Sulawesi (Tangkoko, Lore Lindu and Bada Valley) Birding & Trekking Tours

Tour Period : January 15th – 28th, 2017
Participants : 2 Pax
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Nurlin Djuni

Sulawesi is one of the most popular birding tours in Indonesia. So many things to do in Sulawesi such as Birdwatching, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife, etc.The VIT Tours schedulled Austrian Birders Regina Melzer and DR.Kyu Rudolf Sperling for Sulawesi Tours. Flight from Jakarta by Lion Air on January 15th but it was reschedulled the next day January16th. Arrived in Manado met by Nurlin Djuni then directly drive to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Birding on Tangkoko for 3 days then flight to Palu by wings Air January 19th. Arrived in Palu then drive to Lore Lindu National Park. Birding on Tambing lake and also at Anaso track for the higland species.The clients overnight at Shendy lodge until 21th then 22nd drive to Besoa valley for birding and megalith tours. January 23rd then continue trekking to Bada Valley for birding and trekking. The clients overnight in the Camp and enjoy the chilli nights in the jungle. The next day then continue to Bada valley. Arrive in Bada valley then overnight at Ningsih Losmen at Bomba village of Bada Valley. In Bada valley the clients visit the megalith sites such as the Palindo stone statue about 5000 years B.C, and the Loga statue on Pada hill. In Bada valley the clients visit the local people who make a bark-clotes, a local traditional home industry. This bark clothes is able to make wallet, jacket, etc but the bark-clothes usually use for a traditional ceremony of the Lore tribe on Bada valley. On the way back to Palu, we met to guides in Tentena, Dina Sawuwu, Debby Toripalu, Daniel Araro and Delina Panontongan. On January 26 drive about 8 hours to To Prince John Dive Resort, Donggala, Central Sulawesi.  In Tanjung Karang, Donggala we met local guides Kasman and Yusuf in Natural Cotages. Clients are very happy on this resort. January 28 the clients flight to Jakarta by Lion Air.

The Birds Species have been seen during the trip as follows:

1. White-winged Tern
2. Whiskered Tern
3. Glossy Ibis
4. Purple Heron
5. Little Egret
6. Intermediate Egret
7. Eastern Cattle Egret
8. Pacific Reef Egret
9. Javan Pond-heron
10. Striated Heron
11. Barred Honey-buzzard
12. Brahminy Kite
13. White-bellied Sea-eagle
14. Spotted Harrier
15. Sulawesi Serpent Eagle
16. Sulawesi Hawk-eagle
17. Sulawesi Goshawk
18. Spotted Kestrel
19. Oriental Hobby
20. Wandering Whistling-duck
21. Barred Button-quail
22. Tabon Scrubfowl
23. Barred Rail
24. Buff-banded Rail
25. Grey-tailed Tattler
26. Wood Sandpiper
27. Common Sandpiper
28. Whimbrel
29. Sulawesi Black Pigeon
30. Spotted Dove
31. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
32. Slender-billed Cuckoo-dove
33. Stephan’s Dove
34. Green Imperial Pigeon
35. White-bellied Imperial Pigeon
36. Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon
37. Pied Imperial Pigeon
38. Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon
39. Pink-necked Green Pigeon
40. Red-eared Fruit-dove
41. Black-naped Fruit-dove
42. Western Superb Fruit-dove
43. Ornate Lorikeet
44. Yellow-and-green Lorikeet
45. Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail
46. Golden-mantled Racquet-tail
47. Sulawesi Pygmy Hanging Parrot
48. Plantive Cuckoo
49. Gould’s Bronze Cuckoo
50. Yellow-billed Malkoha
51. Bay Coucal
52. Minahasa Masked Owl
53. Sulawesi Scops-owl
54. Ochre-bellied Boobook
55. Satanic Nightjar
56. Sulawesi Nightjar
57. Grey-rumped Tree-swift
58. Sulawesi Swiftlet
59. Glossy Swiftlet
60. Asian Palm-swift
61. Green-backed Kingfisher
62. Great-billed Kingfisher
63. Lilac Kingfisher
64. Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher
65. Collared Kingfisher
66. Common Kingfisher
67. Ruddy Kingfisher
68. Sulawesi Hornbill
69. Knobbed Hornbill
70. Oriental Dollarbird
71. Purple-winged Roller
72. Blue-tailed Bee-eater
73. Ashy Woodpecker
74. Sulawesi Pygmy Woodpecker
75. Eastern Grey Wagtail
76. Pacific Swallow
77. Barn Swallow
78. Cerulean Cuckoo-shrike
79. White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike
80. Sulawesi Cicadabird
81. Sulawesi Triller
82. Hair-crested Drongo
83. Sulawesi Drongo
84. Malia
85. Sooty-headed Bulbul
86. Black-naped Oriole
87. Slender-billed Crow
88. Pied Bush-chat
89. Sulawesi Babbler
90. Red-backed Thrush
91. Sulawesi Thrush
92. Chestnut-backed Bush-warbler
93. Golden-headed Cisticola
94. Sulawesi Leaf-warbler
94. Mountain Tailorbird
96. Mountain White-eye
97. Black-fronted White-eye
98. Lemon-bellied White-eye
99. Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher
100. Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher
101. Island verditer Flycatcher
102. Citrine Flycatcher
103. Snowy-browed Flycatcher
104. Pale Blue Monarch
105. Rusty-bellied Fantail
106. Yellow-vented Whistler
107. White-breasted Woodswallow
108. Ivory-backed Woodswallow
109. Fiery-browed Starling
110. Finch-billed Myna
111. Sulawesi Myn
112. Short-tailed Starling
113. Glossy Starling
114. Sulawesi Myna
115. Lesser Sulawesi Honeyeater
116. Greater Sulawesi Honeyeater
117. Sulawesi Myzomela
118. Olive-backed Sunbird
119. Yellow-sided Flowerpecker
120. Grey-sided Flowerpecker
121. Chestnut Munia
122. Black-faced Munia
123. Pale-headed Munia
124. Indonesian Serin
125. Eurasian Tree-sparrow

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