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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Lioness
November 4, 2010
Blog Post

Excerpt from the Welcome Home Letter written by Expedition Leader Lex Hes from our first-ever October 2010 Zambia expedition.

For me there were a few “lifers” on this trip: no less than three mammal species (oribi, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, and sun squirrel) and four bird species (pennant-winged nightjar, Bohm’s bee-eater, sooty chat, and red-throated twinspot).

The fact that I saw two of these mammal lifers at Busanga highlights the importance of this area for...

Peter Harrison & Shirley Metz
July 1, 2010
Blog Post

On a shoe-string budget in the summer of 1990, we formed Eco-Expeditions and were the only two employees. During those early days we worked non-stop; we designed the itineraries and brochures, we marketed the trips, we led the expeditions, and, when each trip concluded, we wrote the “welcome home” letters. In the fall when Werner and Susan Zehnder suggested that we join forces with Jack Grove and Mike Messick to form a travel company, Zegrahm Expeditions, we reminded them that we already had...

Vanuatu petrel
March 8, 2010
Blog Post

The recent Zegrahm Expeditions New Zealand to New Guinea program provided a cornucopia of rare and little known seabird species. It all began with wonderful sightings and photographic opportunities of the recently rediscovered New Zealand storm-petrel and ended with a Beck’s petrel, the fifth of the voyage, as the expedition vessel, the Clipper Odyssey approached the Laughlan Islands in Papua New Guinea. Along the way there were also such species as Heinroth’s and tropical...

Chatham Islands
December 16, 2009
Blog Post

It’s not often that the partners of Zegrahm Expeditions visit a place where none of us have ever been. So when the Clipper Odyssey pulled into the Chatham Islands, our final destination on the inaugural Wild Edge of the Pacific trip, the excitement was palpable.

The previous evening, while sailing in from Gisborne (on the “mainland,” as the Chatham Islanders prefer to call the North Island), had given the birders a taste of what lay in store when we’d...

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