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Craig Robson

Craig Robson

Craig Robson lives in Norwich, England. A professional ornithologist, author and artist, specializing in Asian birds, Craig was born in the Midlands but moved to Shetland in 1978 during the early years of the oil boom to earn enough to finance extended travels overseas and to enjoy the many rare birds that the islands attract.

He has spent many years in the field in Asia (from the Himalayas, China and Japan southwards to Sri Lanka, mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia), often visiting remote areas that have been only rarely explored in the past and has experience of around 2300 species in that continent! He has carried out pioneering surveys of Western Tragopans in Pakistan, Gurney’s Pittas in Thailand and rare pheasants and other forest birds in Vietnam, and has spent some time working on the distribution of Asia’s restricted range birds for BirdLife International’s Biodiversity Project.

His remarkable knowledge of Asian birds culminated in the publication of the definitive A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia (2000) and A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand (2002).

More recently Craig has co-published texts on the parrotbills and babblers for Handbook of the Birds of the World. As well as Asia, Craig has also birded extensively in Madagascar and increasingly in Australasia and in North America (including Alaska, Colorado and many other areas).


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Craig Robson will be leading the following tours:

THE MALAY PENINSULA Thursday 18th July 2019 - Sunday 28th July 2019
Panti Forest & Rail-babbler Extension: 28th July — 1st August
INDONESIA'S SOUTHERN MOLUCCAS Friday 6th September 2019 - Monday 23rd September 2019
BORNEO: SABAH Saturday 12th October 2019 - Saturday 26th October 2019
BORNEO: SARAWAK & KALIMANTAN Saturday 26th October 2019 - Friday 8th November 2019
CAMBODIA & LAOS Wednesday 12th February 2020 - Tuesday 25th February 2020
Laos Extension: 25th February — 28th February
ULTIMATE VIETNAM Sunday 1st March 2020 - Sunday 22nd March 2020
Fansipan Extension: 22nd March — 25th March
BHUTAN Sunday 12th April 2020 - Wednesday 29th April 2020
Kaziranga Extension: 8th April — 12th April
ALASKA Friday 29th May 2020 - Thursday 11th June 2020
Pribilofs Extension: 26th May — 29th May
Barrow Extension: 11th June — 14th June
SUMATRA & JAVA Wednesday 24th June 2020 - Wednesday 15th July 2020
BEYOND SULAWESI Monday 3rd August 2020 - Monday 24th August 2020
LESSER SUNDAS Saturday 5th September 2020 - Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Bali & East Java Extension: 22nd September — 27th September