Birdwatching Tangkoko & Gunung Mahawu 6 days

Birding Tangkoko & Mahawu

Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia, Our tailored small-group birdwatching tours and bird photography tours for individuals travel throughout Sulawesi including birdwatching and bird photography in Lore Lindu National Park of Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi covering area of Birdwatching and bird photography in Dumoga nani Wartabone National Park, Birdwatching and in Gunung Ambang, Birding in Gunung Mahawu, Birdwtching and bird photography in Tangkoko Nature Reserve and Birdwatching and bird photography in Sangihe, Siau, Talaud Island, Birdwatching and Bird Photography in Halmahera, Birdwatching and Bird Photography on remote of west Papua, Birdwatching and Bird Photography in Java, Birdwatching and Bird Photography in Bali and Birdwatching and Bird Photography in Lesser Sunda ( Flores, Sumba, Kupang, Sumbawa and Lombok). Our guides are expert birders with friendly and excellent local people skills. All birding tours are custom-tailored at most reasonable and flexible to suit your budget and time! Should you have your specific requirement or more information please feel free to consult your birding holiday to Indonesia by sending email to info@sultantoursindonesia.com or WhatsApp +628124404882

Important NOTE: this trip can be extent to Halmahera for Ivory-breasted Pitta, Wallace’s standard winged bird of Paradise, Common paradise Kingfisger, Sombre Kingfisher, Beach Kingfisher, Variable Dwarf Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher and Blue & White Kingfisher.


Day 1: Manado Arrival, After your arrival in Manado airport Sulawesi, you will be transferred by car to Tangkoko takes 90 minutes to reach the guesthouse where we will stay for 3 nights.
Days 2 - 3: Tangkoko Park.This reserve on the eastern tip of the Minahassa Peninsula, is one of Sulawesi’s flagship parks, the excellent lowland jungle and mangrove forest providing superb birding site, The reserve is especially famous for kingfishers, having no less then eight resident species, of which four are endemic but remember that Tangkoko also has much more to offer than its kingfisher though and with the assistance of the skilled our local team, we will be search for Lilac cheeked kingfisher, Green-backed kingfisher, Sulawesi-dwarf kingfisher,  Great-billed kingfisher, Red-bellied Pitta, Rudy kingfisher, Common kingfisher, Blue-eared kingfisher, collared kingfisher, Red-Knobbed Hornbill, Sulawesi dwarf Hornbill, Ochre-bellied boobook, Yellow-billed Malkoha, Bay Coucal, Lesser coucal, Sulawesi-Hawk eagle, Sulawesi serpent eagle, Black eagle, Black kite, Sulawesi cicada bird, Rusty-breasted cuckko, Sulawesi triller, Purple-winged roller, Ashy woodpecker, Sulawesi woodpecker, Sulawesi hanging parrot, Ornate lorikeet, Golden-mantled Racquetail, Blue-backed parrot, Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon, Black-naped Fruit dove, Green Imperial Pigeon, Grey-headed Imperial Pigeon, White-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi Black Pigeon, Stephan’s Dove, Brown-cuckoo dove, Philipine Scrubfowl, Barred rail, Isabeline Bush hen. During our boat trip to the mangrove we may find other species; White-rumped cuckoo-Shrike, Common kingfisher, Great-billed kingfisher, Pink-necked green Pigeon, Osprey, Great Frigatebirds, Lesser frigatebirds, Pasific reef egret, common dollar bird, Striated heron, Little tern, Sacred and Collared kingfisher, White-bellied Sea eagle, Brahminy kite and Purple heron. After spending much of the day birding but we have time also to see interesting mammals such as Black-macaca nigra,  Tarsier spectrum and bear cuscus in Tangkoko Park.

Day 4: Tangkoko to Tomohon. Morning birding around AMS hill and at 10 am heading to Tomohon for two nights stay. Lunch enroute and afternoon birding on Gunung Mahawu in Tomohon.

Day 5: Gunung Mahawu is a forested Volcano (1490 meters above sea level), Inside the crater is a steaming, emerald-green lake ringed with yellow sulphur deposits. From the summit you can see neighbouring Mount Lokon with its ever-present plume of smoke. On the clear day you can also see both the Sulawesi sea on the west and to the Maluku sea to the east, Gunung Mahawu is located near the village of Rurukan where Sir Alfred Wallace lived for a while. Now Gunung Mahawu is one of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas ( IBAs ) in Asia by BirdLife International. In this birding place we have some interesting Sulawesi endemic species, It is one of the easiest and most reliable sites in Sulawesi  for  the Scaly-breasted kingfisher- Actenoides princeps but please note this  star bird of Sulawesi is very skittish and always hide so to spot them still need luck. Bird species at Gunung Mahawu and Tomohon; Scaly-breasted kingfisher, Lilac-cheeked kingfisher, Green-backed kingfisher, Blue-eared kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Sulawesi scops owl, Speckled boobook, Ochre-bellied boobook, Sulawesi babler, Chestnut-backed Bush-Warbler, Sulawesi Blue-Flycatcher (split from Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher), the rare Rufous-throated Flycatcher, Pale-blue  Monarch (split from Black-naped Monarch), Isabeline-bush hen, Barred rail, White-browed Crake, Sulawesi Myzomela, Island Flycatcher, Citrine Flycatcher, Grey-sided Flowerpecker, Yellow-sided Flowerpecker,  Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Black-fronted White-eye, Mountain white-eye, Streak-headed Dark-eye, Mountain Tailorbird, Purple-winged Roller, Yellow vented Whistler, Crimson sunbird, Black Sunbird, Olive-back sunbird, Sooty-headed bulbul, Hair crested drongo, Yellow-billed Malkoha, Ashy Woodpecker, Sulawesi pygmy Woodpecker, Grey wagtail, Yellow wagtail, Chestnut Munia, Scaly-breasted munia, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, Brown-cuckoo dove, superb-fruit dove, Sulawesi black-Pigeon, Sulawesi-hanging parrot, Black Eagle, Black Kite, Osprey, Spotted Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon. During our stay here also we have a great chance of finding Purple swamphen, White-browed crake, White-breasted waterhen, Common Moorhen, Javan pond heron on the Lake Tondano.

Day 6: Morning birding on Gunung Mahawu and then at 10 AM, we will transfer you to Manado airport for your next destination.
Please read IMPORTANT NOTES below:
The tour fee includes:

  1. All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
  2. Mineral  drinking water
  3. Accommodation/Lodge/Hotel
  4. Car transportation
  5. Park entrance fees
  6. Guiding services

The tour fee does not include:

  1. Any beverages
  2. Telephone calls
  3. Laundry and other items of a personal expense
  4. Camera porter
  5. Tip for Driver & Sultan Birding Tours leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have given you excellent service, it is entirely

Special NOTES:

  • During in Tangkoko park most days in the lowlands will be hot, dry and sunny can be expected. With 156 bird species recorded in Tangkoko and Including 47 Endemic to Sulawesi. On Gunung Mahawu Tomohon is montane areas it will range from very cool to warm. Humidity levels are often rather high.
  • Walking condition: the walking ranges from easy to moderate, but there will be one harder days can be expected.
  • Several night birding will be taken to search for night birds and combined with early starts, some long days in the field are to be expected.
  • Accommodation: In Tangkoko park we will be staying in basic guesthouses with no hot water but has aircondition room and no internet connection. in Tomohon Gunung Mahawu we will be staying in the hotel or cottages which has hot water shower and has also internet access WIFI,
  • Type of Land Transport & Road: We will use minibus or cars. Road is some part in good condition and some part in bad condition. While for mangrove boat trip we will use small boat.

Payment Term and Condition
We require a minimum of  50% deposit payment to confirm a 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 no confirmation of deposit has been received by then. Changes of dates to bookings after the deposit has been made can be done but will be subject to availability. The full payment  will be settle 30 days prior to your date of arrival

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

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