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Subject: INDIA
From: "Bob and Trish" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:42:08 +1030
Russell's last point in his email prompted me to post my recent experiences
in India.

Roly Lloyd and I have just returned from 15 days birding in Northern India.
WE drove Delhi, Corbett, Nanital, Bharatpur, Ranthambhore, Delhi.  We saw
326 species.  We got great views of gems such as Ibisbill and Wallcreeper
plus 7 laughtingthrush and 15 woodpecker and many other great birds.  My
in-India costs were AU$1560.00.  This compares with the Wings Birding Tours
Feb-13 trip price of US$5300.00 for a similar itinerary.  Now I am
definitely not knocking organized trips where all the planning is done for
you.  I am just pointing out that it is possible to organize it yourself at
a fraction of the cost - other advantages are being able to go when and
where you want and not having to be with a group of a dozen or more.  In
India, the key to doing it oneself is to get a good car and driver and good
bird guides.  These days, it is all pretty easy via the net. We stayed in
good to excellent hotels and it still turned out relatively cheap - and we
saw great birds and had no problems - a great trip.

Please let me know if you would like more details.

Bob Sothman  

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Russ
Sent: Monday, 28 January 2013 12:17 PM
To: Paul Dodd; Birding Aus
Subject: [B-Aus] Costa Rica Trip Report - Part 7/7 -

HI Paul

Thanks for going to the trouble to post your trip reports to Birding-Aus
(and also for breaking it into smaller, more manageable messages).

I'm not sure if everyone who reads Birding-Aus is aware of our superb
archive, maintained for many years now by Andrew Taylor:

The archive is fully searchable and preserves every message sent to
Birding-Aus (except for those that break our code of conduct or are simply
"thanks" or "me too" in nature - the archiveis cleaned up every now and then
to maintain its usefulness).

Although an archive search will find any keyword, it is far easier and
quicker to find what you want if the author has included a pertinent subject
line. Please keep doing that, folks!

One final point is that although our main interest on this forum is
Australian birding, many of our readers are lucky enough to travel further
than our great country, and having trip reports from ANYWHERE with birds is
a great benefit. I've used the archive to research places like New
Caledonia, New Zealand and Fiji, and I'm tremendously grateful to everyone
who takes the trouble to write a detailed trip report and share it with the
wider community.

Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus Founder

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