Waigeo and Arfak
We begin our West Papuan birding adventure with two relaxed introductory excursions outside the town of Sorong, situated on the westernmost tip of New Guinea's Bird's Head or Vogelkop Peninsula. Next morning, we set off on a four days' pilgrimage to the avian delights of Waigeo Island in the fabled Raja Ampat archipelago off Sorong. On the return journey to Sorong, we shall spend ample time on a tiny atoll in Dampier Strait in pursuit of regional small island specialists. We then shift our attention to the Arfak Mountains near Manokwari, on the opposite side of the Bird's Head, where we shall be based for four nights in search of an entire suite of so-called 'Vogelkop' endemics.
Possible year-round, but most certainly best from June to November.
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Reasonable physical fitness and good agility are required for this tour which plies some challenging terrain.
Day 1 > Sorong and Sorong lowlands.
Read on about the birdlife of the Vogelkop lowlands.
Read on about the birdlife of Waigeo Island.
Read on about the birdlife of the Arfak Mountains.
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11 days/10 nights
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Once again thanks soooo
much for this birdwatching trip.
It has been very special for me and
I will never forget this experience.