Phil Gregory

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Member since
23rd July 2007

Phil began birding over 40 years ago in the UK, and via a complex series of overseas postings in Nigeria, Zambia, the Falkland Islands and Papuan New Guinea ended up in Australia, where he and his wife Sue now run the well-known Cassowary House Birding Lodge at Kuranda in far North Queensland, and lead bird tours with Field Guides Inc. and private trips with their own company Sicklebill Safaris. His favourite areas are Australasia, the Pacific and Africa, where he has run numerous trips to a wide variety of destinations. His Australasian list is over 1100 species and his Africa one is nearing 1500, but the numbers are not so important, and he particularly likes good views of birds and mammals and has great interest in their vocalizations, with an extensive collection of sounds built up over the years. He works as a writer and consultant as well as being a black belt bird guide, with contributions to various references works including the Handbook of Birds of the World. He is an expert on Australia and New Guinea with over 40 tours led to the latter now, including many to wild and remote seldom visited parts such as West Papua, Huon Peninsula, Adelbert Mts., Bougainville, New Ireland and the D'Entrecasteax Archipelago. He also regularly visits New Zealand, as well as Japan, New Caledonia, Sulawesi, Fiji and in the Middle East the UAE and Oman, whilst his love of Africa is reflected in recent trips to Uganda and South Africa. He has many trip reports lodged in various sites on the web.

Sicklebill Safaris

Phil Gregory's activity

  1. December 2007
  2. Phil Gregory rated Birds of Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands

  3. Phil Gregory rated Birding in Papua New Guinea

  4. July 2007
  5. Phil Gregory reviewed Birds of Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands in Cairns, Australia

    Good choice of accommodations, from luxurious spa-style to clean backpacker or family run guest-houses, a variety of habitats such as mangroves, eucalyptus savannas and rain forest within a short distance, twelve species of locally endemic birds and amaz…"

  6. Phil Gregory reviewed Birdwatching around Murchison Falls and Budongo in Masindi, Uganda

    The atmospheric and famous names along say a lot - Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Forest and the Royal Mile, Queen Elizabeth NP, or the Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest, all great destinations for good reason. Murchison has the spectacular falls wher…"

  7. Phil Gregory reviewed Birding in Papua New Guinea in Papua New Guinea

    With something like 400 endemic birds on the islands as a whole, and the epicentre for the amazing Birds of Paradise, though kingfishers and pigeons and doves are not too far behind. It is possible to visit leks for both Raggiana and Greater Birds of par…"

  8. Phil Gregory reviewed Birds of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda

    Queen Elizabeth National Park boats the Kazinga Channel linking lakes Edward and George, with hippos and superb waterbirds, whilst game-viewing in the park can include sightings of lion. leopard and giant forest hog, with tree-climbing lions in the Ishas…"