Tangkoko Tomohon birding tour

Bird photography in Tangkoko and Tomohon can be a rewarding experience. The area is home to a diverse range of birds, including many endemic and endangered species. With a little planning and patience, you can capture some stunning images of these beautiful creatures.

Duration: 6 Night / 7 Days
Starting Point : Manado (North Sulawesi)
Ending Point : Manado (North Sulawesi)
Physical difficulty: moderate to difficult
Focus: birding/photography
Min. group size: 2 persons
Max group size: 12 persons
Available : 12
Here are a few tips for bird photography in Tangkoko and Tomohon:

  • Go during the dry season. The dry season, from March to October, is the best time to go birding in Tangkoko and Tomohon. The weather is generally sunny and clear, and the birds are more active. But that doesn't mean it's bad in November-February, it's just more rainy, but it's great for birdwatching and photography.
  • Start early in the morning. Birds are most active in the morning and evening. If you want to get the best shots, try to be out early in the morning.
  • Be patient. Birds can be difficult to photograph. It takes time and patience to get the perfect shot.
  • Use the right equipment. A good camera with a telephoto lens is essential for bird photography. You may also want to consider using a tripod to steady your camera.
  • Be respectful of the birds. Do not disturb the birds or their habitat.
With a little planning and effort, you can capture some stunning images of the birds of Tangkoko and Tomohon.
Sulawesi pitta

Pic you up in manado,hotel/airport and directly to tangkoko NP and stay there for 4Night and 2Night in Tomohon to see some endemic bird of sulawesi. Any bird you will be see it such us : Sulawesi Dwarf kingfisher, green backed kingfisher, lilac kingfisher, ruddy kingfisher, red backed thrush, sulawesi scops owl, ochre bellied boobook, sulawesi nigtjar, sulawesi roller, knobbed hornbill, pale blue monarch and etc. and more over that, we can see also mammals,reptil and insect.
This tour is divided into two places, namely tangkoko as the representative of the lowland species and tomohon (G. mahawu) as the representative of the highland species. then we chose Tomohon as a complement. And Tomohon is not inferior either because it has special species not found in tangkoko, such as Sulawesi Myzomela, Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher, Sulfur Bellied Whistler, Touquoise Flycatcher Etc. And more specifically for lovers of Kingfisher, Tangkoko and Tomohon, they contributed 10 types of kingfisher, 5 of which were endemic to Sulawesi, namely Green backed kingfisher, Sulawesi lillac, Sulawesi dwarf kingfisher, Great billed kingfisher, And Scaly breassted kingfisher.


Scaly breasted Kingfisher
Great billed Kingfisher

Ruddy Kingfisher
Sulawesi lilac kingfisher
Sulawesi Malkoha
Mangrove trip - look for great bill kingfisher

Knobbed Hornbill
Sulawesi Dwarf kinfisher
Green backed kingfisher
Short crested myna

White face Cuckoo dove

Ochre bellied boobook
sulawesi jungle flycatcher

Sulawesi scops Owl
sulawesi myzomela
Sulawesi Roller
Pale blue monarch


  1. Nice tour with tangkoko wildlife tour,
    Thank you for good sevice

  2. Julian has an excellent knowledge in birdwatching and knows where and how to find the birds in the Tangkoko forest but also in other places in Sulawesi or West Papua. He has also knowledge about the the mammals and other animals. The days begin early morning to see the birds and there is also afternoon/evening sessions. The room was very simple but clean woth air con/wifi and the food was different and healthy at each lunch. He arranged the transfer to come and to the next destination or to the airport. I spent 2 full days and three nights plus a morning session and saw lot of endemic birds including different species of kingfishers,parrots and pigeons. It is worth to come there!


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