Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birdwatching Tour in Manokwari Forest

King Bird of Paradise in Susnguakti forest
Arfak mountains - Manokwari
There are several birdwatching sites in Manokwari regency. One of them is Susnguakti forest in the eastern region of Arfak mountains. Its lower montane forest environment is the natural habitat of several species of paradise birds including Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor), King Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus regius), Magnificent Riflebird.
There are also other birds that can be watched in the rainforest of Susnguakti such as Hooded Butcherbird, Blyth's hornbill, and Common Paradise Kingfisher.
Tropical rainforest that covers this area is actually a rich environment. Visitors can see colorful butterflies such as Vindula arsinoe, and various kinds of lizards, including the Arfak Dragon Lizard. There are snakes too. But the main attractions in Susnguakti forest, in addition to birds, are cuscus possum, glowing mushrooms, fireflies, and a large varieties of plants.
Accommodation
Camping site in the forest of Susnguakti, Manokwari
As of today, there is no guesthouse in the middle of Susnguakti forest of Manokwari. But we have built simple shelters for our guests who want to stay for a few days. We have served tens of visitors who come from various countries in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.
We also provide complete camping (shelter, mattrasses, and tents), cooking and eating utensils for visitors and local guides.
How to get there?
Lesser Birds of Paradise in Manokwari forest
Fly from your country to Jakarta, or Manado. These are big cities in Indonesia. After that, take a domestic flight to Manokwari. Airlines such as Garuda, Batik, and Sriwijaya have got regular flights between Jakarta and Manokwari.
I can meet you at the airport or at the hotel where you stay and organize your trip to Susnguakti forest.
Booking
Please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or by whatsapp: +6281332245180