Lore Lindu Birding Tour is a great choice of trip for Birding Enthusiast to explore Lore Lindu National Park, the greatest National Park in Sulawesi Island. Lore Lindu is home to 77 bird species endemic to Sulawesi. The National park is designated as part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. In addition to its rich wildlife, the park also offering Lore Lindu Megalith Tour. The megaliths dating from before 1300 AD.
A 5 days and 4 nights stay for our Lore Lindu Birding Tours will offer lots of sites for Bird Watching. We shall base ourselves in the lowlands making frequent forays to the higher reaches of the park for some of the really special endemics of Sulawesi . It is difficult to know where to start to describe the incredible diversity of species that inhabit the national park, which is home to nearly all of Sulawesi ’s remarkable endemics.
The higher reaches of the park, accessible along an old logging road, are home to 4 of the most wanted endemics; Diabolical (Satanic) Nightjar, Geomalia, Great Shortwing and one of the world’s most spectacular Bee-eaters; Purple-throated Bee-eater, which breeds in roadside banks and often perches conspicuously, giving great views.
Once again, Pigeons are much in evidence, White-bellied and Grey-headed Imperial are regularly seen, as are Superb and Red-eared Fruit Doves. Feeding flocks often comprise several endemics; Yellow-vented and Sulphur-bellied Whistlers, Cerulean and Pygmy Cuckoo-shrikes, Rusty-bellied Fantail, Sulawesi Myzomela and both Lesser and Greater Sulawesi Honeyeater. Birding at a slightly lower altitude will produce a shift in avifauna.
Here we can find the taxonomically perplexing Malia, flocks of which sometimes contain the rare Sulawesi Thrush, an equally perplexing species that behaves more like a babbler than a thrush! The forest understory is home to the rarely seen Maroon-backed Whistler, Sulawesi Ground Dove and even such mega-rarities as Blue-faced Rail and Sulawesi Woodcock are present, albeit seen by only the most fortunate birders. Nights in Lore Lindu National Park
Birding Sample Package Tour
TOUR CODE : IGA – 127
Day 01: Arrival Palu – Lore Lindu National Park (D)
Upon arrival at Palu airport, meeting service and transfer to Lore Lindu National Park for approximately 3 hours driving. Late Afternoon, arrived in Wuasa Village. Check in at Local Guesthouse for 3 nights stay in Lore Lindu.
Days 02 – 04: 3 Days of Lore Lindu Birding Tour (B.L.D)
There is probably nowhere better to see Sulawesi’s unique avifauna, with 80% of the island’s endemic species, this park has a well deserved reputation for montane specialities. Our main targets here are the magnificent Sulawesi endemic of the Purple-Beared Bee-Eater, Shy Great Shortwing, Malia, Geomalia, Chestnut-backed Bush Warbler, noisy Caerulean cuckoo shrikes, Sulawesi Cicadabirds, Black-fronted White-eye, black Sunbird, Black-naped Monarch and the Citrine Flycatcher, Island Flycatcher, Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher, Mountain serin, Sulawesi myzomela, Ivory-backed wood-swallow, Ornate lorikeet, Small-sparrow hawk, Maroon-backed Whistler, Heinrich nightjar, Speckled boobook, CinabarBoobook, Sulawesi scops owl, Sulawesi pygmy woodpecker, Spot-tailed Goshawk, Spotted kestrel, lemon-bellied white-eye, Sulawesi Triller, Sulawesi cicadabird, Sulawesi serpent eagle and many more with luck! On at least one of the days we will make the climb up theAnaso Track, which allows access to higher altitudes, and the possibility of Sulawesi’s sole endemic bird family – Hylocitrea (yellow flanked whistler); the strange and rare Geomalia; along with Golden-mantled and Yellow-breasted Racquet-tails, Red-eared Fruit-Dove, Maroon-backed Whistler, White-eared Myza, and Streak-headed Dark-eye. These ascents will also give us a chance at the rare Mountain Serin, Sombre Pigeon, and with luck we might see the Purple-bearded Bee-eater known as the world’s most interesting bee-eater. There is also often the chance to find Diabolical Nightjars roosting during the day on Anasa track.
On day 04: Late afternoon we will drive back to Palu for overnight stay. Dinner in Palu on personal expenses
Day 05: Palu – Airport (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Ontime, transfer to Mutiara Airport of Palu for your next destination flight.
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