Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bird Watching Tour in Manokwari

This is now a right time for you to travel to Manokwari for bird watching or other adventure tours or trekking trips in the tropical rainforest of Arfak mountains. Why I say it is the right time? Because the red fruits (pandanus conoideus) that have been the staple food for the birds of paradise are nearly ripe. Various species of birds of paradise can easily be watched on the slopes of the Arfak mountains when they land to eat the grains of the fruits. In addition to the paradise birds, travelers may also have the chance to watch spotted catbirds (ailuroedus melanotis) that eat banana fruit, hornbills, sulphur crested cockatoos, and hawks that often fly among the branches and trees of the mountains.
Beside bird watching and trekking in the jungle, travelers who come to Manokwari can also enjoy mountain biking, butterfly and insect watching as well as snorkeling. I also have explored the Kebar valley which is very potential to be developed as tourist destination. District Kebar is located between Manokwari and Sorong. Bird watching in Akmuri village trip is now available to tourists who want to see hundreds of species of tropical birds of New Guinea. Don't forget to bring your long lens camera and extra batteries if you want to visit Manokwari.
Manokwari also has a number of beaches that are beautiful. The most famous one is Pasir Putih beach that is located not far from the city. City dwellers like to go swimming at the beach on weekends. Whether you want to travel to Arfak mountains, or Tambrauw mountains, I will be happy to arrange the trips for you. Contact me via my email: charlesroring@gmail.com
Also read: Manokwari Street Parade

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