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Bird Watching Tours in Sulawesi Indonesia,Paradise Discovery on Wallace Line.
DAY 01-MANADO AIRPORT-TANGKOKO.
pick up from airport of Manado, transfer to Tangkoko Nature Reserve, check in Homestay,lunch, 15:00 afternoon start birding tour in Tangkoko reserve, discovery Hornbill bird ,Macaca Niagra and tarsier, in the Nigths discovery Sulawesi Owl.
Back to Homestay, dinner, rest.
Breakfast, 06:30 start Discovery Sulawesi King fisher, Sulawesi yelow Marloha,Red-backed Thrush, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Knobbed Hornbill, Red-bellied Pitta, Spot-tailed Goshawk, Purple-winged Roller, Sulawesi Babbler, Isabelline Bush-hen, Sulawesi Nightjar, Tabon Scrubfowl, Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Sulawesi Triller, Pigeon, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, lunch on jungle, and than continue birding until night, dinner at home stay . Rest…
DAY 03-BOGANI NANIWARTABONE NATIONAL PARK.
Breakfast,07:00 check out,transfer to Kotamobagu, 5 hours drive,roadtrip sulawesi by Private car. will arrive at 12:00.
lunch, 13:00 we start discoverry bird in Gunung ambang until 17:00 of clock.
Discovery Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle; Bare-faced Rail; Cinnabar Hawk-Owl; Speckled Hawk-Owl; Pale-blue Monarch; Matinan Flycatcher; Malia; Fiery-browed Myna.
Gunung Ambang in one of a range of mountains to the east of the city of Kotamobagu, about 5-6 hrs drive west of Manado. Some good forest remains on the hill tops, at altitudes of between 1,000 and about 1,700 m. Gunung Ambang used to form part of Bogani Nani Wartabone (Dumoga Bone) National Park, but now forms a nature reserve in its own right.
Despite the protected status the forest is pretty degraded, and illegal logging continues virtually unchecked. Despite the degraded state of forests on the lower slopes, Gunung Ambang remains an excellent site to go birding, not least for the chance to see Bare-faced Rail, Cinnabar Hawk-Owl, Matinan Flycatcher and a species of Muscicapa flycatcher that is not yet fully described (“Sulawesi Flycatcher”).
DAY 04-BOGANI NANIWARTABONE NATIONAL PARK-MALEO BIRD.
this day we will start Discovery in the early morning at 05:00 for Discovery Maleo Bird.
Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park (formerly known as Dumoga Bone National Park) is a huge area of forest spanning the border between North Sulawesi and Gorontalo provinces. Despite its size, the access is very poor to the central areas and most visiting birders just visit the margins on the park around the villages of Dolodua and Toraut. Here there are 2-3 sites where reasonable forest can be accessed quite easily, and it is also here that the famous Maleo nesting ground of Tambun lies.
Maleo lay their eggs communally in pits dug in the ground in soil heated by either volcanic hot-springs or on beaches heated by the sun. Once laid the parents take no further part in the incubation of the eggs and after around 60 days the chicks hatch and dig their own way to the surface, to emerge fully-feathered and independent.
While being ecologically fascinating, this strategy makes the eggs extremely vulnerable to collecting, and despite the legally-protected status of Maleo in Indonesia such egg collecting continues. To combat this threat a number of Maleo nesting grounds are now guarded full-time, and the eggs are removed from where they are laid and relocated to natural hatcheries where they continue to be incubated by the volcanically heated soil, but where they are safe from the attention of egg collectors.
this day we target the Maleo Bird and the others. we wil explore until 16:00 of clock.we lunch on the jungle.
back to hotel on 16:00, check out, transfer to Gorontalo, 5 hours drive,pass the quoite village. dinner on the way at some local resto.
check in Hotel on Gorontalo, rest…
DAY 05-GORONTALO-LIMBOTO LAKE.
Breakfast, 06:00 go to Limboto Lake,Discovery Migration Bird.Limboto lake have a Hot springs,is the Tecto-Volcanic lake.
Despite alarming ecological concerns, Limboto Lake in Gorontalo remains either a stopover point or a permanent home for at least 85 bird species. Some of the birds are endemic to the region and many pass through Gorontalo when migrating.
The migratory birds, which rest at Limboto Lake, are water birds from Alaska, Siberia, Russia and Europe. Forty nine of the 85 species recorded at the lake are migratory birds.
They include the oriental pratincole, the whimbrel, the glossy ibis, the greater painted-snipe, the sharp-tailed sandpiper, the common sandpiper, the greater sand plover, the wood sandpiper, the oriental plover, the whiskered tern and the common sandpiper. Most of the birds rest at Limboto Lake before continuing their migration to various destinations.
12:00 of clock Lunch,after that ,pick up to Paguyaman Rainforest Reserve. Explore the Sulawesi Bird untill night.
back to Hotel,dinner, rest…
DAY 06- AIRPORT GORONTALO.
pick up transfer to Gorontalo Airport. the End…