west papua birding

by Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

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West Papua Birding Trip

We are a local birding tour operator who has been arranging West Papua birding and Birdwatching in West Papua programs for birdwatchers and bird photographers from around the world to West Papua of Indonesia to watch and photographs bird-of-paradise. Our services are ranged from medium to high category in lodging and meals depending on your needs. We provide packages including all services from your arrival until your departure from West Papua of Indonesia. We help you to set the ideal itinerary considering your main requirements as well as the birds you want to watch during your West Papua Birding Trip, Birdwatching in West Papua, Birding in West Papua. We also provide 4WD transportation and a knowledgeable birding guide who will take you to the specific display Lek for you to watch or take a picture of bird-of-paradise and your other target birds. Let us know the interests of your birding journey to West Papua, and we will be glad to advise and assist you in planning the itinerary that suits better to fulfill your expectations.

We offer you 15 days West Papua birding trip, Our West Papua birding tour starts on small town of Sorong, The word Sorong meant “deep and turbulent sea” in the local Soreri language. this town well known as the gateway to Waigeo in Raja Ampat islands. We travel by express boat to Waigeo and we will stay two nights at the nice resort near the beach. Our main target here Wilson’s bird-of-paradise and Red bird-of-paradise as well as endemic Raja ampat pitohui, we also try our luck to see amazing Western Crowned Pigeon, Beach Kingfisher, Yellow billed Kingfisher, Palm Cockatoo, Brown headed Crow. After Waigeo we go back to Sorong for overnight stay.

Next we take a flight to the small town of Manokwari from here we will travel by 4WD car up to the village of Mingre amongst the spectacular deep valleys of the higlands of Arfak Mountains. In Mingre Village we have our own guesthouse for you with a good facilities. The highland endemic include Western Parotia, Arfak Astrapia, Long-tailed Paradigalla, Black Sicklebill, Vogelkop Superb bird of paradise, black billed Sicklebill, Magnificent bird of paradise, Lesser bird-of-paradise, Arfak Honey eater, Vogelkop bowerbird, Masked bowerbird, Feline Owlet Nightjar. After this we go back to Manokwari for overnight stay

Finally we will take a flight to Sentani Jayapura where we explore the lowland rainforest. You will stay at the lodge in Nimbokarng which have air condition room with hot water shower and also excellent food. This lodge is management by Sultan Birding, we invest here for good accommodation for our lovely clients to visit Nimbokrang. Our bird of paradise here include Twelve wired bird of paradise, King bird of paradise, Lesser bird of Paradise, Salvadori’s Fig Parrot, Pale billed Sicklebill, Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

Delight yourself watching bird-of-paradise just a few meters away. Great chances to take pictures and learn from an experienced local guide. For those of you who have a short birding trip, we still can help you, We offer you Waigeo Birding Tour in 5 days, Arfak Birding Tour 5 days, Nimbokrang Birding Tour 5 days, Biak Birding Tour 5 days, Numfour Birding Tour 5 days, Wamena Birding Tour 5 days, Sorong Birding Tour 4 Days, Malagufuk Birding Tour 4 days.

For those of you who really wan to visit West Papua and really want to see your dream bird of paradise, kindly please feel free to send us email and we will help you to arrange your birding trip to West Papua. We are specialize for Papua bird photography, Papua birdwatching, Birding Papua, Arfak birding, Waigeo birding, Jayapura birding, sorong birdwatching, Biak birdwatching, Birding biak and Balliem Valley birding.

Welcome to West Papua

Enjoy the video and photo slide of Bird-of-Paradise and Birds of West Papua by Sultan Birding Tours

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

Image by Sultan Birding Tours

Red Bird-of-Paradise

Image by Sultan Birding Tours

Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise

Endemic to New Guinea 

Western Parotia

Endemic to West Papua. 

Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise

Image by Sultan Birding Tours

Black Billed-Sicklebil

Endemic to New Guinea. 

Lesser Bird-of-Paradise

Endemic to New Guinea. 

King Bird-of-Paradise

.Inhabits in lowland and hill forest to 300 m

Twelve Wired Bird-of-Paradise

Endemic to New Guinea. 

Western Parotia

Video by Sultan Birding Tours

Masked Bowerbird

Video by Sultan Birding Tours

Red BoP

Video by Sultan Birding Tours

Magnificent BoP

Video by Sultan Birding Tours

Departure Date:
01 – 15 June 2021
16 – 30 June 2021
01 – 15 July 2021
17 – 31 July 2021
01 – 15 August 2021
16 – 30 August 2021
01 – 15 September 2021
16 – 30 September 2021
01 – 15 October 2021
17 – 31 October 2021

Price per person:
01 pax USD
02 – 04 pax USD
05 – 07 pax USD
08 – 10 Pax USD
Single room supplement USD 390

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Minimum 2 persons in twin sharing room

Tour Packages Included
Accommodation based on twin sharing room, Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, All land transportation 4WD, Private Car, express boat ticket Sorong-Waigeo-Sorong, Park entrance fee, Local landowner fee, Bird’s hide fee, Bird’s location fee, Local guide fee, English speaking bird guide fee

Not include in the packages
Domestic flights during the tour, tips for optional luggage porters in city hotels; camera/luggage porters in the jungle, snacks; additional drinks apart from those included; alcoholic beverages; visa fees (payable on arrival in Indonesia); departure tax when leaving Indonesia; travel insurance; excursions not included in the tour itinerary; extras in hotels such as laundry service, minibar, room service, telephone calls, tips to drivers, local guides, and lodge staff; and personal items; medical fees; other items or services not specifically mentioned as being included.

Payment Term and Condition
We require a minimum of 50% deposit payment to confirm your booking, we cannot guarantee your booking until this has been received. Bookings will be held for 7 days to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. We reserve the right to release the booking if the deposit is not received within 7 days of the booking being made. Changes of dates to bookings after the deposit has been made can be done but will be subject to availability.

Cancelation
Deposit payment No Refund, No show – full payment charge.

Full Payment
The full payment will be required at least 30 days prior to your date of arrival. The invoice amount has to be paid in full, net of all transfer costs and bank charges.

Starting city: Airport Sorong in West Papua
Ending city: Jayapura
Travel Time: 15 days and 14 nights
Destination: Sorong, Waigeo, Manokwari, Arfak Mountains, Nimbokrang Jayapura
Target birds: Bird-of-Paradise and Papua endemics

West Papua has around 386 endemic species, 117 of these being non-passerines and 269 passerines. West Papua and Papua is blessed with a great abundance of forest in extremely challenging terrain, and this has thus far enabled many of the island ecosystems to remain relatively intact. The big pluses offered by West Papua include essentially a new bird fauna, particularly for songsbirds, for examples, the wonderful birds of paradise, bowerbirds, fruit-doves, pigeons, parrots and kingfishers. West Papua is best considered a specialty destination, to be savored after gaining a seasoned grasp of birding in the tropical world. Whether a resident or a visitor, you will find bird-watching in West Papua a challenge, albeit an exciting one. Thus, it pays to plan and to be prepared. Birding in West Papua can produce amazing rewards but also offers up no shortage of hazards and frustrations. The resident novice or newly arriving visitors to West Papua will soon discover that although birds of the open country are conspicuous and easy to study, the forest-dwelling species typically are often less common, more selective, and difficult to observe. This phenomenon is common to tropical humid forest environments around the world. Patience and repeated effort provide the only antidote to the frustrations created by those rare species that defy locating on one’s first few field trips.  In nearly all West Papua habitats, bird activity is greatest at dawn and shortly thereafter. It pays to be afield early. By 10 a.m. it is usually quiet, especially in the lowlands, unless rain brings cooler conditions.  Hunting has been continuous for thousands of years, but at low-impact largely sustainable levels until very recently, when modern technology and the vastly increased human population pressure have tipped the balance. It is often asked why West Papua and Papua birds are so shy in many areas, and the response usually involves reference to hunting pressures, although this seems a tad glib and doubtless other factors are operating.

What to bring?

  1. Waterproof binoculars of about 8-power are best for maximum light-gathering in the shades of the forest.
  2. A tripod-mounted spotting scope (telescope) is valuable in open habitats along roadsides, especially for birds in the canopy.
  3. A lightweight digital sound recorder, with a speaker suitable for playback and a directional microphone, greatly aids in learning vocalizations and luring shy vocal species into view.
  4. Loose-fitting, lightweight clothing and a hat with some sort of visor to shield the eyes from sun or rain.
  5. It is often very cool at dawn but hot at midday, wearing layers that can be easily removed.
  6. Loose long pants and lightweight, good quality walking boots are often the most comfortable combination. Conditions in the mountains are much cooler, so prepare to keep warm.
  7. Insect repellent is required in some localities.
  8. A lightweight poncho or rain jacket. It is sometimes useful to carry a larger umbrella.

Our birding in West Papua running from January to December with destination to Waigeo island, Nimbokrang, Sorong, Malagufuk, Biak Numfour island. While birding in Arfak Mountains we run from mid-june to mid-november during the year.

Our West Papua birding tour starts on the small town of Sorong, The word Sorong meant “deep and turbulent sea” in the local Soreri language. this town is well known as the gateway to Waigeo in the Raja Ampat islands. We travel by express boat to Waigeo and we will stay two nights at the nice resort near the beach. Our main target here Wilson’s bird-of-paradise and Red bird-of-paradise as well as endemic Raja Ampat pitohui, we also try our luck to see amazing Western Crowned Pigeon, Beach Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Palm Cockatoo, Brown-headed Crow. After Waigeo we go back to Sorong for overnight stay. Next, we take a flight to the small town of Manokwari from here we will travel by 4WD car up to the village of Mingre amongst the spectacular deep valleys of the highlands of Arfak Mountains. In Mingre Village we have our own guesthouse for you with good facilities. The highland endemic include Western Parotia, Arfak Astrapia, Long-tailed Paradigalla, Black Sicklebill, Vogelkop Superb bird of paradise, Black-billed Sicklebill, Magnificent bird of paradise, Lesser bird-of-paradise, Arfak Honeyeater, Vogelkop bowerbird, Masked bowerbird, Feline Owlet Nightjar. After this, we go back to Manokwari for an overnight stay. Finally, we will take a flight to Sentani Jayapura where we explore the lowland rainforest. You will stay at the lodge in Nimbokarng which have air condition room with hot water shower and also excellent food. This lodge is managed by Sultan Birding, we invest here for a good accommodation for our lovely clients to visit Nimbokrang. Our bird of paradise here include Twelve wired bird of paradise, Kingbird of paradise, Lesser Bird of Paradise, Salvadori’s Fig Parrot, Pale-billed Sicklebill, Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

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