|French birdwatchers in lowland forest|
Lowland Forest of Manokwari
Susnguakti Forest of Arfak Range
|Lesser Birds of Paradise in Susnguakti forest|
Arfak range of Manokwari
Because the cost of traveling to Tambrauw mountains is expensive, I highly recommend that tourists come to this region in a group of at least 3, 4 or more people to share the cost.
Birding and Wildlife Watching EquipmentThere are some equipment that visitors can bring in order to enhance their birding and wildlife watching experience. In general, birders bring binoculars. From my personal view, a pair of Swarovski EL 8.5×40 or Swarovski SLC 10×42 WB binoculars produces sharp and crisp images of birds, wild animals and unique wild flowers that we see through them. There are also Nikon Monarch 5 10×42, and the very affordable Visionking 10×42 mm binoculars. Sometimes I see birders bring spotting scopes. I used to try a Swarovski ATX 30-70×95. It was a very powerful birding gear. However, it is also expensive.
How to get to birding sites in Manokwari and Tambrauw Mountains?To reach this hill, read the following instructions:
- First, fly from your country to Jakarta - the capital of the Republic of Indonesia.
- Second, take a domestic flight served by Sriwijaya Air, Garuda, NAM Air, Lion Air or Batik Air to Manokwari city or Sorong city. After that local guides could help organize your birding trips to the forest.
This was written by Charles Roring