Birding in Wilderness by Gareth Robbins

Birding in Wilderness by Gareth Robbins

Text and photos by Gareth Robbins Recently, I managed to make a short visit to the Garden Route. I had one day free to go birding, so I chose the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park. This section of the GRNP is famous for its lakes, rivers and estuaries and is surrounded by indigenous...

Micronesia – Palau Birding Recce

Micronesia – Palau Birding Recce

I was very lucky recently to be invited by the Palau Visitors Authority to visit the Micronesian Island of Palau, from the 29th of May to the 1st of June. The invitation was part of an initiative to encourage bird-watching tours to visit the islands. A full programme was laid out for me, and I was kept busy...

Melanesia: The Most Well-Known Unknown Place on Earth

Melanesia: The Most Well-Known Unknown Place on Earth

Ask most folks where Melanesia is and more likely than not you’re met with a blank stare. To some it sounds more like a health condition best avoided, more so than a place name. Indeed, even of the “-esia” regions it is not the best known, overshadowed by Polynesia and/or the tiny shards and...