit at : see attachment. Credits to Hiking with Barry. Taken in the lower Bow Valley in Southern BC.
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    Loggerhead or Northern Shrike?

    This Shrike was seen today 1st of August in Central Alberta. It is a bit early for Northern but this Shrike had a different feel to it then the Loggerheads seen earlier. A plump Shrike, not too shy like most Loggerheads seen. Thanks for the input!
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    Sparrows S. Alberta & SSK

    So, what do you guys reckon these are? Pictures 1&2 of same bird. Thanks for the input!
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    Hooded or Scott's oriole

    What do you guys think? Taken at chalk bluff park, Uvalde TX Something didn't seem right with this bird being a Hooded, it behaved quite secretive. (Something I'm not used to with hooded)
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    TO ALL BIRDERS (planning on) VISITING WG JONES FOREST Do not park at the big lot where the trucks enter but at the Texas A&M office. Our car was burglarized on the big parking lot. A first for the folks at the office but still .....
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    Struggling with Sparrows + Hummer TX

    The Sparrows are probably Cassins but hoping for something else. Geography (Falcon Dam), behaviour and Bill might suggest Black chinned for the Hummer?
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    Texas estero llano grande

    Any thoughts? Acadian and least maybe?
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    Texas SPI 04.05

    Texas SPI & Santa Ana 04.05 Western and least sandpipers? Rough legged for the hawk maybe?
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    Some more from Texas. UTC/LTC

    Anyone Empid om Southwest Padre Island and Peeps (all peeps in pics are unkown to me!)
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    Flycatcher andere Sparrows in Lagune Atascosa TX 04.05

    E. Wood Peewee and Cassins, or Grasshopper?
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    Snake ID Texas Brazoria NWR

    Anyone Who knows this snake's name?
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    Peeps @ Brazoria NWR Texas 30.04

    Probably same species, multiple birds.
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    UTC Flycatchers & Warbler

    2 Flycatchers species in Texas today + a Warbler. Anyone any thoughts?
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    Provincial days April 2018 Holland

    So I've finished my provincial days.(https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=356189) Found 149 species over the course of 6 days. A seventh additional day added White-Tailed Eagle and Kentish Plover. For any questions about species, areas or a guide for a day/week, let me know! The species...
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    bird Skull IDs

    I inherited a collection of bird skulls from my late Grandfather. Most of these were tagged, but 2 dozen or so weren't. Maybe you guys can help me ID them? I'll upload <5 at a time. These first two, are they Bewicks and Whooper Swans? (BH-gull for size comparison) And from left to right...
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    Sparrowhawk or Goshawk?

    Got this picture from a friend. She and I think a Sparrowhawk but someone from the local bird club thinks Goshawk. What's your take? Thanks!
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    Dates for the 6-day trip Holland in April.

    Dates are below! Hey guys! In the spring of 2017 I did 6 days of intensive birding in 6 provinces in Holland to see how many species I could find per province. I did 6 of these days in the end of march and another 6 in the end of May. So, in 2018 I will be doing this again. But this time, I'd...