Janet Bair’s Birdwatching Group to Sorong and Waigeo Island Raja Ampat on Southwest Papua

Birding Period : April 16th  to 22nd, 2023
Participants : Janet Bair, Barbara Raulston, Paul Barrett, Sheryl Barrett, Peter Warren, Linda Anderson, Richard Thompson Jr, Jeffrey Britt and Eden Britt
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Leo Charles Roring and Ali Munthaha
Office Escort : Darwin Sumang

On August 24th, 2022 Janet Bair contacted VIT Tours for an inquiry to do birdwatching trip to Sorong and Waigeo Island. On the beginning the group would be 14 paxs. In January 2023 the real participants are 9 paxs. In the evening of April 15th, Darwin Sumang, Charles Roring and Ali Munthaha met the group for the first time in Swissbel Hotel in Sorong. A short meeting to talk about the planning for tomorrow. It was a nice discuss with this group. In the morning of April 16th the group the group are ready at 06 O’clock meet in the lobby and drive to the mangrove site around Sorong. After a few hours birding then the group visiting a traditional market in Sorong. Almot the lunch time then the group return to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon no birding, just realaxing.

In the morning of April 17th, the group leave the hotel to the Sorong harbour  at 08.15. All the group luggages was taken care by VIT’s team. The group left Sorong for Waigeo island by ferry at 09.10. About 2 hours trip then the group arrived in Waisai harbour on Waigeo island then transfer to Raja Ampat Dive Resort for a 4 nights stay. For a complete information about this tour please click Trip Report

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