Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Sam Woods/Tropical Birding

South-east Brazil and The Pantanal - August 2005, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added September 8, 2005)
(Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Speckle-breasted Antpitta, Zigzag Heron, Hyacinth Macaw, Sungrebe)

Sulawesi and Moluccas Extension (Halmahera), 15th August - 4th September 2017, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added September 23, 2017)
(Moluccan Scrubfowl Galela, Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Red-backed Thrush, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Minahassa Masked-Owl)

Lesser Sundas (including Bali and Eastern Java Extension) Aug-Sept' 2018, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added November 22, 2018)
(Flores Scops-Owl)

Northeast India: Himalayan Forests and Grasslands of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added May 31, 2018)
(Gould’s Shortwing, Blyth’s Tragopan)

Philippines - 4th - 26th March 2007 (Luzon, Mindanao, & Palawan) - A 'Tropical Birding' custom tour, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added May 3, 2007)
(Luzon Bleeding-Heart, Flame-breasted Fruit-Dove (Luzon); Philippine Eagle, Steere's Pitta and Wattled Broadbill (Mindanao); Palawan Peacock-Pheasant, Hooded Pitta, Palawan Flycatcher (Palawan))

Arizona: South-east, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, 5 - 20 May 2008, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added May 28, 2008)

Northwest Ecuador 18-24th June & Eastern Highlands 28th & 29th June 2005, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added July 7, 2005)
(Ecuador, Tandayapa, Black Solitaire, Andean Condor, Moustached Antpitta, White-faced Nunbird.)

Borneo - 25th June - 9th July 2016, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (link created July 29, 2016)
(Bornean Bristlehead)

Southern Ecuador - 30th November - 11th December 2017, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added January 15, 2018)

Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Chasing Chóco endemics in the Ecuadorian Andes with Tropical Birding - 2nd - 9th February 2008, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added February 21, 2008)

Northern India: Bharatpur, Tigers and the Taj Mahal, 1 - 21 December 2007 with Tropical Birding, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added February 21, 2008)

Northern India: Tigers of Bandhavgarh, Birds of Bharatpur, & Mountains of the Himalaya, 14 - 30 November 2007, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added February 16, 2008)
(Bengal Tiger, Upland Pipit, Large-tailed Nightjar, Himalayan Rubythroat)

Australia's Outback: Kakadu to Uluru. October 2006, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added December 4, 2006)
(Darwin and the Top End to Uluru (Gouldian Finch, Yellow Chat, Rainbow Pitta, Purple-crowned Fairywren, Red Goshawk).)

Twitching THE Ground-Cuckoo 22-23 December 2006: How to see Banded Ground-Cuckoo in Pichincha, Ecuador, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added December 25, 2006)
(Banded Ground-Cuckoo, Ecuador)

Madagascar - 26th October - 5th November 2017, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added December 17, 2017)

Australia October - November 2006: Cairns to Tasmania, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added December 1, 2006)
(Cassowary, Golden & Regent Bowerbirds, 2 Species of Birds of Paradise, all 3 Aussie Frogmouths, Aussie Owlet-Nightjar, 2 species of Lyrebirds.)

Birding Trip Report - Uganda, 5th - 26th August 2002, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 28, 2004)

New Caledonia: The Quest for Kagu wth Tropical Birding - 4th - 8th July 2007 , author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 21, 2007)

Papua New Guinea June-July 2007 with Tropical Birding, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 13, 2007)

Borneo: Broadbills and Bristleheads, 23 July - 3 August 2007 with Tropical Birding, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 13, 2007)

Ecuador - 31st March - 2nd April 2006 - The Little Harpy 'Twitch' or how to see HARPY EAGLES in Ecuador, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added April 4, 2006)
(Harpy Eagle, Rufous Potoo, White-plumed Antbird, Gareno Lodge)

Ghana: Pel's and Picathartes... by Tropical Birding, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added April 20, 2008)
(White-necked Rockfowl (Yellow-headed Picathartes))

Borneo Rainforest Lodge Danum Valley, BORNEO, BORNEAN BRISTLEHEAD - Great views of a small author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added July 6, 2006)

San Isidro, eastern Ecuador 9th April 2006, PERUVIAN ANTPITTA - A pair were seen extremely author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added April 11, 2006)

Agulhas Negras, Itatiaia NP, SE Brazil, AURACARIA TIT-SPINETAIL, ITATIAIA THISTLETAIL, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 22, 2005)

Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grasso state, Brazil, COLLARED CRESCENTCHEST (2), Rufous-sided author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 22, 2005)

Pereque, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, BLACK-HOODED ANTWREN (2 pairs), Squamate Antbird author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 22, 2005)

Ubatuba, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, BUFF-THROATED PURPLETUFT (A pair with one chick), author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 22, 2005)

Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro state, Southeast Brazil, SWALLOW-TAILED COTINGA (several sightings), author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 22, 2005)

The Pantanal, Brazil, SUNGREBE (2 birds together), Bare-faced Curassow, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 22, 2005)

Pousada Piuval, The Pantanal, Brazil, ZIGZAG HERON, Hyacinth Macaws, Helmeted Manakin, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 20, 2005)

Guappiassu Bird Lodge, Rio de Janeiro, Crescent-chested Puffbird, White-bibbed Antbird, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 20, 2005)

Rio Silanche Reserve, Northwest Ecuador, 17th July: Crested Owl (1 seen on the reserve, 2 author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added July 18, 2005)

Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Northwest Ecuador, 2 Dark-backed Wood-Quails on the Antpitta Trail, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added July 13, 2005)

Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Northwest Ecuador, 24th June - BLACK SOLITAIRE (a very rare sighting author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added July 8, 2005)

Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador, 18th June -White-faced Nunbird, juvenile author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added July 8, 2005)