Birdwatching in Manokwari

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights
Destination: Lowland forest of Manokwari and Arfak mountains
Contact: peace4wp@gmail.com
Cost: .... rupiahs
The cost includes transportation between Manokwari and birdwatching spots, food during the trip in the jungle, basic accommodation in tents in lowland forest and in a simple house in Arfak mountains, payment to local guides, cooks and land owners.

The cost does not include airfare, hotel accommodation and food in Manokwari city before and after the tour, travel insurance and any personal expenses.

Itinerary
Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis innornatus)

Day 1
Arrive in Manokwari
Getting Surat Jalan (travel permit) from local police station
Buying food supplies
Transfer to Arfak mountains by 4WD car. If there is enough time, we will try to watch Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis innornatus) in the afternoon

Day 2
Wake up early in the morning to watch Western Parotia (Parotia sefilata), after that visitors can do birdwatching along the road side to find Papuan Mountain Pigeon (Gymnophaps albertisii), Mask Bowerbird, Plum-faced Lorikeet (Oreopsittacus arfaki), Papuan Lorikeet (Charmosyna papou) and etc.

Papuan Flowerpecker (Dicaeum pectorale)
Day 3
Watching Magnificent Birds of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus)
Transfer Manokwari, buy additional food supply, transfer to Mesirrokow river
Walking to Campsite 1
Birdwatching in the afternoon to see Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Papuan hornbill, Brahminy Kite, Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo

Large-tailed Nightjar 
Day 4
Riverwalk along the banks of Mesirrokow river to watch Little Ringed Plover, Willie Wagtail, Rainbow lorikeet, Yellow-faced Myna that usually active on the banks of the river. We will build tents at Campsite 2 the bank of the river to watch birds, butterflies and other animals of the region.
In the afternoon when the birds are not so active, visitors can enjoy swimming in the river. In the afternoon birds will usually be active again. We may see Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Western Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory),  Hooded Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina longicauda) fly in the sky or sit on the branches of trees

Day 5
Early in the mornings, birds such as Papuan hornbills (Rhyticeros plicatus), Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), and Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus rotatus) are very active. We may also see Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius), or Helmetted Friarbird (Philemon buceroides) while we walk along the banks of the river. If we are lucky, we may also see Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae). At night, we will try to find Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus).

Day 6
We still have time to watch birds in the mornings, hopefully, we will be able to watch Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis), Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Halcyon torotoro), Rufous-bellied Kookaburra (Dacelo gaudichaud)  In the afternoon, we will walk back to the mainroad and then return to the city of Manokwari using transport vehicle that belongs to villager.
End of Tour



Preparation:
  • Wear water shoes if you want to take this tour
  • Bring binoculars or spotting scope if you have
  • Apply sun-block lotion and anti insect lotion


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