Peter Roberts Group on West Bali, Lesser Sundas Birding Tours

Birding Period : 26 August – 14 September 2015
Participants : 5 Pax + 1 Tour Leader
Local Guide : Kt. Wahyudi on West Bali, Freddy on Sumba, Idris on Timor and Flores
Office Escort : Ali Munthaha

Basically this tour participants is 6 person but 1 of the participants can not come, Mr Tony Niilus. So the participants 5 person: Peter Gilchrist, Kenneth Chapman, Elisabeth Berger, Jean Drumm, Ellen Vahan. We starting the trip to Western Bali or called Bali Barat on 26 August drive about 4 hours via Pupuan. We overnight at the Jubawa Homestay. This homestay is cool and friendly people, just 50 metres from Adi Assri Hotel at Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Singaraja. The main Target is Bali sterling, all participants can be seen the bali sterling and other birds on Bali. The 28 August we fly to Waingapu on Sumba island. Once arrive in Sumba then the clients directly drive 35 minutes to Yumbu where the home of Sumba Buttonquail. The group seen them them have lunch at the newest restaurant called Sacca Resto. After Lunch then drive to Lewa. We stay 2 days on Lewa then return to Waingapu and overnight at the most nice hotel on Waingapu is Tanto Hotel. The 2nd September then we fly to Kupang by Wings Air then birding on Baumata forest close to Eltari Airport Kupang before checkin on the Swisbellin Timor Hotel. We spent 3 days here for birding on Bipolo, Pariti and Camplong. On Sept 5 we drive to Soe and birding on Oelamasi forest for Timor Black Pigeon. We overnight at Bahagia 2 Hotel the new and best hotel on Soe. The next day then birding on Mutis. On Sept 7 return to Kupang then 8 Sept we flight to Ruteng, Flores directly to Ranamese lake and overnight at Hotel Kasih Sayang. The next days 9 sept drive to ruteng for 2 nights. The group birding on Pagal and Gololusang. The 11 of Sept the group drive to Labuan bajo and overnight at Bintang Flores Hotel for 3 nights. Here the group birding on Puarlolo, Gorontalo and Patawangka. On Sept 13th by Marcopolo (Local Boat) to visit Komodo 6 pax + Peter’s wife – Pia. Sept 14th the group flight to Bali. For more info and report please contact Peter Roberts from the U.K, his email : cisticolas4ever@btinternet.com

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