Sumatra [2018]

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Sumatra was our second stop in our year of travelling, we wanted a destination in Indonesia in June and the weather in Sumatra seemed favourable. With two new pitta’s and lots of other endemics this was an easy choice. Since we only allotted 10 days we chose to do western Sumatra with the best site for most endemics (Kerinci) and since we were travelling via Padang we added one of the offshore islands (Mentawai). Since we are still traveling this is a short trip report with our main findings and a rough annotated species list (most counts are incomplete and subspecies indication is missing). We really enjoyed travelling and birding in Indonesia again. Our next leg of the trip will be West Papua but we will definitely return for more Indonesia exploration in the next few years!

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Taiwan [2018]

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Hereby the first tripreport of our round the world trip. Since we are still traveling this is a short trip report with our main findings and a rough annotated species list (most counts are incomplete and subspecies indication is missing). Overall, we really enjoyed Taiwan; the quality of birds is very high, travelling around the island is very easy and it has some beautiful and diverse scenery to offer.
Tripreport Taiwan 2018

Malaysia [2015]

With trips planned this year in March and December we decided in June the gap between those two trips was to big. So we fit in a one week birding trip to Malaysia. We decided on Malaysia because of ease of travel, season, and of course a chance for Rail-babbler. With Rail-babbler easily found on our first afternoon this made for a perfect bonus-trip. Our 8 days of birding we divided between the two popular birding spots Taman Negara and Fraser’s Hill.

Tripreport
Some photos
GPS

Sulawesi & Halmahera [2014]


A three week independent trip to Sulawesi and Halmahera, a popular combination of islands since it offers two very different sets of species with lots of endemics. In the first two weeks we visited Central and North Sulawesi (Lore Lindu, Tangkoko, Dumago Bone and Gunung Ambang). The last week we travelled to Halmahera to visit three sites: Binagara, Galela and Weda.

Tripreport
Some photos
GPS

Sabah [2013]


Since Martijn Hammers, Sjoerd Radstaak and Mark de Vries were in Sabah (Borneo) around this time (as a part of their longer trip) we decided to join them for a bit. Because they had more time we decided we would join them in Danum (and do Sepilok & Kinabatangan by ourselves while they were already there). After Danum we went to Mt. Kinabalu together, from where we travelled back, and they went on to Poring and Rafflesia.

Tripreport Sabah
Some photos
GPS

Southern India [2012]


Southern India: 2 weeks: October/November
This was our first trip to India and since we had heard good things about the South we planned a two week trip to South India. Due to work obligations we could not go any later than the last two weeks of October, which was a bit tricky since this was at the ending of the monsoon period. We managed to see all our main target which included all South India endemics. India is a beautiful country and besides all the special birds there are, we also really enjoyed the friendly people, delicious food and beautiful scenery.

Tripreport South India
GPS
Photos

Turkey [2011]


This trip was undertaken by Thomas and Nienke Lameris (brother and sister), Helen Rijkes and Niels Bot. After knowing each other for several years, being together in the same youth association (JNM), and after making several trips independently, we decided to go on a birdwatching trip together. We choose Turkey as our destiny due to the large amount of great bird species that could be seen here, inspiring stories of friends and the relatively low travel costs. Because we were all still studying at that moment and having not much money to spent, we also decided to do the complete trip by public transport. Therefore, we were not able to visit all the birding spots that could have been reached in the same time span using a car, but with good planning we managed to see a great deal of all the species that the area has to offer including the endemics.

Turkey Trip Report
Photos