Certain components of West Papua's varied birdlife obviously extend far beyond the interest sphere and appreciation of the dedicated birder alone. Watching electric, plumed Paradisaea birds of paradise display at a communal lek, exploding amidst all shades of green, may well rank as one of Earth's greatest natural spectacles. And the wacko ballet performance of the male Western Parotia Parotia sefilata on its meticulously cleared ground court simply has to be witnessed to be believed!
You will be equally impressed by the huge nest mounds that megapodes construct and adeptly manipulate in order to incubate their eggs. And but marvel at the artsy-craftsy bowers of the Vogelkop Bowerbird Amblyornis inornatus, nothing less than the most complex and largest structures known in the avian world. Think breathtaking forest sceneries and beautifully cultivated valleys. Utterly stunning montane cloud-forests swathed in mosses and epiphytes, an eerie environment where occasionally past-flittering elfs wouldn't look unbecoming at all...
At Papua Expeditions we judge the success of a trip by what we get to see and learn along the way rather than by the number of kilometers covered. We offer you the opportunity to experience and truly absorb West Papua's vast natural wonders in the company of exceptional guides, keen on sharing an intimate knowledge amassed over years of practical field experience, and in a manner as enjoyable as possibly can be. You can count on it that we take you off the beaten track to pristine destinations, where opportunities for memorable encounters, both with West Papua's legendary wildlife as its fascinating indigenous peoples, still abound.
Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed by the
things that you didn't do than by
the ones you did do. So throw
off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch
the trade winds in your
sails. Explore. Dream.