Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Birdwatching in Fef Town of Tambrauw Regency

Fef is the capital of Tambrauw regency. It is located in the middle of bird's head (Vogelkop) region of West Papua province in Indonesia. Fef itself is a valley. Because the town is surrounded by rainforest, visitors who go there can enjoy birdwatching and wildlife watching while walking along its roads.

Sacred Kingfisher in Fef town of Tambrauw
Sacred Kingfisher in Fef town of Tambrauw regency

Birds such as Yellow-faced Myna, Palm Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Sacred Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite, Blyth's Hornbill, and even New Guinea Harpy Eagle can be seen flying over the town or perching on the branches of trees there. Lesser Birds of Paradise, King Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Bird of Paradise, and Magnificent Riflebird could be seen in Tambrauw too. 

kingfisher bird watching in Indonesia
Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Most visitors who travel to rainforest to see wildlife bring binoculars and camera. Bringing a spotting scope will enhance the birding experience too. Since Tambrauw is located near the equator where rain often occurs, visitors should bring raincoat or rain ponchos which can protect them and their photographic equipment. 

There are guesthouses in Fef town that can accommodate visitors who want to stay for a few days there. One of them has got 8 bedrooms with toilets. 

Fef hotel in Tambrauw regency of West Papua
A guesthouse in Fef town of Tambrauw regency

Fef is a small town, I highly suggest that visitors who want to go there, first, need to by logistical needs such as bread, biscuits, canned food, instant noodles, or batteries, and mineral water in Manokwari city or Sorong city. 

It is easy to travel to Fef town of Tambrauw regency. First, visitors need to fly from their country to Jakarta (the capital) or other big cities of Indonesia such as Manado, Surabaya, or Denpasar. After that, visitors can continue their trip by taking a flight to Sorong city or Manokwari city (capital of Papua Barat province). The trip to Fef town can be carried out by 4WD car. 


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