Halmahera Birding trip

Duration: 5 days
Starting Point: Ternate (Halmahera)
Ending Point: Ternate (Halmahera)
Physical difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Focus: Birding
Bird Photography: is the best, Halmahera bird endemic
Walking condition: From easy to moderate.
Type of Land Transport & Road: Minibus or cars. Road is some part in good condition and some part in bad condition. Speedboat
Accommodation: Stay at the Standard Hotel
Min group size: 2 persons
Max group size: 6 persons

Itinerary :

Day 1: Ternate – Halmahera
Morning birding around the hotel and its good for Java sparrow, buff banded rail, Barred rail, Olive backed Sunbird, White breasted Woodswallow.From here we will transfer to the Manado airport for our flight to Ternate and from there we take a speed boat to Sofifi on Halmahera and after check-in at the hotel and if time permited we birding for Common Paradise Kingfisher and Ivory-breasted Pitta. Accommodation at Bolote Hotel in Sofifi
Day 2 :Fullday Birding in Sidanggoli
Breakfast at 04.30 and leave the Hotel at 5 AM, from the hotel to the birding site about 45 minutes driving. Our birds target are: Common paradise kingfisher, Sombre kingfisher, Blue and white kingfisher, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Blyt’h Hornbill, Goliatcoucal, Golden bulbul. Night at Bolote hotel in Sofifi.
Day 3 :Aketajawe-lolobata NP – Subaim / Poli
Morning birding in Aketajawe NP for Ivory breasted Pitta, Variable dwarf Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Blue and White Kingfisher, Sombre Kingfisher, Paradise crow, Long billed Crow, Blyths Hornbill. Lunch at local restaurant and after lunch we should drive to Subaim/Poli for overnight stay.
Day 4 :Poli – Sofifi – Ternate
Early morning we need to be at the Lek of the Poli, this location of one of the display trees of the rare and magnificent bird of Wallace’s standardwing. late afternoon we will go back to Sofifi for 4 hours driving the catch the speedboat back Ternate for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer by car to ternate airport for next destination. End of the trip.

Wallace's Standardwing

Sombre Kingfisher

Variable Kingfisher
Blue and white Kingfisher

Sombre Kingfisher

Ivory-breasted pitta

Moluccan pitta

Moluccan owlet-nightjar


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