18th November 2011 - 1st December 2011
To see a list of birds seen on this trip click here
I was a lecturer on a wildlife themed cruise to Indonesia in the autumn of 2011
18th November 2011
Depart Singapore early morning after joining the Spirit of Adventure cruise ship last night. Arrived Singapore after t British Airways flight from Heathrow, London.
19th November 2011
20th November 2011
Semarang, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.
21st November 2011
Karimunjawa Island, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.
22nd November 2011
23rd November 2011
Probilinggo, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.
24th November 2011
Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia
25th November 2011
26th November 2011
Maumere, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
27th November 2011
Larantuka, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
28th November 2011
Kupang, Timor, Indonesia
29th November 2011
Waingipu, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
30th November 2011
Komodo Island, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
1st. December 2011
On the whole, it was a very quiet trip indeed as far as birds went. I saw much fewer numbers and species than I was expecting. However the lack of bird life was more than made up for with the visit to Komodo, home to the world’s largest lizard, and also now known to be the world’s largest venomous creature.
This was the highlight for me, as well as many of the passengers on the ship. It takes as special effort to get to this remote island, and it did not disappoint. I had wanted to visit here for over 30 years and it was wonderful to encounter the giant lizards at close quarters.