Total Duration : 05 days/04Nights. (Start on —-th —-th /201—)
Group Size/Max : 1-5,6-10 people
Destination(s) : West Papua province, Arfak-Bird head Peninsula)
Special Categories : Private trip-Birding & Cultural tour, Rain forest-Muddy, Challenge **
Detail Day by day Program
Jakarta/Makassar/Manado/Jayapura-Fly To Manokwari-Local Birding (Easy birding trip)
Manado-Manokwari takes 2/3 hrs, where from there we will continue our birding to the Arfak Mountain. Transfer to Mokwam Hotel and report our Traveling Passes (Surat Jalan). We will bird the South direction of Manokwari town and expect to see 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.
Day 01: 4WD to Arfak Mountain-#Birding-Half Day Birding
Today after breakfast, we will take 4WD (3 hrs) to reach trip our main camp site of Siyoubrig 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.
Day 02-Day 4: Arfak full day birding
During this 3 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 5: Drive down back to Manokwar-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 and dinner at local restaurant. Ends service!
Day 6: Fly out: to Hotel-Airport service-Manokwari-Manado/Makassar/Jayapura-Next trip!