Posts Tagged ‘birding Indonesia’

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Halmahera Highlights – Birding Indonesia

Travelling from Sulawesi to Halmahera on the final leg of the Zootherabirding tour I recently led gave us the opportunity to see a whole load more new birds with Halmahera being home to many endemic species; in fact it was like starting a completely new tour and the anticipation of the new habitats and new [...]

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Tangkoko Delights – Birding Indonesia

With comfortable accommodation, good food and a reputation for great birds the leg of our trip that took us to Tangkoko, North Sulawesi, was much anticipated by the Zootherabirding group earlier this month. While the weather was not exactly how we imagined it, with lots of rain, we still managed, with local assistance, to find [...]

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The Hunt for Lompobattang Flycatcher – Birding Indonesia

As part of the Zootherabirding tour of Sulawesi/Halmahera that I have recently finished leading, we made an excursion to Makassar, in Southwest Sulawesi, to head to the foothills of Mount Lompobattang which is a fairly recently recognized centre of endemism where there are a few endemic birds and mammals as well as a number of [...]

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Lore Lindu, Sulawesi – Birding Indonesia

With endemic species including Satanic Nightjar, Hylocitrea, Malia, Sulawesi Thrush, Cinnabar Boobook, Sulawesi Masked Owl, Great Shortwing, Scaly-breasted Kingfisher, Red-eared Fruit Dove, Sulawesi Hawk Eagle and Purple-bearded Bee-eater it was hard to choose the best bird of our 5-night stay at Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, on the Zootherabirding Sulawesi/Halmahera 2017 tour that I have [...]

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Birds in Jakarta – Birding Indonesia

After the successful completion of the Zootherabirding tour to West Java & Sumatra last month I spent a few days in Jakarta, mainly to rest, but also to do a little birding in the city as I was interested in seeing the Javan form of Coppersmith Barbet which is so different from the subspecies I [...]

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Way Kambas – Birding Indonesia

After getting back from leading Zootherabirding‘s tour to West Java and Sumatra I have been reflecting on some of the birds and locations we visited during our three weeks in Indonesia and without a doubt the highlight was our stay at Way Kambas National Park in southeast Sumatra. Way Kambas protects some wonderful lowland habitats [...]

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