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Bog creatures. Must be back at Backwoods!

A good drive over to Backwoods, we picked up two couples at Calangute. We’d been discussing who we were likely to get as company on this trip and had decided that either non-birders or good birders would be ideal. We’d told Keith and Rhian about our previous experience with *The Lister* Mrs Whats That. The […]

Jungle (I’m a birder i want to stay!)

Our group had an early breakfast as we were keen to go on a longer walk to find our kingfishers. So, full of toast, omlette and smoky tea we headed off at 7am. Just out of the temple car park Loven spotted the Blue-eared Kingfisher sitting in a tree. Excellent! It stayed put and we […]


An early start with tea and biccys at 6am then off to Bondla reserve which is around 45 minutes drive from Backwoods. The first stop produced our first sighting of Spangled Drongo. The main reason for the stop was to stake out a banana flower for the Little Spiderhunter.  While waiting we saw an Emerald […]

Trogons, Frogmouths and monkey business

Tea and biccys at 6.30am then out at 7am. As the group was quite large so we were split into two groups – we luckily enough were chosen by Loven. Our group consisted of – Ian, me, Tom Tams, Steve, “the ladies” (throughout the trip they were referred to by this name, i’m not sure […]

Off to Backwoods

05.15 and a prompt pick up by the Backwoods bus. Onwards to pick up others until we were all packed in like sardines – enough seats on the bus for everyone but the luggage was a struggle! Arrived at the outskirts of the reserve to be met by Lovan. Lots of bird activity and we […]