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Halmahera Birding trip

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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 Bi

Tangkoko variety tour

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Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve also known as Tangkoko-Batuangus Dua Saudara [3] is a nature reserve in the northern part of Sulawesi island of Indonesia , two hours drive from Manado . The reserve covers an area of 8,700 hectares and includes three mountains: Mount Tangkoko (1,109 meters), Mount Dua Saudara (1,361 meters) and Mount Batuangus (450 meters). [4] Flora and Fauna The most common trees in the lowland rainforest of the park are species of the Palaquium genus, Cananga odorata and Dracontomelon dao . [5] Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve protects at least 127 mammal, 233 bird and 104 reptile and amphibian species. Of these 79 mammal, 103 bird and 29 reptile and amphibian species are endemic to the island. [6] Threatened mammals include the Celebes crested macaque , of which about 5,500 remain on the island, [7] spectral tarsier , Sulawesi bear cuscus and Sulawesi dwarf cuscus . [2] Birds include the knobbed hornbill , Sulawesi hornbill and maleo . [8] In

Tangkoko-Minahassa highland tour 2N 3D

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Tangkoko Nature Park, Exploring the forest to see Endemic wildlife like Black macaque,Tarsier,Bear cus-cus,Hornbill Bird Etc. Black macaque Spectral Tarsier Bear cus-cus Knobb Hornbill Minahasa highland tour : is a trip to the mountainous region that includes several attractions as follows : after leaving minahasa tangkoko towards the first object is : waruga Located in Airmadidi is an ancient historic cemetery where Minahasan ancestors are buried and is a remnant of the megalithic age. Waruga (head stones) are unique square stones with holes in the middle and prism shaped lids. Japanese caves  Located on the hill along the roadside are Japanese tunnels dug during the Japanese occupation in World War Two. Largely used for storage purposes, they are an eerie reminder of a turbulent time in Indonesia’s history. Traditional market located in tomohon, Mahawu fulcano Opposite Mt Lokon is its smaller sister, Mt Mahawu. The gentler slopes of

West Papua Birding/photography

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West Papua Birding - Photography Trip Tangkoko wildlife tour offer and organizing birdwatching trip and bird photography trip to birding hotspots around West Papua of Indonesia includes: 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. Jayapura-Nimbokrang area : lowland swamp-forest for Twelve wired bird of paradise, King bird of paradise, Pale bi