West Papua Birding tour

West papua birding tour

West Papua, also known as Indonesian Papua, is a treasure trove for birders. This vast region on the western half of the island of New Guinea boasts a mind-blowing variety of avian life, with over 700 species recorded, including hundreds of endemics not found anywhere else on Earth. Here's a breakdown of what makes West Papua a birding paradise:

Endemic Spectacle: West Papua boasts a staggering number of endemic birds, making it a dream destination for birders seeking unique species. Prepare to be amazed by incredible birds-of-paradise like the Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise, the Western Parotia, and the Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise, all displaying their elaborate plumage in elaborate courtship rituals.

Habitat Haven: From towering mountains and pristine rainforests to sweeping grasslands and vast wetlands, West Papua's diverse habitats provide a haven for a wide variety of birds.

Here are some of the iconic birds you might spot while birding in West Papua:

Birds-of-Paradise: Undoubtedly the stars of the show, West Papua is home to an incredible 43 species of these flamboyant birds. Witness their stunning plumage displays and fascinating courtship behaviors.

Flightless Wonders: The Western Crowned-Pigeon, a giant, flightless bird with a blue head crest, and the Wattled Brushturkey, another flightless oddity, are just a couple of the unique birds you might encounter.

Cassowaries: The mighty Southern Cassowary, the third-largest flightless bird globally, roams the forest floors of West Papua. Keep an eye out fo

New Guinea Eagles: Soar with the majestic New Guinea Eagle, a powerful bird of prey with a wingspan of up to 7 feet.r this prehistoric-looking creature!

And Many More: From kookaburras and kingfishers to honeyeaters and parrots, West Papua's avian diversity is staggering.

Tips for Birding in West Papua:

The Dry Season is Best: The dry season (April to October) is generally considered the prime time for birding in West Papua. Less rain and thinner foliage make spotting birds easier.

Choose Your Birding Adventure: West Papua offers diverse birding experiences. The Arfak Mountains are famed for birds-of-paradise, while the lowlands and islands are great for spotting cassowaries and other unique species.

Local Birding Guides: A knowledgeable local guide can be a game-changer on your birding trip. Their expertise will help you find the best locations and identify the birds you see.

Gear Up: Pack binoculars with good zoom for distant viewing and a camera with a telephoto lens to capture those special bird sightings.

Patience & Respect: Birds are most active at dawn and dusk. Be patient and practice quiet observation, and remember to stay on designated trails and minimize your impact on the environment.

With careful planning and a bit of luck, your West Papua birding adventure will be an unforgettable journey into a world of unparalleled avian diversity.

Side covered :

Sorong-malagofuk, nimbokrang, waigeo island, Arfak mountain-manokoari.

Duration : 15 days

Meeting Point : sorong

Ending Point : sorong,manokoari,sentani jayapura

Group zise : Min 2 pax, Max 6 pax

Price is included : Accommodation (with share rooms) several area plus 3 time meals/day, transport (car ,gasoline and driver) in several area, park entrance fee, local guide fee, mineral water.

Price is not included : Personal expenses, and especially when you go to raja ampat-waigeo island you will be get charged (PIN) 1 million/person for government, and typing.   

For the Price and Itinerary or more details info you can contact us via whatsapp be low or email.


Waigeo in Raja Ampat Islands : lowland and hill forest for Wilson’s bird of Paradise, Red bird of paradise, Brown headed crow, Western crowned pigeon, Raja Ampat Pitohui, Waigeo brushturkey, Common paradise kingfisher, Yellow billed kingfisher, Rufous bellied kookabura, Papuan dwarf kingfisher, Papuan frogmouth and other endemics.


Arfak Mountains: montones forest for Western Parotia, Magnificent bird of paradise, Superb bird of paradise, Arfak honeyeater, Long-tailed Paradigalla, Arfak Astrapia, Vogelkop Bowerbird, Vogelkop Whistler, Vogelkop Owlet-nightjar, Smoky robin, Feline and mountain owlet-nightjars, Black Sicklebird and other bird species.

Nimbokrang or Sorong -Malagofuk : lowland swamp-forest for Twelve wired bird of paradise, King bird of paradise, Pale billed ssicklebill, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Lesser bird of paradise, Blue black kingfisher, shovel billed kingfisher and other bird species. Sorong already represents the lowland paradise birds, so if you plan to take photos of the birds of paradise, not with a list of other birds, then you don't have to go to Nimbokrang, but if you have a specific target/list and some birds can't be seen in Sorong and only exist change in nimbrokrang then it must come.

Biak : lowland and hill-forest remnant, bird lists Biak white-eye, Biak Gerygone, Biak Monarch, Biak Fantail, Biak Flycather, Biak Myzomela, Biak Paradise Kingfisher, Biak scops owl, Biak hooded Pitta, Biak Coucal and other bird species. (need to know that for birding in biak island a little difficult to find transport and some other things, so we have to prepare a good trip plan and good discussion too, before to go there.)

More Info contact Us via E-mail : juliantures@gmail.com


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