Sulawesi and Halmahera, Wallacean Endemics, Rockjumper Birding Tours 2023

Birding Period : July 6th to 21st, 2023
Participants : 8 pax’s + 1 Tour Leader: Glen Valentine,  Silvio Sommazzi, Nicholas Aebisher, Sonja Raub, Jefrey Hopkins, Helmut Dieter, Ingetraut Kuhn, Stephen Harford, Jean MCkell,
VIT’s Local Bird Guide : Bahar Hamanur
Office Escort : Darwin Sumang

The tour starting in Makassar  (South of Sulawesi) on July  6th, 2023 and ending in Manado North of Sulawesi on July 21st, 2023. In the morning of July 6th, the group depart for Gunung Lompobatang around Malino Arrived in Gunung Lompobatang then transfer to Celebes Hotel overnight. Afternoon birding on Gunung Lompobatang. The next day all clients go for a birding After having lunch then return to Makassar. On July 8th the group flight to Palu by Lion Air flight no.JT854 arrived at 16H10 then drive to Lore Lindu National Park. Transfer to National Lodge. Here the group overnight. The group birding on Lore Lindu National Park include the Anaso Trekk.On July 11th then return to Palu City then transfer to Sutan Raja Hotel in Palu. The next day on July 12th then flight to Manado via Makassar then drive about 4 hours to Kotamobagu. Arrive in Kotamobagu then transfer to Sutan Raja Kotamobagu. Here the group stay for a 3 nights then drive to Tangkoko and stay 2 nights. On July 17th, the group flight to Ternate by Wings Air about an hour flight. Arrive in Ternate then by Speedboat to Halmahera about 45 minutes. Arrive in Guraping harbour Halmahera then by 4 cars drive to Subaim and stay about 2 night then return to Ternate. Arrive in Ternate transfer to Villa Ma’rasai on Ngade Gambesi village on Ternate island. The next day on July 20 the group flight to Manado then drive to Tomohon for an afternoon birding on Gunung Mahawu. Birding on Gunung Mahawu guided by Rahman Adam, a friendly bird spotter to help all the clients to searching endemic birds. After birding on gung Ambang then drive to Manado then transfer to Novotel Hotel Manado. On July 21st all clients final departure.

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