Biak Island Birding

BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP”,

5 days/4 nights

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Cost : 2.775.00 US$

No less than 17 endemic bird species, including a megapode, two gorgeous paradise kingfishers and three parrots, plus heaps of morphologically highly distinctive yet virtually ‘forgotten’ endemic subspecies await us on this birding adventure covering the islands of Biak and Numfor in West Papua’s famed Geelvink or Cenderawasih Bay. So join us as we sound out speciation in these insular taxa, and later still be in the fortunate opportunity to continually add ‘new species’ to your life list from the comfort of your easy chair.

When?

Rewarding year-round.

Scheduled departures

Please enquire for details on our upcoming departures.

Physical effort

Relaxed birding in flat to only slightly undulating terrain.

Tour summary

Day 1 > Kota Biak and Biak Island. Day 2 > Kota Biak and Numfor Island. Day 3 > Numfor Island and Kota Biak. Day 4 > Kota Biak and Biak Island.

Day 5 > Kota Biak.

Tour description

Day 1 > Kota Biak and Biak Island Morning arrival at Kota Biak’s Frans Kaisiepo Airport on overnight domestic flight from Jakarta or alternative gateway. We shall soon set out to an accessible area of secondary forest on the outskirts of town where we could be rewarded with sightings of Pacific Baza, Long-tailed Honey Buzzard, Gurney’s Eagle, Variable Goshawk, Sultan’s and Great Cuckoo-Dove, Yellow-bibbed and Claret- breasted Fruit Dove, Geelvink Imperial Pigeon, Little Bronze Cuckoo, Brush Cuckoo, Moustached Treeswift, Black-winged Lory, Biak Lorikeet, Red-fronted Lorikeet, Red-cheeked and Eclectus Parrot, Emperor Fairywren, Dusky Myzomela, Hooded Butcherbird, Common Cicadabird, Biak Triller, Biak Black and Shining Flycatcher, Biak White-eye, Metallic and Long-tailed Starling, and Red-capped Flowerpecker. Following lunch in town, we shall set out on the one hour’s drive to eastern Biak. Here we shall spend the entire afternoon along a network of tranquil rural roads and old logging tracks running through a heterogeneous mix of secondary forests, making incursions into the forest as necessary. Delightful Biak Paradise Kingfishers and Hooded Pittas, the latter of the distictive rosenbergii-subspecies here, call everywhere in these dense forests. But to see the wary Biak Megapode, shy and secretive Biak Coucal, diminutive Geelvink Pygmy Parrot, and scarce Biak Gerygone, Biak Monarch and Biak Leaf Warbler, we shall need to persevere. Other noteworthy species we may come across here include Common Emerald Dove, Little Shrikethrush, Northern Fantail, and Golden Monarch, all represented by highly distinctive endemic subspecies. Evening shall see us gathered at a vantage point in anticipation of evening flights of parrots, which may still include a few Black-capped Lory, here of the distinctive yet heavily persecuted cyanauchen-subspecies. A nocturnal foray could produce the rarely seen Biak Scops Owl as well as Papuan Frogmouth and Large-tailed Nightjar. Dinner and overnight in Kota Biak hotel.

Day 2 > Kota Biak and Numfor Island After a hearty dawn breakfast in our Kota Biak hotel, we shall set out early morning on the four hours’ chartered speedboat ride to Numfor Island. The main focus of our attention here shall of course be the delightful Numfor Paradise Kingfisher and the Numfor Leaf Warbler, both of which are usually readily located. Other interesting birds we may see here include Amboyna Cuckoo-Dove, Yellow- bibbed Fruit Dove, Black-winged Lory, Biak Black Flycatcher, and Long-tailed Starling. Lunch, dinner and overnight in village residence.

Day 3 > Numfor Island and Kota Biak Following an early breakfast, we shall bird all morning on Numfor and transfer to Kota Biak again after lunch. Dinner and overnight in Kota Biak hotel.

Day 4 > Kota Biak and Biak Island After a pre-dawn breakfast in our Kota Biak hotel, we have a full day to concentrate on finding those Biak Island endemics likely to elude us for a while, with a packed lunch somewhere in between. Dinner and overnight in Kota Biak hotel.

Day 5 > Kota Biak We shall enjoy breakfast in our Kota Biak hotel and transfer to Frans Kaisiepo Airport for the first morning flight to Jakarta or alternative destination.

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Baliem valley Festival-2019

Baliem valley Festival-2019-https://baliemfestival.com/
Detail:
Day 01: 06 Aug: Arrival in Jayapura with Garuda GA656, connecting flight to Wamena
Day 02: 07 Aug: The Baliem Valley Festival (opening day)
Day 03: 08 Aug: The Baliem Valley Festival (second day)
Day 04: 09 Aug: Birding, join Festival- closing ceremony
Day 05: 10 Aug: Departure, fly from Wamena to Jayapura.

Based on this program,

  1. I need only 4 pax maximum for two rooms. Because the rest rooms are sold out. Normally, I organize a small group. Hotel room will be in Ranu Jaya hotel or Pilamo (possibly).
  2. Start & endsin Wamena
  3. So far my travel mates marked up the cost. So, No commission. Please mark up by yourself.

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Browse our terms and conditions from the PE web site through the following link

http://papua-birdswatching.com/

Biak Birding

PAPUA BIRDING TEAM EXPLORE PAPUA WILD LIFE


Biak Island
Birding walk
  0.5 or 1 day
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  Of truly oceanic origin, the twin islands of Biak and Supiori, only separated from one another by a narrow mangrove-lined channel, harbor the most highly endemic avifauna of any singular land area in the entire New Guinea region, with up to 15 endemic taxa variously treated at species level. In addition, more than 20, often morphologically highly distinctive, endemic subspecies exist on the islands. So join us as we sound out speciation in these insular taxa, and later still be in the fortunate opportunity to continually add ‘new species’ to your life list from the comfort of your easy chair.

When?
Rewarding year-round.
Scheduled departures
Please enquire for details on our upcoming departures.
Physical effort
Relaxed birding in flat or only slightly undulating terrain.
Tour description
We shall set out pre-dawn on the one hour’s drive by chartered vehicle to an area of road-side secondary forest in eastern Biak. Here we shall focus the first hour of light or so on a couple of forest clearings, where we could be rewarded with sightings of Pacific Baza, Long-tailed Honey Buzzard, Gurney’s Eagle, Variable Goshawk, Sultan’s and Great Cuckoo-Dove, Yellow-bibbed and Claret-breasted Fruit Dove, Geelvink Imperial Pigeon, Little Bronze Cuckoo, Brush Cuckoo, Moustached Treeswift, Black-winged Lory, Biak Lorikeet, Red-fronted Lorikeet, Red-cheeked and Eclectus Parrot, Emperor Fairywren, Dusky Myzomela, Hooded Butcherbird, Common Cicadabird, Biak Triller, Biak Black and Shining Flycatcher, Biak White-eye, Metallic and Long-tailed Starling, and Red-capped Flowerpecker. We shall then spend the rest of the morning birding along this tranquil road, making incursions into the forest as necessary. Delightful Biak Paradise Kingfishers and Hooded Pittas, the latter of the distictive rosenbergii-subspecies here, call everywhere in these dense forests. But to see the wary Biak Megapode, shy and secretive Biak Coucal, diminutive Geelvink Pygmy Parrot, and scarce Biak Gerygone, Biak Monarch and Biak Leaf Warbler, we shall need to persevere. Other noteworthy species we may come across here include Common Emerald Dove, Little Shrikethrush, Northern Fantail, and Golden Monarch, all represented by highly distinctive endemic subspecies.
 
If you stick with us for the entire day, we shall enjoy a packed lunch on site so to continue our quest for some of the more elusive species mentioned above throughout the afternoon. Evening shall see us gathered at a vantage point in anticipation of evening flights of parrots, which may still include a few Black-capped Lory, here of the distinctive yet heavily persecuted cyanauchen-subspecies. A nocturnal foray could produce the rarely seen Biak Scops Owl as well as Papuan Frogmouth and Large-tailed Nightjar.
 
Detail:
  Day 1: Jayapura-Fly to Biak Island-birding
We will fly to the coral island of Biak. As soon as we arrive, we will be transferred to Hotel Arumbae for lunch. We will do an introduction to birding in Biak and Supiori Islands. These truly oceanic islands that are only separated by a narrow mangrove-line channel, offers at least 12 accepted species of the area. We expect to see some endemics already by driving an hour out of town through the secondary forest. Biak White-eye, Biak Red Lory and long-tailed Starling are fairly easy to locate.
Day 2: Biak full day birding
During these 2 full days birding, we will be targeting most of the Biak endemics: Biak Megapode, Biak Scoop Owl, Biak Red Lory, Geelvink Pygmy Parrot, Biak Coucal, Biak Paradise-kingfisher, Biak Monarch & Biak Golden Monarch, Biak Flycatcher, Biak Gerygone, Biak Golden Monarch, Biak White-eye. Some other birds we expect are: Crested Hawk, Long-tailed Buzzard, Great Cuckoo-Dove, Claret-breasted Fruit-Dove, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Red fronted Lorikeet, Beach Kingfisher, Black browed Triller, Little shrike-thrust, Singing Starling, etc.
We will do daily birding with vehicle from the hotel with lunch break.
Day 3: Biak birding-Fly out of Biak-Trip ended
After breakfast, we will bird again to catch up with some of the missing species we miss on last 2 days full birding in Biak. We’ll have lunch at hotel, before transferring to airport for your flight to leave Papua. Trip Birding Ends
 

Birding in New Guinea

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 Papua New Guinea: Birding Attenborough’s Paradise 2019

Hook-billed Kingfisher, Glossy-mantled Manucode, Trumpet Manucode, Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise, and Greater Bird-of-paradise. Overnight: Kiunga Guesthouse, Kiunga

Day 9.

Transfer by boat to Kwatu Lodge, birding en route and at Kwatu Lodge In the early morning we will travel by boat up the Elavala River and its tributary, the Ketu River, until we arrive at the locally-owned Kwatu Lodge. We will be birding en route. In the afternoon we will be birding around the lodge. On this enchanting river tour and later around the lodge we might encounter the following: New Guinea Flightless Rail, Orange-bellied Fruit Dove, Pinkspotted Fruit Dove, Palm Cockatoo, Red-cheeked Parrot, Eclectus Parrot, Ivory-billed Coucal, Blyth’s Hornbill, Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar, Starry Owlet-nightjar, Hooded Pitta, MoustachedTreeswift, Shining Flycatcher, Black-sided Robin, Frilled Monarch, Hooded Butcherbird, Lowland Peltops, Black Sunbird, and King Bird-of-paradise. Overnight: Kwatu Lodge, Ketu River

Day 10.

Birding around Kwatu Lodge, transfer by boat back to Kiunga In the morning we will be birding the area around the Ekame and Kwatu lodges. In the afternoon we twill travel downriver by boat back to Kiunga. We arrive in Kiunga and transfer straight to the Kiunga Guesthouse. Overnight Kiunga Guesthouse, Kiunga

Day 11.

Transfer to the Star Mountains Today we will have a full-day road tour from Kiunga to Tabubil in the Star Mountains, birding en route. Overnight: Hotel Cloudlands, Tabubil

Day 12.

Birding the Star Mountains For a full day we will explore this wonderful birding area, the Star Mountains. During this time we might encounter Salvadori’s Teal, Queen Carola’sParotia, Beautiful Fruit Dove, Dusky Lory, Striated Lorikeet, Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot, Orange-breasted Fig Parrot, Bluecollared Parrot, Shovel-billed Kookaburra, Golden Cuckooshrike, Chestnut-backed Jewelbabbler, Wallace’s Fairywren, White-rumped Robin, Obscure Berrypecker, Capped White-eye, Mountain Peltops, Greater Melampitta, Magnificent Riflebird, and Magnificent Bird-of-paradise. Overnight: Hotel Cloudlands, Tabubil

Day 13.

Flight to Port Moresby We will transfer to a flight from Tabubil to Port Moresby. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel. Overnight: Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Day 14.

Flight to Tari, birding the Ambua Gap This morning after breakfast we will be met and transferred to the airport for a flight from Port Moresby to Tari in the Hela Province. On arrival we will be transferred to Makara Bird View Lodge. After check-in we proceed to afternoon birding around the bird-rich Ambua Gap. Overnight: Makara Bird View Lodge, Tari 5

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 Papua New Guinea : Birding Attenborough’s Paradise 2019

Day 15 – 16.

Birding the Ambua Gap and the forests and farmland around Ambua We will have two full days birding in the Ambua area. Maybe we will find Forbes’s Forest Rail, Papuan Lorikeet, Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Orange-billed Lorikeet, Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot, Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Painted Tiger Parrot, Papuan King Parrot, Sooty Owl, Papuan Boobook, Mountain Kingfisher, Spotted Jewel-babbler, Blue-capped Ifrit, Garnet Robin, Lesser Ground Robin, WattledPloughbill, Yellow-browed Melidectes, Tit Berrypecker, Great Woodswallow, Archbold’s Bowerbird, Lesser Melampitta, Loria’sSatinbird, Short-tailed Paradigalla, Princess Stephanie’s Astrapia, Lawes’sParotia, King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise, Superb Bird-of-paradise, Black Sicklebill, Brown Sicklebill, and Blue Bird-of-paradise. During these two days we will also visit the delightfully “birdy” farmlands of Wata and Tibiki. Overnight: Makara Bird View Lodge, Tari

Day 17.

Flight to Port Moresby Today we will be birding in the area after breakfast, hopefully finding whatever we might have missed during the last two days. We will later transfer to the Tari airport for our flight to Port Moresby. On arrival we will be met for transfer to the Gateway Hotel. Overnight: Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Day 18.

Birding Varirata National Park Today we will return to Varirata National Park for another full day of birding. Port Moresby and Varirata National Park boast more enticing species to wrap up our trip (if we haven’t found them on day 2), like Spotted Whistling Duck, Black Berrypecker, Grey-headed Mannikin, Papuan Frogmouth, Barred Owlet-nightjar, Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher, Yellowbilled Kingfisher, Yellow-breasted Boatbill, White-bellied Whistler, Hooded Pitohui, Orange-fronted Fruit Dove, Graceful Honeyeater, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, CrinklecollaredManucode, and Raggiana Bird-of-paradise. If time permits, we may also return briefly to the exciting grounds of Pacific Adventist University. Overnight: Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Day 19.

Varirata National Park, departure After an early departure at 5:00 a.m. we will have one last morning’s birding at Varirata National Park. After lunch you will be transferred to Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport for your international departure flight.

Duration: 19 days

Group Size                          : 6 – 10 (We have a higher limit for this than for most tours.)

Valid Date                            : 31 August – 18 September 2019/2025

Start                                      : Port Moresby

Ends                                      : Port Moresby

Price                                      : US$ 0000 per person sharing,

Max assuming                   : 6 – 10 participants

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Papua New Guinea Birding-2019

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Papua New Guinea ( PNG ) is indeed a birder’s paradise. Thirty-four birds-of-paradise live on the island of New Guinea, of which thirty-one can be found in Papua New Guinea, and a large number of these are possible on this tour! The island of New Guinea is home to approximately 400 endemics! Together with awe-inspiring scenery, endless rainforests, and fascinating highland societies that only made contact with the outside world in 1930, this makes Papua New Guinea a definite must-do destination for any avid birder. We start our adventure in the tropical savanna near Port Moresby. This area holds species restricted to northern Australia and PNG, such as the remarkable and huge Papuan Frogmouth, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, and a couple of gorgeous kingfishers, Yellow-billed Kingfisher and Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher. We then fly to the Mount Hagen Highlands, where we base ourselves at Kumul Lodge, the holy grail of PNG highland birding. At Kumul’s legendary feeding table some of PNG’s most spectacular birds await us in form of Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (surely one of the best-looking of the island’s birds-of-paradise?), Rufous-naped Whistler, Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Archbold’s Bowerbird, Crested Satinbird, and many more. The area around Mount Hagen also holds a host of other birding gems, Brown Sicklebill, King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise, and Lesser Bird-of-paradise among them. Our next destination is the western lowlands around Kiunga, a port town on the Fly River in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. In this remote part of the country we will search for a host of breathtaking specialties, including the giant Southern Crowned Pigeon, the bizarre Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise and the gorgeous and rather small King Bird-of-paradise, complete with snail-shell-like tail streamers! Our next stop is the little-visited Star Mountains, where we search for some hard-to-find and highly-sought species such as Queen Carola’sParotia, Greater Melampitta, and Shovelbilled Kookaburra. We then fly back east to PNG’s western highlands around Tari, the capital of the Tari-Pori district. More dazzling birds await us here, like the unique Blue Bird-of-paradise, Lawes’sParotia, Princess Stephanie’s Astrapia, Papuan Eagle (sometimes referred to as Papuan Harpy Eagle!), and many, many more. The Tari region is also home to the legendary HuliWigmen, and our tour includes the opportunity to experience this very unique cultural attraction, which is certain to be a non-avian tour highlight that will live in memory for a very long time. Finally we return to Port Moresby and spend our last day birding the nearby Varirata National Park. Varirata is home to the beautiful Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Hooded Pitohui, an array of spectacular fruit doves, and much more.

You may also like to consider our West Papua: Arfak and Waigeo Birding Expedition (3 – 14 August 2019).

This tour visits the northwestern side of the island of New Guinea, being a province of Indonesia, and looks for endemic Wilson’s Birds-of-paradise, Red Bird-ofParadise, ArfakAstrapia, Black Sicklebill, Long-tailed Paradigalla, and more!

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 Itinerary ( 19 Days/18 Nights )

Day 1.

Arrival in Port Moresby, birding around Pacific Adventist University After your morning arrival at Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport we will transfer to the nearby Gateway Hotel. After check-in we proceed to an afternoon of birding at the grounds of Pacific Adventist University. Overnight: Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Day 2.

Varirata National Park Today we will have a short drive to Varirata National Park, which provides splendid low- and mid-elevation birding. We will spend the day here and might be able to find, among many others, such exciting birds as Barred Owlet-nightjar, Pheasant Coucal, Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo, Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Black Berrypecker, or, if we are lucky, even our first bird-of-paradise and Papua New Guinea’s national bird, the magnificent Raggiana Bird-of-paradise. Overnight: Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby

Day 3.

Flight to Mount Hagen and birding around Kumul Lodge We transfer to the airport for a flight to Mount Hagen. On arrival we will be met and transferred to Kumul Lodge. In the afternoon we will be birding around the lodge, targeting some of the birds listed below. Overnight: Kumul Lodge, Mount Hagen

Days 4 – 5.

Birding Mount Hagen We will have two full days birding this avian wonderland, including looking for Blue Bird-ofparadise. Some other birds that we hope to see on Mount Hagen include Papuan Harrier, Chestnut Forest Rail, Goldie’s Lorikeet, Papuan Lorikeet, Yellow-billed Lorikeet, OrangebilledLorikeet, Mountain Owlet-nightjar, Black-breasted Boatbill, White-winged Robin, Regent Whistler, Rufous-naped Whistler, Black Sittella, Common Smoky Honeyeater, Grey-streaked Honeyeater, Fan-tailed Berrypecker, Crested Berrypecker, Mountain Firetail, Yellow-breasted Bowerbird, Crested Satinbird, Ribbon-tailed Astrapia, King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise, Brown Sicklebill, and Lesser Bird-of-paradise. Overnight: Kumul Lodge, Mount Hagen

Day 6.

Flight to Kiunga We transfer back to the airport for a flight from Mount Hagen to Kiunga. We will be met and transferred to Kiunga Guesthouse. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy some birding, if time permits. Overnight: Kiunga Guesthouse, Kiunga

Days 7 – 8.

Birding the Kiunga area We will again have two full days to bird another famous PNG birding area, during which we might encounter more extraordinary species like Long-tailed Honey Buzzard, Southern Crowned Pigeon, Collared Imperial Pigeon, Pesquet’s (New Guinea Vulturine) Parrot, Blue Jewel-babbler, Emperor Fairywren, White-bellied Pitohui, Yellow-eyed Starling, Flame Bowerbird, Large Fig Parrot, Yellow-capped Py

20 days Birding in Papua

Brief Info-Papua Birding

West Papua (formally Irian Jaya) is the little-visited western half of the huge island of New Guinea. It is host to an astonishing degree of biological and ecological richness with habitats ranging from steamy lowland swamp forests to the alpine grassland of the mighty Snow Mountains, the highest peaks between the Himalaya and the Andes. In addition, it is still covered by some of the largest areas of original, intact, forest on earth and yet very few birders have so far had the opportunity to appreciate its diversity.

We begin our adventure in Sorong at the western tip of the Vogelkop Peninsula from where we head out to the island of Waigeo in search of Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise, surely one of the most stunning of the family. Red Bird-of-paradise is also found only here and a few neighboring islands and we should also see Raja Ampat Pitohui, and have a chance to spot the shy Western Crowned Pigeon. Our next destination is the montane forests of the little-known Arfak Mountains foothill where wonders such as displaying Western Parotia, Magnificent Bird-of-paradise, Vogelkop Bowerbird, Black- billed Sicklebill, Arfak Astrapia and Long-tailed Paradigalla are just a few of a mouth-watering list of targets.

Heading into the heart of the island, amid the stunning scenery of the Snow Mountains we will search a variety of habitats from moss-laden montane forest to alpine grasslands in search of some amazing birds; the spectacular MacGregor’s Honeyeater, Snow Mountain Quail, Snow Mountain Mannikin, Mountain Firetail, Short-bearded Melidectes, Lorentz’s Whistler, Lesser Melampitta, Salvadori’s Teal, New Guinea Woodcock, Archbold’s Nightjar, Greater Ground Robin and Splendid Astrapia. Next stop is the hot and steamy lowland rainforest in the shadow of the Cyclops Mountains where delights such as Salvadori’s Fig Parrot and Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot await, and our Bird-of- paradise tally is boosted by Pale-billed Sicklebill, Twelve-wired, Lesser and King Birds-of-paradise.

We finish our adventure in Geelvink Bay; On Biak all of the endemic species can still be found in the secondary and selectively logged forest, including Geelvink Pygmy Parrot, Biak Red Lory, Biak Scops Owl and the stunning Biak Paradise-kingfisher. We also take a boat across to Numfor island for the seldom-seem Numfor Paradise-kingfisher.

West Papua is tougher than most of our tours but conditions are much more comfortable than previously and it does offer some of the most exciting birding, fascinating travel and incredible experiences for the adventurous birder.

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16 days Birding in Papua

6 DAYS WEST-NEW GUINEA BIRDING TOUR-2019

Bird head Papua – ( Nimbokrang-Jayapura ), ( Foothill – Arfak Mountain ), ( Bird Head Peninsula ), & Raja Ampat ( Islands Birding & Cruising )

Key Information                                : Plan (A)
Tour Duration                                   : 16 days (s) Flexible Schedule
Group Size Valid for                        : 1-5 people & 6-8 people only. Age 7 to 70 y.o
Destination(s)                                  : Papua & West-Papua Birding
Specialty Categories                     : Birding & Ethnic photography & islands beauty trip
Season                                             : July – August – 2019 – 2025
Airfare Excluded                          : Jayapura-Manokwari-Sorong (all one way)
Tour Customizable                     : Yes
Minimum 1-5Pax cost              : **—— Dollar (USD)
Maximum 6-8Pax cost            : ***—–Dollar (USD)

Day 1-July 16th

Jakarta-Flight to Jayapura-Proceed to any Hotel in Jayapura (Meet & Cheers), Hotel room & meals are (Full service). We do recommend: Horex hotel Sentani or Grand Allison Hotel in Jayapura. Half day Easy Birding in Doyo Baru valley in Jayapura region is inclusive in Program!!

# Our full Service

Day 2-July 17th   (4 WD TO NIMBOKRANG – WESTERN JAYAPURA )

We will be picked you up by 4WD by birding guide/staff at your hotel. Heading to Nimbokrang birding spots. It takes 2hrs drives. We do birding along the road by slowly driving. You expect to see Grey Goshawk, Yellow-bellied & Sacred Kingfisher, Eclectus & Red Cheeked Parrot, Golden Cuckoo-shrike, shinning flycatcher. More, Our records here are: Great Egret, Rufous Night-Heron, Pacific Black Duck, Dusky Moorhen, Comb-crested Jacana, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Brown & Great Cuckoo-Dove, Orange fronted Fruit-Dove, and Rainbow bee-eater, Pied Chat, Golden Cisticola, Shinning Flycatcher, Great Bowerbird, Glossy Mantled Manucode and Lesser Bird of Paradise (some of these birds are expect to be seen).

On arrival in Nimbokrang, you will, re-set camera, flexible program, here will do some half hours birding along main road bank, and the Nimbokrang valley.

You will stay in & the activities 4 nights:

  • Nice Accommodation,
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Nimbokrang)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Day 3-July 18th –Day 4 19th July

Nimbokrang full day birding, we focus on for these Birds
During these 3 full days, we will focus on our target birds of the lowland alluvial forest. They are: Brown-collared Brush-turkey (hard to see), Pale-billed Sicklebill, Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird (often only heard), King Birds of Paradise, Lesser Bird of Paradise, Jobi and Glossy Manucode, Bush-hen, New Guinea Flightless Rail, Victoria Crowned Pigeon (possibly),  Double-eyed and Salvadori’s Fig-Parrot, Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Emperor and white-shouldered Fairy-wren, Golden Cisticola, Golden, Boyer’s, and Grey-headed Cuckoo Shrike, Hooked-billed, Blue-black, Azure & Sacred Kingfisher,  King Quail, Black Bittern, Spotted Whistling Duck, Doria’s Hawk, Beautiful, Pink, Coroneted, Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove, Zoe & Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Dusky and Brown Lory, Lesser, Greater and Pheasant Coucal, Papua Frogmouth, Papuan Nightjar, Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, White-bellied Thicket Fantail, Golden, Frilled and Spotted-winged Monarch, Lowland Peltops, Blue-grey Robin, Rusty Pitohui, Meyer’s & Helmeted Friarbird, Golden & Yellow-faced Myna, Blue-jewel & Rufous Babbler, Spotted Catbird, Brown-headed Crow. (…be honest, I just to be realistic that not all of them to be seen, because they are wild). But For sure, half of them are yes!

Day 5-July 20th Nimbokrang-JayapuraBirding in Nimbokrang & visit Pak Jam for Victoria Crown Pigeon & road banks Birds, especially some endemic Low land Birds. Drive back to Jayapura, Check in Hotel Horex (Only Hotel Room & dinner are inclusive)

Plan B-Bird Head Peninsula (Arfak Foothill Birding-Continued>>>

Day 6-July 21th

JAYAPURA-FLIGHT TO MANOKWARI-ARFAK FOOTHILL (4 WD DRIVES)

On arrival, you will be picked up by 4WD & birding staff. Go for lunch somewhere, or make lunch boxes, same day heading up to Kwau village. It takes 3hrs-from there we will continue our birding to the Arfak Mountain. Some of these Birds are expected to be seen along driving to the Arfak foothill are: Grey-headed Goshawk, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Pink Spotted Fruit-Dove, Red Cheeked & Eclectus Parrot, Palm & Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Blyth’s Hornbill, Rainbow Bee-eater, Barn Swallow, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Lowland Peltops, Crested Pitohui, Papuan Flower pecker, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-faced Myna, Lesser and King Bird of Paradise, Hooded Butcherbird, Torresian Crow, etc.

  • Accommodation (Basic room),
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Arfak-Kwau village)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Day 7-July 22th -Day 10-July 25th

FULL DAY BIRDING IN ARFAK
Today after breakfast, we will take 4WD (3 hrs) to reach trip our main camp site of Siyoubri Village which is situated at 1.400m above sea-level. We will bird the rest of the day and expect to see: Wattled Brush-turkey, Blue-grey & Ashy Robin, Vogelkop Scrub-wren, etc.

  • Walk maximum 1hr to get Bower BoP,
  • Belongings carrier: 20$/pax for anyone who needs help.
  • Walking sticks & Rubber boots are needed. Or better the trekking shoes.
  • Some areas are up & down hills. But it’s okay! Many tourists experience walking these spots
  • Physical condition matter is fine. You will walk slowly.

2 Full Days Birding In Arfak
During these 2 full days birding, we will be based at Kwau Village with daily visit to up higher elevation to allow us to see different species with our main target on:7 species of BOPs (Long-tailed Paradigala, Superb BOP, Western Parotia, Magnificent, Black and Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Arfak Astrapia), 1 species of Bowerbirds (Vogelkop Bowerbird), plus other non BOP/Bowerbird, such as: the Wattled Brush-turkey, New Guinea Harpy Eagle, Black-mantled Goshawk, White-striped Forest-Rail, Black-billed Cuckoo-Dove, White-breasted Fruit-Dove, Papuan Mountain Pigeon, Rufescent Imperial Pigeon, White-throated Pigeon, Papuan & Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Blue-collared & Vulturine Parrot, Modest & Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Chesnut-breasted Cuckoo, Papuan Boobook, Feline & Mountain Owlet Nightjar, Lesser Ground, Ashy, Smoky, Blue-grey,  Green-backed & Garnet Robin, Lesser Malampita, Grey and Brown-breasted Gerygone, Rusty and Mountain Mouse Warbler, Vogelkop, Perplexing, Papuan & Grey-green Scrub-wren, Black & Rufous-backed Fantail, Mountain Peltops, Canary Flycather, Black and Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Dwarf, Sclater’s, Vogelkop, Lorenz & Rufous-naped Whistler, Black Pitohui, Tit Berrypecker, Western Mountain-eye, Dwarf & Rufous-sided Honeyeater, Mountain Red-headed and Red-collared Myzomela, Western Smoky Honey-eater, Cinnamon browed and Ornate Melidectes, Papuan Parrot Finch, Spotted Catbird, Black Sittella, and some other birds

Day 10-July 25th ARFAK FOOTHILL-MANOKWARI TOWN

Half day birdingAfter breakfast we’ll proceed for morning birding and back for lunch. After lunch, we will pack up our gear and drive back to Manokwari town. We may stop on the way back for short birding or photography.

Check in at Mokwam Hotel or Valdos Hotel (Hotel room & Dinner are inclusive).

Plan C-Raja ampat Birding Tour (Island Cruising& Birding in Waigeo-Raja Ampat

Days 12 July 27th – Day 14 July 30th

Waigeo Island Birding

In the afternoon on Day 11will transfer by speed Ship from Sorong to Waigeo Island across the Indonesian Dampier Strait (sometimes also known as Augusta’s Strait). During the three-hours (2 hrs to Raja Ampat & 1h to Raja Ampat Diver Resort (RDR)ride we will look out for pelagic species like Pomarine Skua, Lesser Frigatebird, Bulwer’s Petrel, Streaked and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, and Matsudaira’s Storm Petrel (Just Excepted to b seen them), no guarantee!!

Focus Birding on Day 12-Day14

Waigeo, where you will be based for three nights, is the largest island in the Raja Ampat Islands, an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals, located off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula. These islands are the home of three endemics, comprising the exquisite Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise with its bright cerulean-blue, bare crown, crises-crossed with fine black lines, the crimson-plumed Red Bird-of-paradise, and the recently re-discovered Waigeo Brush turkey (unfortunately a very tough bird, which may not easily be found). Other birding highlights on these islands include Western Crowned Pigeon (one of the trio of New Guinea crowned pigeons – the world’s largest pigeons), Pheasant Pigeon, Palm Cockatoo, and Great-billed Parrot. During your birding time on Waigeo hope to encounter, among a multitude of others, Blyth’s Hornbill, New Guinea Friarbird, Southern Variable and Raja Ampat Pitohuis, Hooded and Black Butcher birds, Marbled Frogmouth, Dusky Megapode, Pygmy and Gurney’s Eagles, Red-necked Crake, New Guinea Bronze wing, Mustached Treeswift, Moluccan King Parrot, Brown-headed Crow, and Glossy-mantled Manucode. These birds, we focus on Gam Islands.

  • Overnight in RDR.
  • Meals (B.L.D)
  • And Cruising (1 day along the Second Icon of Raja ampat: Pyanemo islands, Gam islands, Mansuar & floating sand beach spots.
  • Snorkling & diving request are your own concern (any time after birding trip in morning). So, Raja ampat birding trip is more Flexible.

Day 15. Waigeo Island-Sorong

After finished birding & snorkeling activities in Raja ampat, you will finally back to Sorong. Ends in Sorong Hotel (Hotel room & Dinner are  by your own pockets!

Day 16 : Sorong-Jakarta

Airport Service (Free ride)

Extension Trip from:

Day 16 July 31                 Sorong – Biak

Day 17 August 1              Biak

Day 18 August 2              Biak – Nemfur

Day 19 August 3              Nemfur

Day 20 August 4              Numfor  – Jakarta

Nimbokrang-Arfak-Raj Ampat & BiakPer personRoomsSub quota
Jayapura-Nimbokrang*——-USD3 rooms——— USD
Arak Region Birding**———USD3 rooms——— USD
Raja Ampat Dive Resort & Birding****——-USD3 rooms
Biak & Numfor Birding***——USD3 rooms——— USD

Full Payment                                  : Payment via PayPal: trekpapua@gmail.com & rest on arrival.

This Trip inclusive    :

  1. Meals (food) & mineral/Boiled water (along Birding tour)
  2. Birding Tour Guide & assistance Birding guide
  3. Land transport (4WD for: Nimbokrang & Arfak foothill Birding)
  4. Hotel room & Dinner affer finished Birding
  5. Stay in Raja ampat diver Resort
  6. Travel permit
  7. Accommodations in Birding spots (Basic & standard cottage)
  8. Home based birding service

Exclude                      :

  1. Flights Service: Jayapura-Manokwari-Sorong
  2. Extra expense
  3. Laundry
  4. Credit phone
  5. Alcoholic stuff
  6. Tipping (20$ for helper) when nessary
  7. Travel insurance
  8. Personal health insurance

Important Notice:
– When entering Papua, every visitor has to bring a passport copy and two passport pictures for the travel permit. This stuff we will organize it in Jayapura (police office)
– A checklist on what equipment to bring will be send after booking confirmation.

Warm Regards

Big Mac

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10 Days Birding: Jayapura-Arfak

Jayapura (Nimbokrang), (Afrak Foothill  (Bird Head Peninsula)

Key Information: August, September & October Birding (T-P)


Tour Duration                           : 10 days
Group Size Valid for                : 1-6 people
Destination(s)                           : West-Papua Birding
Specialty Categories               : BoP& Pitta Birding
Season                                         : July-Oct-2019-2025

Day 1-Oct-2019h

Jakarta-Flight to Jayapura-Proceed to any Hotel in Jayapura (Meet & Cheers), Hotel room & meals are (Full service). We do recommend: Horex hotel Sentani or Grand Allison Hotel in Jayapura. Half day EasyBirding in DoyoBaru valley in Jayapura region is inclusive in Program!!

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Day 2-Oct-2019   (4 WD TO NIMBOKRANG – WESTERN JAYAPURA

We will be picked you up by 4WD by birding guide/staff at your hotel. Heading to Nimbokrang birding spots. It takes 2hrs drives. We do birding along the road by slowly driving.You expect to see Grey Goshawk, Yellow-bellied & Sacred Kingfisher, Eclectus& Red Cheeked Parrot, Golden Cuckoo-shrike, shinning flycatcher. More, Our records here are: Great Egret, Rufous Night-Heron, Pacific Black Duck, Dusky Moorhen, Comb-crested Jacana, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Brown & Great Cuckoo-Dove, Orange fronted Fruit-Dove, and Rainbow bee-eater, Pied Chat, Golden Cisticola, Shinning Flycatcher, Great Bowerbird, Glossy Mantled Manucode and Lesser Bird of Paradise (some of these birds are expect to be seen).

On arrival in Nimbokrang, you will, re-set camera, flexible program, here will do some half hours birding along main road bank, and the Nimbokrang valley.

You will stay in & the activities 4 nights:

  • Nice Accommodation,
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Nimbokrang)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Day 3-Oct 2019 – Day 4-2019

Nimbokrang full day birding, we focus on for these Birds
During these 3 full days, we will focus on our target birds of the lowland alluvial forest. They are: Brown-collared Brush-turkey (hard to see), Pale-billed Sicklebill, Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird (often only heard), King Birds of Paradise, Lesser Bird of Paradise, Jobi and Glossy Manucode, Bush-hen, New Guinea Flightless Rail, Victoria Crowned Pigeon (possibly),  Double-eyed and Salvadori’s Fig-Parrot, Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Emperor and white-shouldered Fairy-wren, Golden Cisticola, Golden, Boyer’s, and Grey-headed Cuckoo Shrike, Hooked-billed, Blue-black, Azure & Sacred Kingfisher,  King Quail, Black Bittern, Spotted Whistling Duck, Doria’s Hawk, Beautiful, Pink, Coroneted, Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove, Zoe &Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Dusky and Brown Lory, Lesser, Greater and Pheasant Coucal, Papua Frogmouth, Papuan Nightjar, Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, White-bellied Thicket Fantail, Golden, Frilled and Spotted-winged Monarch, Lowland Peltops, Blue-grey Robin, Rusty Pitohui, Meyer’s & Helmeted Friarbird, Golden & Yellow-faced Myna, Blue-jewel &Rufous Babbler, Spotted Catbird, Brown-headed Crow.(…be honest, I just to be realistic that not all of them to be seen, because they are wild). But For sure, half of them are yes!

Day 5-Oct 2019 Nimbokrang – JayapuraBirding in Nimbokrang& visit Pak Jam for Victoria Crown Pigeon & road banks Birds, especially some endemic Low land Birds. Drive back to Jayapura, Check in Hotel Horex (Only Hotel Room & dinner are inclusive)

Bird Head Peninsula (Arfak Foothill Birding-Continued>>>

Day 6-Oct –Day 10-Oct 2019

Departure: Flight ToManokwari-Arfak Foothill (4 Wd Drives)

On arrival, you will be picked up by 4WD & birding staff. Go for lunch somewhere, or make lunch boxes, same day heading up to Kwau village. It takes 3hrs-from there we will continue our birding to the Arfak Mountain. Some of these Birds are expected to be seen along driving to the Arfak foothill are: Grey-headed Goshawk, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Pink Spotted Fruit-Dove, Red Cheeked &Eclectus Parrot, Palm &Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Blyth’s Hornbill, Rainbow Bee-eater, Barn Swallow, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Lowland Peltops, Crested Pitohui, Papuan Flowerpecker, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-faced Myna, Lesser and King Bird of Paradise, Hooded Butcherbird, Torresian Crow, etc.

  • Accommodation (Basic room),
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Arfak-Kwau village)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

ARFAK FOOTHILL
Today after breakfast, we will take 4WD (3 hrs) to reach trip our main camp site of Siyoubri Village which is situated at 1.400m above sea-level. We will bird the rest of the day and expect to see: Wattled Brush-turkey, Blue-grey & Ashy Robin, Vogelkop Scrub-wren, etc.

  • Walk maximum 1hr to get Bower BoP,
  • Belongings carrier: 20$/pax for anyone who needs help.
  • Walking sticks & Rubber boots are needed. Or better the trekking shoes.
  • Some areas are up & down hills. But it’s okay! Many tourists experience walking these spots
  • Physical condition matter is fine. You will walk slowly.

Full Days Birding In Arfak
During these3 full days birding, we will be based at Kwau Village with daily visit to up higher elevation to allow us to see different species with our main target on:7 species of BOPs (Long-tailed Paradigala, Superb BOP, Western Parotia, Magnificent, Black and Buff-tailed Sicklebill, ArfakAstrapia), 1 species of Bowerbirds (Vogelkop Bowerbird), plus other non BOP/Bowerbird, such as: the Wattled Brush-turkey, New Guinea Harpy Eagle, Black-mantled Goshawk, White-striped Forest-Rail, Black-billed Cuckoo-Dove, White-breasted Fruit-Dove, Papuan Mountain Pigeon, Rufescent Imperial Pigeon, White-throated Pigeon, Papuan & Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Blue-collared & Vulturine Parrot, Modest &Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Chesnut-breasted Cuckoo, Papuan Boobook, Feline & Mountain Owlet Nightjar, Lesser Ground, Ashy, Smoky, Blue-grey,  Green-backed & Garnet Robin, Lesser Malampita, Grey and Brown-breasted Gerygone, Rusty and Mountain Mouse Warbler, Vogelkop, Perplexing, Papuan & Grey-green Scrub-wren, Black &Rufous-backed Fantail, Mountain Peltops, Canary Flycather, Black and Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Dwarf, Sclater’s, Vogelkop, Lorenz &Rufous-naped Whistler, Black Pitohui, Tit Berrypecker, Western Mountain-eye, Dwarf &Rufous-sided Honeyeater, Mountain Red-headed and Red-collared Myzomela, Western Smoky Honey-eater, Cinnamon browed and Ornate Melidectes, Papuan Parrot Finch, Spotted Catbird, Black Sittella, and some other birds

Day 10-OCT 2019 ARFAK FOOTHILL – MANOKWARI TOWN

Half day birdingAfter breakfast we’ll proceed for morning birding and back for lunch. After lunch, we will pack up our gear and drive back to Manokwari town. We may stop on the way back for short birding or photography.

Check in at Mokwam Hotel or Valdos Hotel (Hotel room & Dinner are inclusive).

Full Payment                           : Payment via PayPal: trekpapua@gmail.com& rest on arrival.

This Trip inclusive    :

  1. Meals (food) & mineral/Boiled water (along Birding tour)
  2. Birding Tour Guide & assistance Birding guide
  3. Land transport (4WD for: Nimbokrang&Arfak foothill Birding)
  4. Hotel room & Dinner affer finished Birding
  5. Stay in Raja ampat diver Resort
  6. Travel permit
  7. Accommodations in Birding spots (Basic & standard cottage)
  8. Home based birding service
  9. Flights Service: Jayapura-Manokwari

Exclude                      :

  1. Extra expense
  2. Laundry
  3. Credit phone
  4. Alcoholic stuff
  5. Tipping (20$ for helper) when necessary
  6. Travel insurance
  7. Personal health insurance


WEST-NEW GUINEA (PAPUA OUTLOOK)

Looking for Papua Birding, cultural tour, Exp, Adventure, treks, ethnic photography trip, panorama lover, come with us.

More info,

Mobile: +62-8124-762-8708

E-mail: birdingpapua@yahoo.com / trekpapua@gmail.com