Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birdwatching in Manokwari's River Forest

Papuan Flowerpecker (Dicaeum pectorale)
This bird is called Papuan Flowerpecker (Dicaeum pectorale). The picture was made by a Swedish birdwatcher in the lowland forest of Manokwari. The red patch on the breast of the bird is the physical sign of male bird. The female bird doesn't have it.
There are a lot of species of birds that we can see if we explore the lowland rainforest that is located in the north west of Manokwari city. From my previous birding trips un the region, I saw a lot of birds. Some of them include Hooded Butcherbird (Cracticus cassicus), Azzure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea), Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus), Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos), and Moluccan King Parrot (Alisterus amboinensis).
The easiest place to watch the birds is along the banks of a river in northwest of Manokwari. The river banks provide long walking path and large clearing area to watch birds.

Birding Tour
As a tour guide, I can organize a birding tour for visitors who are interested in watching birds in the lowland and higher montane forest of Manokwari. The duration of the tour is usually 3 days for lowland and 3 days for higher montane forest.

Flight to Manokwari
  • You could fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia)
  • After that, you could take domestic flight to Manokwari. There are regular daily flights between Jakarta and Manokwari served by Garuda, Xpress Air, Sriwijaya Air. 
  • I can meet you at the airport to organize the birding trips to Manokwari.

Please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: or by text message/ whatsapp to my number +6281332245180.