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The adult male Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise Seleucidis melanoleucus could be one of the highlights around our secluded Muaib jungle camp near Jayapura. Copyright © Roland Hilgartner

Northern lowlands specialties

Birding break

We begin our West Papuan birding adventure with a relaxed day's birding in open country around Lake Sentani in the northern lowlands near Jayapura, where we foremost hope to find two rare and localized grassland finches. Early next morning, we set out to our secluded Muaib jungle camp in pristine alluvial lowland forest for a four days' exploration of its rich and colorful lowland forest avifauna. A man-sized cassowary, two megapodes, seven dazzling forest kingfishers, a profusion of parrots, the world's largest pigeon, and a whopping six species of bird-of-paradise await the intrepid and careful observer here. This is New Guinea lowland birding at its best!


Possible year-round, but most certainly best from June to November.

Scheduled departures

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Physical effort

Reasonable physical fitness and good agility are required for this tour which plies some challenging terrain.

Tour summary

Day 1 > Sentani and Lake Sentani.
Day 2 > Sentani and northern lowlands.
Day 3-4 > Northern lowlands.
Day 5 > Northern lowlands and Sentani.
Day 6 > Sentani.

Tour description

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Read on about the birdlife of the northern lowlands of New Guinea.

Read on about our Best of West Papua birding expedition visiting the northern lowlands of New Guinea.

Read on about our other prolonged birding expeditions visiting the northern lowlands of New Guinea.

Browse our terms and conditions.

Browse our check-list of the birds of West Papua.

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I enjoyed our trip so much, not just because of Iwein's great birding skills and the way that he always made sure that I was going to get up that awful trail or over that even worse bridge, and Like's great cooking and organizational skills - but also that you are just such very pleasant people to be with.
Elaine Allison, USA