|Deer village in Kofiau islands|
When we did field training in the main Kofiau island, we saw various species of birds including Little-pied Cormorant, Oriental Dollarbird, Black Sunbird, Singing Starling, Willie Wagtail, Eastern Reef Egret, Wandering Whistling Duck, Kofiau Paradise Kingfisher, and White-bellied Sea Eagle. I brought a Kinglux Birding Scope and a tripod to help participants of the training use the birding device and identify birds that they saw. The next afternoon, I saw the Kofiau Monarch, Sacred Kingfisher, Torresian Crow, in the south-west end of Deer island.
Coconut trees stood along the coastal area of islands in Kofiau. I saw some yellow flowers. I did not bring my pocket camera at that time. So, I took out my tablet and made two photographs of the flowers. They were not very sharp but good enough for identification. They were Beach Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)
Kofiau islands are located in very remote place surrounded by deep blue sea. There are a lot of small islands there. During wave season, it is very dangerous to reach them if we go by a small speedboat. So, I highly recommend that people go from Sorong city to Kofiau islands by a bigger passenger ship.