The Wildiaries Experience
Sulawesi - Indonesia's Mini-Madagascar
Available between October 05, 2019 — October 16, 2019
Duration of tour 12 days 11 nights
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With more endemic birds than anywhere else on earth (about 120 species to be exact), Sulawesi should be on every birders’ list to visit! This incredible island also hosts half a dozen species of Tarsier (a small primate) and mammals like the amazing Bear Cuscus ... scientists don’t know how this intriguing marsupial managed to end up west of the Wallace Line. We’re taking expressions of interest to join Scott on a trip of a lifetime next October to experience this incredible destination, which is remarkably accessible from Australia.
Day 1 5th October Arrive in Manado, meet with guide and transfer to hotel. Balance of day birding around Manado.
Days 2 – 5 6th -9th October: Four full days in Tangkoko a great site for Lilac-cheeked
Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Great-billed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher and Scaly-breasted Kingfisher. A full supporting cast of pigeons, owls and parrots as well as some great mammals including the incredible Bear Cuscus.
Day 6 10th October: Transfer by road from Tangkoko to Kotamobagu (around 4 hours) birding along the road. Overnight on hotel.
Days 7- 10 11th – 14th October: Full days birding in Mount Ambang, Tambun, Dumoga Bone NP is the good site for: Maleo, Minahasa and Sulawesi Masked Owl, Speckled and Cinnabar Boobook, Red-eared and Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, Sulawesi Crested Myna, Fiery-browed Starling, Malia, Great-billed and Sulawesi dwarf Kingfisher and more.
Day 11 15th October: Drive to Tomahon. Birding the Tomahon (Mt Mahawu) area. This offers us further great opportunities for photographs. This is one of the best sites for Scaly-breasted Kingfisher.
Day 12 16th October: Full day birding Mt Mahawu and around Tomahon.
Day 13 17th October: Return to Manado.
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