Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Trip to Kumul Lodge

Miles n me
Male sicklebill

Female sicklebill
Male Ribbon-tailed astrapia
Belford's Melidectes
I recently had a chance to go to Kumul lodge with the Thompson family and Gina, a volunteer who loves birds.  We had great weather and enjoyed the opportunity to see a lot of birds.  The lodge specializes in being able give visitors an opportunity to see a variety of PNG birds up close.  They regularly feed them scraps, from the food they serve their visitors, and have created a platform which the birds seem to love to come to.  I have never really been a bird watcher, and still am not an avid watcher, but it was pretty amazing to see all the different birds and the ways God created them.  Here are some pics of what we saw.  We saw about 10 different birds that we identified.

The Thompson family + Gina and I
Male sicklebill