Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hiking and Birdwatching in Sorong of West Papua

Klasow valley in Sorong regency is a new destination for tourists who want to explore the biodiversity of West Papua's rainforest. The valley is the natural habitat of birds, reptiles, insects, mammals and marsupials.
Shining flycatcher (Myagra alecto), Sulphur crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Pinon Imperial Pigion (Ducula pinon), Goliath Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Western crowned pigeon (Goura cristata), Blyth's hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus) and Lesser birds of paradise (Paradisaea minora) are some of the many birds of New Guinea that visitors can watch while walking through the forest.

Hiking through the rainforest of Klasow valley is easy because the land is flat. Bring binoculars or digital camera with super telephoto lens if you want to take pictures of the animals that live in the jungle.

Klasow valley is located in the west of Sorong city. Visitors need to rent a 4WD Pick-up truck to reach the valley. The cost is approximately 2 million rupiahs (return). Nico Nauw - local guide from Sorong (cell phone: +6282399985681) can arrange your hiking and birdwatching trip to the valley.
You could also contact me if you want me to be your English speaking guide. Just send an email to: peace4wp@gmail.com. I will be happy to arrange your trip to Klasow valley and other parts of West Papua. written by Charles Roring.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cruise Ships Visit Manokwari

Motor vessel Oceanic Discoverer visited Mansinam island of Manokwari twice this month. It was the second ship that entered Dore bay this year. The first one was Caledonian Sky. As the capital of West Papua province, Manokwari regency is the center of government administration in the bird's head region of New Guinea. The arrival of tourists in this town will attract the attention of the local government.
Cruise Ship Oceanic Discoverer in the waters of Manokwari
According to the plan of Cruise Asia, bigger cruise ship will visit Manokwari in 2015. We expect Coral Princess to come on 6 February 2015 when the guests will be able to watch Cultural Parade that are attended by tens of thousands of participants who come from all corners of New Guinea and several regencies in Indonesia.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Symbol of Eternal

Blyth's hornbill is the symbol of eternal love. If one of them dies, the one that lives will fly alone for the rest of his or her life.
A couple of Blyth's hornbill was flying in the sky - Photo by Charles Roring

You could see Blyth's hornbill if you go birdwatching in the rainforest of Klasow valley of Sorong regency - West Papua. Contact E-mail: peace4wp@gmail.com

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