Halmahera - Paradise Birding

We had a wonderful day of birding trip to Halmahera. We set up trip from Manado, then flew to Ternate, traveled via a speedboat across Sofifi and did overland trip to Weda Resort.

We're succeed to see target species likes: Wallace's Standardwing Paradise bird for more than 10 number at the lek of Weda forest. Seen 2 Purple Dollarbird in two days, could see 2 Ivory-breasted Pitta in two days (a good spot).

Weda Resort is a recommendend place, an excellent and a comfortable accommodation to have a holidays on Halmahera, meanwhile Weda forest is productive place for endemic birds of Halmahera, included a mammal as Kuskus. 

Name of clients/participant: 
Mr. Michael Riffel & Mr. Anton Sojer
Nationality: Germany
Period of visit: 22nd - 29th September 2012
Tour Leader: Nurlin Djuni 

List of birds during 5 days birding on Weda forest.

1. Wallace's Standarwing paradise bird
2. Ivory-breasted Pitta
3. Sombre Kingfisher
4. Blue-and-white Kingfisher
5. Common Paradise Kingfisher
6. Azure Kingfisher (heard only)
7. Grey-headed Fruit-dove
8. Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove (heard only)
9. Blue-capped Fruit-dove (heard only, and seen very breafly)
10. Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon
11. Spectacled Imperial Pigeon
12. Nicobar Pigeon
13. Brown Cuckoo-dove
14. Brush Cuckoo
15. White Cockatoo
16. Blyth's Hornbill
17. Golden Bulbul
18. Rusty-bellied Triller
19. Long-billed Crow
20. Paradise Crow
21. Gurney's Eagle
22. Variable Goshawk
23. White-naped Monarch
24. Spectacled Monarch
25. Slaty Monarch
26. Red-cheeked Parrot
27. Violet-necked Lory
28. Chattering Lory (Seen breafly + heard twice)
29. Eclectus Parrot
30. Spangled Drongo
31. Willy Wagtail
32. Goliath Coucal
33. Cream-throated White-eye
34. Moustached Three-swift
35. Rufous Night-heron
36. Little Pied Cormorant
37. Red-necked Little Grebe
38. Great Egret
39. Cattle Egret
40. Little Egret
41. Bare-eyed Rail (Highlightspecies that identified)
42. White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
43. Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike
44. Maluccan Cuckoo-shrike
45. Common Cicadabird
46. Dusky Friarbird
47. Purple Dollarbird
48. Common Dollarbird
49. Drab Whistler
50. Moluccan Owlet-nightjar
51. Moluccan Boobook (heard only)
52. Moluccan Scops-owl (heard only)
53. Dusky Scrubfowl
54. Brahminy Kite
55. Lesser Frigatebird
56. Osprey
57. Black-naped Tern

Although these clients're dissability much walking, but we could manage their step, even unexpected as much as they could see, and done-well!

Thank very much for all kindness of Rob & Linda Sinke who arranged logistic, transport & accommodation. Best regards to all your excellent staff for whole trip, especially Bambang was a nice person who drove us to birding sites. Hope in the future he becomes a local birding field guide on Halmahera.
Good luck & see you...

Best wishes.
Nurlin Djuni & Malia tours' team.


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