When they come, the male bird will expand his feather and play his antennas. The best place to watch the Magnificent Birds of Paradise is in the villages of Kwau and Syioubri. It takes around 2 hours by 4WD pick-up truck to reach one of the villages. As a tour operator, I have guided a lot of tourists and birdwatchers on various trips both to Arfak mountains and District Senopi of West Papua to watch paradise birds and other tropical birds such as cinnamon fruit dove, lesser birds of paradise, Blyth's hornbill, sulphur crested cockatoo, pinon imperial pigeon, kingfishers.
Ecotourism is one of the ways that I promote as an alternative income generation scheme for the local people. They will be able to earn money through the selling of goods and services that they provide to tourists. Ecotourism can improve their standard of living and at the same time encourage the villagers to preserve their environment.
If you are interested in watching birds in Manokwari, and need my service in providing guided tours and arranging transportation as well as accommodation, please, contact me by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.