NETWORK / SUPPORT TEAM

MELKIAS DIMARA,  Waigeo - West Papua

Melki is his short name, a native of Papuan people who live at Sepokren village, Waigeo island. He arranges birding trips on West Papua. Included Waigeo-Raja Ampat, Malagufuk forest - Klaso valley, Mt.Arfak-Manokwari, Nimbokrang - Jayapura and Biak. He will show where the best places to watch Bird Of Paradise

A part of the time they go birding and taking photograps of endemic birds, endangered mamals and reptiles.

CHARLES RORING,  Manokwari - West Papua

Charles is originally from North Sulawesi, but born in Manokwari, and grew up as an expert on arranging birding trips and scuba diving on West Papua. He arranges birdwatching trip to Mt. Arfak, Klaso valley and continues to Raja Ampat.

ABSALOM, Malagufuk village - West Papua 

Locally known Pak Absalom, He is a Papuan people who engaged on arrange birding trip to Klaso valley, set up accommodation and arranges logistic food  to his village, Malagufuk . He and with his team know where to find Bird Of Paradise on Malagufuk forest. 

DANIEL, Malagufuk - West Papua 

Another Young Papuan local guide with sharp-eyes, his experience to find target birds on Klaso valley, included on watching Twelve-wired Bird Of Paradise, Lesser Bird Of Paradise, King Bird Of Paradise, Magnificent Rifflebird, Red-breasted Paradise-kingfisher, etc.
Daniel with his family live at Malagufuk village.   

MICHAEL F. WANGKO,  Talaud Island (North Sulawesi)

Michael lives  in Melonguane, Talaud island. Very good birding guide who knows-well Talaud island, nice manner and likeable. He works hard in the field to find bird species likes  Talaud Kingfisher, Talaud Bush-hen, Talaud Rail, and Talaud Pitta are highlight species on the island.

ALPIAN MALESO,  Peleng island (Central Sulawesi)

Pian was born on Peleng island, then He traveled out to the North Sulawesi, and studied Biology science program at Manado University in Tondano. After graduated from the University then He decided returning home to Tataba village where He grew up with his family.

Now Pian is an experienced local bird guide on Peleng and Banggai Island. 

He loves drawing the birds where he scouts, He found Sula Pitta and sub species of Sulawesi Owl on their farm land, and scouting a small group of Banggai Crow, Helmeted Myna, Banggai Fruit-dove, Sula Scrubfowl, Blue-faced Rail and Sula Scops Owl. 

ADUN BAHRUM,  Cibodas/ Gunung Gede (West Java)

Adun is a native of Sundanese who live with his family nearby Gunung Gede National Park, local people call him Aduy as a lovely name for Sundanese boy. He arranges birding tour to Gunung Gede and Gunung Halimun. He knows the spot where to find Javan Trogon, Javan frogmouth, and mostly target species in the parks.

AHMAD LISAWAN MANARA,  Medan (North Sumatra)

“Iwan” as he is called by friends, is local guide in Northern Sumatera. He has conducted general tours and special interest tours in Northern Sumatera where in exploring Lake Toba and Batak’s culture are amongst his specialties. He is co-founder and board member of North Sumatera Ecotourism Forum. 

He has taken part on training for ecotourism tour products and its marketing in Holland. Besides being active in tourism he is also developing his skill on filming by set up Wan’s Production Studio. He speaks English and Spanish.  

SUBANDI & BUDI, Gunung Kerinci (West Sumatra)

Pak Subandi and Endatno live at Kersik Tuo, a village at the feet of Mount Kerinci. Besides being farmer, they are remarkable local bird guides for Kerinci and Tapan Road. Subandy’s house on Kersik Tuo has become home base for worldwide birdwatchers to explore the birds on Mount Kerinci.

KAMAL & TONI, Sumatra

Toni lives in Liwa and Kamal lives in the village of Panyungkaian. They used to be poacher and have changed their mind if helping birdwatchers to explore birds on Way Titias and Danau Ranau is more fun. They have become our success story to encourage local people to have more awareness on protecting birds and its habitat. They have stopped poaching and have become the best men on the field for organizing logistic and spotting the birds in Way Titias and Danau Ranau. Talking about Sumatran Ground Cuckoo cannot be separated from both of them.

THOMY, Carita (Banten)

Thom is an experienced and knowledgeable Tour Guide who live in Carita - Bante, He arranges birding trips, culture holidays and wildlife tours in Ujung Kulon National Park, West Java - Banten  
He also arrange cultural tour on visting Baduy tribe - West Java and Banten.

KT.WAHYUDI & HERY KUSUMANEGARA

Pak Yudi and Hery are Senior Rangers who engaged for Bali Barat National Park and Baluran National Park on eastern Java. They arrange birding trips from Denpasar, then drive  to Bali Barat - Gilimanuk, then across Ijen crater, and continues to Baluran and Bedugul. 

 OKA DWI, Bali  

Oka lives in Bali, an experienced bird guide who engaged for Bali and Lesser Sundas . He arranges birding trip around Bali, Flores & Komodo island, even to West Papua . 

CEISAR RIUPASSA & VINNO SOEWARLAN

Ceisar and Vinno live in Ambon. They have been involved in developing Parrot Project in Manusela National Park on Seram Island. During their work in this project they have managed to increase local people awareness on conserving wildlife on the island. They conducts cultural and nature tours to the islands of Moluccas. They are familiar with bird location on Tanimbar, Kai, Seram, and Buru island. 

SONY & BUCE

Sony and Buce are calm person, but very nice men  in the field, They was  bird hunters for many years ago. But since they joined conservation program, then later they knew how to look after the birds and environment.

Now They are experienced bird guides on Seram island,  have sharp eyes to scout Seram Cockatoo, Purple-naped Lory, Long-tailed Mountain Pigeon, Long Crested Myna and Lazuli Kingfisher.  Sony discovered many interesting places, especially trails for hiking and adventure-trekking tour for duration more than one day trip. He lives with his family at a small village called Masehulan at the border of between Manusela National Park and Sawai village.   

RUSLI, Rammang - Rammang

Rusli is a calm person, but a very nice guy, taking care of his family in Rammang-Rammang  village - Makassar, He's a native people there, a potential local guide, has sharp eyes on scouting birds. He knows where to find Lompobattang Flycatcher, Blcak-headed Kingfisher, Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher, Sulawesi Pitta and Black-ringed White-eye. .

MAHROJI

Roji is nick name, was born in Java, afterwards his family took him to travel to Halmahera, they joined Indonesian Government program as transmigration group who were presented from Eastern Java island. After several years He married a native lady of Halmahera who live on small village called Binagara, Now they have three kids.

He and his family arrange birding trips on Halmahera. Besides active as a birding guide He is a knowledgeable guide to identify species of tropical plants on Halmahera and Papua.

They live in a simply house, at the border of Aketajawa-Lolobata National Park, therefore He and his family have much time to scout birds, guiding clients to the lek of Wallace’s Standardwing Paradise bird and finding-out a chance of Invisible Rail. 

TUFRY ZULFIKAR SAHBAN,  Sorong - West Papua

Tufri lives in Sorong, He arranges birding trip to Klaso valley, boat trip to do snorkeling trip and scuba diving on Raja Ampat

ONY MEDA

Ony is a native people of Timor who live in Kupang as the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara province. From there He can arrange birding trips to Timor island. included Camplong, Bipolo, Soe ,Gunung Mutis. and Rote island

Ony is a very familiar with his area, has classic culture tour and hand-silk weaving or locally known Tenun that design with ethnic motif from Timor island.

ENNOG, Kumai - Borneo (Central Kalimantan)

Ennog is a specialist Guide who arrange Borneo tours on visiting Bornean Orang Utan in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan  Trip can be arranged with a long house-boat sails along Sekonyer river.   

GUNTUR MAS & MUHAMMAD YUSUF, Banjarmasin (Borneo, South Kalimantan)

Guntur and Yusuf grew up Southern Kalimantan. They are our best network in Kalimantan, know their home-land very well and have done a number of trekking to the rain forest of Kalimantan and across Borneo expedition. They arrange canal trip along Barito river, traditional floating market in Banjarmasin, classic tour to visit Dayak people at remote villages, and visit wildlife of Orangutan in Tanjung Puting, East Kalimantan.

Their service minded is really something for our clients. 

BENNY LESOMAR, Biak - West Papua

Benny is a senior tour guide for more than twenty years experience on organizing tours through Papua. He arrange birding tours to Yapen, Biak and Sorong. 

Besides birding trips He conducts various tours to the areas likes scuba diving in Biak and Raja Ampat, and combined with classic culture tour to Baliem valley.   

DADANG SETIAWAN, Ampana (Central Sulawesi)

Dadang was born in Makassar – in the South Sulawesi, He is an experienced Tour Guide for more than 17 years on organizing scuba diving and snorkeling trip to Togean islands, then combined with nature holidays tour to Morowali, Pamona, Tentena, Bada valley, Toraja land and Makassar.

He is  knowledgeable guide and very helpful person on arranging transport and accommodation on the island.

He and his family live in Ampana where is a gateway to travel  across Togean islands. He also arranges classic tour to visit Bajoe Sea-gypsy group who occupy the small islands. 

IRMAWATI AHMAD, Germany

Irma is an Indonesian lady who married with a German man. Now they’re living in Duisburg, Germany.

Irma had finished her Master degree at Padjajaran University in Bandung, studied in Management Department science.

She’s been much experience working with International NGO as USAID cooperated with SERASI project.

In Germany, She is active as a freelance for International Event, Tourism Exhibition, Indonesian Day, traditional Angklung music player, Inter Culture Event, Company Aniversary, Religion Event, Batik Workshop, etc.

A part of her time She arranges classic culture tour and family holidays for European travellers who wish to travel to Indonesia, and will welcome Indonesian people  who would like traveling to Europe, especially to Germany.

Irma is our best network in Europe, then She can promote our lovely country, Indonesia.    

PRICILLA VANNY TAKAENDENGAN, Japan

Vanny is another our best network in overseas. She maried Japanese man, and live in Tokyo- Japan for many years. She speaks Japanese well.

She grew up in Manado – North Sulawesi, then travelled-out to Japan followed her husband. Now they have two kids. 

She arranges classic tour for Japanese people who wish to travel to Indonesia, especially interests of Memorial of World War II on Halmahera, birdwatching trips and Scuba diving to Sulawesi, Java, Bali, Maluku, Papua, Kalimantan and Sumatra.

In Japan, She welcomes Indonesian people who would plan traveling on family holidays, studying about Japanese culture. attending travel mart, and attending Government Events.

Vanny also helps her parents’ bussiness in Manado, set up Promotion & customer Services at Daniel’s Resort & Dive Center on Bunaken Island. 

HALIDAY LABUNDO,  Buton Southeast Sulawesi)

Haliday lives in Bau-Bau - Boton,  He arranges adventure birding trips & Wildlife tours around Southeast Sulawesi. included Rawa opa Nature reserve 

 

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Trip Reports

Birding in Bali Barat

Birding in Bali Barat

Sonley Graham and his friend had done five days birding on Bali Barat National Park.

Pak

Borneo Trip

Borneo Trip

We have done a great trip across Borneo, flew from Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun, then a canal

Halmahera - Paradise Birding

We had a wonderful day of birding trip to Halmahera. We set up trip from Manado,

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