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  1. K

    SE Brazil Feb 2024

    Just wanted to re-up this message, still fishing. My 2024 plans are jelling now if anyone is interested in joining birding forces between Feb 4- March 11 2024. REGUA Feb 4-10, Itatiaia Feb 11-14, Ubatuba/Parati Feb 15-18 (have guide), Iguazu Falls for a few days. Return Sao Paulo. Intervales...
  2. K

    SE Brazil Feb 2024

    This is a fishing expedition... I mean I'm fishing for companions to do a SE Brazil trip in early 2024 ;). Thinking to start with a week at REGUA or Serra dos Tucanos (fly into Rio) and head south from there (return from Sao Paulo). Looking to bump around the parks for the next month or so...
  3. K

    Tipping guide (s) on international guided trips

    I work in the tourist industry, on a cruise ship. I never expect tips, though I do appreciate them. Tips help me in more than just monetary ways, they help me emotionally and mentally. They feel like a thank you that is more than just a handshake (though those are appreciated too). It gives...
  4. K

    Advice for Colombia - Central Andes and Mitu areas Dec 2022

    Not sure if Rodrigo is on WhatsApp, seems common in Columbia. I mostly phoned or emailed with him, so don't know firsthand. Glad you had no trouble with Rio Blanco... Sounds like things have recovered somewhat from the covid lag I experienced in March. Many lodges were still struggling to get...
  5. K

    Advice for Colombia - Central Andes and Mitu areas Dec 2022

    Manizales, not Medellin! Oops, my bad. In Manizales I hired a gentleman named Rodrigo Cortez Gil [email protected] who was recommended by Aramacao tours. He drives for lots of different birding companies in the area. He knows the stops, the day trip locations etc. Spanish only, but...
  6. K

    Advice for Colombia - Central Andes and Mitu areas Dec 2022

    I was in Columbia Jan 1-March 12 2023. Ivan Lau helped me in Medellin specifically to get on the Yellow-headed manakin and Stile's tapacoulo. +57 323 4008741 Good person, excellent guide. I would have hired him for more time, but our schedules didn't allow. He recommended, as do I, Arley Ruiz...
  7. K

    Parque Nacional Benito Juárez

    Planning a trip to Oaxaca Feb 2023... This park in Oaxaca is marked closed on Google maps, does anyone know if this is true? If true, is there any word on for how long? Thanks in advance. K
  8. K

    SE Brazil 2-3 weeks, November 2021

    Well Butty, it seems you are correct. I am having to cancel my trip to Brazil in 2021. This thread can be deleted.
  9. K

    SE Brazil 2-3 weeks, November 2021

    Now there is a coincidence, we will be on the same trip in October! I'm staying on to spend time at Itororo Lodge, then REGUA, and then heading farther south (I hope). Adrian Rupp has responded to my inquiries and seems quite professional. We are discussing itinerary options with his 18...
  10. K

    SE Brazil 2-3 weeks, November 2021

    Oh ye' of little faith... lol. Funny thing is, I'm trying to visit friends in Canada and have those very issues. To date, Brazil has not required quarantine for air travel to the country though they do limit flights from the UK. Friends in Sao Paulo are saying things are getting better and...
  11. K

    SE Brazil 2-3 weeks, November 2021

    Thanks for the reference. Don't agree with the "high risk of failure". As long as the group is vaccinated, and is flexible, then it should work out. One reason I prefer to use a local guides, they can usually think on their feet to find a "plan B". I feel this is a critical time to visit...
  12. K

    SE Brazil 2-3 weeks, November 2021

    Hello! I will be in Brazil October-December 2021 focusing on birding the Atlantic Rainforest and am trying to organize a SE Brazil trip starting in either Rio or Sao Paulo (though that is flexible). I'm in contact with a couple different birding companies with good reputations, but nothing is...
  13. K

    NE India in January

    Dr_AHD; Tried to reply to your PM regarding an India tour but your inbox is full. Was not able to get this trip going yet, but am looking at other India options now for late Feb, early March. Cheers.
  14. K

    NE India End of Feb 2020

    Looking for companions interested in tour by Asian Adventures (Iqbad Ahmed), Delhi to Delhi into NE India. 15 day itinerary here: https://travefy.com/trip/6yw9rqywcbhsqz2akz6c2vxxh4uagva It will be my first trip to Asia, though will have been in India for 6 weeks at time of departure. I do...
  15. K

    NE India in January

    Thank you Mike, this is just what I was looking for. I will respond via email. BTW, enjoyed Bubo quite a bit. Need a bit more time with it, there are a lot of different threads with good information. Cheers.
  16. K

    NE India in January

    I am planning a trip to India in January/February 2020 and am interested in birding northeast India. Does anyone have any input on birding this area at that time of year (for example, weather, nesting, migrations, etc.)? Apologies for the open question, this trip is rather last minute and I'm...
  17. K

    a few days in San Jose

    We birded Quebrada Gonzalez in Baurilo Carrillo with our own car, and it was great, even when we arrived at around 11am. Road was good, going, though I expect catching a bus back may be an issue due to the construction delays at Route 4 intersection (east of QG). They are letting traffic...
  18. K

    Parking at Los Cusingos and Villas Rio Mar

    Tah, you have probably left already, but for anyone else reading, I'm just back from Los Cusingos and Cerro Lodge. Parking at Los Cusingos, as previously stated, is adjacent to the ticket office/gift shop that has staff, so with things out of casual site, I wouldn't worry. Look for...
  19. K

    C K Leong

    Was just out with CK last week and would recommend him highly. He's a great birder, well equipped, has local knowledge, and is a pleasure to be around. We went on day trips to the Crocker Range, and to Tempasuk Plains out of KK. Also spent time in Tawau Hills Park where birding was...
  20. K

    Travellingbirder down again :(

    There was a lot of talk last year on BF about developing an alternative site using Travellingbirder's database. Did that happen? Anyone have a suggested site for recent SE Asian bird trip reports? I miss Travellingbirder and sincerely hope that all is well with them.
  21. K

    BRL repairs done?

    A friend was at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley in January and mentioned there was a lot of truck activity to repair some river bank erosion. He said is was rather a lot of disturbance and looked like it could go on for some time. Does anyone know if this is still going on?
  22. K

    Looking for copy of Birds of New Guinea

    Does anyone have a copy of the 1986 edition of Birds of New Guinea by Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt and Dale A. Zimmerman they would be willing to sell, or know a source in UK?
  23. K

    Going to Mole NP?

    What I learned To answer my own post, and hopefully help others out... Here's a bit of information that may be helpful, without any personal gain. The Mole Motel is difficult to contact from out of the country. I don't think they have internet connection at the motel, and the land line is...
  24. K

    Going to Mole NP?

    I'm planning to be at Mole NP (Mole Motel) April 28-May2 and am looking for other birders who may want to share costs/logistics, or just compare notes. Also looking for information regarding Mole, like where to go birding, which are the most knowledgeable rangers, how to get from Tamale to...