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We have room for two on the upcoming 19-day trip to

Papua, Indonesia (Irian Jaya) June 13 - July 2 2017

organized by the Papua Bird Club for an excellent price.

We have room for two. Let me know if you are interested.

Cagan Sekercioglu
University of Utah

Birdwatching in Indonesia

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Using the Birdingpal resources you must agree to the following: If you contact a local Birdingpal and make arrangement to go birding, you should note it is common courtesy to make sure you show up for the appointment. If for any reason you are unable to do this, the least you must do is contacting the local Pal right away.
Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she offer to take you out birding, using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel. A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate, something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
A Nurza Banda Aceh, Aceh Anytime English, Indonesian
Aceh is a Great Birding Spot area. Many endemic bird species of Sumatra Island can be found in the Leuser Ecosystem Area or Gunung Leuser National Park of Aceh like Sumatran Laughing Trush.

D Triana Jakarta, Java Anytime English, Bahasa Indonesia
I am a talkative 22 years old birdwatcher. I have loved birding since 2010 and joined a birdwatching club (KPB Nycticorax) in campus. An undergraduated student at department of biology in Universitas Negeri Jakarta (State University of Jakarta), a biology education program. also a private science teacher for kids. love traveling! Area:
Muara Angke Sanctuary, Monas Park, Muara Gembong Wetland, Rambut Island

Area Birds:
Milky Stork, Christmas Frigatebird, Black-winged Starling, Javan Plover
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, beach, mountain, island, herping
Travel: walking, hiking,train, bus, car, long walk, motorcycle
Visit: tourist site, monument, arboretum, parks, wetlands, open area
Attend: seminars
Participate: backpacker

W Strickland Bandung, West Java Weekend English
I am an American living in Bandung. I've been here only since June of 2007, but I can provide transportation to areas close to Bandung or even to Cibodas and Gunung Gede Pangrango where most of the Javan endemics can be found.
M Wago Labuan Bajo, Kupang Anytime English and Indonesia
I am a birdwatching tour guide in Flores island Indonesia, I started to guide people around Flores since 2009. The birding areas in Flores are: Komodo National Park, Mt Mbeliling, Pota Wangka, Ente'e, Puarlolo, Golo Lusang, Rana Mese, Poco Ranaka, Pagal, Pocondeki Kisol, Nanga Rawa kisol and Kelimutu National Park.


  C Merung Palu, Central Sulawesi Anytime Indonesian, some English
  I am not profesional guide, but I know bird of Sulawesi especially scientific name.

If you want to birder of Sulawesi, specially in north Sulawesi, I am happy to accompany you in your trip.
Lowland bird, we will found in Tangkoko NR, Bogani Nani Wartabone NP, Manembo-Nembo AR, Klabat Mt

Highland bird, we will found in Mahawu Mt, Ambang Mt NR.

Area Birds:

Nature: birdwatching

Adi Siregar Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra anytime Indonesian, English
I currently live in Bukit Lawang near the Gunung Leuser National Park.

My profession includes jungle trekking and educating people on the fauna and flora and different species of apes and birds that are found here.

My friend who is a biology teacher and member of Bird Watching Groups in England came here to trek and teach me about the different species. From that I decided to continue learning about the natural Bird life here in Bukit Lawang.

I am keen to enhance visitors experience and trek with those who are interested in watching the local bird species.

I really enjoy being with and guiding people through our jungle here in North Sumatra.
Gunung Leuser National Park

Area Birds:
Great Argus, Sumatran Eagle and many kinds of Hornbills, Broadbills & Kingfisher
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club,architecture appreciation Attend:live music, sports event Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, hiphop, rap, beer, liquor, social games

M Rustam Pekanbaru/Riau, Sumatera Anytime English
P Gusti Akbar Sleman, Yogyakarta Weekend English
A good place with many birding spot. 1. Merapi National Park: good for some Java's lowland and mountain birds such as White-bellied Fantail, Black-banded Barbet, Pink-headed Fruit Dove,Sunda Bulbul, Grey-throated Whiteye, Javan Hawk Eagle, Javan Whistling Thrush, etc. 2. Trisik Beach: a nice place to see Javan Plover and some migrant shorebirds and seabird (including Chrismast-island Frigatebird). Sometimes the rare endemic White-capped Munia also occur. 3. Prambanan Temple and Melia Purosani Hotel: Good for Java Sparrow. 4. Malioboro:up to 30000 Barn Swallow and 5000 Daurian Starling flocks in a single sunset, amazing sight for common bird. 5. UGM valley: Good place to take Blue-eared Kingfisher's picture.

Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Name Company Area Available Language


  Benny Lesomar Ekowisata Papua Tour Biak, Papua Anytime English, Japanese, Kai, Bahasa, Kei, Javan
  We are a local tour operator names,Ekowisata Papua Tour. and our office located on the central of Biak town,and act as a land tour operator and logistic organizer for any birding trip plan to Papua and West Papua.

We would like to introduce our birding activities with our clients who always visiting and birding Papua and west Papua with our team. Anyway if you need our help to design and organize your birding trip to Papua and west Papua then please feel free to contact us any time.

Welcome and greeting from Papua East Indonesia

Contact person : Benny Lesomar

Area Birds:

Nature: birdwatching

Waskito Wibowo Batu/Malang, East Java Anytime except Ied day Bahasa and English
I currently living in Batu, East Java where I can get short distance to hot spot birding in East Java.

I started birding at 2010 and visit many hot spot birding in Indonesia, especially in East Java. So I have experience to see Java endemic birds.

Collecting life list of birds in Indonesia also photograping it.
Wonorejo Wetland, Tahura Raden Soeryo, Baluran NP

Area Birds:
Endemic, migrating, rare, nesting
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, swimming, beach,
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, backpack,
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, monument, arboretum,
Attend: concert, live music,
Play: sports.

N Djuni Bali and Indonesia Anytime Kaili, Bahasa, English
If you go to Sulawesi you must get in touch with Nurlin Djuni, he is the best guide in the area and has all the contacts to source mammal sites if he doesn’t know them himself. He is originally from Palu but works all over Sulawesi, nearby islands and I think Irian Jaya as well. The only world-class birding guide we had was Nurlin Djuni. Nurlin joined us for our few days on Halmahera and a day on Ternate. He helped us find most of our target birds fairly quickly and I had the feeling that any extra days on Halmahera would have been frustratingly slow in terms of new birds found.
Steve Anyon-Smith, NSW, Australia
As for Nurlin, he is both top-flight and a lot of fun. He has professional bird books and knows his birds so well. He treks in places that I am too old to cover, but the places he took me had different endemic birds and he identified them all. Sense of humor and warmness. This guy, maybe around 30 now, is so outgoing and understands foreigners. He has a guitar which he lugs around and sings some funny songs in both English and his native Bahasa Indonesia, not to mention his dialect of Kaili from his native village on Sulawesi. Experience--I first met him when he was an English teacher at a language center in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Flexible--I asked him to guide my cycling tour customers for the trekking portion, and he was the highlight of their trip. I could not compete in any way. They loved everything he did and said. He is very patient and hard-working. I watched as he etched black crayon off of a poster he had drawn underneath, all done by hand. He has trekked for days into places I wouldn't imagine going, but the younger bird-watchers loved it. He will work day and night for you. He loves his family. Everything he does, he does for the people of his village, though he himself remains poor and humble. He is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met.
Richard Fuller, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Indonesia
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Bird check list Printable
Yayasan Kutilang Indonesia Club
The Indonesian Ornithologists’ Union (IdOU) Club
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Birding Hotspots around the world Sites