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West Papua: Aug 2013 Sign In or Register to add photos

I revisited West Papua with 5 friends, flying from Jakarta and starting birding on the island of Biak with this itinerary:- 05-06 Aug BIAK 07-Aug BIAK to NUMFOR by charter boat: 08.30 to 12.30. 08-Aug NUMFOR 06.00 ? 09.00, boat to MANOKWARI 10.30 to 12.30, cars to Sioubri Guesthouse, Mokwam. 09-11 Aug Birding & night at Sioubri. 12-Aug Birding trail to camp Jepan. Night at camp Jepan or return to guesthouse NG, JH) 13-Aug Birding near camp Jepan a.m., return to Sioubri, or birding near Sioubri. Night at Sioubri. 14-Aug Birding road while driving down from Sioubri to Manokwari. Night at Manokwari (Billy Jaya hotel). 15-Aug Fly Manokwari to Jayapura then drive to NIMBOKRANG. Birding open habitat. Night at Nimbokrang (Jamil?s) 16-17Aug Birding swamp forest near the village. Night at Nimbokrang. 18-Aug Birding near Km 8. Night at Nimbokrang 19-Aug A.m. birding at Jalan Korea, pm drive to Sentani, birding wetland. Night at Sentani (Indah hotel). 20-Aug Flight JAYAPURA Sentani to WAMENA delayed till 12.00, arrive 12.45 then drive to LAKE HABBEMA. Night camping at PONDOK TIGA. 21-Aug Birding Pondok Tiga (morning), rain all afternoon. Night at Pondok Tiga 22-Aug Birding Trail towards Yabogema and road to pass. Night at Pondok Tiga 23-Aug Birding Lake Habbema or trail to Yabogema. Night at Pondok Tiga or Yabogema (RF & NP). 24-Aug Birding Trail from Yabogema to Pondok Tiga or Pondok Tiga area. Night at Pondok Tiga 25-Aug Drive new road to 3550m in mountains beyond lake then birding the road from Pondok Tiga to Wamena. Night at Wamena (Baliem Pilamo hotel) 26-Aug Fly Wamena to Jayapura then to Jakarta or Palu (JH & RM) via Makassar. Rich (RF) and Royke (RM) kindly gave me some of their photos to augment mine.
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wet arrival at Biak
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leaving the boat at Numfor
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Nick G showing his fieldguide to the locals
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our transport on Numfor
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weevils on Numfor
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weevil on Numfor
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forest patch on Numfor
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Nick P awaiting our boat at Numfor
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Nick P awaiting our boat at Numfor
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Biak Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera riedelii
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Numfor Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera carolinae
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Numfor Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera carolinae
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Gurney's Eagle, Aquila gurneyi
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Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove, Macropygia amboinensis
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Claret-breasted Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus viridis
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Claret-breasted Fruit Dove
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Papuan Frogmouth, Podargus papuensis
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Geelvink Pygmy-Parrot, Micropsitta geelvinkiana
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Biak Black Flycatcher, Myiagra atra
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Biak Black Flycatcher, Myiagra atra
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Biak Black Flycatcher, Myiagra atra
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Numfor Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus (poliocephala) maforensis
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Numfor Leaf-Warbler
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Long-tailed Starling, Aplonis magna
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Monokwari in sight
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Rich and Rod
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smartly dressed Rod
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erecting camp at Camp Jepan
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porters at Camp Jepan
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helpers at Camp Jepan
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porter at Camp Jepan
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pitcher plants in the Arfaks
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pitcher plant in the Arfaks
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Vogelkop Bowerbird, Amblyornis inornatus bower
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Vogelkop Bowerbird bower
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fruit decorating Vogelkop Bowerbird bower
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Green-backed Robin's nest
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Mountain Owlet-Nightjar, Aegotheles albertisi
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Mountain Owlet-Nightjar, Aegotheles albertisi
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Feline Owlet-Nightjar, Aegotheles insignis
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Feline Owlet-Nightjar
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Green-backed Robin, Pachycephalopsis hattamensis
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Magnificent Bird of Paradise, Cicinnurus magnificus
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male Western Parotia, Parotia sefilata
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Long-tailed Paradigalla, Paradigalla carunculata
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Long-tailed Paradigalla
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Lake Sentani
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our group on Jalan Korea near Nimbokrang
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Jamil with grandson
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Jamil's visitors book
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Crested Baza, Aviceda subcristata
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Great Cuckoo-Dove, Reinwardtoena reinwardtsi
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Zoe Imperial Pigeon, Ducula zoeae
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Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Ducula pinon
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Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Ducula pinon
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Pinon Imperial Pigeon
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Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Micropsitta pusio
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Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Micropsitta pusio
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male Eclectus Parrot, Eclectus roratus
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Coconut (Rainbow) Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus
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