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LESSER SUNDAS

Thursday 10th August - Saturday 2nd September 2017

Craig Robson

The endangered Black-winged Myna is becoming increasingly rare (Craig Robson)

The endangered Black-winged Myna is becoming increasingly rare (Craig Robson)

This was our second tour following the brand-new itinerary and, once again, produced a massive number of regional and single-island endemics amongst our total of around 353 species. It is difficult to single-out highlights from so many good birds, and there were very few ‘misses’ this year. Recent advances in local field-guides and the relentless splitting of species following, mainly DNA-based taxonomic decisions, have resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of target-species on this tour, and I believe that this year saw our biggest haul to date.

Orange-footed Scrubfowl were confiding (Craig Robson)

Orange-footed Scrubfowl were confiding (Craig Robson)