- Most of the birds we saw are those usually and easily seen on a standard trip to Papua New Guinea. We had hoped to see many of the West Papua endemics as well as specialty New Guinea endemics that are not readily seen in PNG...Gary and Marlene Babic report.
- We focussed on Sulawesi because we want to maximise our time and we tried to see as many of the endemics and specialties of this island as possible and I can only conclude that we had a really successful trip...Henk Hendricks reports.
- Ever since I visited Papua New Guinea in 2008 I intended to visit the western, Indonesian part of New Guinea. I almost made the trip in the mid nineties of the last century but because of civil turmoil I had to cancel that trip...Henk Hendricks reports.
West Papua, Indonesia
- West Papua with its extensive forests and great variety of habitats is one of the most important areas for biodiversity in the world. It is particularly noted for its avifauna with numerous species of birds of paradise. However, it is not an easy destination....Nicolaas van Zalinge reports.
Bali and Flores
- I was on the edge of my seat by the time we got to Komodo – to search for the Dragon and the Yellow-crested Cockatoo...Duan Biggs reports
- Birding is easy and most of the key species, including a surprising number limited to Bali and Java, can be found in four or five busy days in just two key areas ...Oscar Campbell reports.
Lesser Sundas and Bali.
- The Lesser Sundas & Bali had certainly been everything I had expected and more. We had seen a wonderful array of almost all-possible endemics...Jan Vermeulen reports.
- Bali is not much visited by serious birdwatchers, as it only has one endemic (Bali myna), which is virtually impossible to see in the wild. It is a densely populated island and there is little forest left, apart from Bali Barat national park in the west. There are plenty of beautiful and exciting birds in Bali...Geoff Upton reports.
Lesser Sundas and remote Moluccas a report in .pdf format by George Wagner.
Sulawesi & Halmahera, (Indonesia),
- The fields between Singsingon and the Gunung Ambang mountain are patrolled by Spotted Harriers....Spot-tailed Goshawks were highlights in the forest...Nicolaas van Zalinge reports.
Sulawesi A report in .pdf format (3.5Mb) by Peter Ericsson
Sulawesi and Halmahera
- Sulawesi and Halmahera had certainly been everything I had expected and more. We had seen a wonderful array of almost all-possible endemics and only dipped very few species. The final total for the 3 weeks trip was 258 species of birds....Jan Vermeulen reports.
Indonesia, Java and Bali
- Kicked off our trip with a few hours in a packed Bogor Botanical Gardens. Surprising number of birds in this fairly unpromising spot...Brendan Threlfall reports.
Western Java, Indonesia (Gunung Halimun, Pamanukan, Muara Angke)
- Report in .pdf format by Bruce Wedderburn
Western Java, Indonesia (Gunung Gede, Pulau Dua, Carita, Muara Angke, Pulau Rambut)
- This report is based on a seven day birding trip to Western Java which was organised together with Indra Ferdinand...The focus of the trip was on the Javan endemics and a total of 157 species were seen during the seven days of birding.....Bruce Wedderburn reports.
Lesser Sundas (Nusa Tengara - Bali, Sumba, Timor, Flores, Rinca & Komodo)
- I recorded a total of 225 species (incl.4 heard only) of which 70 that are endemic to the Lesser Sundas. Highlights were many but some species stand out like Sumba Hornbill, Citron-crested Cockatoo, the 2 endemic Boobooks and the gorgeous Red-naped Fruit-Dove....Henk Hendricks reports.
Sumatra and Java 27th July-16th August 2008
- The Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java are two of the primary birding destinations in south-east Asia with a wide variety of endemics, regional specialities and pan-Asian species. It remains a major destination for all serious world birders (of which I’m not one!)....Martin Wootton reports
South Maluku, Indonesia,
- Some of the harder endemics on Seram are only available at higher
elevations, so we decided to drive to the highest point accessible
to us. We did some birding
on our way up there, especially to look for the Salmon-crested
Cockatoo on the slopes just below the high point...Ron
- I knew beforehand that the birding would be difficult and that it would take time to get to grips with the specialties of the area. Some species like Schneider’s Pitta and Sumatran Peacock-Pheasant are much harder to find nowadays then in the past...Henk Hendricks reports.
- Moving off down the hill we saw 5
Black Thighed Falconets, who posed on a dead tree nicely for
us, and at the bottom by a dry riverbed with pools, we saw Giant
Tree Squirrel and Black Monkey....Martin
and Gill Parr report
Sumatra and West
- A trip report covering the logistics & results of a visit
to the islands of Sumatra & Java in the Indonesian archipelago.
Sites visited included Gunung Kerinci and the Kerinci Sebalat
national park (Mauro Sako or Tapan Road as it is also known),
Way Kambas all on Sumatra and Gunung Gede on Java....Jonathan
Gunung Gede, Java, Indonesia,
- Gunung Gede – Pangrangro
National Park in western Java, Indonesia, is easily accessible
from Jakarta and is reported to hold nearly all of Java’s
endemic birds in its montane forests...Gary
Notes on short trip to West-Timor
- The objective of the trip was to see the
potential new birds of Sumba. While we did not know whether we
would find accommodation outside of Waingapu, and in reasonable
proximity to forest, we did end up staying at Waikabubak...We
were pleased with our views of the Elegant Pitta and Sumba Hornbill,
both of which we were keen to see....David Milton and
Sandra Harding report.
Notes on short trip to 3 Locations
- Trip list from Mark Schellekens
Muara Angke Nature Reserve, North Jakarta 26 September, 2004
- Trip list from Mark Schellekens
Ujung Pangkah and the Lemahan River
- Notes on short visits by Mark Schellekens
- Two of my friends were doing a 2 month tour
of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi and Halmahera and I decided to
join them for the Wallacean part of the trip. The trip was rather
eventful, but still produced a good list of endemics and otherwise
excellent birds. Although Halmahera has been off limits for a
few years , the situation has calmed down and it is now perfectly
safe to visit again...Wim Heylen reports
Java, Bali and East Sumatra (Way
- This report is based on our first birding
trip to the Indonesian archipelago. First of all we were interested
to find as many of the region's endemics as possible. Of course
we did not see all the endemics but then you have to be very lucky.
W saw a good selection of Indonesian's birdlife with 237 species
during 22 days of birding...Peter Collaerts reports
Sulawesi & Halmahera
- Wallacea is a transitional zone between the
Oriental and Australasian faunal realms. At 379, Sulawesi, formerly
known as Celebes, has the smallest numbers of bird species of
any of the seven biogeographic regions in Indonesia, though hosts
96 species not shared with other regions. Birdlife International
has identified 24 Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs) within Indonesia....David
- There are many spectacular birds lurking in the few remaining areas of forest which once covered this vast island, but Sumatra is not one of those destinations that gives up its birds easily! Our third visit to Sumatra proved to be every bit as challenging as our previous two (though thankfully with less rain!). It also proved to be every bit as successful with a 'big bag full of goodies' to gloat over after all of our effort!...Pete Morris reports.
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