Arfak montane specialties
On this West Papuan birding break we basically follow in the footsteps of the great Italian naturalists D’Albertis and Beccari, who once collected in the Hattam-country only a few kilometers away from our base in the Arfak Mountains on the mid-slopes of majestic Mount Indon, towering 2,425 m above the Prafi Valley. Nearly a century and a half elapsed since the intrepid D’Albertis was the first westerner to penetrate any distance into the mountains of New Guinea exactly here in 1872, but birding these magnificent woods, swathed in clouds during parts of most days, remains an irresistible adventure. A privileged opportunity also, to be taken in tow by the Hattam, across their ancestral lands, and marvel at endemic birdlife that few outsiders have ventured to come and see before.
Possible year-round, but most certainly best from June to November.
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Reasonable physical fitness and good agility are required to bird the relatively steep slopes here.
Day 1 > Manokwari and Arfak montane forests.
Read on about the birdlife of the Arfak Mountains.
Read on about our Amazing Arfak birding expedition to the Arfak Mountains.
Read on about our other prolonged birding expeditions visiting the Arfak Mountains.
Read on about our filming expedition for Vogelkop Bowerbird in the Arfak Mountains with the BBC Natural History Unit.
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Browse our check-list of the birds of West Papua.
6 days/5 nights
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Het was echt zwaar
om vogels te vinden.
Meestal hoog in de bomen
met weinig goede belichting.
Denk niet dat er veel plaatsen in de wereld
zijn waar het zo lastig is. Gelukkig
was Iwein een krak van een vogelaar
die zeer scherpe ogen heeft en elk