16 DAYS WEST-NEW GUINEA BIRDING TOUR-2019

16 DAYS WEST-NEW GUINEA BIRDING TOUR-2019

Bird head Papua – ( Nimbokrang-Jayapura ), ( Foothill – Arfak Mountain ), ( Bird Head Peninsula ), & Raja Ampat ( Islands Birding & Cruising )

Key Information                                : Plan (A)
Tour Duration                                   : 16 days (s) Flexible Schedule
Group Size Valid for                        : 1-5 people & 6-8 people only. Age 7 to 70 y.o
Destination(s)                                  : Papua & West-Papua Birding
Specialty Categories                     : Birding & Ethnic photography & islands beauty trip
Season                                             : July – August – 2019 – 2025
Airfare Excluded                          : Jayapura-Manokwari-Sorong (all one way)
Tour Customizable                     : Yes
Minimum 1-5Pax cost              : **—— Dollar (USD)
Maximum 6-8Pax cost            : ***—–Dollar (USD)

 Day 1-July 16th

Jakarta-Flight to Jayapura-Proceed to any Hotel in Jayapura (Meet & Cheers), Hotel room & meals are (Full service). We do recommend: Horex hotel Sentani or Grand Allison Hotel in Jayapura. Half day Easy Birding in Doyo Baru valley in Jayapura region is inclusive in Program!!

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Day 2-July 17th   (4 WD TO NIMBOKRANG – WESTERN JAYAPURA )

We will be picked you up by 4WD by birding guide/staff at your hotel. Heading to Nimbokrang birding spots. It takes 2hrs drives. We do birding along the road by slowly driving. You expect to see Grey Goshawk, Yellow-bellied & Sacred Kingfisher, Eclectus & Red Cheeked Parrot, Golden Cuckoo-shrike, shinning flycatcher. More, Our records here are: Great Egret, Rufous Night-Heron, Pacific Black Duck, Dusky Moorhen, Comb-crested Jacana, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Brown & Great Cuckoo-Dove, Orange fronted Fruit-Dove, and Rainbow bee-eater, Pied Chat, Golden Cisticola, Shinning Flycatcher, Great Bowerbird, Glossy Mantled Manucode and Lesser Bird of Paradise (some of these birds are expect to be seen).

On arrival in Nimbokrang, you will, re-set camera, flexible program, here will do some half hours birding along main road bank, and the Nimbokrang valley.

You will stay in & the activities 4 nights:

  • Nice Accommodation,
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Nimbokrang)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Day 3-July 18th –Day 4 19th July

Nimbokrang full day birding, we focus on for these Birds
During these 3 full days, we will focus on our target birds of the lowland alluvial forest. They are: Brown-collared Brush-turkey (hard to see), Pale-billed Sicklebill, Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird (often only heard), King Birds of Paradise, Lesser Bird of Paradise, Jobi and Glossy Manucode, Bush-hen, New Guinea Flightless Rail, Victoria Crowned Pigeon (possibly),  Double-eyed and Salvadori’s Fig-Parrot, Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Emperor and white-shouldered Fairy-wren, Golden Cisticola, Golden, Boyer’s, and Grey-headed Cuckoo Shrike, Hooked-billed, Blue-black, Azure & Sacred Kingfisher,  King Quail, Black Bittern, Spotted Whistling Duck, Doria’s Hawk, Beautiful, Pink, Coroneted, Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove, Zoe & Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Dusky and Brown Lory, Lesser, Greater and Pheasant Coucal, Papua Frogmouth, Papuan Nightjar, Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, White-bellied Thicket Fantail, Golden, Frilled and Spotted-winged Monarch, Lowland Peltops, Blue-grey Robin, Rusty Pitohui, Meyer’s & Helmeted Friarbird, Golden & Yellow-faced Myna, Blue-jewel & Rufous Babbler, Spotted Catbird, Brown-headed Crow. (…be honest, I just to be realistic that not all of them to be seen, because they are wild). But For sure, half of them are yes!

Day 5-July 20th Nimbokrang-Jayapura
Birding in Nimbokrang & visit Pak Jam for Victoria Crown Pigeon & road banks Birds, especially some endemic Low land Birds. Drive back to Jayapura, Check in Hotel Horex (Only Hotel Room & dinner are inclusive)

Plan B-Bird Head Peninsula (Arfak Foothill Birding-Continued>>>

Day 6-July 21th

JAYAPURA-FLIGHT TO MANOKWARI-ARFAK FOOTHILL (4 WD DRIVES)

On arrival, you will be picked up by 4WD & birding staff. Go for lunch somewhere, or make lunch boxes, same day heading up to Kwau village. It takes 3hrs-from there we will continue our birding to the Arfak Mountain. Some of these Birds are expected to be seen along driving to the Arfak foothill are: Grey-headed Goshawk, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Pink Spotted Fruit-Dove, Red Cheeked & Eclectus Parrot, Palm & Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Blyth’s Hornbill, Rainbow Bee-eater, Barn Swallow, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Lowland Peltops, Crested Pitohui, Papuan Flower pecker, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-faced Myna, Lesser and King Bird of Paradise, Hooded Butcherbird, Torresian Crow, etc.

  • Accommodation (Basic room),
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Arfak-Kwau village)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Day 7-July 22th -Day 10-July 25th

FULL DAY BIRDING IN ARFAK
Today after breakfast, we will take 4WD (3 hrs) to reach trip our main camp site of Siyoubri Village which is situated at 1.400m above sea-level. We will bird the rest of the day and expect to see: Wattled Brush-turkey, Blue-grey & Ashy Robin, Vogelkop Scrub-wren, etc.

  • Walk maximum 1hr to get Bower BoP,
  • Belongings carrier: 20$/pax for anyone who needs help.
  • Walking sticks & Rubber boots are needed. Or better the trekking shoes.
  • Some areas are up & down hills. But it’s okay! Many tourists experience walking these spots
  • Physical condition matter is fine. You will walk slowly.

2 Full Days Birding In Arfak
During these 2 full days birding, we will be based at Kwau Village with daily visit to up higher elevation to allow us to see different species with our main target on:7 species of BOPs (Long-tailed Paradigala, Superb BOP, Western Parotia, Magnificent, Black and Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Arfak Astrapia), 1 species of Bowerbirds (Vogelkop Bowerbird), plus other non BOP/Bowerbird, such as: the Wattled Brush-turkey, New Guinea Harpy Eagle, Black-mantled Goshawk, White-striped Forest-Rail, Black-billed Cuckoo-Dove, White-breasted Fruit-Dove, Papuan Mountain Pigeon, Rufescent Imperial Pigeon, White-throated Pigeon, Papuan & Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Blue-collared & Vulturine Parrot, Modest & Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Chesnut-breasted Cuckoo, Papuan Boobook, Feline & Mountain Owlet Nightjar, Lesser Ground, Ashy, Smoky, Blue-grey,  Green-backed & Garnet Robin, Lesser Malampita, Grey and Brown-breasted Gerygone, Rusty and Mountain Mouse Warbler, Vogelkop, Perplexing, Papuan & Grey-green Scrub-wren, Black & Rufous-backed Fantail, Mountain Peltops, Canary Flycather, Black and Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Dwarf, Sclater’s, Vogelkop, Lorenz & Rufous-naped Whistler, Black Pitohui, Tit Berrypecker, Western Mountain-eye, Dwarf & Rufous-sided Honeyeater, Mountain Red-headed and Red-collared Myzomela, Western Smoky Honey-eater, Cinnamon browed and Ornate Melidectes, Papuan Parrot Finch, Spotted Catbird, Black Sittella, and some other birds

Day 10-July 25th ARFAK FOOTHILL-MANOKWARI TOWN

Half day birding
After breakfast we’ll proceed for morning birding and back for lunch. After lunch, we will pack up our gear and drive back to Manokwari town. We may stop on the way back for short birding or photography.

Check in at Mokwam Hotel or Valdos Hotel (Hotel room & Dinner are inclusive).

Plan C-Raja ampat Birding Tour (Island Cruising& Birding in Waigeo-Raja Ampat

Days 12 July 27th – Day 14 July 30th

Waigeo Island Birding

In the afternoon on Day 11will transfer by speed Ship from Sorong to Waigeo Island across the Indonesian Dampier Strait (sometimes also known as Augusta’s Strait). During the three-hours (2 hrs to Raja Ampat & 1h to Raja Ampat Diver Resort (RDR)ride we will look out for pelagic species like Pomarine Skua, Lesser Frigatebird, Bulwer’s Petrel, Streaked and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, and Matsudaira’s Storm Petrel (Just Excepted to b seen them), no guarantee!!

Focus Birding on Day 12-Day14

Waigeo, where you will be based for three nights, is the largest island in the Raja Ampat Islands, an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals, located off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula. These islands are the home of three endemics, comprising the exquisite Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise with its bright cerulean-blue, bare crown, crises-crossed with fine black lines, the crimson-plumed Red Bird-of-paradise, and the recently re-discovered Waigeo Brush turkey (unfortunately a very tough bird, which may not easily be found). Other birding highlights on these islands include Western Crowned Pigeon (one of the trio of New Guinea crowned pigeons – the world’s largest pigeons), Pheasant Pigeon, Palm Cockatoo, and Great-billed Parrot. During your birding time on Waigeo hope to encounter, among a multitude of others, Blyth’s Hornbill, New Guinea Friarbird, Southern Variable and Raja Ampat Pitohuis, Hooded and Black Butcher birds, Marbled Frogmouth, Dusky Megapode, Pygmy and Gurney’s Eagles, Red-necked Crake, New Guinea Bronze wing, Mustached Treeswift, Moluccan King Parrot, Brown-headed Crow, and Glossy-mantled Manucode. These birds, we focus on Gam Islands.

  • Overnight in RDR.
  • Meals (B.L.D)
  • And Cruising (1 day along the Second Icon of Raja ampat: Pyanemo islands, Gam islands, Mansuar & floating sand beach spots.
  • Snorkling & diving request are your own concern (any time after birding trip in morning). So, Raja ampat birding trip is more Flexible.

Day 15. Waigeo Island-Sorong

After finished birding & snorkeling activities in Raja ampat, you will finally back to Sorong. Ends in Sorong Hotel (Hotel room & Dinner are  by your own pockets!

Day 16 : Sorong-Jakarta

Airport Service (Free ride)

Extension Trip from:

Day 16 July 31                 Sorong – Biak

Day 17 August 1              Biak

Day 18 August 2              Biak – Nemfur

Day 19 August 3              Nemfur

Day 20 August 4              Numfor  – Jakarta

Nimbokrang-Arfak-Raj Ampat & Biak Per person Rooms Sub quota
Jayapura-Nimbokrang *——-USD 3 rooms ——— USD
Arak Region Birding **———USD 3 rooms ——— USD
Raja Ampat Dive Resort & Birding ****——-USD 3 rooms
Biak & Numfor Birding ***——USD 3 rooms ——— USD

Full Payment                                  : Payment via PayPal: trekpapua@gmail.com & rest on arrival.

This Trip inclusive    :

  1. Meals (food) & mineral/Boiled water (along Birding tour)
  2. Birding Tour Guide & assistance Birding guide
  3. Land transport (4WD for: Nimbokrang & Arfak foothill Birding)
  4. Hotel room & Dinner affer finished Birding
  5. Stay in Raja ampat diver Resort
  6. Travel permit
  7. Accommodations in Birding spots (Basic & standard cottage)
  8. Home based birding service

Exclude                      :

  1. Flights Service: Jayapura-Manokwari-Sorong
  2. Extra expense
  3. Laundry
  4. Credit phone
  5. Alcoholic stuff
  6. Tipping (20$ for helper) when nessary
  7. Travel insurance
  8. Personal health insurance

Important Notice:
– When entering Papua, every visitor has to bring a passport copy and two passport pictures for the travel permit. This stuff we will organize it in Jayapura (police office)
– A checklist on what equipment to bring will be send after booking confirmation.

Warm Regards

Big Mac

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