The Ultimate In Birding Tours

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, Australasia and North America (including Alaska, Colorado and many other areas).

Tours Led by Craig

Tanimbar

Asia Tours

September 2019

INDONESIA’S SOUTHERN MOLUCCAS

Bornean

Tours of shorter duration

October 2019

BORNEO: SABAH, MALAYSIA

Dulit

Tours of shorter duration

October-November 2019

BORNEO: SARAWAK & KALIMANTAN

Angkor

Tours of shorter duration

February 2020

CAMBODIA & LAOS

Siamese

Asia Tours

March 2020

ULTIMATE VIETNAM

Satyr

Asia Tours

April 2020

BHUTAN

Spectacled

Tours good for bird/wildlife photography

May-June 2020

ALASKA

Salvadori's

Asia Tours

June-July 2020

SUMATRA & JAVA, INDONESIA

Komodo

Asia Tours

September 2020

LESSER SUNDAS, INDONESIA

Helmet

Tours good for bird/wildlife photography

October-November 2020

ULTIMATE MADAGASCAR

Philippine

Asia Tours

January-February 2021

CLASSIC PHILIPPINES

Greater

Tours that are mostly easy

March-April 2021

COLORADO

Gould's

Asia Tours

April 2021

ULTIMATE NORTHEAST INDIA

Spectacled

Tours good for bird/wildlife photography

May-June 2021

ALASKA

Tanimbar

Asia Tours

September 2021

INDONESIA’S SOUTHERN MOLUCCAS

Red

Tours of shorter duration

September-October 2021

REMOTE MADAGASCAR

Helmet

Tours good for bird/wildlife photography

October-November 2021

ULTIMATE MADAGASCAR

Dulit

Tours of shorter duration

October-November 2021

BORNEO: SARAWAK & KALIMANTAN