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New feature - listening to locals

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New feature -

Listening to locals: a conversation with Mark Bonta, author of Seven Names for the Bellbird
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/weaving/markbonta.html

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Help a birdwatcher!

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Hello,

I have been planning a birdwatching trip in Brazil. After some
search on the internet, I found this company called Focus Tours.
They are quite responsive and have answered all my questions.
Now I need to send them a deposit to secure two spaces in June for me and
my friend. I am getting a cold feet since I only met this company
through the internet.

Has anyone here used this company before? If so, would you please
let me know if this company is legit? Will they take my deposit and
simply disappear?

Thank you in advance.

Annie

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Focus

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Focus Tours is not featured on Planeta.com. I have corresponded and met the founder and by all counts from what I have heard, the tours are reliable.

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Update

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Our guide to features and links related to birdwatching in Mexico has been updated
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/mexico/mexbird.html

We are also preparing for our 2005 online conference focusing on rural tourism. Those who have an interest in birding AND rural travel are invited to take part and share their experiences. Birders, afterall, are among the first to explore new areas. The event begins April 25th. Details
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/rural.html

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Planet Survey

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The feedback I am seeking are the basic questions that should be included on a survey about birding. Planeta readers are not all avid birders, but they are interested in travel and the environment. Let me know what questions you would like to see asked in the survey.

Here is the current draft (emphasis on the word DRAFT).

Name
City, Country
How often do you go birding?
Do you seek destinations abroad for quality birding?
What qualities do you seek from birding guides?
Have you traveled to a birding festival?

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Photos

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Planeta.com has launched a photo gallery of birds. The first round of photos are courtesy of Emilio Kifuri of Canyon Travel
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/resources/birds.html

Direct link to Flickr photoset
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/530507

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Preliminary Results

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Preliminary results from the bird watching survey are posted online
>> http://www.planeta.com/planeta/05/0508birds.html

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Fotos

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Our birding gallery now has 15 pictures and has been viewed 686 times.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/530507

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New topic

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New topic - Bird guide for students
http://forum.planeta.com/viewtopic.php?t=1150

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Birds of the World on Flickr

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STATUS REPORT - 4 members, 20+ photos
http://www.flickr.com/groups/birdsoftheworld

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Mazatlan Bird Festival

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Upcoming event - Pronatura Noroeste & Sendero Mexico launch the First Mazatlan Bird Festival / January 16-19, 2009
http://www.mazatlanbirdfestival.com

Related:
http://forum.planeta.com/viewtopic.php?t=1219

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Birds of the World

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STATUS REPORT - 28 members, 260+ photos
http://www.flickr.com/groups/birdsoftheworld

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Flickr

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600 photos in Birds of the World!
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Flickr

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We now have more than 600 photos in Birds of the World
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