Lore Lindu National Park (Bird Photography, Birdwatching and Megalith Tours)
Birding Period : October 17 to 22 October 2017
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Idris Tinulele
Office Escort : Omar
Participants : 2Pax (Mr Tom Schandy and Mr Svein Dale) Norway
The trip starting on October 17th, Darwin Sumang and Heru Prasetyawan met them in the Mutiara Sis Aldjufrie the airport of Palu then transfer to Sutan Raja Hotel for overnight. The next day 18 October, leaving for Lore Lindu National Park then stop in Oloboju birding site for seeing the lowland birds species such as whilte shouldered thriller, pale headed munia, lemon bellied white eye, savanah night jars, spotted dove,blue tailed bee eater, olive – backed sunbird, chestnut munia, scally – breasted munia, colared kingfisher, Sulawesi serpant eagle, then continue drive to another 4 hours to Lore Lindu National Park Arrive in Lore Lindu then transfer to Penginapan Nasional. On October 19 & 20 birding and bird photography around Dongi dongi, Danau Tambing, Padaeha birding roadside and also to Anaso track for the highland bird species such as the endemic one satanic night jar, purple-bearded bee eater, Hylocetrea, Sulawsi Helia, Sulawesi babbler, Sulawesi flycatcher, Sulawesi Cocoo dove, Sulawesi blue flycatcher, blue-fronted flycatcher, Sulawesi hawk-eagle, yellow bellied Malkoha, etc. On October 21 they birding on Pokekea Megalith Site while seeing amazing megalith estimated by scientist this megalith created about 5000 BC. After seeing this megalith then proceed to drive back to Palu and overnight at Santika Hotel. The next day October 22 then they flew to Manado via Makassar.