Welcome to New Guinea Birds

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence   Robert Lynd

I was lucky one day, and become part of silence in Papua New Guinea. From the very first moment, I fell for this country and its avifauna. New Guinea is home for hundreds of beautiful birds living in rich and exquisite forests, high mountains and deep valleys. The breeding land- and freshwater avifauna that adorns Papua with a nearly mythical status, comprises more than 700 species. Here I would like to show you their beauty and fascinating behavior. Therefore I developed New Guinea Birds. New Guinea Birds are resource for the identification of all species living in mainland of New Guinea, surrounding islands and Solomon Islands.

                                                                                                                  Katerina Sam

About me:

I am scientist based at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and at Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science at University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. I work mainly in Papua New Guinea, and I am very interested in Australian, Papuan and Melanesian avifauna. Please find more about my projects and publications on my web pages. In 2012, I received  EOL Rubenstein Fellow award that allowed me to work on this project about complete databaze of birds of New Guinea.

New Guinea Birds are growing:  Statistics 3.3.2013

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith