Huon Birding aims to facilitate access for birdwatchers to this remote and stunning part of Papua New Guinea to observe its unique avifauna through partnering and respecting traditional landowners of this region. Huon Birding brings much needed income into these remote communities that have very little in the way of jobs and services.
The Benjamin family have been in Papua New Guinea for over 50 years. Cheyne grew up in PNG and has a strong understanding of its marine and terrestrial ecosystems as well as the cultures and beliefs of its people. Cheyne is the owner / manager of Walindi Plantation Resort over in West New Britain where they regularly host birdwatching groups from all over the world. It was his experience with these groups on New Britain Island that led him to cast his eye over to the Huon Peninsula on mainland New Guinea, where he recognized the great birding potential that this area has to offer and in 2015 he began Huon Birding with the Huon Birding Camp being completed in 2019.
A special thank you to Tim Laman for providing his incredible pictures of the rarely photographed Birds of Paradise of the Huon Peninsula.
To see more of his work please visit his website and watch the video below.