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Madagascar 16-day tour: photographs

December 21, 2010

Callan and Deirdre have just returned from 6 weeks tour leading in Madagascar. It’s been a wonderful time travelling with friends new and old and seeing our Madagascar colleagues. Our focus is always to enjoy and get good views of the most special birds, lemurs, chameleons, and others.

We were rewarded this year with some record numbers: 122 bird endemics (of 123* possible) and 26 lemur species recorded in just 16 days! This included all the ground-rollers and asities, cuckoo-roller and all possible vangas and couas. Some of our pictures are below.

We are putting on additional departures to our 2011 tours. If you are interested in visiting this unique island, please click here.

See more pictures of our 16 day tour and our Masoala extension. And read about the tour’s top birds & experiences.

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[*122 of 123 possible endemics and near-endemics were recorded on our 16 day tour. Most were seen by all members of the party, but of these, three were heard-only: Madagascar Long-eared Owl, Rainforest Scops Owl (seen on the extension), Red-breasted Coua (seen on the Masoala extension). The only possible endemic/near-endemic species not recorded on our itinerary was Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk, which we have previously seen at Andasibe and Mantadia. The list of 123 does not include localised endemics found in remotes sites that we did not visit, e.g. Sakalava Rail, etc.]

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