Dear Readers,
This website provides information about traveling in Raja Ampat and West Papua as a whole. Tourism sector has collapsed due to the limitations of people's movements during this covid pandemic. A lot of guides have become unemployed.
Please, support me in continuing these works by sending your donation through Western Union to my address:
Leo Charles Roring
Jl. Brawijaya, samping SD Padma 1
Kompleks Missi, Manokwari 98311
Provinsi Papua Barat
After that, you could send the MTCN (Money Transfer Code Number) to my email: or to my whatsapp: +6281332245180.

Thank you,

Charles Roring

Monday, August 18, 2014

Watercolor painting of Black-capped Lory

I am drawing and painting a bird this week. Its name is Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) with the background of tropical rainforest in Arfak mountains near Warmarway village.
As a matter of fact, this painting is not finished. But I haven't updated my blog for more than a week. So, I decide to upload this painting and write some description.
Yunus Sayori, a local villager from this village always guide me when I go trekking with some tourists. We usually spend one or two nights in the jungle to see paradise birds, cuscus (a nocturnal animal) and tropical plants of the mountains.

Title: Black-capped Lory
Media: watercolor on paper
Size: A4
Painter: Charles Roring
Date: 17 August 2014

The tropical rainforest of Arfak mountains near Manokwari city has often been my art inspiration. When I guided tourists on various trekking trips, I saw beautiful birds such as lory, sulphur crested cockatoo, lesser birds of paradise, Papuan frogmouth, blyth's hornbill and many other birds. I also saw glowing mushrooms, wild flowers, bamboo trees on the slopes of these mountains.
If you are interested in trekking in the jungle of Arfak mountains, please contact me by email to: I can arrange a trekking trip for you where you will be guided by Yunus Sayori and other villagers from Warmarway.

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