Birding in Lower Montane Forest of Tambrauw

Moluccan King Parrot
in Tambrauw mountains
I used to guide a Dutch tourist to Tambrauw mountains. We spent most of our time in the coastal region of Tambrauw to do hiking, birding and some snorkeling. The lower montane rainforest that we visited was the natural habitat of hundreds of species of birds. Some of them were the Lesser Birds of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird, Glossy Manucode, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Large Fig Parrot, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Moluccan King Parrot, Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Yellow-faced Myna, Golden Myna, Rusty Pitohui, Hooded Butcherbird, Black Butcherbird, Blyth's Hornbill, Azure Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Oriental Dollarbird, and a lot more.
Intermediate Egret in Tambrauw farmland
We brought three pairs of 10×42 binoculars, a 20-60×60 spotting scope. I also had a field guide book: Birds of New Guinea in my bag as our main reference for identifying birds.
We saw a lot of animals including birds, butterflies, lizards, deer and snake. The forest was also the habitat of wild flowers, and unique tropical vegetation.
Oriental Dollarbird
We also enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in coral reef area of Tambrauw waters where we saw a lot of fish.
We were having fun and really liked the beauty of the surrounding nature. Local people were very friendly too.
In general, visitors need around 5 to 7 days to travel the rainforest and the coastal area of Tambrauw.
How to go to Tambrauw Mountains for bird and wildlife tour
  • Take an international flight from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia)
  • After arriving in Jakarta, please, continue your trip by taking a domestic flight (served by Garuda, Batik Air, Nam Air or Sriwijaya Air to Sorong city)
  • I or my fellow guide will meet you at the airport and organize your trip to Tambrauw.
From my birding trips throughout West Papua, I consider the tropical rainforest of Tambrauw as one of the best destinations for all birdwatchers and anybody who is interested in everything rainforest.
If you are interested in taking a birding and snorkeling trip to Tambrauw, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or send message by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.

Also read:
Birdwatching in Tambrauw regency
Rainforest Camping Tour in Tambrauw
Birding in Ayapokiar
Trekking and Camping at the banks of Syuan river

Please, support our works in promoting ecotourism, preservation of rainforest and empowerment of local people by buying our merchandise (iPhone case/ skin, mug, tote bag, hard cover journal etc. at this link: Frigatebird Flying Free
Lesser Frigatebird