West Papua by BirdingBreaks


Papua in Indonesia is the ultimate destination for nature, adventure, and special culture. With our local agent who has penetrated deep into the otherwise sometimes difficult-to-access local community, we can safely and relatively comfortably enjoy all the beauty that Papua has to offer. The many species of courting birds of paradise are the highlight, but certainly not the only ones.


Nimbokrang: lowland rainforest, with beautiful birds of paradise such as King Bird-of-Paradise, Lesser Bird-of-paradise, Pale-billed Sicklebill and Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise. But also Kookaburras, Parrots, and all the opulence of the tropical forest.
Arfak: highland rainforest, generally regarded as the best birding spot in Papua, with courtship sites of Magnificent Bird-of-paradise, Vogelkop Lophorina, Magnificent Riflebird, Lesser bird-of-paradise, Black-billed Sicklebill, and Western Pariota and the incredible bowers of the Vogelkop Bowerbird and Masked Bowerbird.
Malagufuk: lowland forest with great biodiversity and many endemic colorful fruit pigeons, the bizarre Palm Cockatoo and many kingfishers, parrots (lories), and of course birds of paradise.
Waigeo: an island with rainforest and a beautiful coast, stay in a beach-side resort, with courting Red bird-of-paradise and Wilson’s bird-of-paradise as unique highlights with good photo opportunities.


8295€ per person, full board, double occupancy, all transports, including international flights.

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Birds of paradise, birds of paradise and birds of paradise (courtship, in the best places, as in the best documentaries),
– Many other endemic birds from spectacular families: parrots, bowerbirds, kingfishers, fruit pigeons, and frogmouths,
– Mostly accommodations set up by a local agent and run by the locals, made for discovering the best places,
– Triple guiding with Laurens Steijn, Dutch Tour Leader, Monal Capellone, Indonesian Tour guide and multiple local guides on every destination.


This is a trip with the Birding flavor, so it’s for serious briders who want to see as many bird species as possible.


– an adventurous journey that you will never forget,
– accommodations in the middle of nature with often very special birds just in the garden,
– contribution to the local community and protection of unique nature,
– where tourists often encounter an unruly or even hostile population in Papua, we are really welcome because of the sincere contact of the local agent.

Be aware

– Dutch spoken,
– In the rainforest, it is sometimes difficult to watch birds,
– For courting birds of paradise you are usually in a hide,
– It will occasionally be slogging in the mud and the accommodations are generally fine but basic, in short: not for the faint of heart!

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