Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 4th July 2017, 11:36   #1
Robert Campbell
Happy grampa

 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Townhill
Posts: 4
Papua New Guinea birding

Fascinating place for a naturalist/birder. It is expensive to travel within the country and it can be dangerous.
The name "Rascal" is a label that is given to The criminal element within the country. Western definition of rascal implies a raffish, possibly likeable rogue. Not in PNG.
Tours are expensive but there is safety in numbers, and unless you have "Wantoks" (Tok Pisin (the lingua Franca)) or good friends who can show you around. Stick to groups.
There is a huge range of habitats from mangrove forests to high montane grasslands offering a great range of species, with many endemics, Birds of Paradise always spring to mind when people talk of PNG birds and there is no doubt they are quite spectacular; again found in all habitats.
I am referring to PNG as opposed to the Indonesian part of the island of Irian Jaya. Alas I am no twitcher. I don't keep lists. I did however keep records of birds ringed/banded and that is 306 species. That may be even more now as I believe taxonomists are splitting as more DNA comes to light.
If you have the money, time and an adventurous nature. Go for it. You'll love it.
Robert Campbell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Birding in Queensland and Papua New Guinea dandsblair Vacational Trip Reports 22 Wednesday 1st August 2012 10:48
Birding in Papua or Indonesian New Guinea Papuaphile Papua New Guinea 3 Sunday 5th April 2009 17:13
birding in Papua/New Guinea & southeast Asia rdog Papua New Guinea 5 Friday 27th July 2007 07:58
Hi from Papua New Guinea djringer Say Hello 9 Wednesday 27th September 2006 17:27
Hi from Papua New Guinea eremita Say Hello 4 Monday 30th January 2006 11:59


£100 Cashback on Opticron DBA VHD Binoculars. Click to find out more.

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12924695 seconds with 12 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 14:56.