Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Watching Cendrawasih Birds in Raja Ampat and Tambrauw Mountains (12 Days/11 Nights)

Cendrawasih is the local name of Birds of Paradise. These birds have become attractions for visitors who are interested in wildlife watching. Two important destinations in West Papua where visitors can go to watch Cendrawasih and other tropical birds are Tambrauw and Raja Ampat. 

cendrawasih merah, red bird of paradise
Red Bird of Paradise

In Tambrauw mountains, there is a valley. Its namr is Fef valley. It is the capital of Tambrauw regency. Birds such as Lesser Birds of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird and King Bird of Paradise as well as Magnificent Birds of Paradise can be watched there. Other birds that can be seen in the valley and mountains of Tambrauw include Blyth's Hornbill, New Guinea Vulturine Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Moustached Treeswift, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Papuan Mountain Pigeon, Pink-spotted Fruit Dove, Great Cuckoo Dove, Pinomln Imperial Pigeon and a lot more. 

Sausapor is a great destination of birdwatching too. There is a nice beach resort in Sansapor where visitors can stay during their holiday in Tambrauw. Visitors can enjoy watching Western-crowned Pigeon, Moluccan King Parrot, Grey Crow, Black Sunbird, Black-capped Lory, Yellow-faced Myna, Red-cheeked Parrot and a lot of other birds in this region. 

The beach in Sansapor is a great place for snorkeling. Visitors can enjoy swimming over the coral reef to see various species of tropical fish including parrotfish, anemonefish, grouper and a lot more. 

Another destination of this trip is Waigeo island in Raja Ampat. It is a place for watching Red Bird of Paradise (Cendrawasih Merah) and Wilson's Bird of Paradise (Cendrawasih Botak). It is also a great site for watching Common Paradise Kingfisher, Western-crowned Pigeon, Palm Cockatoo, Beach Kingfisher, and Hooded Butcherbird. 

Visitors can stay at a beach resort or at the homestays that are run by villagers.  If you are interested in taking a birdwatching holiday in West Papua, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.

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