Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Frank Rheindt

Australia - Outback trip - 18th - 26th August 2007, author Frank Rheindt (added September 26, 2007)
(fabulous views of 5 different grasswren species, Letter-winged Kite, Flock Bronzewing, three quail-thrush species, Chestnut-breasted Whiteface and an array of other unique outback specialties)

South-east Brazil - 10 June - 31 July 2006, author Frank Rheindt (added September 21, 2007)
(50 days and almost as many photos...)

The Andamans - 22nd - 29th December 2007, author Frank Rheindt (added March 31, 2008)
(The Andaman Archipelago in the Gulf of Bengal is one of several sensitive Indian peripheral regions that have opened up to foreign tourists in recent times. Virtually all the endemics can be seen on day trips from Port Blair.)

Philippines — Expedition Birding - Luzon, Palawan, Samar, Mindanao 9 Jan — 15 Feb 2005, author Frank Rheindt (added March 10, 2005)
(New Sites and Palawan Striped Babbler, Mindanao Bleeding-heart)

Cayman Islands: Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park on Grand Cayman (QE), Mastic Trail on Grand Cayman (MT), Cayman Brac (CB) - 1st - 3rd July 2011, author Frank Rheindt (added June 12, 2012)
(Vitelline Warbler, Thick-billed and Yucatán Vireo, Cuban Bullfinch)

Top End – Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, Australia - 31 May - 9 June 2007, author Frank Rheindt (added July 17, 2007)

Bahamas - 13th - 17th June 2011, author Frank Rheindt (link created July 14, 2012)
(All the Bahamian endemics were targeted in this single trip)

North Island, New Zealand - 18th - 27th June 2005, author Frank Rheindt (added July 14, 2005)

Jamaica - 24th - 29th November 2010, author Frank Rheindt (added July 13, 2011)
(information on all endemics of the island, including the "Blue Mountain Elaenia" (Elaenia fallax fallax), a taxon that will be elevated to species status soon)

Puerto Rico - 28th April - 2nd May 2010, author Frank Rheindt (added July 13, 2011)
(Sightings of all the Puerto Rican endemics, including the rarely-seen Puerto Rican Amazon)

Colorado - 26th April – 1st May 2011, author Frank Rheindt (added July 13, 2011)
("chicken run" - sightings of 7 different grouse species, plus other regional specialties)

Peru - 13th January - 31 May 2006, author Frank Rheindt (added July 12, 2007)
(five months birding, almost 900 species and 60 pages of trip report !)

Sichuan (China) including Laojun Shan and the Emei-Wolong-Jiuzhaigou Circuit - 7 May – 9 June 2005, author Frank Rheindt (added January 2, 2006)

West Papua incl. Fakfak Peninsula - July - September 2008, author Frank Rheindt (added February 23, 2009)
((also including additional days in Java and Cameron Highlands))

Hispaniola (including Haiti) - 25 December 2010 – 4 January 2011, author Frank Rheindt (added April 3, 2011)
(All island endemics seen including the endemic Haitian Palm-Tanager)