John's birding trip reports

Reports of our birding trips
with info about birding sites and logistics

John van der Woude, Holland www.jvanderw.nl

   Latest: Ghana 2014; Colombia 2013Australia 2013; Taiwan 2012; Philippines 2012

   

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     Africa, Asia, Australia Americas                   Europe: see below
  Ghana Feb. 2014
- report with species list
- modest bird photos

Australia Southeast
Oct 2013
- report with maps and photos (45 MB!)

Taiwan 
Nov. 2012
- report with photos and species list

Philippines 
March 2012
- report incl. species list
- photos of birding sites


China Sichuan
May/June 2011
- report incl. species list
- photos of birding sites
- bird photos

Ethiopia
Feb/March 2011
- report incl. species list
- photos of birding sites
- bird photos

Madagascar
Nov. 2010
- introduction
- photos: sites, birds+lemurs, other
- species list

Australia Southwest
Sep. 2010
- intro & maps
- birding site photos
- bird & flower photos
- species list

South India & Sri Lanka
Feb 2010
- report with maps and species list
- photos of birding sites South India
- photos of birding sites Sri Lanka

United Arab Emirates
7-9 Feb 2010
- report with photos and species list

Vietnam (South) and Malaysia (West)
Dec 2009
- report with photos
- species list

Gabon (Gamba area)
Sep. 2009
- report with photos; GPS locations
- species list

Morocco/Marokko
April 2009
- Birding sites - Vogelplekken
- Bird photos - Vogelfoto's
- Species list - Soortenlijst

Kenya
Feb 2009
- Report
- Photos of sites, birds, mammals
- Species list

India North
Jan 2008
- Report text
- Photos of scenery etc.
- Bird photos
- Species list

South Africa (West & Kalahari)
Nov. 2006
- Report text
- Photos of sites and birds Cape to Karoo
- Photos of birds and mammals in Kalahari NP
- Species list

Turkey (South-Central) March 2006
- Report text
- Photos of sites
- Species list

South Africa (East)
Nov. 2005
- Report text
- Photos of sites
- Bird pictures
- Species list

South Africa (West)
+ Namibia Oct./Nov. 2003
-
Summary and logistics
- Photos of sites:
a. South Africa (2 MB),
b. Namibia (South and West) (1.3 MB),
c. Namibia (Central and North) (1.3 MB)
- Species list (Excel file, with itinerary)

Thailand North Feb./March 2003
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Introduction and summary
- Logistics, maps and GPS
- Daily report
- Photos of sites  renewed
- Sound recordings
- Species list

Gambia (West Africa) Nov. 2002
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Report text
- Photos of sites: directly or via thumbnails
- Species list
- 21 bird photos by other birder

Malaysia West March 2002
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Report text
- Maps
- Photos of sites  renewed
- Sounds
- Species list

Israel March/April 2000:
- Summary, logistics
- North
- South
- Species list
- All maps again  

Yemen 1992
- Text, photos, species list




Collection of links for trip preparation (world birding; including logistics).

Quick
 indexes to put on the back of your foreign field guides

Birds of Tomsk (West Siberia), with sounds and landscape photos.

Tips & Tricks for birding in South and Central America (and beyond).

Photo above: 
Cat Tien national park, Vietnam
Ward's Flycatcher, Madagascar
Guaramacal national park, Venezuela
Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA



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Colombia Dec. 2013
- report with lists and site photos
- bird photos

Michigan & Ontario
May/June 2008
- Report with site photos and species list

Venezuela Northwest
March 2005
- General + maps
- Daily report
- Photos of sites
  (more Venezuela: below)

Brazil (Bahia) March 2004
- Itinerary, maps, GPS
- Photos of sites (2.5 MB)
- Species list

Brazil Southeast Oct/Nov 2001
- Summary & itinerary
- Logistics & addresses
- Birding sites with maps & GPS
- Species list
- Sound recordings (43 regional specialties; in mp3)

Bolivia Sep/Oct 2000
- Introduction and summary
- Logistics and sites with maps & GPS
- Photos of sites 
- Species list
- 50 sound recordings from this trip (mp3)

Argentina Buenos Aires province Oct. 2000
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Logistics and sites
- Pictures of sites
- Species list

Chile North Oct. 2000
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Logistics and sites
- Pictures of sites
- Species list

Peru South 1999
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Logistics & GPS
- Tambopata rainforest, Andes of Cuzco, coast
- Species list
- bird sounds from Tambopata

Ecuador South 1998
- Text, with 20 site maps
- Species list
- Sound recordings (in mp3)
- Photos of sites (1 MB in total)

Ecuador North 1995
- Text, photos, species list

Venezuela NE & NW 1998
- Northeast
- Northwest
(latter including species list of both areas) 

Venezuela 1997
(Junglaven Amazonas, Henri Pittier NP SE Falcon)  
- Text with photos
- Species list
- Sound recordings (in mp3).

Venezuela 1995 (Bolivar state):
part 1, part 2 (latter including species list)

Venezuela 1994 (Rancho Grande, Llanos, Andes):
part 1, part 2 (latter including species list)

Curacao update
Jan. 2006
- text, photos, GPS

Colorado state USA
Sep. 2002
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Report text
- Photos of sites: directly or via thumbnails
- Species list

Cape May USA Sep. 2002
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Report text (with map)
- Photos of sites: directly or via thumbnails
- Species list

Cuba March 2001
-
Overview
- Itinerary, sites, GPS
- Photos of sites etc.: part 1 and part 2,
or all via thumbnails
- Species list

Mexico West 1999
- Text, photos, species list, 4 sounds

Mexico
Southeast 1996 
- Text with photos
- Species list

Curacao (Netherlands Antilles) '90-s
- Text, photos                 

Costa Rica 1993 (Northern forests)
- Text, photos, species list

Arizona 1997 (+ High Island, Texas)
- Itinerary with photos, annot. species list

California 1991
- Trip list only

Texas 1992
-
Trip list only

Florida south 1999
- Short note

Europe

Finland winter birding March 2013
- verslag (Dutch)

France June 2012
- report with photos


Germany Brandenburg
June 2012
- photo report and species list plus sounds

Germany Northeast April 2010
- report with photos and species list

Poland West (& E Germany) July 2009
- Report (site photos)
- Species list

Spain Extremadura - Picos April 2008
- Report with site photos

Short trips 2007 
- France SE Bretagne & Vendée May
- Poland West (Warta) June
- Germany northern Eifel July
- France lower Doubs August

Finland Feb 2007 
- Report with photos

Sweden South Sep/Oct 2006
- Report: photos + text
- Species list

Hungary (+ E Austria) May 2005
- Report (with maps & GPS)
- Photos of sites
- Species list

Sweden South Sept. 2004 (migration)
- Report (with maps)
- Photos of sites

France (SE and SW) May/June 2006 
- Photos + intro and species list

France (South-Central) May 2004
- Report text with links to photo sections;
general birding & orchids

Northern Scandinavia May/June 2003
- Summary, logistics, itinerary and GPS
- Photos of sites and birds:
a. North Sweden and North Finland (2 MB),
b. Varanger peninsula (2 MB)
- Species list (without annotations)

Poland West May 2001
- Text, photos, maps, species list

Spain Northeast (+France) 1999
- Text, photos, species list

Spain Extremadura 1998
- Text, photos, map; in 2 parts

France (Lower Doubs, Jura) June 2000
- Text, photos, map, link, species list

France North - Cranes Febr. 2002
- Maps, text, species list

Sweden tundra '80s
- Short note

Eclipse birding N France 1999
- Story

Clipon zeetrek-hotspot (in Dutch)