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    Your silliest/most entertaining/unlikely birding accomplishments

    Had Audouin's Gull as a lifer in Mallorca a few years ago. Nothing unexpected, they are not that rare or hard to find on the island. The very first one I've seen took off after a few seconds, flew directly over my head and proceeded to shit all over my shirt. My wife still warns me to "watch out...
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    What’s your nemesis bird?

    Dunno if I'd call it my "nemesis bird" yet, but Western Swamphen is definitely my most annoying fluke so far. Missed them on two different occassions in s'Albufera, Mallorca where they are supposed to be one of the more common birds. Ironically, Red-knobbed Coot, which is supposed to be more...
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    Phillippine islands birding advice

    Thank you very much everyone! Definitely gonna check out Mt. Makiling, looks very interesting. And that trip report was a nice read! Might have to try for that Philippine Eagle Owl, even though I'm kinda famous in our local birding community for my bad luck with owls... Since accomodation will...
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    Phillippine islands birding advice

    Next August/September, we'll be attending my brother-in-law's wedding at his fiance's home town of Baguio City, situated at the central western part of the Phillippine's main island of Luzon. Since we'll be staying for a full four weeks and I won't really be involved with the wedding...
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    Around Amsterdam in April/ Oostvaardersplassen?

    If it's not too late, I'd like to add the Zwanenwater, which is situated near the coast roughly halfway between Alkmaar and Den Helder just south of Callantsoog. Pretty great for Bluethroats and still the only place I've ever actually seen and not only heard a Great Bittern. On the way up there...
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