Monday, September 18, 2017

Birding Trip to Tambrauw Mountains

Birding in Ayapokiar of Tambrauw regency
Moustached Treeswift in Aibogiar ridge of
Tambrauw Mountains
This is the picture of Moustached Treeswift (Hemiprocne mystacea) that I see in Aibogiar ridge of Tambrauw Mountains. I visited that region to watch birds and explore the tropical rainforest that covers most of its slopes, ravines and valleys. I also saw Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor), Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, New Guinea Vulturine Parrot and a lot of other birds that make the forest of Tambrauw as its habitat. Tambrauw regency is located between Sorong and Manokwari. It has got the potentials to be developed as a highly recommended destination for birdwatchers.
How to get there?
Birding tour in rainforest of Indonesia
Tambrauw Mountains
If you want to enjoy hiking and birding in Tambrauw Mountains, here is the routes that you can take to reach the region.

  • First, fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia)
  • After that, take a domestic flight to Sorong city.
  • I could meet you at the airport and organize your birding and wildlife watching trip to Tambrauw.
Birding with Charles Roring
Coconut lorikeet
What to bring
In general, every birdwatcher knows what they have to bring when they want to enjoy birding in the forest. Here are some of the things that visitors need:
  • A good pair of binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Digital camera with telephoto lens
  • Field guide book: Birds of New Guinea written by Thane K. Pratt and Bruce Beehler
  • Flash light/ torch
  • Ponco
  • Ziploc plastic bags to protect your electronics in case of rainings
Traveling to Tambrauw Mountains is quite expensive. I suggest that visitors travel in group to share the cost. If you are interested in going to Tambrauw Mountains, please, contact me by e-mail to: or send text message to my whatsapp: +6281332245180.

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