Sulawesi and Halmahera Birdwatching Tours (Wallacean Emdemics Birds)
Birding Period : September 09 to 22 September 2017
Participants : 8 Pax + 1 Tour Leader
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Hendry Palamia
Office Escort : Bahar Hamanur
Rockjumper Bird Leader : David Erterius. Clients 8 pax : Lynn Glesne, Rachel Lawson, Susan Lycett, Peter Osenton, Richard Hetrick, Annelie Urlanda, Brent Beach and Warwick Remington,
Wallacean Endemics Birdwatching Tours starting from Palu City, Central Sulawesi Province. All clients arrived in palu then overnight at Sutan Raja Hotel, Star 4 Hotel in Palu, just 10 minutes from the Mutiara Sisaljufrie Airport of Palu. Starting to Lore Lindu National park on Sept 9 at 2pm. The group do a birding road side on the way to Napu valley. Arrive in Napu valley overnight at new accommodation called Penginapan Nasional. September 12 the group return to Palu and transfer to Sutan Raja Hotel Palu. The next day Sept 13th, the group flight to Manado by Lion Air via Makassar then continue drive to about 4 hours to Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park. The group overnight in Sutan Raja Hotel Kotamobagu Star 4 hotel. From this hotel the birding activities begin especially to Tambun the maleo sites about 2 hours drive. Tapakolintang Birding Site, Torout Birding Site. September 16 the group return to Manado then continue to Tomohon for birding on Mahawu. After birding on Manahawu then continue drive to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Afternoon birding in Tangkoko included to see the tarsiers on Tangkoko forest.
Septemebr 18th the group proceed to Manado for the flight to Buli Airport on Halmahera island. Arrive on Halmahera then drive to Subaim Village while birding on Gunung Uni-Uni for seeing the Molucan Owlet Nightjar and Molucan scope owls. September 19th the group birding on Foli forest for seeing the Wallacean standardwings. September 20th again Gunung Uniuni and surrounding site. September 21 drive to Sofifi then by ferry to Ternate. Arrived in ternate the goup overnight at Grand Dafam Bela Ternate except Mr Warwick Remington. He continue to Weda Resort for his own arrangement birding with Rob Sinke’s staff. Septemeber 22nd is the final departures. The two Trip Reports will coming soon, the trip August 23 to 7 Sept and the trip Sept 9 to 22, 2017.