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“The (Big) Year that Flew By: Twelve Months, Six Continents, and the Ultimate Birding Record”

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I expected Arjan to describe more birding lodges in detail, but, if I remember well, only half a dozen or so were described in such a manner, the world-famous Kumul Lodge in the highlands of Papua New Guinea being among them. This lodge owes its fame to a 3-yards-long, moss-covered bird feeder table.

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Spotted Whistling Ducks at Australia’s Wonga Beach

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The birds have historically been found from the Philippines south through central Indonesia to Papua New Guinea though they recently colonized remote parts of the west coast of Australia’s Cape York peninsula.

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Georgian Raptor Protector Up for “Green Oscar”

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But he’s got stiff competition, including peers working to save Tree Kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, Sumatran Orangutans in Indonesia, and Snow Leopards in Pakistan. Which makes him a formidable candidate for the prestigious prize.

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Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas

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Though I tend not to be a fan of introduced species (and the Eurasian Collared-Doves that infest New Providence are a good explanation as to why) this bird is impressive and, hopefully, not likely to spread like wildfire. And seeing a Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas is a heck of a lot easier than travelling to Papua New Guinea!

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Purple Swamphen: Supertramp or superspecies?

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Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus ) in Papua New Guinea by David J. The authors “remain cautious” about this result but suggest that dispersal of this sort is possible. Australasian Swamphen.

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COMMENTS ON COLLECTING BIRDS: A Reply

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The previous set up made sure that you discounted 20 years of working in difficult jungle in remote countries to better understand and conserve rare and interesting species, and gets you ready to treat him like the truly arrogant monster he undoubtedly is. One look at his bio and you know he’s trouble.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Also, the island of New Guinea appeared as a whole, or as its parts, the eastern independent country of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the western West Papua province of Indonesia. 4%: Mexico, West Papua (Indonesia), New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya. 10%: Australia, Papua New Guinea.