Adam et al.
I have nothing to do with Birdquest in any way and have not discussed this
issue with my brother. I will say no more about the business ethics you have
entered into. That is between you and Birdquest.
My ONLY motivation was to let other real birders know what they were letting
themselves in for travelling to PNG on such a trip.
I was incredibly surprised, that having given this feedback to Rockjumpers -
privately and in confidence more than 5 months ago that no one bothered to
A lot of people asked me what the tour was like - so I've let people know.
I think the cheap shot at Birdquest is quite low. Sorry but it has to be said.
> Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:15:10 +0200
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Re Feedback on Rockjumpers tours - a response from
> Dear Birding-Aus members
> I would like to thank the many people who have emailed me with supportive
> comments during this debate.
> Before hopefully laying this matter to rest I would like to make a final
> statement with regard to my response to Rob's complaints re one of
> Rockjumper's 2011 PNG tours. I commented that I wondered whether Rob was
> motivated to publicly air his complaints, some of which we felt were very
> unfair, due to the fact that his brother works for a competing tour company.
> I have subsequently discussed this with Rob's brother (whom I count among my
> friends) and he explained a few things to me and was at pains to ensure I
> realised that he had nothing to do with Rob's post and felt that Rob's post
> was not in any way related to this fact. This I
> completely accept and I would like to retract this conjecture. Furthermore,
> I would like to state that I have no problem with Rob airing his complaints
> on this forum, he has every right to do so, my conjecture was related to the
> fact that he did not want to raise them directly with Rockjumper so any
> issues could be addressed, but instead raised them publicly.
> I look forward to remaining a member of Birding-Aus and being part of more
> pleasant and bird-related discussions in future!
> Kindest regards
> Adam Riley
> Managing Director
> Rockjumper Birding Tours CC
> ³If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are
> doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.² Will
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