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BIRDING HALMAHERA INDONESIA

Halmahera is one of the most interesting birding destinations in Indonesia.

Weda Resort provides excellent birdwatching, in great comfort. From the terrace of your cottage you can enjoy the sight of hornbills, eagles, cockatoos, parrots, fruit doves and many other winged visitors.

After we discovered a lek of the Wallace’s Standardwing Bird of Paradise (Semioptera wallacii) which is only found in Halmahera, we became very anxious about how to protect it against logging. We succeeded in buying the lek spot and the surrounding forest. In this 175 Hectares of primary forest we have so far spotted 24 of the 28 endemic bird species. A very nice surprise were the Nicobar Pigeon living here too.

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To reach the Bird of Paradise lek it takes 20 minutes by car and 20 minutes walking. If you prefer to walk it is a 75 minute hike from the resort. All together we have so far spotted 24 endemic species within 5 Km of the resort.

Our experienced English speaking guide will be happy to help you finding your favourites.

Please have a look at:


List of birds spotted around Weda Resort and Sagea Halmahera forest:

    ENGLISH NAME LATIN NAME STATUS
    Azure King Fisher  Alcedo azurea UC
    Barking Owl Ninox Connivens UC
    Barn Swallow Hirundo Rustica UC
    Black Eagle Ictinaetus Malayensis -
    Black Faced Munia Lonchura Molucca UC
    Black Sunbird Nectarinia Aspasia C
    Blue And White King Fisher Halcyon Diops C
    Blue Breasted Pitta Pitta Erythrogaster UC
    Blue Capped Fruit – Dove  Ptilinopus Monacha UC
    Blue Rock Thrush Monticola Solitarius UC
    Blyth’s Hornbill Rhyticeros Plicatus C
    Brahminy Kite Haliastur Indus C
    Brown Cuckoo Dove Macropygia Amboinensis C
    Brush Cuckoo Cocomantis Variolosus C
    Cattle Egret Bubulcus Ibis ­-
    Chanel Billed Cuckoo Scythrops Novaehollandiae UC
    Chattering Lory  Lorius Garullus UC
    Chestnut Munia Lonchura Malacca­ -
    Cinnamon – Bellied Imperial Pigeon Ducula Basilica C
    Common Bush - Hen Amaurornis Olivaceus UC
    Common Cicada Bird Coracina Tenuirostris UC
    Common Dollar Bird Eurystomus Orientalis C
    Common Golden Whistler Pachycephala Pectoralis C
    Common Paradise King Fisher Tanysiptera Galatea C
    Common Sandpiper Actitis Hypoleucos C
    Cream – Throated White Eye Zosterops Atriceps UC
    Drab Whistler Pachycephala  Griseonata UC
    Drummer Rail  Habroptila wallacii R
    Dusky – Brown Oriole Oriolus Phaeochromus C
    Dusky Honey Eater Myzomela Obscura C
    Dusky Scrubfowl Megapodius Freycinet C
    Eclectus Parrot Eclectus Roratus C
    Flame – Breasted Flower Pecker Dicaeum Erythro Thorax UC
    Glossy (White Bellied) Swift Collacalia Esculenta C
    Golden Bulbul Ixos Affinis C
    Goliath Coucal Centropus Goliath C
    Gray Waq Tail   Motacilla cinerea UCa
    Great – Billed Parrot Tanygnatus Megalorynchos UC
    Great Cuckoo Dove Reinwardtoena Reinwardtii UC
    Grey – Headed Fruit – Dove  Ptilinopus Hyogaster C
    Grey Wagtail Motacilla Cinerea UC
    Gurney’s Eagle Aquila Gurneyi UC
    Halmahera Cuckoo Shrike Coracina Parvula UC
    Ivory – Breasted Pitta Pitta Maxima C
    Large – Tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus Macrurus C
    Lesser Coucal Centropus Bengalensis C
    Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax Melanoleucos UC
    Long – Billed Crow Corvus Validus C
    Metalic Starling Aplonis Metallica C
    Moluccan Cuckoo Shrike Coracina Atriceps C
    Moluccan Hanging Parrot Loriculus Amabilis C
    Moluccan Owlet – Nightjar Aegotheles Crinifrons C
    Moluccan Scops – Owl Otus Magicus C
    Moluccan Starling Aplonis Mysolensis C
    Moluccan Swiflet Collacalia Infuscata R
    Moustached Tree Swift Hemiprocne Mystacea C
    Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas Nicobarica UC
    Olive – Backed Sunbird Nectarinia Jugularis C
    Oriental Hobby Falco Severus -
    Osprey Pandion Haliaetus C
    Pacific Swallow Hirundo Tahitica C
    Paradise Crow Lycocorax Pyrrhoptenus C
    Pied Imperial Pigeon Ducula Bicolor C
    Purple Dollar Bird Eurystomus Azureus R
    Rainbow Bee Eater Merops Ornatus UC
    Red - Flanked Lorikeet Charmosyna Placentis C
    Red – Cheeked Parrot  Geofroyyus Geoffroyi C
    Rufous – Belied Triller Lalage Aurea C
    Sacred Kingfisher Halcyon Sancta UC
    Scarlet – Breasted Fruit – Dove Ptilinopus Bernsteinii UC
    Shining Flycatcher Piezorhinchus Alecto C
    Slaty Flycatcher Myiagra Galeata C
    Sombre King Fisher Halcyon Funebris C
    Spangled Drongo Dicrurus Bracteatus C
    Spectacled Imperial Pigeon Ducula Perspicillata C
    Spectacled Monarch Monarcha Trivirgatus C
    Spotted Dove Streptopelia Chinensis C
    Spotted Kestrel Falco Moluccensis C
    Standard Wing Bird Of Paradise Semioptera Wallacei C
    Superb Fruit Dove Ptilinopus Superbus UC
    Tree Sparrow Passer Montanus C
    Uniform Swiflet Collacalia Vanikorensis C
    Variable Goshawk Accipiter Novaehollandiae C
    Violet – Necked Lory Eos Squamata C
    Whimbrel Numenius Phaeopus C
    White – Bellied Cuckoo Shrike Coracina Papuensis C
    White – Streaked Friarbird Melitografis Gilolensis C
    White Bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus Leucogaster UC
    White Cockatoo Cacatua Alba C
    White Naped Monarch Monarcha Pileatus UC

    R = Rare
    UC = Uncommon
    C = Common

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