Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hornbill

I used to receive email from someone who wants to watch hornbill. Although it is an easy request, most often, the place where visitors go to watch that big bird is wrong. Watching birds under the canopy of dense forest is very difficult. I know a forest area in Manokwari where watching hornbill is easy. It is a lowland forest with huge open space. This is a very nice birding site for visitors who want to watch hornbill, sulphur crested cockatoo, and other tropical birds.


Here, the chance to see hornbill as well as other tropical birds is higher due to the existence of wide open space for birding in the forest.
Please, contact my email: peace4wp@gmail.com or whatsapp: +6281332245180 to book your birding trip in West Papua.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Willie Wagtail in Mesirrokow Forest of Manokwari

Here is the picture of Willie Wagtail (Rhypidura leucophrys) that I saw in Mesirrokow river forest of Manokwari. The bird likes to play on dry wood that has been washed to the shore of a river waiting to catch insects. The birds can be seen in other areas of Manokwari particularly in trees near small lakes.
The bird is also abundant in Numfor island.
Willie Wagtail in Manokwari forest

Mesirrokow river-forest is a highly recommended site in Manokwari that is suitable for visitors who want to enjoy riverwalking and birdwatching. I have organized a number of camping trips to the area for visitors who come from Switzerland, France, and the United Kingdom, other European countries.
If you are interested in camping and birding in Mesirrokow lowland river-forest area of Manokwari, please, contact me by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or send text message to my whatsapp: +6281332245180.

Variable Goshawk in Mesirrokow Forest of Manokwari

This is the picture of Variable Goshawk (Accipiter hiogaster) that I took in Mesirrokow forest of Manokwari. The forest has been considered as a highly recommended site for watching lowland birds of New Guinea particularly for the ones that live in vogelkop region.
Variable Goshawk in Mesirrokow Forest of Manokwari
I made the picture when I was guiding a French visitor who spent 4 days/ 3 nights swimming, hiking, birding and camping in the area. In addition to the goshawk, we also saw other birds such as Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Dollarbird, Rainbow Bee-eater, Brahminy Kite, Little Egret, Yellow-faced Myna, Little-ringed Plover, Palm Cockatoo, Willie Wagtail, Moustached Tree Swift and Black-capped Lory.
In my previous trips to this forest, I saw Large-tailed Nightjar, Yellow Capped Pygmy Parrot, Golden Myna, Grey Goshawk, Papuan Flowerpecker, and Pinon Imperial Pigeon.
The rainforest of Mesirrokow is still in its earliest development as destination for eco-tourism. There are no guesthouses, toilets, and other support facilities for tourists. Although the forest is lack of facilities, it is still attracting tourists who go there to watch birds and enjoy the river and forest scenery of Manokwari.
Most tourists enjoy 3 days/ 2 nights camping, hiking, birding and swimming in Mesirrokow forest. For avid birdwatchers, they can spend up to 1 week birding in the area. If you are interested in birding and camping in the forest of Mesirokow, please, contact me by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or send text message to my whatsapp: +6281332245180.

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