Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Pete Morris

Finland, Estonia and Arctic Norway - May - June 2005, author Pete Morris (link created September 11, 2008)
(Great Snipe)

Finland, Estonia and Arctic Norway - May - June 2005, author Pete Morris (link created September 11, 2008)
(eight species of woodpecker and owl including Great Grey Owl and Northern Hawk Owl)

Birdquest expedition to Zambia - 11th December 2004 - 9th January 2005, author Pete Morris (link created October 29, 2007)
(amassed an impressive 483 species over 28 days)

Uganda - 3rd - 25th August 2006, author Pete Morris (link created October 29, 2007)
(Uganda is a must for any birder. Home to a number of albertine rift endemics and an excellent place to see a large number of otherwise difficult 'West African' forest species.)

Malawi - 11th - 27th November 2006, author Pete Morris (link created October 29, 2007)
(392 species of birds including Pel's Fishing Owl)

Angola - 22nd November - 14th December 2005, author Pete Morris (link created October 29, 2007)
(Perhaps one of the most amazing ornithological opportunities of recent times has got to be the opening up of the war ravaged country of Angola.)

Polynesia - 6th - 28th September 2006, author Pete Morris (link created July 24, 2007)
(We visited four islands in the Cook Islands and four islands and five atolls in French Polynesia. We recorded only 67 species of birds but many were spectacular, rare and endangered species.)

Alaska - 25th May - 14th June 2006, author Pete Morris (link created July 24, 2007)
(With a grand total of 200 species of birds, and 25 species of mammals, this was our fifth tour to Alaska.)

Southern Australia and Tasmania - 12 October - 4 November 2007, author Pete Morris (link created December 2, 2007)
(Recorded no fewer than 311 species in what was our best tour to date)

Pakistan - The Western Himalayas - 19th - 31st July 2005, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(This was the second Birdquest trip to this poorly known birding region, but 190 species, many near endemics and world-class scenery meant some great birding)

Sierra Leone - 9th - 24th February 2008, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(Birdquest's first exploratory tour produced some 300 species including wonderful views of Yellow-headed Picathartes)

The Forests of Ghana - 15th - 25th April 2009, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(This Birdquest trip focused on the Upper Guinea forest endemic birds - some 300+ species seen)

Cuba - 24th March - 6th April 2008, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(Superb birding on this Birdquest tour with 167 species and all bar one of the endemics, including Cuban Kite that hovers on the edge of extinction)

The Solomon Islands - 14th September - 7th October 2007, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(These forgotten islands hold some rarely observed birds that few birders have the privilege to see - this was Birdquest's fourth tour.)

Panama and Darien - 17th January - 8th February 2009, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(525 species including many range restricted and threatened species on this Birdquest tour)

The Atlantic Odyssey - 16th March - 26th April 2009, author Pete Morris (link created August 15, 2009)
(Our Birdquest journey of 7,070 nautical miles gave us an unparalled opportunity to observe the multitude of sea-birds of the southern oceans)