We also saw a black bird probably crow but I prefer to call it crab eater black bird during our morning walk along the road near a swamp just outside the Yemburwo village. Crabs often cross the swamp. Mr. Schepers told me whether they could buy some fruits in the island for their breakfast. When we passed by a house, I stopped and asked an old man who works as ojek rider to find fruits in the nearby villages. He promised to find them for them. We return to the Losmen Klassis at around 10 a.m. One hour later, the ojek driver brought some papaya fruits. We already had some coconuts picked by Hari Wanma our Papuan tour guide that morning.
Introducing bird watching trips for tourists to Numfor island is important to help the local Papuan preserve the birds there. I see that the population of birds in the island is being threatened due to bird trading. The local Papuan youth catch the birds and sell them to buyers in Biak town and Manokwari city. If more tourists come to watch birds in the tropical rainforest of Numfor island, I believe that the hunting of birds can be stopped. by Charles Roring
Hiking and birdwatching in Dopi river of Manokwari
Birdwatching in tropical rainforest of Manokwari