08 July 2011

Bird Table Birds...NEW GUINEA style! (29 June)

Visiting Kumul Lodge in the highlands of Enga province in Papua New Guinea is all about one thing-their bird table. A large wooden platform is cloaked in grass and moss and appears like a mere extension of the alpine forest surrounding it. It is now world famous for drawing in some fantastic mountain birds, not least some of the birds-of-paradise that get birders salivating and desperate to visit this stunning birding venue. Our first afternoon saw us feasting on such sights as this female Brown Sicklebill (a large bird-of-paradise that sounds disturbingly like the rapid fire of a machine gun), and the bruiser of the bird table-the ever present and ever-greedy Brehm's Tiger-Parrot.

More to come from New Guinea's highlands soon...

No comments: