Papua Birding Trip
Flight from Jakarta to Sorong /daily flight
Flight from Manado to Sorong /daily flight
Flight from Makassar to Sorong/daily flight
Sorong – BoP Island
after arrival at Sorong airport direct transfer by car to the harbour, we shal set out on the two hours express boat ride across to Waigeo island via Dampier Strait. Arrival at the harbour then by car 30 minutes to our base camp or homestay. Lunch will be served at our base camp or homestay. Afternoon birding around homestay and along the main road for bird species here including Blyth’s hornbill, Eclectus parrot, Sulphur crested Cockatoo, Black capped Lory, Coconut Lorikeet, Palm Cockatoo, Yellow faced Myna, Hooded Butcherbird, Northern Fantail, Yellow billed Kingfisher, Beach Kingfisher, Rufous bellied Kookabura, Spangled drongo, Rusty Pitohui, New Guinea Friarbird, Brown Oriole, Mimic Honeyeater, Tawny breasted Honeyeater, Pinon’s Imperial Pigeon, Purple tailed Imperial Pigeon, Wompoo, Superb Fruit Dove, Great Cuckoo Dove, Brush Cuckoo, Stephan’s Emerald Dove. Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Day 2: Wilson’s Bird of Paradise
Early morning breakfast at 4 am, then we will walk to display Lek of Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, we will see amazing display postures of this nearly mythical bird at close range from the comfort of a well appointed palm hide. Other bird species here including Papuan Pitta, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Hook billed Kingfisher, Pheasant Pigeon, Pale billed Scrubwren, Cinnamon ground Dove, Rusty mouse warbler, we may spot Bruijn’s Brushturkey if we are lucky, Raja Ampat Pitohui, Dusky megapodes, Long tailed Buzzard, Gurney eagle, Collared ghoshawk, Grey headed ghoshawk, Variable ghoshawk, Variabe dwarf Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, New guinea Bronzewing, dwarf fruit dove, Claret breasted fruit dove, pink spotted fruit dove, red necked crake and Western crowned Pigeon. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Day 3: The Red Bird of Paradise
Other bird species including Yellow Capped Pygmy Parrot, Great billed Parrot, Ruby Throated Myzomela, Moluccan King Parrot, White eared Catbird, Puff backed Honeyeater, Brown bcked Honeyeater, Long billed Honeyeater, Spotted Honeyeater, and Green backed Honey eater, Black sided Robin, Olive Crowned Flowerpecker, Olive Flyrobin, Brown headed Crow, Sooty Thicket Fantail, Glossy mantled Manucode, Frilled Monarch, Spot winged Monarch, Golden Monarch, Yellow breasted Boatbill, Little Shrikethrush, Grey Whistler, Back and Common Cicadabird, Lowland Peltop, Barred Cuckooshrike, Black Butcherbird, Yellow and Pygmy bellied Longbill, Black Berrypecker, Fairy gerygone, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Day 4: BoP Island
we shall have a chance to spend time with Wilson’s Bird of Paradise and Red Bird of Paradise, or we could search some species that we still missed. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Day 5: Waigeo Island – Sorong
Morning birding around the homestay, Lunch at Homestay after lunch transfer to the harbour for boat express back to Sorong. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sorong.
Day 6: Sorong – Next Destination
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport. Trip end.
Price includes: homestay/gueshouse on the island, 3 meals a day, Mineral water, Car transfer, Local guide fee, Express boat ticket return trip.
Not include: any flight, National Park Entrance fee @ 1.000.000 per person valid for one Year. Extra day trip. Personal expenses.