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Inaccessible Island Rail (1 Viewer)

Hauksen

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Antarctica
Hi,

Of all places i read this on Gizmodo.

Thanks for the article, quite interesting!

I thought it was a recurring pattern that birds on islands with no predators lose their ability to fly over the course of evolution, so the journalistic "wrapper" around the ornithological content is a bit odd in my opinion.

And looking at the beautiful picture of the cliffs rising steeply out of the sea, I suspect the island's name was really not chosen for its remote location, but rather because of the difficulty of getting ashore :)

Regards,

Henning
 

Sangahyando

Well-known member
Germany
And looking at the beautiful picture of the cliffs rising steeply out of the sea, I suspect the island's name was really not chosen for its remote location, but rather because of the difficulty of getting ashore :)

Regards,

Henning
Having recently looked at the island on Google Earth, I tend to agree.
 

Tiraya

Well-known member
United Kingdom
Great article. This was one of the birds that started my interest in birding. Just the idea of something being so restricted to an obscure offshore island caught my attention I guess. Still hoping that one day I can go and see one!
 

Earnest lad

Well-known member
Let's not forget - Evolution is still just a theory.

Please can anyone advise: is it possible to visit Inaccessible Island and if so how would one get there?
 

MJB

Well-known member
Let's not forget - Evolution is still just a theory.

Please can anyone advise: is it possible to visit Inaccessible Island and if so how would one get there?

I'll take the bait. What's your justification of 'just', this merry Christmas Day...?;)
MJB
 

Tiraya

Well-known member
United Kingdom
Let's not forget - Evolution is still just a theory.

Please can anyone advise: is it possible to visit Inaccessible Island and if so how would one get there?

Wikipedia says: "Tristan da Cunha itself is accessible only by sea via a seven-day sail from Cape Town, South Africa, by landing during the 60 days of the year that the harbor allows for access to the island."

I'm not sure if a private charter is necessary.
 

Earnest lad

Well-known member
Dear birding colleagues
Thank you for your kind inputs re: viewpoints on the origin of life etc. Also in regard to getting to Inaccessible Island: I guess the Inaccessible Island Rail is most likely not going to be ticked by myself at least, until, God willing, I come back in the Resurrection!
 
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