Sulawesi and Halmahera Birding Tours, the group succeed on seeing geomalia

Birding Period : September 1st to 14th, 2018
Participants : 8 Pax + 1 Tour Leader : David Anfrew Raine, Frank Thomas Palmgren, Frederic Pelsy Mozimann, Holger Teichmann, Lisa Howells, Matthew Rathgeber, Merlin Nicholas, Richard Smith and Tour Leader Richard Lindie
VIT’s Local Bird guide for Sulawesi : Idris Tinulele, For Halmahera : Bahar Hamanur
Office Escort : Bahar Hamanur

The group arrive directly to Sulawesi (Palu ) airport since August 30, 31 and Sept 1st, are overnight at Sutan Raja Hotel Palu. All clients are picked up in the airport by Aderiski Sarwenda, she is one of the Vit Tours reservation team. Sept 1st the group drive to Lore Lindu about 3pm, before heading to National Park the group visit the pale bellied myna in Biromaru village. Birding on the roadside around Dongidongi. Arrive in Wuasa the group transfer to National Lodge for accommodation. This accommodation is the base to visit birding site in the Lore Lindu National Park. Sept 4th the group return to Palu and overnight at Sutan Raja Hotel Palu then the next day 5 September flight to Manado by Lion Air. Arrive in Manado then at 10h30 then continue drive about 4 hours to Dumoga Bone National Park. Arive in Dumoga Bone NP then transfer to Sutan Raja Hotel Kotamobagu. September 6th, 2018 the group drive about 1 hour and 30 minutes to Tambun Nature Reserve for seeing the Macrocephalon Maleo. After birding on Tambun then birding on Molibagu Road before lunch time at Tante Min Homestay. Sept 7 birding on Torout Forest where the clients crossing the river by bamboo rafting. Late in the afternoon then return to Sutan Raja Hotel Kotamobagu. The 8th, the group return to Manado but have a morning birding on Gunung Ambang. After lunch then drive to Manado then continue to Tangkoko Nature Reserve until the 9th September. The group flight to Buli Airport on Halmahera 10 September 2018 and continue drive to 1,5 hours to Wisma Kita Subaim. The target bird of Paradise, the wallacean standardwing on Foli forest visited on 11 Sept 2018. On Sept 13th drive from Subaim to Sofifi then by speedboat to Ternate. Arrive in Ternate then transfer to Grand Dafam Bela Ternate for overnight. The next day 14 Sept 2018 as the final departures.

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