Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Birding in Klalik Village of Sorong Regency

Sorong regency in West Papua province of Indonesia has got a new site for birding visitors. Its name is Klalik located around 2 hour ride from Sorong city. 

Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor)

A lot of species of tropical birds can be seen in the forest of the village including Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus), Red-cheeked Parrot, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Large Fig Parrot, Black Lory, Black-capped Lory, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Pink-spotted Fruit Dove, Orange-breasted Fruit Dove, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, and a lot more. Birds of Paradise that can also be seen there include Lesser Birds of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird, King Bird of Paradise, Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Glossy Manucode. Hooded Pitta and Red-bellied Pitta live in the forest too. 

How to get there

  1. Take an international flight from your country to Jakarta (the capital) of Indonesia
  2. Take a domestic flight to Sorong city. Airlines such as Garuda, Batik Air, Lion Air, Sriwijaya, offer regular flight service to Sorong city from major cities in Indonesia.
  3. We can meet you at the airport or at the hotel where you stay in Sorong. After that we can organize your trip to Klalik village.

Birding activities can be done all year round. Guides from Indonesian tourist guide association of Sorong regency (DPC HPI Kabupaten Sorong) can organize trips to this village. If you are interested in taking a birding tour to Sorong regency, please, contact Michael Mobalen

birding tour to Sorong regency
Flight route from Jakarta to Sorong City

by whatsapp to this number: +6281343365573 
or to Ones Isai Paa: +6285254358286. They will be happy to meet you at the airport of Sorong city or at the hotel where you stay and accompany you to the village. 

This article was written by Charles Roring.

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