Jaya, with its more than 678 recorded species, contributes around 44% of all Indonesian's
birds total. It is also the second place on earth which inherits the second largest
number of Birds Of Paradise. From all 43 species of this amazing heaven birds,
which are only distributed from eastern Australia to New Guinea, west to the north
Moluccas, 28 species can be seen at Irian Jaya's areas, with 5 species of them
are endemic to this region.
birding in Irian Jaya, we have chosen the best and easiest birding sites at BATANTA
& SALAWATI ISLANDS at Sorong Regency (on the Vogelkop).
boat from Sorong, the two islands are separated by a narrow, deep channel and
the trip between the islands really is magic.
and Brahminy Kites can be seen flying above the dense rainforest. The bird endemic
to these islands is Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise besides other rare birds such as
Blue-breasted Pitta, Rufous-bellied Cockaburra, the endemic Red Bird of head back,
Beach Kingfisher, Great billed Heron, Spice Imperial Pigeon, Western Crowned Pigeon
arrival. Transfer and overnight at hotel.
to Sorong and transfer to a 3 star hotel in Sorong for your accommodation.
a boat ride for about 3 hours to Batanta and Salawati Island as the main endemics
island of the areas and set up the camp at Batanta Island and proceed birding
around the back of the camping sites to see Blue-breasted Pitta, Rufous-bellied
Cockaburra, endemic Red Bird of head back, Papuan Frogmouth. Camping overnight
on Batanta Island.
10 Days/9 Nights
Starts/Ends: Jakarta &
Days 04 - 07
four full days birding on both islands and just swim and snorkeling at the white
sandy beach and crystal water of these islands of paradise.
day free program on the island. After lunch return to Sorong. Overnight a 3 star
to Saoka Beach areas to see Eclectus Parrot, Beack Kingfisher, Blyth's Hornbill,
Sulphur Crested and Palm Cockatoo. Back to the hotel for overnight.
to Bali and continue to your next destination or for extension trips. ENDS