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Combine Atlantic Odyssey with the Cape Verde Islands in 2024 only

In spring 2024, for once only, it will be possible to combine Atlantic Odyssey, the epic Atlantic Islands seabirds and landbirds itinerary from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego to South Georgia, Gough Island, the Tristan da Cunha group, St Helena and Ascension Island to the Cape Verde Islands with the Birdquest Cape Verde Islands tour. […]

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NEW: Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands & Iriomote special expedition June 2023

In June 2023, Inger and I are going to be visiting the Bonin (or Ogasawara) Islands after the Birdquest 2023 Japan Specialities tour. As usually happens, the trip to the Bonins does not dovetail neatly with the tour itself as the ferries to the remote Bonins are so infrequent and in particular trips that allow […]

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ETHIOPIA TOUR REPORT 2022

Ethiopia is one of those countries that anyone who seriously considers themselves a birder must visit. With all the Ethiopian endemics combined with the many additional endemics and specialities restricted to the ‘Horn of Africa’, it is right up there vying with South Africa and Namibia as the No.1 avian specialities hotspot in all of […]

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NORTHERN ARGENTINA TOUR REPORT 2022

“This year’s Northern Argentina tour was split into two, the first part in the northwest and the second shorter part of the tour in the Ibera wetlands. The north-west produced many interesting and endemic species among which Sandy Gallito, Chaco Eagle and White-browed Tapaculo stood out. Highlights included Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Puna Plover, Andean and James […]

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BRAZIL’S SOUTHWEST AMAZONIA TOUR REPORT 2022

“The fourth edition of Brazil’s Southwest Amazonia was again a very successful trip. In two weeks we recorded almost five hundred (492) species of birds, exploring different habitats in the Rondonia and Inambari centres of endemism. Check out some of the highlights achieved this time: Orinoco Goose, Razor-billed Curassow, Sand-colored Nighthawk, Little and Spot-tailed Nightjars, […]

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HAWAII TOUR REPORT 2022

“We met in Honalulu on a fine spring evening, all overjoyed […] within minutes we were watching a pair of rare Oahu Elepaio building their nest and affording superb views at eye-level as they unconcernedly went about their business in a small copse of trees. Next up was the other remaining island endemic, Oahu Amakihi. […]

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BEST OF SULAWESI & HALMAHERA TOUR REPORT 2022

This year’s ‘Best of Sulawesi and Halmahera’ was the first to revisit the islands since the onset of the Covid- 19 pandemic. We were fortunate that travel restrictions had largely been lifted in Indonesia, so our travels went mostly without a hitch. Habitat degradation continues; however, it wasn’t too awful, and a few trails and […]

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