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Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer is one of 245 widespread residents in West Papua that always is a thrill to see. Copyright © Myron Tay

Sorong lowlands

Birding walk

This half or full day's Sorong birding walk covers a heterogeneous mix of secondary lowland forests that support a well-diversified and colorful lowland forest avifauna including the restricted-range Red-billed Brushturkey, Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Black Lory, plus seven species of bird-of-paradise: Glossy-mantled and Trumpet Manucode, Magnificent Riflebird, and Magnificent, King, Twelve-wired and Lesser Bird-of-paradise.


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

Scheduled departures

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Physical effort

Relaxed birding in flat or only slightly undulating terrain.

Tour description

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Read on about the birdlife of the Vogelkop lowlands.

Read on about our prolonged Best of West Papua birding expedition visiting Sorong lowlands.

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

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Best bird of the day, and a lifer for me (and my companions) was undoubtedly King Bird-of-paradise of which we all had unexcelled views on a fabulous forest trail.
Victor Mason, Founder, Bali Bird Walks, Indonesia