Rockjumper Trip Sulawesi and Halmahera 2016

Tour Period : 06 - 23 August 2016
Participants : 8 Pax + 1 Tour Leader
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Idris, Allin Muldaur
Office Escort : Ali Munthaha

The Rockjumper Birding Tours come Sulawesi and Halmahera 6 to 23 August 2016, starting point Makassar and Ending Point in Manado. The clients: Martin Barry, Catherine Barry, David Pearson, Charles Babbitt, Caroline Coleman, Gillian Havard, Alys Rose, Peter Gilchrist, David Erterius. VIT tours met all the clients in the airport of Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar. The first birding 6 August afternoon to Pattene fo a pale bellied myna about 35 minutes from the Dalton Hotel in Makassar. The next day before departure to Makasar the group visit the Karaenta Forest for the black-ringed white eye, sulawesi dwarf  hornbil,etc. Arrived in Palu airport then drive about 3 hours to Lore Lindu National Park for a 2 nights stay. On Sept 10th, the group return to Palu for overnight before departure to Manado via Makassar. 11th Sept Dept to Manado then continue drive to Dumoga Bone for the Maleo. In Dumoga Bone stay for a 3 nights before return to Manado then continue to Tangkoko. 17th Sept the group fly to Ternate by Garuda Indonesia airlines then continue to Sofifi by speed boat. Arrive in Sofifi then overnight in Losmen Wisata. The next day then continue to Subaim about 4 hours drive. Arrive in Subaim overnight in Wisma Kita Hotel The Wisma Kita the only one accommodation on Subaim village. The 3 nights stay for birding on Foli for a wallacean standardwing and also the group birding on Gunung Uniuni. Sept 20th the group return to Sofifi then overnight in Bolote Hotel before going to Ternate. In Ternate the group also visiting the Tolire lake about 35 minutes from the Bela International Hotel. Sept 22nd the group fly to Manado then birding on Gunung Mahawu. The group overnight in Novotel Hotel Star 5 hotel in Manado. All clients depature on Sept 23rd from Manado to their next destination.

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