Raja Ampat Birding

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Raja Ampat Birding

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Birding trip to Raja ampat, Arfak Manokwari, and Biak (16 Days/15 Nights)bird-of-paradisew

Day 1
Arrival in Sorong
Upon arrival in Sorong, meeting service, transfer to Cendrewasih Hotel, you will proceed or Sorong birding as your first introduction birding in Papua. There are 3 major different ites possibly to visit here for productive birding.
Birds recorded: Red-billed Brush-turkey (often heard), Little Pied Cormorant, darter, Sacred Ibis, Black & Forest Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Eastern, Reef & Cattle Egret, Little Grebe, Spotted Whistling Duck, White-headed Shelduck, Grey Goshawk, Brahminy Kite, Crested Hawk, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Osprey, Buff-banded Rail, Purple Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, Lesser Golden Plover, Swinhoe’s Snipe, Wood & Common Sandpiper, Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, White-winged & Common Black-headed Tern, Emerald Ground-Dove, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Coronated, Orange-bellied & Orange-fronted Fruit Dove, Purple-tailed, Pinon & Zoe Imperial Pigeon, Black & Western Black-capped Lory, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Cheeked Parrot, Eclectus Parrot, Sulphur & Palm Cockatoo, Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Large & Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Long-billed Cuckoo, Brush, Shining Bronze & Channel-billed Cuckoo, Lesser & greater Black Coucal, Yellow-billed Myna, Common Paradise & Hook-billed Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Rainbow Bee-eater, Blyth’s Hornbill, Lesser & Greater Black Coucal, Papuan Frogmouth, Large-tailed nightjar, Barn & Pacific Swallow, Boyer’s & Golden Cuckoo Shrike, Black-browed Triller, Emperor & White-shoulder Fairy Wren, White-bellied Thicket & Northern Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, and Grey Wagtail.
Richard’s Pipit, Golden & Frilled Monarch, Black-sided Robin, Lowland Peltops, Papuan Flowerpecker, Black & Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-faced Mynah, Brown Oriole, Metalic Starling, Spangled Drongo, White-breasted Woodswallow, Mimic Meliphaga, Varied Honeyeater, Long-billed & Plain Honeyeater, Helmeted Friarbird, Streak-headed Mannakin, Hooded Butcherbird, Torressian & Grey Crow Glossy-mantled Manucode, Lesser Birds of Paradise.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2
Sorong – Wailebed village – Batanta Island (via a boat trip)
During this sea crossing, we hope to see: Bulwer’s Petrel (not common), Brown Booby, Common Tern, Little Tern, Black-naped Tern, Lesser Frigatebird and Red-necked Phalarope were seen during this passage journey. Also we often record Sperm Whale, Spinner Dolphin, Manta-Ray, Marlin and Loggerhead Sea-Turtle. We will camp at Wailebed Village. Our target birds for the rest of the day are: Red Bird of Paradise, Blue-breasted Pitta, Grey-hooded Pitohui, Palm Cockatoo, Papuan Frogmouth, Little Shrike-Trush.
(Life jacket will be provided)

Day 3-4-5
Birding at Batanta – Salawati Island
During the 3 full day of birding, we will focus on the island endemics: Red & Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, Western- Crowned Pigeon, King Bird of Paradise, Pheasant Pigeon and Northern Cassowary. Other birds include: Red-billed Brush-turkey, Little, Intermediate & Great Egret, Grey Goshawk, Crested Hawk, Long-tailed Buzzard, Gurney’s Eagle, Bush-hen, Coronated, White-breasted Waterhen, Wompoo, Pink-spotted, Orange-bellied & Orange-fronted Fruit Dove, Purple-tailed, Zoe, Spice & Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Moluccan & Western Black-capped Lory, Rainbow Lorikeet. Papuan King Parrot, Brown & Dusky Lory, Palm Cockatoo, Buff-faced & Yellow-capped Pygmy-Parrot, Large, Double-eyed & Salvadori’s, Long-billed Cuckoo, Brush, Shining Bronze & Channel-billed Cuckoo, Lesser & greater Black Coucal, Azure Kingfisher, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Blue-black Kingfisher, Hook-billed and Beach Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Rainbow Bee-eater, Blyth’s Hornbill, Papua & Marbled Frogmouth, Feline Owlet &
Large-tailed Nightjar, Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, Mustached Tree Swift, Blue & Hooded Pitta, White-bellied, Boyer’s & Golden Cuckoo Shrike, Black-browed Triller, Emperor & White-shoulder Fairy Wren, White-bellied Thicket & Northern Fantail, Golden & Frilled
Monarch, Grey-streaked & Shining Flycatcher, Olive Flyrobin, Black-sided Robin, Common Golden Whistler, Rusty Pitohui, Rusty Mouse-warbler, Green-backed & Yellow-bellied Gerygone, Little Shrike Thrush, Papuan Flowerpecker, Black & Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Red-collared Myzomela, Black Berrypecker, Mimic Meliphaga, Varied,
Long-billed & Plain Honeyeater, Yellow-bellied Longbill, New Guinea Friarbird, Metalic Starling & Moluccan Starling, Golden Myna & Yellow-faced Myna, Brown Oriole, Spangled Drongo, White-breasted Woodswallow, Hooded & Black Butcherbird, Lowland Peltops, Grey & Torressian Crow.

Day 6

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