Sulawesi Birdwatching Tours

Birding Period : Sept 11 – 17, 2016
Participants : 1 Pax
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Idris and Sam Ungke
Office Escort : Darwin Sumang

Solo American birder, Todd Hull who live in Korea visited Sulawesi for a short birdwatching in Lore Lindu, Dumoga Bone and Tangkoko. Depart from Bali to Palu by Lion Air via Makassar then drive about 2,5 hours to Shendy Lodge. Before doing Lore Lindu he stop for birding in Oloboju, he saw savannah night jar, pale headed munia, grey-sided flower pecker, crimson sunbird, white-shoulered thriller, spotted dove, blue-tailed bee eater, lemon-bellied white eye, lesser coucal. After having a short birding then continue drive to Napu valley, he stay in Shendy lodge. The next day he birding in Lore Lindu and saw Sulawesi cicada birds, Sulawesi blue flycatcer, blue fronted flycather, puple-bearded bee eater, Heinrich Night jar, Sulawesi scope owl in the day light, etc. For more info you can contact him toddrobhull@yahoo.com  On Sept  14th he flew to Manado via Makassar then directly to Dumoga Bone for 1 night stay, guided by Sam Ungke with Albert and Anne. He can’t see the Maleo because in Tambun Forest where the maleo found was being building a project so the maleo can not appear. After Dumoga  then return to Manado then continue to Tangkoko, he saw purple winged-roller, red-backed thrush, red – knobbed hornbill, Sulawesi babler, etc. He was birding in Tangkoko for 1 day then return to Manado. He overnight at Elfah Hotel Manado, the closes hotel from the Samaratulangi Airport of Manado just 15 minutes from the Hotel. Darwin Sumang flight with him 13 sept Palu to Manado and Darwin continue his flight to Bali for meeting another client from the US Forest service.

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