South American Birding

To: nick leseberg <>
Subject: South American Birding
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:25:21 +1000
Nicks right in the thick of things, wish I was with him.

However, in the short-term I can offer to mail anyone who needs it, an 
application form for the Neotropical Bird Club;-)

Great magazines and contacts to brush up on before you go.

Further information here or shoot me an e-mail for an application form.


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On 30/04/2010, at 11:35 , nick leseberg wrote:

Ladies and Gents,

I have been lucky to have spent most of the 
last few months backpacking and birding in South America, including 
Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. I still have a couple of 
months left in which I'll be going to Bolivia and Brazil before 
finishing up with some more birding in Ecuador.

Having birded 
almost exclusively in Australia prior to this I have found it to be a 
daunting, challenging, frustrating but ultimately exhilarating 
experience. As a first timer in the neotropics it is impossible not to 
be overwhelmed by the sheer number and diversity of species in front of 

I am slowly getting around to doing trip reports for select 
areas I birded, and have completed the first; it covers my four days 
spent in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Argentina. Magellanic 
and Gentoo Penguins, Andean Condors and Magellanic Woodpeckers were the 
highlights, not to mention the unforgettable scenery. The trip is aimed 
at Australian birders, and includes introductions to the locations, some
commentary on the places visited and species seen, photos of both the 
birds and scenery as well as a trip list. If I had a website I'd put it 
on that (maybe one day), but in the mean time if anyone is interested, 
please email me at  and I'll be happy to 
send you a copy.

In the mean time, I am studying up for Bolivia 
and my first trip to the Amazon basin. Only about 1700 species to learn!

and good birding!

Nick Leseberg                                     
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