Feb 16 - I had posted on Birding Pal and today got a reply from Anand Arya. He "lives in NOIDA, just near to Okhla Bird Sanctuary and it takes about an hour or so to reach the wetland....not sure where you are staying and whether you can manage to reach NOIDA. But, if you can - may be take the Metro - then you can travel in my jalopy with me. Please call me if interested and then we can fix a day during the week preferably in the afternoon... Probably Wednesday, 18th afternoon." Oh yeah!
Feb 17 - heard from Mr Arya that it is likely bad weather tomorrow. Thursday looks better and will plan accordingly. Okhla should be okay and try it out there tomorrow. We'll do the wetland together on 19th.
Feb 19 - Yep, got a few more lifers today. Up to 828 total, and 314 for the trip! Bringing home lots of tea.
Feb 20 PM - Leaving for airport.... Leave Delhi, Sat Feb 21 at 3:30am
Leave Amsterdam, Sat Feb21 at 10:05am
Arrive Houston, Sat Feb 21 at 1:35pm