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Birding Tour West Papua: Arfak and Waigeo Birding Expedition 2018



West Papua has 322 of the endemics of the island of New Guinea (94 %), compared to Papua New Guinea’s 294 (86 %). West Papua is also considered the safer alternative to PNG for seeing birds-of-paradise.

Our Birding Tour West Papua will begin in the town of Manokwari, situated on the north-eastern tip of New Guinea’s Bird’s Head, or “Vogelkop”, Peninsula. From here we will travel straight through for five nights in the nearby Arfak Mountains, where we will search for a fabulous series of birds, renowned in birders’ circles as the “Vogelkop endemics”. The second leg of our birding adventure takes us to Sorong, on the opposite side of the Bird’s Head Peninsula, for a relaxed afternoon’s birding outside the town. Then we will spend three days in the spectacular Raja Ampat Islands off Sarong on Waigeo, one of this archipelago’s four major islands. On our return journey to Sorong we will stop for a few hours on a tiny atoll in Dampier Strait for birding, searching for regional island specialties.

This tour can be combined with our Birding Tour Indonesia: Sulawesi and Halmahera 2018 (29 October – 15 November 2018) to explore Indonesia’s avian fauna in both the Indomalayan and Australasian ecozones.

Duration: 12 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: November 16, 2018

Date End: November 27, 2018

Tour Start: Manokwari

Tour End: Sorong

Physical toughness

Reasonable physical fitness and good agility are required to bird the relatively steep slopes here.


Price: US$6499 per person sharing, based on 4 - 8 participants

Single Supplement: US$522

Price includes:

Lodging

Meals

Expert bird guide during the entire trip

Private transportation during the tour (except for the flight from Manokwari to Sorong, which will hopefully cost between US$300 – 450 per person)

Transfers to and from the airport

Price excludes:

All flights

Personal and medical insurance

Tips

Items of a personal nature, such as extra drinks, snacks, alcoholic beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.

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Date Start: November 16, 2018
Date End: November 27, 2018
Price: US$6499 per person sharing, based on 4 - 8 participants
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I had an awesome two weeks’ trip in northern India in January 2016 with Andy Walker of Birding Ecotours. Total bird species seen by the group was 401. Highly recommended for life birds, “collecting” bird families and beautiful scenery. Some highlights included: Hill Partridge, Painted Spurfowl, Koklass and Cheer Pheasants, Black Bittern, Himalayan Vulture, Sarus Crane, Barred Buttonquail, Ibisbill, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Indian Courser, Painted Sandgrouse, Sirkeer Malkoha, Crested Treeswift, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Himalayan Flameback, Collared Falconet with prey (Cinereous Tit), Chestnut-headed Tesia, Striated Laughingthrush, White-rumped Shama, White-tailed Rubythroat, Golden Bush Robin, Brown Dipper, Pink-browed Rosefinch, Crested Bunting and Altai Accentor. The group total also included 10 owls and 17 woodpeckers, all seen!    

Lisl van Deventer, Pretoria, South Africa
04/19/2016



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