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Port Moresby, NCD
English, Tok Pisin (New Guinea Pidgin), Kalam
I am 45 years old, from Simbai - Madang Province. Simbai is 1200m above sea level. People are pygmy like, average 150cm. I have a Post-Graduate Degree from Univesity of PNG. Married and former governor of this Province in PNG Parliament between 1997 and 2001. My people speak Kalam and is spoken by more than 25000 people. Simbai is located between in the Bismarck Ranges. The area has a rugged terrain, with a rainy season that begins in November and ends in June/July. I was born in Simbai in the Madang Province. Simbai is 1200 meters above sea level and the exact location of the birds congregating spot is about 3 hours south east from Simbai Station. The river is unique in a sense it is salty and the saltiness of the river or stream attracts all types of birds. The name of the river is called "Tumbi Chemb" (salty water= in local dialect). MAF, Island Airways and Central Aviation provide air services to Simbai.
Mount Hagen, WHP
Is the operator of Ambua Lodge and Rondon Ridge Lodge in the Papua New Guinea highlands and Karawari Lodge and the Sepik Spirit in the Sepik area. In addition we also operate Bensbach Wildlife Lodge in the South West corner of Papua New Guinea and Malolo Plantation Lodge on the north coast near Madang. All these Lodges are listed under Papua New Guinea Wilderness Lodges in the Birder Friendly Lodging and all have their own specialized birding guides for the area where they are located. I have lived and worked in Papua new Guinea for 50 years and know the country intimately.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Port Moresby, Central Province
My name is Leonard and I resides in Port Moresby for over twenty year now. I have been a birdwatching guide for last ten years now. I only do the guiding in and around Port Moresby areas only because I know most of the birds around here.
I would like to guide maximum people of 6 and the minimum of one or two.
National Park, Pau ponds, Hisiu, Brown River
spotted whisttling duck, paradoise kingfisher, bird of paradise, spotted whisttling duck, black bill bruche turkey
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies,kiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky divingTravel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobileVisit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, techAttend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swapParticipate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
Mount Hagen, WHP
Joseph is a specialist birding guide and has guided birdwatchers for over 30 years. He was worked with the following, who regard him as the best guide in PNG: Brian J. Coates's, Bruce M. Beehler, Tim Laman and David Atterbury. Joseph speak English.
Maria or Shita has been with the Papua Bird Club since 2004 as a guide. Since Kris Tindige past away I'm continuing Papua Bird Club. My operational scopes cover entirely Irian Jaya (West New Guinea) and Wallacean regions. With me you can see the beautiful Birds of Paradise in West Papua. Visit our website www.papuabirdclub.com/index.htm
Port Moresby, NCD
I live and work in Kiunga, a town beside the Fly River of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. I started my interest in bird watching in 2006 with Kiunga Nature Tour - a bird watching tour company here. However I am really interested in providing relevant informations that other Birdingpals will require about birding in Western Province and especilly birding tour in the Tonda Wildlife Management Area, which have international borders with Kakadu Nat. Park (AUS) in the south and Wasur Nat. Park (INDO) to the west.