Saturday, January 28, 2023

West Papua Birding Tours in Sorong and Tambrauw

I have organized a lot of birding and wildlife watching tours in West Papua. Recently, I guided a Taiwanese girl on a birding trip in Tambrauw. We saw a lot of species of birds, insects, fruit bats and snake. The tour was carried in lowland forest of Klasow valley as well as the hill forest of Tambrauw regency. In the mountain ridge are we saw Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher as well as Papuan Pitta. 

tourists were watching birds in west papua
Birding and Wildlife Watching in Sorong and Tambrauw

I also organized a birding trip for a group of visitors from the United States and the United Kingdom. They were the clients of Ventures Birding. We went birding in rainforest of Tambrauw for 4 days/ 3 nights. We stayed in Sansapore Pacific Park beach resort which was suitable for visitors who were interested not only in birding but also in swimming and snorkeling. 

After that I guided a lady from Australia on a 3-day-2-night birding and wildlife watching tour in a remote village of Tambrauw. We saw Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise, Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, Lesser Black Coucal, Papuan Pitta, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Shining Flycatcher, Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot, Large Fig Parrot, Brown Oriole, Helmetted Friarbird, Grey Crow, Hooded Butcherbird, Mimic Meliphaga, Azure Kingfisher, Brown-backed Honeyeater, Blue Black Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Papuan Dwarf Kingfisher, Blue Jewel Babbler, and a lot more. 

Olive-crowned Flowerpecker (Dicaeum pectorale)
Olive-crowned Flowerpecker
Another group of visitors that I guided was from Czech republic. There were 4 visitors who took the tour. We explored the forest to watch Wompoo Fruit Dove, Blyth's Hornbill, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Yellow-faced Myna, Papuan Frogmouth, Marbled Frogmouth, and various species of butterflies. 

As a matter of fact, December and January were the beginning of rainy season. But the density of birds were very high because they could catch more insects and small lizards for their food. 

Dacelo gaudichaud
Rufous-bellied Kookaburra

Eclectus Parrot
Eclectus Parrot

Sorong city is the main gate for visitors who are interested in traveling to Raja Ampat islands. It is also a highly recommended destination for visitors who want to see wildlife in rainforest of the mainland New Guinea. 

To increase the chance for visitors to see more animals, I conduct night walking tours in the forest for all visitors. 

If you are interested in taking a rainforest tour in West Papua with Sorong city as the starting point, and want me to organize your trip and guide you, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by whatsapp to +6281332245180 or by email to: 

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