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10 days Nimbokrang-Arfak Birding

10 days Nimbokrang-Arfak Birding

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Brief Info-Papua Birding

West Papua (formally Irian Jaya) is the little-visited western half of the huge island of New Guinea. It is host to an astonishing degree of biological and ecological richness with habitats ranging from steamy lowland swamp forests to the alpine grassland of the mighty Snow Mountains, the highest peaks between the Himalaya and the Andes. In addition, it is still covered by some of the largest areas of original, intact, forest on earth and yet very few birders have so far had the opportunity to appreciate its diversity.

Montane forests of the little-known Arfak Mountains foothill where wonders such as displaying Western Parotia, Magnificent Bird-of-paradise, Vogelkop Bowerbird, Black- billed Sicklebill, Arfak Astrapia and Long-tailed Paradigalla are just a few of a mouth-watering list of targets.

West Papua is tougher than most of our tours but conditions are much more comfortable than previously and it does offer some of the most exciting birding, fascinating travel and incredible experiences for the adventurous birder. More, follow me at


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11:6 Arfak (Breakfast-lunch-Dinner-our service)

12: 613 Arfak (Breakfast-lunch-Dinner-our service)

13.6 Arfak (Breakfast-lunch-Dinner-our service)

14.6 Arfak drive to Manokwari (Breakfast-lunch-Dinner-our service)

15:6: Manokwari-sorong-(Breakfast-hotel service)

Jayapura (Nimbokrang), (Afrak Foothill (Bird Head Peninsula)

Detail Programs


We will be picked you up by 4WD by birding guide/staff at Sentani Airport or your hotel. Heading to Nimbokrang birding spots. It takes 2hrs drives. We do birding along the road by slowly driving. You expect to see Grey Goshawk, Yellow-bellied & Sacred Kingfisher,Eclectus & Red Cheeked Parrot, Golden Cuckoo-shrike, shinning flycatcher. More, Our records here are: Great Egret, Rufous Night-Heron, Pacific Black Duck, Dusky Moorhen, Comb-crested Jacana, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Brown & Great Cuckoo-Dove, Orange fronted Fruit-Dove, and Rainbow bee-eater, Pied Chat, Golden Cisticola, Shinning Flycatcher, Great Bowerbird, Glossy Mantled Manucode and Lesser Bird of Paradise (some of these birds are expect to be seen).

On arrival in Nimbokrang, you will, re-set camera, flexible program, here will do some half hours birding along main road bank, and the Nimbokrang valley.

You will stay in & the activities 3 nights:

  • Nice Accommodation,
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Nimbokrang)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Day 2- to Day 4 

Nimbokrang full day birding, we focus on for these Birds
During these 3 full days, we will focus on our target birds of the lowland alluvial forest. They are: Brown-collared Brush-turkey (hard to see), Pale-billed Sicklebill, Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird (often only heard), King Birds of Paradise, Lesser Bird of Paradise, Jobi and Glossy Manucode, Bush-hen, New Guinea Flightless Rail, Victoria Crowned Pigeon (possibly),  Double-eyed and Salvadori’s Fig-Parrot, Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Emperor and white-shouldered Fairy-wren, Golden Cisticola, Golden, Boyer’s, and Grey-headed Cuckoo Shrike, Hooked-billed, Blue-black, Azure & Sacred Kingfisher,  King Quail, Black Bittern, Spotted Whistling Duck, Doria’s Hawk, Beautiful, Pink, Coroneted, Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove, Zoe & Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Dusky and Brown Lory, Lesser, Greater and Pheasant Coucal, Papua Frogmouth, Papuan Nightjar, Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, White-bellied Thicket Fantail, Golden, Frilled and Spotted-winged Monarch, Lowland Peltops, Blue-grey Robin, Rusty Pitohui, Meyer’s & Helmeted Friarbird, Golden & Yellow-faced Myna, Blue-jewel & Rufous Babbler, Spotted Catbird, Brown-headed Crow. (…be honest, I just to be realistic that not all of them to be seen, because they are wild). But For sure, half of them are yes!

Day 4 Nimbokrang-Jayapura
Birding in Nimbokrang & visit Pak Jam for Victoria Crown Pigeon & road banks Birds, especially some endemic Low land Birds. Drive back to Jayapura, Check in Hotel Horex (Only Hotel Room & dinner are inclusive)

Bird Head Peninsula (Arfak Foothill Birding-Continued>>>

Day 5-Day 8

Departure: Flight To Manokwari-Arfak Foothill (4 Wd Drives)

On arrival, you will be picked up by 4WD & birding staff. Go for lunch somewhere, or make lunch boxes, same day heading up to Kwau village. It takes 3hrs-from there we will continue our birding to the Arfak Mountain. Some of these Birds are expected to be seen along driving to the Arfak foothill are: Grey-headed Goshawk, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Pink Spotted Fruit-Dove, Red Cheeked & Eclectus Parrot, Palm & Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Blyth’s Hornbill, Rainbow Bee-eater, Barn Swallow, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Lowland Peltops, Crested Pitohui, Papuan Flower pecker, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-faced Myna, Lesser and King Bird of Paradise, Hooded Butcherbird, Torresian Crow, etc.

  • Accommodation (Basic room),
  • Meals (B.L.D along day by day Birding trip in Arfak-Kwau village)
  • Mineral water or boiled water for the Coffee & tea will be provided by cottage staff.
  • Birding spots are not too Hard for 60-70 y.o (But some areas are need to be assisted
  • Rubber boots or trekking shoes are still needed
  • Home based Birding trip (Go & return to based).
  • Just a Tips for carrying your camera 3-pot, or Camera backpack: 20$/pax

Today after breakfast, we will take 4WD (3 hrs) to reach trip our main camp site of Siyoubri Village which is situated at 1.400m above sea-level. We will bird the rest of the day and expect to see: Wattled Brush-turkey, Blue-grey & Ashy Robin, Vogelkop Scrub-wren, etc.

  • Walk maximum 1hr to get Bower BoP,
  • Belongings carrier: 20$/pax for anyone who needs help.
  • Walking sticks & Rubber boots are needed. Or better the trekking shoes.
  • Some areas are up & down hills. But it’s okay! Many tourists experience walking these spots
  • Physical condition matter is fine. You will walk slowly.

Full Days Birding In Arfak
During these 3 full days birding, we will be based at Kwau Village with daily visit to up higher elevation to allow us to see different species with our main target on:7 species of BOPs (Long-tailed Paradigala, Superb BOP, Western Parotia, Magnificent, Black and Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Arfak Astrapia), 1 species of Bowerbirds (Vogelkop Bowerbird), plus other non-BOP/Bowerbird, such as: the Wattled Brush-turkey, New Guinea Harpy Eagle, Black-mantled Goshawk, White-striped Forest-Rail, Black-billed Cuckoo-Dove, White-breasted Fruit-Dove, Papuan Mountain Pigeon, Rufescent Imperial Pigeon, White-throated Pigeon, Papuan & Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Blue-collared & Vulturine Parrot, Modest & Brehm’s Tiger Parrot, Chesnut-breasted Cuckoo, Papuan Boobook, Feline & Mountain Owlet Nightjar, Lesser Ground, Ashy, Smoky, Blue-grey,  Green-backed & Garnet Robin, Lesser Malampita, Grey and Brown-breasted Gerygone, Rusty and Mountain Mouse Warbler, Vogelkop, Perplexing, Papuan & Grey-green Scrub-wren, Black & Rufous-backed Fantail, Mountain Peltops, Canary Flycather, Black and Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Dwarf, Sclater’s, Vogelkop, Lorenz & Rufous-naped Whistler, Black Pitohui, Tit Berrypecker, Western Mountain-eye, Dwarf & Rufous-sided Honeyeater, Mountain Red-headed and Red-collared Myzomela, Western Smoky Honey-eater, Cinnamon browed and Ornate Melidectes, Papuan Parrot Finch, Spotted Catbird, Black Sittella, and some other birds


Half day birding
After breakfast we’ll proceed for morning birding and back for lunch. After lunch, we will pack up our gear and drive back to Manokwari town. We may stop on the way back for short birding or photography.

Check in at Mokwam Hotel or Valdos Hotel (Hotel room & Dinner are you’re your own pocket/Exclude our service).

Full Payment            : Payment via PayPal: & rest on arrival.

This Trip inclusive   :

  1. Meals (food) & mineral/Boiled water (along Birding tour)
  2. Birding Tour Guide & assistance Birding guide
  3. Land transport (4WD for: Nimbokrang & Arfak foothill Birding)
  4. Stay in Raja ampat diver Resort
  5. Travel permit
  6. Accommodations in Birding spots (Basic & standard cottage)
  7. Home based birding service
  8. Flights Service: Jayapura-Manokwari

Exclude                     :

  1. Extra expense
  2. Laundry
  3. Credit phone
  4. Alcoholic stuff
  5. Tipping (20$ for helper) when necessary
  6. Travel insurance
  7. Personal health insurance
  8. Hotel room & Dinner after finished Birding

Warm Regards,

Big Mac

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