PNG Trip Report (Plus a couple of days in FNQ)

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Subject: PNG Trip Report (Plus a couple of days in FNQ)
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:30:37 +1000
In late July I went on a privately organised trip to Papua New Guinea for a 
week. Sites visited were Madang, Keki Lodge (in the Adelbert Ranges), Port 
Moresby (including Pacific Adventist University), Varirata NP and Brown River. 
It was an amazing introduction to this country, though also some of the more 
challenging birding that I have done (a combination of manyunfamiliar 
species/calls, poor viewings because of bad light and incredibly shy birds due 
to high hunting pressure). If I could get permission I would go back again 
tomorrow as it was a fantastic trip.
A summary of stats was as follows:

174 species seen

83 new species

48 species where at least one new subspecies seen

species heard only (13/7 as above)
Highlights were many but the best species seen (in no particular order) - 
Brown-headed Paradise-Kingfisher, Goldenface, Fire-maned Bowerbird, Moustached 
Treeswift, Emperor Fairywren and Blyth's Hornbill (amongst a host of other 
great birds)
I have copies of trip reports with (1.85MB) or without (175KB) if anyone is 
interested in a copy - I would pot on Travelling Birder but this site now 
appears to be defunct - any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Around the trip alos had a couple of days in Cairns which allowed some adding 
of species to my annual Australian list - results were 152 species in just over 
2 days (including a day on the Atherton Tableland) - a separate report (82KB) 
is also available if anyone is interested.


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