Birding Tour West Papua

West Papua is a paradise for birds. Visitors who travel to Indonesia often choose this province if they want to watch beautiful tropical birds such as Wompoo Fruit Dove, Pink-spotted Fruit Dove, Brown Cuckoo Dove, Great Cuckoo Dove, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Western-crowned Pigeon, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, and a lot of other species that live in rainforest.

Wilson's Bird of Paradise
Wilson's Bird of Paradise (Diphyllodes respublica)

I usually guide tourists to enjoy birding in Malagufuk and Klatomok villages of Sorong regency; Fef town, Ayapokiar village, Mount Sakofsiah, and Ases Valley of Tambrauw regency; Susnguakti forest and Mount Soyti in Tambrauw mountains. Paradise birds are important target among avid bird watchers and wildlife photographers. 

In my tours, we give special attention to such important birding targets as Lesser Birds of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird, Red Bird of Paradise, Wilson's Bird of Paradise, Western Parotia, Magnificent Bird of Paradise, Vogelkop Bowerbird, Black Sicklebill, Long-tailed Paradigala, Black-breasted Boat Bill, Bronze Ground Dove, Cinnamon Ground Dove, Vogelkop Melidectes, Western Smoky Honeyeater, Brehm's Tiger Parrot, Mottled Berryhunter, and etc.

Lesser Birds of Paradise
Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor)

A bird watcher needs to bring a good pair of binoculars, camera with telephoto lens such as Nikon Coolpix P1000, Sony Cybershot RX10 IV, Canon SX70HS, Panasonic Lumix FZ80 or real D-SLR camera that is equipped with telephoto lens. Some birdwatchers bring laser pointer, spotting scopes and tripod too. In addition to the above devices, a field guide book, Birds of New Guinea by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler at al or another similar title by Phill Gregory is needed by tour participant when birding in West Papua. Birding is usually carried out in the morning and at night.

Please, contact me (Charles Roring) by e-mail to: or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180 if you are interested in taking a birding tour in this province.

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