Sulawesi and Halmahera Birding Tours included Rammang Rammang River and Karaenta Forest in the Makassar Area

Birding Period : July 13th , 2018 to August 2nd, 2018
Participants : Dutch Group 3 Pax: Hans Westerlaken, Hugo Moermann and Davy Van Der Spoel
VIT’s Local Bird guide for Sulawesi : Stallin Muldaur, For Halmahera : Bahar Hamanur
Office Escort : Roy Davianto Adam (Makassar) and Ranny Iriani Tumundo on Halmahera.

This birding tours start from Makassar on July 13th, 2018. The clients are overnight in Dalton Hotel Makassar. The next days, 15 July, birding on the Rammang-Rammang river, take a 20 minutes by boat to the birding site. Fullday birding and then continue night birding around Rammang-rammang. On July 16th, morning drive to Karaenta about 1,5 hours. The species on Karaenta is black-wringed White Eye, Sulawesi hornbill, red-knobbed hornbill, piping crow, etc.  At midday flight to Palu by Garuda about 1 hour then continue drive to Lore Lindu National Park about 3 hours. Short stop for birding on the way. Arrive in Lore Lindu NP then transfer to National Lodge in Wuasa Village. On July 20th then return to Palu then overnight in Sutan Raja Hotel Palu. The next day fly to Manado by Lion Air. Arrive in Manado then continue to Kotamobagu for about 5 hours drive. In Kota Mobagu the clients overnight in Sutan Raja Kotamobagu. The next day July 22nd drive to Tambun Nature Reserve for the Macrocephalon Maleo the endemics of Sulawesi. July 23rd also still the same birding site area to Molibagu road and Torout forest. On July 24 then return to Manado then continue to Tomohon for birding on Gunung Mahawu for the scally-breasted kingfisher Overnight at Jhoannie Hotel Tomohon. The next day drive to Tangkoko Nature Reserve until July 27th. On July 28 then flight to Buli, the Halmahera island for the target the wallacean standardwings.Overnight in Wisma Kita Subaim, the village where we can access Foli forest about 45 minutes. On August 1st, return to Ternate Island about 3 hours drive from Subaim. The next day on August 2nd, final depature.

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