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Samoan Islands (1 Viewer)

Mabel

Dance the ghost with me
There's a very real possibility that I could be going to Samoa in a few weeks. Has anybody ever been, or has any birding info?
(Mehopes to find a Tooth-Billed Pigeon-but menot hopeful)
 

Rasmus Boegh

BF member
Nope, not been there (I'd certainly like to see that Tooth-billed as well!), but there are a few reports on travellingbirder (former eurobirding):

http://www.travellingbirder.com/tri...on&se=on&no=on&dk=on&fi=on&nl=on&it=on&page=1

Out of pure interest I skimmed through the newest one (although it still dates back from 2000) and he easily saw all endemics except the restricted Samoan White-eye and the enigmatic TB Pigeon. BTW, usually, when I stumple upon recordings not already my rather extensive library of voices I save them for future use. Some time ago I found records of several Samoan species, incl. three endemics where the voices don't appear to be published anywhere (Mao (Honeyeater), Samoan Triller and Tooth-billed Pigeon). I have just tried to relocate the URL where I found them to pass on the link, but have been unable to do so. Instead, if you're interested, drop me a PM and I'll send them to your email.
 

cuckooroller

Well-known member
I have been many years ago. Which Samoa by the way? American or Western or both? I did a little birding on Tutuila.
 

cuckooroller

Well-known member
I can't be that much help then. I got to Apia and immediate surroundings but just for a couple days and no birding.
 

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