Welcome to my travel blog site, Cycling the World for Birds (or CWB for short). This blog will provide updates on my travels by bicycle across Europe and Asia over the next 18 months or so, while birding all the way. The basic plan is to cycle from the north of Norway to Eastern Europe, then through Central Asia to Mongolia, and then down to India via China, ending in Cambodia in Southeast Asia.
From a birding point of view, there is no particular reason for deciding on this route, nor have i set any birding targets. This is first and foremost a personal journey, so the route may even change with time; I have left the details of the route to destiny!
I will provided updates as regularly as possible on where i have been, the birds i have seen and any interesting cycling or birding experiences. I hope that this blog will assist in generating a wider interest in birding by bike and create awareness for bird conservation initiatives in South African and internationally.
I am grateful to family, friends and former colleagues for their support and encouragement.
An update on my initial cycling and birding experience in the Varanger Peninsula of north eastern Norway will following soon. So watch this blog! Any feed-back or comments are welcomed.