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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, often visiting remote areas that have been only rarely explored in the past and has experience of almost 2200 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 extensive 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, one of his favourite destinations.


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Craig Robson will be leading the following tours:

VIETNAM Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Wednesday 28th March 2018
Fansipan Extension: 28th March — 31st March
ULTIMATE NORTHEAST INDIA Wednesday 4th April 2018 - Wednesday 25th April 2018
Meghalaya Extension: 2nd April — 4th April
Namdapha National Park Extension: 25th April — 30th April
ALASKA Friday 1st June 2018 - Thursday 14th June 2018
Pribilofs Extension: 29th May — 1st June
Barrow Extension: 14th June — 17th June
BORNEO: SABAH & SARAWAK Sunday 22nd July 2018 - Sunday 5th August 2018
Sarawak Extension: 5th August — 11th August
BORNEO: SABAH Sunday 22nd July 2018 - Sunday 5th August 2018
BORNEO: SARAWAK Sunday 5th August 2018 - Saturday 11th August 2018
ULTIMATE SULAWESI & HALMAHERA Sunday 9th September 2018 - Sunday 30th September 2018
Obi Extension: 30th September — 5th October
INDONESIA'S SOUTHERN MOLUCCAS Sunday 7th October 2018 - Monday 29th October 2018
CAMBODIA & LAOS Tuesday 12th February 2019 - Saturday 23rd February 2019
Mount Aural Extension: 23rd February — 28th February
VIETNAM Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Saturday 23rd March 2019
Fansipan Extension: 23rd March — 27th March
COLORADO Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Monday 15th April 2019
SICHUAN & YUNNAN Sunday 19th May 2019 - Friday 7th June 2019
Northern Yunnan Extension: 16th May — 19th May
THE MALAY PENINSULA Thursday 18th July 2019 - Sunday 28th July 2019
Panti Forest & Rail-babbler Extension: 28th July — 1st August
THE LESSER SUNDAS Thursday 8th August 2019 - Monday 26th August 2019
Bali & East Java Extension: 2nd August — 8th August
BORNEO: SABAH & SARAWAK Saturday 12th October 2019 - Saturday 26th October 2019
Sarawak Extension: 26th October — 1st November
BORNEO: SABAH Saturday 12th October 2019 - Saturday 26th October 2019
BORNEO: SARAWAK Saturday 26th October 2019 - Friday 1st November 2019
BEYOND SULAWESI Sunday 17th November 2019 - Tuesday 10th December 2019