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Birdwatching in Indonesia

The nation of Indonesia stretches along an equatorial archipelago numbering nearly 18,000 islands in total. Encompassing several ecosystem types as well as straddling the boundaries between the Oriental and Australasian faunal regions, Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse nations on Earth.

"Lore Lindu National Park. Nurlin Djuni"


The high level of biodiversity is amply reflected in Indonesia's avifauna with 17% of the world's total bird species represented. 1,539 species of which 381 are endemics!
Tremendous scenery of volcanoes, asian rural land, lowland rainforest, wetlands and mangroves and stunning shorelines.


Electronic map of Indonesia

Year round birdwatching tours in Indonesia


21 Days/20 Nights birdwatching tour to Sulawesi and Halmahera
14 Days/13 Nights birdwatching tour to Sulawesi
7 Days/6 Nights birdwatching tour to North Sulawesi
6 Days/5 Nights birdwatching tour to Halmahera.
7 Days/6 Nights birdwatching tour to Bali Barat & Baluran National Park.


Tour I
21 Days/20 Nights birdwatching tour to Sulawesi and Halmahera.


Itinerary

Expect more than 300 species of birds

Habitat: Karaenta forest, Lore Lindu National Park, Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Gunung Ambang, Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, Minahasa highland, Kali Batu Putih and Foli.
Type of Transportation: Minibus, 4 WD, Outrigger boat, Speedboat/boat, Motorcycle, Airplane.
Type of Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House, Homestay/Lodge.
Starting Point: Jakarta/Bali
Ending Point: Manado (the capital city of North Sulawesi Province).

Day 01: Manado - Jakarta/Bali - Makassar.
Your first arrival in Indonesia as Manado, Jakarta or Bali. Then you’ll be connected with a domestic flight to Makassar in South Sulawesi. Check-in at a transit Hotel near airport. If time is permitted then go birding on fish ponds to see Woolly-necked Stork, White-shouldered Triller and other shore birds.
Night: Makassar Golden Hotel. (Dinner included).
Day 02,: Karaenta forest – Makassar – Palu – Lore Lindu National Park.
Depart early morning, drive to Karaenta forest for seeing key species of the park; Black-ringed White-eye and Sulawesi Flycatcher. After that drive to the airport for a short flight to Palu as capital city of Central Sulawesi province, onwards via a Minibus drive up to Lore Lindu National Park. Birding along the way.
Night: Guest House near Park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 03-04-05: Lore Lindu National Park (Central Sulawesi).
Three days exploring montane species at Lore Lindu National Park, including: Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Diabolical Nightjar), Geomalia, Sombre Pigeon, Red-eared Fruit Dove, Golden-mantled Racquet-tail, Golden-mantled Racquet-tail, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle, Pygmy Cuckoo-shrike, Grey-headed Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi Ground Dove, Great Shortwing, Maroon-backed Whistler, Olive-flanked Whistler, Sulawesi Lesser and Greater Honey-eater on Anaso track.
Salibu forest, the lake Tambing and Padaeha roadside are other productive places for endemic species such as Sulawesi Cicadabird, Piping Crow, Knobbed Hornbill, Rufous-throated Flycatcher, Blue-fronted Flycatcher, Sulawesi Thrush, Crimson-crowned Flycatcher, Caerulean Cuckoo-shrike, Malia, Sulawesi Babbler, Lesser Honey-eater, Small Sparrow-hawk, White-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Ivory-backed Wood-swallow, Sulawesi Goshawk, White-necked Myna, Fiery-browed Myna, Yellow-billed Malkoha, Speckled Boobook, Cinnabar Boobook, and Streak-headed Dark-eye.
Night: Guest House or camp-site. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Napu valley – Lore Lindu NP. Nurlin Djuni"


Day 06: Lore Lindu National Park - Palu.
After breakfast drive down to Palu. Birding along the way. Salt ponds and rice fields are good place for Pale-headed Myna.
Night: Palu Golden Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 07: Palu – Manado (Via Makassar) - Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
After breakfast transfer to the airport, we travel by air to North Sulawesi-Manado (via Makassar), then drive through Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Afternoon birding around the park, at the same time we can see the smallest mammal on earth called Tarsius Spectrum and Black Macaque nigra (a black monkey of Sulawesi).
Night: Homestay or lodge near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Sulawesi Serpent Eagle(Immature). Nurlin Djuni"


Day 08 and 09: Tangkoko Nature Reserve (North Sulawesi).
We bird early morning for target species such as Green-backed Kingfisher, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Dwarf Kingfisher, Red-bellied Pitta, Spotted-tailed Goshawk, Blue-backed Parrot, Philippine/Tabon Scrubfowl, Bay Coucal, Stephan's Dove, Emerald Dove, Red-backed Thrush, Grey-sided Flowerpecker, and Yellow-sided Flowerpecker. A part of the day using an outrigger boat across mangrove forest to see Black-billed Kingfisher, White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike, Great-billed Heron, Frigatebirds, Pied Imperial Pigeon, Blue Rock Thrush and Terns.
Night: Homestay or lodge near park (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 10: Tangkoko – Kotamobagu – Gunung Ambang.
After breakfast birding along roadside of Temboan hill, then journey continues driving 5-6 hour to Kotamobagu, a small town near the Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park. Check-in at Senator Hotel, If time permitted afternoon birding around Gunung Ambang for a chance exploring Scaly-breasted Kingfisher and Matinan Flycatcher.
Night: Senator hotel or Ranger’s house in Sinsingon. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 11: Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park - Kotamobagu.
Arise early morning, drive to Tambun where is breeding place for Maleo and its nesting ground. We also should see Red-bellied Pitta, Isabelline Bush-hen, Ashy Woodpecker, Pygmy Woodpecker, Bay Coucal, Ivory-backed Wood-swallow, Black-billed Koel, Wandering Whistling-Duck Pale Blue Monarch.
Night: Senator or Ranger’s house at Sinsingon village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Sea view of Tangkoko Nature reserve. Nurlin Djuni"


Day 12 and 13: Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park.
Two days birding at Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park formerly known Dumoga Bone. Toraut forest and Molibagu roadside are productive places for seeing Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove and Raptors.
Night: Senator hotel or Guest House in Doloduo. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 14: Gunung Ambang – Kotamobagu - Tomohon.
This morning we would try again on visiting Gunung Ambang for second chance and a good morning calls of Matinan Flycatcher and exploring Scaly-breasted Kingfisher. Return to the hotel, packing stuff, the journey continues to Tomohon with stop at Woloan village, where we can see traditional wooden houses designed with Minahasan motif called Modular home. Afternoon birding on Mahawu forest.
Night: Onong’s Palace resort or Highland resort. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Bamboo raft into Bogani Nani Wartabone NP. Nurlin Djuni"


Day 15: Tomohon – Ternate - Sidangoli/Halmahera.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Ternate (North Maluku), onwards via a speedboat to Sidangoli, Birding on mangrove forest to see Beach Kingfisher. After lunch go birding along logging road of Kali Batu Putih/KBP for seeing Long-billed Crow, Blue-capped Fruit Dove, Red-cheeked Parrot, Goliath Coucal, Eclectus Parrot, Gurney’s Eagle, Shining Flycatcher, Spectacled Monarch, Golden Bulbul, Blyth's Hornbill. Moluccan Boobook, Moluccan Scops-owl and Moluccan Owlet-nightjar.
Night: Guest House, basic accommodation. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Indonesia's endemic Maleo Nurlin Djuni"


Day 16: Sidangoli – Subaim.
Depart early full day of driving to Subaim. Birding along the way to see Sombre Kingfisher, Paradise Crow, Violet-necked Lory, Blyth’s Hornbill, Paradise Kingfisher, Golden Bulbul, Goliath Coucal, Rufous-bellied Triller, White Cockatoo, Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Moluccan Goshawk.
Night: Homestay in Subaim or at basic accommodation in Foli. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included).
Day 17 and 18: Foli.
Two days exploring endemic species of Halmahera. Birding along road side in Foli. Included Wallace’s Standardwing Paradise bird, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Dusky Friarbird, Dusky Brown Oriole, Chattering Lory, Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike, Moluccan Cuckoo-shrike, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Halmahera Flowerpecker, Blue –and-white Kingfisher, Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove, and Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Moluccan Goshawk, Moluccan Hanging Parrot and Cream-throated White-eye.
Night: Guest House in Subaim or at a basic accommodation in Foli village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Minahasa Masked Owl Nurlin Djuni"


Day 19: Foli – Sidangoli - Ternate.
After breakfast driving return to Sidangoli and heading to Ternate. Birding along the way. If time permitted afternoon birding at Tolire Lake to see Channel-billed Cuckoo and Toressian Crow.
Night: Surya Pagi hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 20: Ternate – Manado – Bunaken Island.
Transfer to the airport for a short flight return to Manado, then onwards via a speedboat across Bunaken Marine National Park. Here, you can do snorkeling or scuba diving after done a long birding trip.
Night: Daniel’s cottage or Tante Moon Bungalow on Siladen Island. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Sea view of Halmahera. Nurlin Djuni"


Day 21: Bunaken - Manado - Airport.
After breakfast you’ll be transferred-out to the airport for your return flight departures home. The end of tour service. (Breakfast is included).

21 Days/20 Nights tour price is: 2 Pax 50,875,000 IDR per person. 4 Pax 37,000,000 IDR per person.
Single supplement: 4,000,000 IDR


Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure if necessary.
Bookings require a 50% deposit, balance due one month prior to tour departure.


Convert your tour cost into your currency of choice.

Included:
All transportation, accommodation (Based on a shared room), 3 Meals per Day + Mineral Water, English speaking guide fee, park permits, conservation fees, domestic flight as stated in itinerary.
Excluded:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in hotel, alcoholic drinks/soft drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra personal expenses, diving fees (Optional) etc. Any kind of expenditures not mentioned on items included and incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control (force majeure).


Tour II
14 Days/13 Nights birdwatching tour to Sulawesi.


Itinerary

Expect more than 200 species of birds

Spreading Area/Habitat: Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Gunung Ambang, Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, Minahasa highland, Karaenta forest and Lore Lindu National Park.
Typical of Transportation: Minibus, outrigger boat, boat and Airplane.
Typical of Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House, Homestay/Lodge.
Starting Point: Manado.
Ending Point: Jakarta, Bali or return to Manado.

Day 01: Arrival in Manado – Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
You arrival in Manado, meeting service, transfer to Tangkoko Nature reserve, birding along the way (if possible)
Night: Homestay or lodge near park. (Dinner is included).
Day 02: Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
Two days of exploring target species such as Red-backed Thrush, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Knobbed Hornbill, Red-bellied Pitta, Spot-tailed Goshawk, Sulawesi Goshawk, Purple-winged Roller, Sulawesi Babbler, Blue-backed Parrot, Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail, Isabelline Bush-hen, Sulawesi Nightjar, Tabon Scrubfowl, Large Hanging Parrot and Pygmy Hanging Parrot. Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Pied Cuckoo-shrike, Sulawesi Triller, White-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle and Sulawesi Short Crested Myna. A part of the day using an outrigger boat trip across mangrove forest to see Black-billed Kingfisher, White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike and shore birds. In the evening you’ll be introduced for nocturnal primate or Tarsier called Tarsius spectrum that can be found in the North Sulawesi only.
Night: Homestay or lodge near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

"Taiwanese birders birding with Nurlin. Nurlin Djuni"


Day 03: Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
Arise early morning, time for other endemic species; Dwarf Kingfisher, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Pied Cuckoo-shrike, Sulawesi Triller, White-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Serpent Eagle and Crested Myna. In the afternoon, birding continues by boat on Lembeh Strait looking for Sulawesi Masked Owl roosting on a cliff, Blue-rock Thrush, and with luck, Great-billed Kingfisher in the mangrove forest.
Night at the homestay (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included).
Day 04: Tangkoko – Kotamobagu.
After breakfast packing stuff, trip continues driving to Kotamobagu. Birding along the way. Trying for night bird to see Sulawesi Masked Owl roosting over Durian trees.
Night: Senator Hotel or Ranger’s house at Sinsingon village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 05: Kotamobagu – Gunung Ambang.
Arise early morning then driving to Sinsingon village where is a gateway to get Gunung Ambang. Birding along the trail, this section is a bit muddy if heavy rain. Today trying to find-out target species such as Scaly-breasted Kingfisher and Matinan Flycatcher. Then return to the hotel to have lunch and driving for another destination to Doloduo.
Night: Guest House or Ranger’s house near park. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included).
Day 06 and 07: Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park
Two days exploring other endemic species at Bogani Nani Wartabone National formerly known formerly known Dumoga Bone. Driving early to Tambun where is a chance to see Maleo and its nesting ground, birding continues along Molibagu roadside. After lunch birding on Toraut forest to find-out Speckled Boobook and a good view or Raptors, Hornbills and Racquet-tails.
Night: Guest House or Ranger’s house near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 08: Doloduo – Tomohon (Minahasa highland).
Still birding in the park, then journey continues driving 4-6 hours to Tomohon. Afternoon birding on Mahawu forest to find-out Scaly-breasted Kingfisher if still missed on Gunung Ambang. Diabolical Nightjar should be seen within this forest.
Night: Guest House or camp-site near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included
Day 09: Tomohon – Makassar.
Still birding on Mahawu forest for a good view of Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Sulawesi Myzomela, Crimson Sunbird. Then transfer to the airport for flight departs in the afternoon to Makassar. If time permitted birding on fish ponds to see Wooly-necked Stork.
Night: Guest House or camp-site near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included
Day 10: Karaenta forest – Palu - Lore Lindu National Park.
Birding early morning on Karaenta forest to find-out key species of the park; Black-ringed White-eye and Sulawesi Flycatcher. After that driving to the airport for a short flight to Palu. Trip continues driving by a minibus takes 3-4 hours to Lore Lindu National Park. Birding along the way.
Night: Guest House or camp-site near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 11 and 12: Lore Lindu National Park.
Two days birding along Anaso track and the lake Tambing to see montane species such as Geomalia, Great Shortwing. Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Diabolical Nightjar, Grey-headed Imperial Pigeon, Rufous-throated Flycatcher, Blue-fronted Flycatcher, Maroon-backed Whistler, Malia, Olive-flanked Whistler, Sulphur-bellied Whistler, Streak-headed Dark-eye, Malia, Sulawesi Thrush, Small Sparrow-hawk, Red-eared Fruit-dove, Chestnut-backed Bush-warbler, Sulawesi Lesser Honey-eater, Rusty-bellied Fantail, Greater Honey-eater, Mountain Serin and Cinnabar Boobook. A part of the day birding along Padaeha roadside and Salibu forest for a good view of Yellow-and-green Lorikeet, Ornate Lorikeet, Sulawesi Goshawk and Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher.
Night: Guest House or camp-site near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 13: Lore Lindu – Palu.
Still birding in the park to find-out species that still been missed. Return to the accommodation and packing stuff, the trip continues driving down to Palu. Birding on rice fields at Oloboju Pale-headed Munia, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, White-shouldered Triller and Savanna Nightjar. If time permitted afternoon birding on salt ponds for seeing shore birds.
Night: Palu Golden Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 14: Palu – Manado/Jakarta or Bali (via Makassar).
After breakfast you will be transferred-out to the airport for your flight to Makassar and will be connected with your return flight departures home via Manado, Jakarta or Bali.
Breakfast is included.


14 Days/13 Nights tour price is: 2 Pax 29 650 000 IDR per person. 4 Pax 20 600 000 IDR per person
Single supplement: 3 000 000 IRS


Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure if necessary.
Bookings require a 50% deposit, balance due one month prior to tour departure.


Convert your tour cost into your currency of choice.

Included:
Transportation, Accommodation (Based on a shared room), 3 Meals per day (Food/Mineral Water + Snack), English speaking Guide Fee, Entry permit to the parks. Airfare/Domestic Airlines ticket as stated on itinerary: (Manado - Makassar – Palu, Palu – Makassar-Jakarta/Bali).
Excluded:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in the hotel, Soft drinks/Alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that is not mentioned on items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control.


Tour III
7 Days/6 Nights birdwatching tour to North Sulawesi


Itinerary

Expect more than 150 species of birds

Spreading Area/Habitat: Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Gunung Ambang, Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park and Minahasa highland.
Typical of Transportation: Minibus and outrigger boat.
Typical of Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House and Homestay/Lodge.
Starting Point: Manado.
Ending Point: Manado.

Day 01: Arrival in Manado – Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
Your arrival at Sam Ratulangi international airport in Manado, meeting service, then transfer to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Afternoon birding in the park, included watching tarsier and black monkey of Sulawesi.
Night: Homestay or lodge near park. (Dinner is included)..
Day 02 and 03: - Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
Two days birding in Tangkoko to explore target species such Rufous-backed Thrush, four endemic Kingfisher, Red-bellied Pitta, Mynas, Hornbills, Racquet-tails, Purple-winged Roller, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Sulawesi Scops-owl, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Sulawesi Triller and Sulawesi Hawk-eagle.
Night: Guest House or lodge near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 04: Tangkoko - Kotamobagu/Gunung Ambang.
Still birding in the park, then journey continues driving to Kotamobagu. Afternoon birding around Gunung Ambang for seeing endemic species; Cinnabar Boobook, Matinan Flycatcher and Scaly-breasted Kingfisher.
Night: Senator hotel or Ranger’s house at Sinsingon village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 05: Kotamobagu - Doloduo.
Arise early morning and driving 1.5 hour Bogani Nani Wartabone national park. Tambun is a nice place to see Maleo and its nesting road. While Molibagu roadside and Toraut forest are productive place for Speckled Boobook, Racquet-tails and Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove.
Night: Guest House and Ranger’s house near park. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 06: Doloduo - Tomohon.
Still birding in the park for second chance to see Maleo (if it is still missed on Day 5). Then trip continues driving to Minahasa highland. Afternoon birding on Mahawu forest for a good view of Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Sulawesi Myzomela and Diabolical Nightjar..
Night: Onong’s palace resort and Highland resort in Tomohon. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 07: Tomohon – Airport.
Birding early morning on Mahawu forest for a another chance to see Scaly-breasted Kingfisher and montane species, then transfer to the airport for your return flight departures home or transfer in to your accommodation in Manado.
The end of tour service.
Breakfast included.


7 Days/6 Nights tour price is: 2 Pax 11 900 000 IDR per person. 4 Pax 8 000 000 IDR per person.
Single supplement: 1 250 000 IRS


Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure if necessary.
Bookings require a 50% deposit, balance due one month prior to tour departure.


Convert your tour cost into your currency of choice.

Included:
Transportation, Accommodation (Based on a shared room), 3 Meals per day (Food/Mineral Water + Snack), English speaking Guide Fee, Entry permit to the parks.
Excluded:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in the hotel, Soft drinks/Alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that is not mentioned on items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control.


Tour IV
6 Days/5 Nights birdwatching tour to Halmahera.


Itinerary

Expect more than 100 species of birds

Spreading Area/Habitat: Kali Batu Putih, Lame/Gunung Potong and Galela.
Typical of Transportation: Minibus, Speedboat and Airplane.
Typical of Accommodation: Hotel and Homestay/Lodge.
Starting Point: Manado.
Ending Point: Manado.

Day 01: Arrival in Manado.
Upon arrival in Manado, transfer to Minahasa Hotel for overnight. Sightseeing around Manado.
Dinner included.
Day 02: - Manado – Ternate – Sidangoli.
Travel by air to Ternate, onwards via a speedboat to Sidangoli where is sleepy town in Halmahera. Birding on mangrove forest to see Beach Kingfisher, then trip continues walking along logging of KBP to see to see Paradise Crow, Long-billed Crow, Cream-throated White-eye, Rusty-bellied Triller, White-naped Monarch, Blue-and-white Kingfisher, Goliath Coucal, Moluccan Owlet-nightjar, Moluccan Boobook and Moluccan Scops-owl.
Night: Guest House, Basic accommodation. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 03: Sidangoli – KBP - Subaim.
Depart early morning, birding along roadside of KBP, trip continues driving 5-7 hours to Subaim. On the way you should see Common Paradise Kingfisher, White Cockatoo, Violet-necked Lory, Long-billed Crow, Golden Bulbul, Blyth’s Hornbill, Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Moluccan Starling and Red-cheeked Parrot.
Night: Guest House in Subaim or in a basic accommodation in Foli village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 04 and 05: Birding in Foli.
Two days exploring endemic species of Halmahera, included Watching Wallace’s Standardwing Paradise bird. Birding along logging road to see Moluccan Goshawk, Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike, Moluccan Cuckoo-shrike, Dusky Brown Oriole, Eclectus Parrot, Great-billed Parrot, Dusky Friarbird, Blue-capped Fruit-dove, Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove, Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Halmahera Flowerpecker, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Chattering Lory and Ivory-breasted Pitta.
Night: Guest House in Subaim or in a basic accommodation in Foli village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 06: Foli – Sidangoli – Ternate
After breakfast journey continues returning to Sidangoli and heading via a speedboat to Ternate. If time permitted afternoon and birding along the way to see shore birds. Transfer to Ternate.
Night: Surya Pagi hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 07: Ternate - Manado.
Transferring to the airport for return flight to Manado and departures home or you’ll be transferred to your accommodation in Manado.
The end of tour service.
Breakfast included.


6 Days/5 Nights tour price is: 2 Pax 20 250 000 IDR per person. 4 Pax 14 350 000 IDR per person
Single supplement: 1 500 000 IRS


Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure if necessary.
Bookings require a 50% deposit, balance due one month prior to tour departure.


Convert your tour cost into your currency of choice.

Included:
Transportation, Accommodation(Based on a shared room), 3 meals per day (logistic food), English speaking guide fee, conservation fee for the park and Airfare/Two ways domestic airlines ticket; Manado-Ternate, Ternate-Manado.
Excluded:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in the hotel, Soft drinks/Alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that is not mentioned on items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control


Tour V
7 Days/6 Nights birdwatching tour to Bali Barat & Baluran National Park.


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Bali.
Your arrival at Ngurah Rai International airport in Bali, then transfer to Swiss-bel hotel in Nusa Dua. If time permitted afternoon birding at Lagoon pond and Nusa Dua for seeing the Small Blue Kingfisher, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Pied Heron and Island Collared Dove.
Night: Swiss-bel Hotel.
Day 02: - Nusa Dua – Gilimanuk.
Birding early morning at Mangrove Information Centre(MIC) in Nusa Dua to see Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Common Iora, Long-tailed Shrike and shore birds. Journey continues driving to Tanah Lot for a fabulous sea-view and exotic Balinese temples. Birding on Garden to see White-headed Munia and Javan Munia After that birding trip along the way via Tabanan road, keep eyes for Javan Kingfisher on rice-fields. Afternoon birding on fish ponds to see Javan Plover and Beach Thick-knee, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Ashy Drongo and Great-crested Tern.
Night: Bungalow in Pemuteran or Sari Hotel in Gilimanuk. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 03: Birding on Bali Barat National Park.
Arise early morning, drive to Labuan Lalang and traveling with a speedboat for 30 minutes across Teluk Berumbun where is habitat of Bali Myna and Black-winged Starling. Here you can see wild animals such deers and monkeys. Return to the accommodation to have lunch. After that birding continues on monsoon forest at Sumber Klampok to see Red-breasted Parakeet, Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot, Banded Pitta, Coppersmith Barbet, White-bellied Woodpecker, Greater Goldenback, Racket-tailed Treepie, Black-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Grey-cheeked Bulbul and Black Drongo. Stop at Bali Tower on Menjangan Resort for a good view of Green Junglefowl.
Night: Sari Hotel in Gilimanuk or in a Guest House at Pemuteran. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 04: Gilimanuk – Banyuwangi – Baluran National Park.
Birding early morning at Teluk terima stream to find Rufous-backed Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher then continues to the headquarter of Bali Barat National Park office to see Bar-winged Prinia, Pied Fantail, Long-tailed Shrike, Baya Weaver, Scarlet Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird and Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker. After lunch traveling via Ferry for a short trip across eastern Java. On the way you can see Lesser Adjutant on the beach. Check-in at Watu Dodol hotel in Banyuwangi. Highlight of this trip is a night birding to find owls and Safari tours to watch wild animals such as Leopard cat, Grey Monkey, Black Monkey and deers on Baluran National Park. It takes 1.5 hour to get into the park.
Night: Watudodol Hotel in Banyuwangi. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 05: Birding on Baluran National Park - Bedugul.
Depart early morning and driving again to Baluran National Park for a good view of Green Peafowl, Ashy Drongo, Great Racket-tailed Drongo, Scarlet Minivet, Laced Woodpecker, Blue-eared barbet, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Greater Coucal and Chestnut-breasted Malkoha. Then return to the accommodation and packing stuff. Journey continues driving up to the highland forest of Bedugul. Stop at the lake side where you can see a good view of Small Minivet and Grey Tit. Check-in at Endjung Beji resort or Wisma PLN. Afternoon birding on a Golf court to see Orange-fronted Barbet, Blue-eared Barbet, Brown-backed Needletail, Fork-tailed Swift and Asian Palm Swift.
Night: Endjung Beji resort or Wisma PLN in Bedugul. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 06: Bedugul - Bali Botanical garden - Ubud.
Birding early morning on Bali Botanical Garden to find Sunda Whistling-Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Magpie Robin, Blue Nuthatch, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Indonesian Honeyeater, Little Spiderhunter, Mountain White-eye, Oriental White-eye, Pied Fantail, Fulvous-chested Jungle-Flycatcher, Mountain Tailorbird and Striated Grassbird. After lunch driving down to Ubud where is central of Bali art. Here you can do shopping, emailing and relaxing in the hotel.
Night: Bungalow or in a hotel at Central Ubud. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).
Day 07: Ubud – transferred out to the airport for departures home.
After breakfast if time permitted driving to Kuta or Legian to see exotic white sandy beach. Then transferred to the airport for your return flight departures.
The end of tour service.
Breakfast included.


7 Days/6 Nights tour price is: 2 Pax 19 500 000 IDR per person. 4 Pax 13 500 000 IDR per person
Single supplement: 2 000 000 IRS


Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure if necessary.
Bookings require a 50% deposit, balance due one month prior to tour departure.


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Included:
Transportation, Accommodation(Based on a shared room), 3 meals per day (logistic food), English speaking guide fee, conservation fee for the parks.
Excluded:
International flight fee for departures home, Extra beverages in the hotel, Soft drinks/Alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, donation, personal insurance. All personal expenses that is not mentioned on items above. Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control.

Notes:
The above birding itineraries are based on what are essentially popular routes for birders. It can be shortened or extended. All the date of itineraries include arrival and departure dates.
All trips are available year round, but prices may be adjusted around special holidays.
Minimum lead time 2 month.
To check availability for tours on short notice, fill out “Request for Quote” form with desirable dates.
Fitness: The tour does not require a high level of fitness, but participants should be in good general health. Should you have any physical limitations please contact us. Please note we will be traveling in high altitudes (above 4000m) part of the tour.
All itineraries are prior subject to change depends on weather circumstance, road condition, flight schedule and species of birds that have been seen.


Should you only need a guide for a day please send a message to Nurlin.   

Birding guide Nurlin Djuni, your local Birdingpal guide

Properly the guide with the most experience and the largest smile is Nurlin Djuni, a native of the Palu area. Nurlin is available to meet travelers to the region in Palu, Toraja Land or Manado. From there he will arrange trips to any number of locations throughout Sulawesi. Nurlin has been making the visit of international travelers to Central Sulawesi more pleasant for a number of years, and with his ability in local languages and dialects, as well as English, will make sure your trip is memorable.


Testimonial.
If you go to Sulawesi you must get in touch with Nurlin Djuni, he is the best guide in the area and has all the contacts to source mammal sites if he doesn’t know them himself. He is originally from Palu but works all over Sulawesi, nearby islands and I think Irian Jaya as well. The only world-class birding guide we had was Nurlin Djuni. Nurlin joined us for our few days on Halmahera and a day on Ternate. He helped us find most of our target birds fairly quickly and I had the feeling that any extra days on Halmahera would have been frustratingly slow in terms of new birds found.
Steve Anyon-Smith, NSW, Australia steveas@tpg.com.au
Thank you so much again for the most enjoyable and productive birding trip to your islands. I appreciate all your help and taking care of us. The whole trip was beautiful in addition to the excitement of all the birds. I also thoroughly enjoyed our day at the island with the snorkeling, exploring the island and the great food.
The surprise concert on our last night was terrific! I loved all of it. Please thank Eddie for me for the rich snorkeling experience.
Pearl S. Jordan, Lakewood, Colorado psjordan11(AT)comcast.net
I still think about our terrific trip everyday. I just finished entering all the bird data into my computer. The final total for me was 181 birds and 116 new birds (+/- a few lies).
Travis MacClendon, Blountstown, Florida, USA travismac(AT)wfeca.net
As for Nurlin's tours, they are both top-flight and a lot of fun. He has professional bird books and knows his birds so well. He treks in places that I am too old to cover, but the places he took me had different endemic birds and he identified them all.
Sense of humor and warmness. This guy, maybe around 30 now, is so outgoing and understands foreigners. He has a guitar which he lugs around and sings some funny songs in both English and his native Bahasa Indonesia, not to mention his dialect of Kaili from his native village on Sulawesi.
Experience--I first met him when he was an English teacher at a language center in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
Flexible--I asked him to guide my cycling tour customers for the trekking portion, and he was the highlight of their trip. I could not compete in any way. They loved everything he did and said.
He is very patient and hard-working. I watched as he etched black crayon off of a poster he had drawn underneath, all done by hand. He has trekked for days into places I wouldn't imagine going, but the younger bird-watchers loved it. He will work day and night for you.
He loves his family. Everything he does, he does for the people of his village, though he himself remains poor and humble. He is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met.
Richard Fuller, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam richjf2001(AT)yahoo.com


Some facts about Indonesia.

The Republic of Indonesia, is a nation in Southeast Asia. Comprising 17,500 islands, it is the world's largest archipelagic state. With a population of over 200 million, it is the world's fourth most populous country and the most populous Muslim-majority nation, although officially it is not an Islamic state. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected parliament and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The Javanese are the politically dominant and largest ethnic group. As a unitary state and a nation, Indonesia has developed a shared identity defined by a national language, a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country is richly endowed with natural resources, yet poverty is a defining feature of contemporary Indonesia.

More facts about Indonesia.

Guide books and CD’s recommended:

A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea: Sulawesi, The Moluccas and Lesser Sunda Islands by Brian J. Coates and K. David Bishop

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Bird Recordings from Indonesia

Bird Recordings from Sulawesi Steve Smith 44 announced species including 22 Wallacean endemics. Home-made quality.

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