Halmahera Birding

by Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

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throughout Sulawesi, Halmahera, West Papua,

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Halmahera Birding
A birding trip to Halmahera of Indonesia is on many people’s wish list. Packed with north Moluccan endemics including the stunning Wallace’s Standard wing and Ivory-breasted Pitta.

Key bird species: Wallace’s Standard wing, Drummer rail; Halmahera Flowerpecker; Paradise-crow; Halmahera Oriole; Halmahera Boobook; Moluccan Owlet-nightjar; Halmahera Swiftlet; Blue-and-white Kingfisher; Sombre Kingfisher; Common Paradise Kingfisher, Variable Kingfisher, Sacred Kingfisher, Purple Dollarbird; Ivory-breasted Pitta; Moluccan Pitta; Dusky Myzomela; White-streaked Friarbird; Dusky Friarbird; Moluccan Cuckooshrike; Halmahera Cuckooshrike; Scarlet-breasted Fruit Dove; Blue-capped Fruit Dove; Grey-headed Fruit Dove; Moluccan Imperial Pigeon; Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon; White Cockatoo; Violet-necked Lory; Chattering Lory; Moluccan King Parrot; Moluccan Hanging Parrot; Moluccan Cuckoo; Goliath Coucal; Moluccan Scops Owl; Barking Owl; Rufous-bellied Triller; White-naped Monarch; Moluccan Monarch; Moluccan Flycatcher; Golden Bulbul; Island Whistler; Moluccan Scrubfowl; Dusky Scrubfowl; Moluccan Goshawk; Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk; Meyer’s Goshawk; Gurney’s Eagle; Bare-eyed Rail.

Birding Itinerary
Day 01 : JAKARTA – TERNATE – WEDA
Upon arrival at Ternate airport then transfer by car to the harbor than by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Sofifi harbor, from here we will drive about 4 hours to reach our resort/Lodge in Weda.

Day 02, Day 03, Day 04, and Day 05
Four days birding and explore the home of Wallace’s Standard wing bird of Paradise in Halmahera. We might see: Beach Kingfisher, then trip continues walking along logging to see Paradise Crow, Long-billed Crow, Cream-throated White-eye, Rusty-bellied Triller, White-naped Monarch, Blue-and-white Kingfisher, Goliath Coucal, Moluccan Owlet-nightjar, Moluccan Boobook, and Moluccan Scops-owl, Common Paradise Kingfisher, White Cockatoo, Violet-necked Lory, Long-billed Crow, Golden Bulbul, Blyth’s Hornbill, Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Moluccan Starling and Red-cheeked Parrot. Moluccan Goshawk, Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike, Moluccan Cuckoo-shrike, Dusky Brown Oriole, Eclectus Parrot, Great-billed Parrot, Dusky Friarbird, Blue-capped Fruit-dove, Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove, Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Halmahera Flowerpecker, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Chattering Lory and Ivory-breasted Pitta and much more endemic birds.

Day 06 : Weda – Sofifi – Ternate
After breakfast, we will transfer by 4W drive to Sofifi then by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Ternate, transfer by car to the hotel and if the time is permitted we can do birding near the lake

Day 07: Ternate – Jakarta
Breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer by car to the ternate airport for next destination. End of the trip.

Starting Point: Ternate and Ending Point: Ternate

Type of Transportation: Minibus, 4W drive, Speedboat.
Type of Accommodation: resort / hotel / lodge

Price packages Include:
Transportation, Accommodation(Based on a shared room), 3 meals per day (logistic food), English speaking guide fee, conservation fee for the park

Price Exclude:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in the hotel, Soft drinks/Alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that are not mentioned on the items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due to other causes beyond our control

Duration: 5 days
Starting city: Ternate
Ending city: Ternate
Physical difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Focus: Birding
Bird Photography: is the best, special the Halmahera’s bird endemic
Walking condition: the walking ranges from easy to moderate
Type of Land Transport & Road: We will use minibus or cars. Road is some part in good condition and some part in bad condition.
Accommodation:
Min group size: 2 persons
Max group size: 10 persons

Birding Itinerary 01:

Day 01 : JAKARTA – TERNATE – WEDA

Upon arrival at Ternate airport then transfer by car to the harbor than by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Sofifi harbor, from here we will drive about 4 hours to reach our resort/Lodge in Weda.

Day 02, Day 03, Day 04, and Day 05
Four days birding and explore the home of Wallace’s Standard wing bird of Paradise in Halmahera. We might see: Beach Kingfisher, then trip continues walking along logging to see Paradise Crow, Long-billed Crow, Cream-throated White-eye, Rusty-bellied Triller, White-naped Monarch, Blue-and-white Kingfisher, Goliath Coucal, Moluccan Owlet-nightjar, Moluccan Boobook, and Moluccan Scops-owl, Common Paradise Kingfisher, White Cockatoo, Violet-necked Lory, Long-billed Crow, Golden Bulbul, Blyth’s Hornbill, Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Moluccan Starling and Red-cheeked Parrot. Moluccan Goshawk, Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike, Moluccan Cuckoo-shrike, Dusky Brown Oriole, Eclectus Parrot, Great-billed Parrot, Dusky Friarbird, Blue-capped Fruit-dove, Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove, Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Halmahera Flowerpecker, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Chattering Lory and Ivory-breasted Pitta and much more endemic birds.

Day 06 : Weda – Sofifi – Ternate
After breakfast, we will transfer by 4W drive to Sofifi then by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Ternate, transfer by car to the hotel and if the time is permitted we can do birding near the lake

Day 07 : Ternate – Jakarta
Breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer by car to the ternate airport for next destination. End of the trip.

Starting Point: Ternate and Ending Point: Ternate

Type of Transportation: Minibus, 4W drive, Speedboat.
Type of Accommodation: resort / hotel / lodge

Price packages Include:
Transportation, Accommodation(Based on a shared room), 3 meals per day (logistic food), English speaking guide fee, conservation fee for the park

Price Exclude:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in the hotel, Soft drinks/Alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that are not mentioned on the items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due to other causes beyond our control 

Tour itinerary 02:
Day 01 :Jakarta – Ternate – Halmahera.
Upon arrival in Ternate airport then transfer by car to the Kotabaruharbour in Ternate then by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Sofifiharbour, from here we will drive about 10 Minutes to reach Bolote hotel in Sofifi then direct birding in KalibatuPutih for Common Paradise Kingfisher, Sombre Kingfisher, White & Blue Kingfisher, and Night birding for MoluccanScops Owl.
Day 02 :Fullday Birding in Sidanggoli / Kali BatuPutih, KM 12
Breakfast at 04.30 and leave the Hotel at 5 AM, from the hotel to the birding site about 45 minutes driving. Our bird’s target are Common paradise kingfisher, Sombre kingfisher, Blue, and white kingfisher, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Blyth’s Hornbill, Goliatcoucal, Golden bulbul.

Day 03 :Aketajawe NP – Subaim / Poli
Morning birding in Aketajawe NP for Ivory breasted Pitta, Variable dwarf Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Blue, and White Kingfisher, Sombre Kingfisher, Paradise crow, Long-billed Crow, Blyth’s Hornbill. Lunch at a local restaurant and after lunch we should drive to Subaim/Poli for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Poli – Sofifi – Ternate
Early morning we need to be at the Lek of the Poli, this location of one of the display trees of the rare and magnificent bird of Wallace’s standard wing. late afternoon we will go back to Sofifi for 4 hours driving the catch the speedboat back Ternate for overnight.

Day 05: TERNATE – JAKARTA
Breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer by car to the ternate airport for next destination. End of the trip.

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