Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group

Apr 03, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


Our wonderful luck with weather and sea conditions continued today, allowing us to make a rare landing on Henderson Island, an uplifted mass of coralline limestone, quite different from Ducie Atoll. The forest above the landing was quite thick, but we were able hike a short way into the trees where some of us saw two exciting endemic birds, the Henderson Island reed warbler and the Henderson Island parakeet, both species that are found only on this tiny speck of land and nowhere else in the world!

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David Cothran

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David has worked for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1993 on six continents and in over 65 countries. David is interested in many of the natural sciences, particularly ornithology, geology and marine biology; he most enjoys contrasting the broad perspectives provided by world travel with detailed investigations of local ecosystems on land and in the sea.

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