Birdwatching Halmahera




For birders it is home to 24 endemic bird species, including the aptly name invisible rail or drummer rail and wallace’s greatest find – the Standardwing bird of paradise.

Hot birding site : Sidanggoli, Kali Batu Putih, KM 12 and Binagara Ake Tajawe Lolobata National Park and Poli

BEST TIME TO GO: March to October during the year

Birds of Halmahera
Common Paradise Kingfisher, Standard Wing Bird Of Paradise, Ivory  Breasted Pitta, Moluccan Pitta, Azure Kingfisher, Beach Kingfisher, Blue And White Kingfisher, Sombre Kingfisher, Variable Dwarf Kingfisher, Barking Owl, Barn Swallow, Black Eagle, Black Faced Munia, Black Sunbird, Blue Capped Fruit Dove , Blue Rock Thrush, Blyth’s Hornbill, Brahminy Kite, Brown Cuckoo Dove, Brush Cuckoo, Cattle Egret, Chanel Billed Cuckoo, Chattering Lory , Chestnut Munia, Cinnamon Bellied Imperial Pigeon, Common Bush Hen, Common Cicada Bird, Common Dollar Bird, Common Golden Whistler, Common Sandpiper, Cream Throated White Eye, Drab Whistler, Drummer Rail, Dusky Brown Oriole, Dusky Honey Eater, Dusky Scrubfowl, Eclectus Parrot, Emerald Dove, Flame Breasted Flowerpecker, Glossy (White Bellied) Swift, Golden Bulbul, Goliath Coucal, Great Billed Parrot, Great Cuckoo Dove, Grey Headed Fruit Dove, Grey Wagtail, Gurney’s Eagle, Halmahera Cuckoo Shrike, Large Tailed Nightjar, Lesser Coucal, Little Pied Cormorant, Long Billed Crow, Metalic Starling, Moluccan Cuckoo Shrike, Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Moluccan Owlet Nightjar, Moluccan Scops Owl, Moluccan Starling, Moluccan Swiflet, Moluccan Scrubfowl, Moustached TreeSwift, Nicobar Pigeon, Olive Backed Sunbird, Oriental Hobby, Osprey, Pacific Swallow, Paradise Crow, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Purple Dollar Bird, Rainbow Bee Eater, Red Flanked Lorikeet, Red Cheeked Parrot, Rufous Bellied Triller, Sacred Kingfisher, Scarlet Breasted Fruit Dove, Shining Flycatcher, Slaty Flycatcher, Spangled Drongo, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Spectacled Monarch, Spotted Dove, Spotted Kestrel, , Superb Fruit Dove, Tree Sparrow, Uniform Swiflet, Variable dwarf kingfisher, Variable Goshawk, Violet Necked Lory, Willie wagtail, Whimbrel, White  Bellied Cuckoo Shrike, White Streaked Friarbird, White Bellied Sea Eagle, White Cockatoo, White Naped Monarch
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Day 01 : Jakarta – Ternate – Halmahera.
Upon arrival in Ternate airport then transfer by car to the Kotabaru harbour in Ternate  then by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Sofifi harbour, from here we will drive about 10 Minutes to reach Bolote hotel in Sofifi then direct birding in Kalibatu Putih for Common Paradise Kingfisher, Sombre Kingfisher, White & Blue Kingfisher,  and Night birding for Moluccan Scops Owl.
Flights info:
Garuda 01:40 AM – 07:30 AM
Sriwijaya Air 02:00 AM – 07:50 AM
Lion Air 05:00 – 11:45 AM

Day 02 : Fullday Birding in Sidanggoli / Kali Batu Putih, 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 birds target are: Common paradise kingfisher, Sombre kingfisher, Blue and white kingfisher, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Blyt’h Hornbill, Goliat coucal, 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, Blyths Hornbill. Lunch at local restaurant and after lunch we should drive to Subaim/Poli for 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 standardwing. late afternoon we will go back to Sofifi for 4 hours driving the catch the speedboat back Ternate for overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer by car to ternate airport for next destination. End of the trip.
Flights info:
Garuda  08:15 AM – 09:45 AM
Sriwijaya Air 08:40 AM – 10:00 AM
Lion Air 13:40 – 19:00 AM

Price packages Includes:
Accommodation(hotel/homestay/lodge, twin share, Transportation during the trip, 3 meals per day (logistic food), experienced bird  guide fee, conservation fee for the park

NOT include:
Any flighst, Any beverages in the hotel / Restaurant, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that is not mentioned on items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control

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