Tangkoko Birding Exploration Tour 4 Days/3 Nights
The Tangkoko Nature Reserve covers a total area of 3,196 hectares located in North Sulawesi province, where the Batuangus Nature Reserve has 635 hectares (located between the Tangkoko Nature Reserve and Pinangunian village), while the Duasaudara Nature Reserve covers 4,299 hectares (which includes Mount Duasaudara and its surrounding areas). The tarsiers, the black macaque monkeys, maleo birds, cuscus and the hornbills make this their habitat.
Day 01: Arrival in Manado – Tangkoko Nature Reserve (D)
Arrival in Manado, meeting service, transfer to Batu Putih Village, Tangkoko Nature reserve, then we will birding along the way (if possible). End the day by having dinner and overnight in local homestay.
Day 02: Tangkoko Nature Reserve Tour (B,L,D)
Two days of exploring target species such as Red-backed Thrush, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Knobbed Hornbill, Red-bellied Pitta, Spot-tailed Goshawk, Sulawesi Goshawk, Purple-winged Roller, Sulawesi Babbler, Blue-backed Parrot, Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail, Isabelline Bush-hen, Sulawesi Nightjar, Tabon Scrubfowl, Large Hanging Parrot and Pygmy Hanging Parrot. Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Pied Cuckoo-shrike, Sulawesi Triller, White-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle and Sulawesi Short Crested Myna. A part of the day using an outrigger boat trip across mangrove forest to see Black-billed Kingfisher, White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike and shore birds. In the evening you’ll be introduced for nocturnal primate or Tarsier called Tarsius spectrum that can be found in the North Sulawesi only. End the day by having dinner and overnight in local homestay.
Day 03: Tangkoko Nature Reserve Tour (B,L,D)
Arise early morning, time for other endemic species; Dwarf Kingfisher, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Pied Cuckoo-shrike, Sulawesi Triller, White-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi Cicadabird, Serpent Eagle and Crested Myna. In the afternoon, birding continues by boat on Lembeh Strait looking for Sulawesi Masked Owl roosting on a cliff, Blue-rock Thrush, and with luck, Great-billed Kingfisher in the mangrove forest. End the day by having dinner and overnight in local homestay.
Day 04: Tangkoko – Manadao / Airport (B,L,D)
After breakfast, depart to Manado / Airport for your next destination. End of tour.
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