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SOUTH AFRICA 2022 TOUR REPORT

The Ultimate South Africa tour 2022 turned out to be a major success, with 514 species recorded over a period of three weeks, crisscrossing the vast expanse of South Africa, and birding the great variety of habitats found here. From the scenic mountains of the Cape Fynbos biome to the magical Afromontane forests of the […]

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CLASSIC WEST PAPUA TOUR REPORT 2022

Our tour to the remarkable forests of West Papua was once again a great success, much to my delight as it was the first time I’d had the privilege to lead the tour. We recorded in excess of 380 species of bird, but more importantly, we recorded a high proportion of the available specialities and […]

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SOUTHEAST BRAZIL TOUR REPORT 2022

The 2022 Southeast Brazil Tour was again amazingly successful. The combination of the best sites of the threatened and unique Atlantic Forest from Espirito Santo south to Paraná, certainly make this one of the best trips for endemics in the country and in South America. We mainly covered luxurious forests along the rich and scenic […]

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SUMATRA TOUR REPORT 2022

Sumatra is one of the most endemic-rich islands in Asia and the World as a whole – a destination high on the priority list of many birders. This was the first Birdquest tour there since the pandemic, and also one of our most successful ever, a remarkable achievement when considering what we have all just […]

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BORNEO: SABAH & SARAWAK TOUR REPORT 2022

This was the second time the Malaysian state Sarawak was combined with the Indonesian Kalimantan part of Borneo on a Birdquest tour. Starting our tour in Kota Kinabalu where we met Yeo, our local guide, who we are very thankful for an unforgettable and smooth birding experience on the first half of our stay on […]

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MADAGASCAR WITH A DIFFERENCE TOUR REPORT 2022

Extraordinary birds, exquisite lemurs, cute chameleons and incredibly bad roads characterized our recent Madagascar with a difference tour. We managed to observe several very rarely encountered species like Madagascar Serpent Eagle, Sakalava Rail, Madagascar Pochard, Red Owl, Slender-billed Flufftail and Helmet and Bernier’s Vangas and also found a great supporting cast consisting of goodies like […]

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CHILE TOUR REPORT 2022

This year´s Chile tour was certainly one of the most successful to this fantastic country. That is what you get with Birdquest: grace under pressure plus a great bird list. The tour delivered all the mainland non-pelagic Chilean endemics, including all of the Tapaculos with great views of Chestnut-throated Huet-Huet and White-throated Tapaculo. Spectacular views […]

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BRAZIL’S FAR SOUTH & SOUTHWEST TOUR REPORT 2022

What a superb debut it was for the first Brazil’s Far South & Southwest, a tour that combines wonderful landscapes and an impressive mix of special birds ranging from Atlantic Forest (the amazing Araucaria woods in the south), the coastal Pampa, the mighty Pantanal and the fascinating savanna from central Brazil, the Cerrado. Two delightful […]

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BRAZIL’S PANTANAL & MATO GROSSO TOUR REPORT 2022

The original classic version of the Pantanal Birdquest tour had some modifications and additions, in order to visit regions that host some specialties in remote areas of Brazil (with easy access) near the Bolivian border. It was an excellent tour where we managed to tally 559 (+/-) species of birds, including most of our targets, […]

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OMAN WITH BAHRAIN TOUR REPORT 2022

Birdquest’s thirteenth tour of Oman & Bahrain proved to be a great success for many reasons. We recorded a respectable total of 230 taxa and 51 Birdquest ‘diamond’ species (regional specialities) and saw several great migrants and interesting seabirds. Oman’s special owls have always been one of the highlights of the tour, and we were […]

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