Sumatera The Leuser Ecosystem Rainforest

Sumatera The LEUSER ECOSYSTEM RAINFOREST – Leuser Ecosystem and Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL) – is one of the richest tropical rain forest One of Southeast Asia. The Leuser Ecosystem covers More than 2.6 million hectares and included 1,094,692 ha From Gunung Leuser National Park. The big part is located in the province of Aceh (2,255,577 hectares) and the rest in North Sumatera (384 297 hectares). The Leuser Ecosystem is one example Remaining From vegetation Indo – Malaya and probably praying One Overlay richest tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia. Site birding we had in the Leuser Ecosystem is a representative form of habitat lowlands to the highlands habitat. This ecosystem holds one of the richest biodiversity in the world Including 105 species of mammals, More than 400 species of birds and 95 reptiles and amphibians. We will explore the Leuser Ecosystem in the northernmost part of the province.

The Forest starts at a lower elevation here, but the main site is in Beutong as montane part. Many mixed flocks of Laughingthrush in montane forests. The Sumatran, Sunda, Black and Chesnut – caped Laghingthrush has been observed and also been regularly seen. Sumatran Treepie and Sumatran Drongo present as commonly seen. Red – billed Hill – partridge, Sumatran Green Pigeon, Cream – striped Bulbul, Spot – necked Bulbul, Rusty – breasted Wren – Babbler, Sumatran Trogon, Shiny Whistling Thrush, Brown – winged Whistling Thrush, Sumatran Woodpecker and Blue – masked Leafbird may be encountered. Other highlights is Orange Spoted Bulbul and Silver Eared Mesia as Sumatran endemic subspecies. Short – tailed Frogmouth can also be encountered. Leuser ecosystem has very easy access and an attractive landscape.

KEDAH – Kedah is located in the outskirts of pristine rainforest near a creek at an altitude of approximately 1.400m above sea – level, 15 km west of Blangkejeren in the district of GayoLues. Kedah is perfect for adventurous because we will be birding in the area exciting and natural tropical rainforest. The birding along this area is excellent and mixed foraging flocks for endemics including Blue – masked leafbird and Sumatran Drongo. Bronze – tailed Peacock – Pheasant is frequently heard and seen. The Roll’s Partridge and Red – billed Hill – partridge also regularly heard. Sumatran Woodpecker may be encountered along this area.

Sumatera Birding / Orangutan Tours On Leuser Ecosystem

11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1: Met and will be picked up at the Kuala Namo airport of Medan, arrived time in Medan 11h45 then continue drive to Bukit Lawang for orang utan. After seeing the Orang Utan the return to Medan for overnight.

Day 2: Flight from Medan (KNO) to Meulaboh (MEQ) by Wings Air flight number IW 1252 at 10h45 ETA Meulaboh 11h35 and then we going to hotel and Lunch. After that we going to the site birding in Ecosystem Leuser, where the distance between the hotel and the site reached 1 hour away by car.

Day 3: Birding in Leuser ecosystem. The Leuser Ecosystem is one example Remaining From vegetation Indo – Malaya and probably praying One Overlay richest tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia. This site is very interesting because easily met the Sumatran endemic birds and other highland birds. The Forest starts at a lower elevation here, but the main site is in Beutong as montane part. Many mixed flocks of Laughingthrush in montane forests. The Sumatran, Sunda, Black and Chesnut – caped Laghingthrush has been observed and also been regularly seen. Sumatran Treepie and Sumatran Drongo present as commonly seen. Red – billed Hill – partridge, Sumatran Green Pigeon, Cream – striped Bulbul, Spot – necked Bulbul, Rusty – breasted Wren – Babbler, Sumatran Trogon, Shiny Whistling Thrush, Brown – winged Whistling Thrush, Sumatran Woodpecker and Blue – masked Leafbird may be encountered. Other highlights is Orange Spoted Bulbul and Silver Eared Mesia as Sumatran endemic subspecies. Short – tailed Frogmouth can also be encountered. Leuser ecosystem has very easy access and an attractive landscape.

Day 4: Birding in Meulaboh (Leuser ecosystem)

Day 5: Birding in Meulaboh (Leuser ecosystem) and transfer to Blangkejeren Birding in Meulaboh (Leuser ecosystem) Leave Meulaboh trasfer to Blangkejeren. Travel time Meulaboh – Blangkejeren is a 8 hour trip by car and, half the time we did birding along the way.

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