Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Graham Talbot

Yemen - 28 August - 1 September 2008, author Graham Talbot (added November 12, 2008)
(with images of Arabian Accentor, Yemen Thrush, Little Rock-thrush and others)

The Great Pheasant Dip - Dongzhai and Xiaolongmen, China - 25th - 27th February 2005, author Graham Talbot (added May 17, 2005)

A White-eared Night Heron Twitch - Jiulianshan, Jiangxi, China - 24th - 25th June 2006, author Graham Talbot (added June 30, 2006)

Myanmar (Burma) - 7th - 17th April 2006, author Graham Talbot (added July 27, 2006)

Kasbegi, Georgia - 3rd November - 7th November 2011, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(Ever since my Western Palaearctic twitching days I had dreamed of going to the Greater Caucasus in search of three specialities, Caucasian Snowcock, Great Rosefinch and Guldenstadt’s Redstart.)

Return to Kasbegi, Georgia - 27th - 29th April 2012, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(Following my unsuccessful twitch to see Caucasian Snowcock in November 2011 I decided to take the opportunity of returning to Kasbegi to finish the job.)

Ethiopia - 16th April - 1st May 2011, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(During the last few years two site guides and a new identification guide have been published which together with improved logistics have opened up the country to independent travellers.)

Kazakhastan - 5th - 13th May 2012, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(In my quest to see all the birds in the Collins Guide somewhere in the world a visit to Central Asia was required with the most accessible country being Kazakhstan.)

Mindanao, Philippines - 23rd January - 1st February 2009, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(At the last count there were 172 endemics and I’m sure this will increase significantly once the splitters take an interest in the many different island forms.)

Mongolia - 28th June - 2nd July 2012, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(The possibility of going to Mongolia to try for my final Snowcock sprang to mind.....)

Western Ghats, India - 1st February - 10th February 2008, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(The Western Ghats exclusively hold 20 commonly recognised endemics, plus a number of south Indian endemics.)

Sabah, Malaysia - 25th June - 5th July 2010, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(Although birding was tough at times and it took a lot of effort to see the birds, we did manage to see all three Whitehead’s and one Whitehead’s Squirrel plus a very good supporting cast, though no Ground Cuckoo.)

Western Anatolia, Turkey - 3rd - 4th December 2011, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(Uludag National Park, Manyas Golu, Krupers Nuthatch)

Birecik, Turkey - 14th -16th January 2011, author Graham Talbot (link created December 4, 2012)
(Iraq Babbler)

China, Qinghai and Tibet, 14 August - 10 September 2004, author Graham Talbot (added December 22, 2004)
(Przevalski's Redstart, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Gansu Leaf Warbler, Koslov’s Bunting, Koslov's Babax, Crimson-browed Finch, Solitary Snipe, Henderson’s Ground Jay)

New Zealand, 18th December 2003 – 4th January 2004, author Graham Talbot (added December 15, 2004)

Poyang Hu, China - 10th - 12th November 2006, author Graham Talbot (added December 14, 2006)
(4 species of crane, including Siberian Crane)

Laos - 19th – 24th October 2012, author Graham Talbot (link created December 12, 2012)
(Laos only hit the birders’ radar in 2009 with the discovery of a new species to science, the Bare-faced Bulbul.)

Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia And Vanuatu - 7th October - 24th October 2005, author Graham Talbot (added April 1, 2006)