Raja Ampat is a paradise for birds and bird watchers alike. While it is wonderful being awakened by a chorus of tropical sounds in the morning, you might have already missed the best opportunity of the day to view some rare and endemic Flocks of colourful birds. The best time to spot those is to be in position at dawn with your binoculars at the ready.
Wildlife enthusiasts will marvel at Waigeo’s magnificent natural diversity. There are several hundred bird species on Waigeo alone. On Waigeo the birding highlights include majestic eagles roaming the skies, flocks of colourful parrots including the Great-billed Parrot, Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, the famous crimson plumed Red Bird of Paradise, Palm Cockatoo, Moluccan Red Lory, Pheasant Pigeon, Western Crowned Pigeon and the Waigeo Bush Turkey. Those are common occurrences that you can spot on a daily basis.
The bird of paradise is an important feature for the whole Raja Ampat, West Papua and Papua New Guinea region. That is reflected in the fact that the bird of paradise is displayed on a multitude of postage stamps and even on Flag of Papua New Guinea. The bird of paradise can only be seen in this part of the world.
It is recommended that enthusiastic bird watchers use a local guide for this excursion. We will accommodate you to explore the jungle and rainforest on Waisai. Contact us for more info.