|King Bird of Paradise|
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.
|Lesser Birds of Paradise|
Arrive in Manokwari
Getting Surat Jalan (travel permit) from local police station
Buying food supplies
We will go by car to Susnguakti forest of Manokwari. The car that we will use belongs to local villagers. It is not a city car. It is a transport vehicle that carries goods and people between villages and the city. Arriving at the foot of the mountain, we will start hiking up steep slopes to reach our basecamp located in the middle of the forest. At the moment, our accommodation for tourists is very basic. we have got several huts that are covered by metal roof. In the huts we install dome tents with mattrasses and pillows in them. We also have got cooking and eating utensils which we use during the tours. Lights are provided by solar powered batteries. We recommend that visitors bring their head torch or flash lights. During our stay in the forest, we will hire villagers to carry our bags, food, gather firewood and accompany us when we do tours in the forest during the days and nights.
|Our Basecamp in the forest|
|Typical Dome tents with mattrasses, and pillows that we provide for visitors|
|Male Lesser Birds of Paradise in Susnguakti forest|
|Male Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor) in Susnguakti forest|
|Glowing Mushroom in Susnguakti forest of Manokwari|
If you haven't seen the Lesser Birds of Paradise well, you could watch them again this morning. After that, you could go hiking in the forest to watch other birds and animals as well. Today we will watch Magnificent Riflebird, and King Bird of Paradise as well as other birds such as Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot, and Black-capped Lory.
Night walk will be organized to find cuscus possum, bandicoot, Papua Dragon lizard, and glowing mushroom.
|Night walk is conducted to find Cuscus Possum|
|Cuscus Possum in Susnguakti Forest of Manokwari|
|Common Paradise Kingfisher|
|Paradise Bird: Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus)|
|Papuan Flowerpecker (Dicaeum pectorale)|
Early in the morning at 06.00, we will start walking around the forest to find Common Paradise Kingfisher. After that we will continue walking to see more birds such as Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Brown Cuckoo Dove. and etc.
We will return to our basecamp in the afternoon to have lunch.
After that, we will pack our things and walk down to the main road. We will go back to Manokwari city by car.
End of Tour
- Wear hiking shoes if you want to take this tour
- Bring binoculars or spotting scope if you have and camera that has got super-zoom lens such as Canon SX70 HS or Nikon Coolpix P1000.
- Apply sun-block lotion and anti insect lotion
|Papua Dragon Lizard|
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