Other animals

We do come across quite a few animals on our tours.
Mehd was travelling to Waigeo for vacation recently and came across this beautiful Waigeo Cuscus.

Waigeo Cuscus - Spilocuscus papuensis

Waigeo Cuscus – Spilocuscus papuensis

An amazing creature and they were six persons admiring it and taking photos of this magnificent creature:
When Mehd got back to Bali and started going throught the photos of his trip, he was very surprised to realized none of them had noticed this:

Waigeo Cuscus and Amethystine Python in the background

Waigeo Cuscus and Amethystine Python in the background

A huge snake was almost as close to them as the Cuscus.
The snake is an Amethystine Python – Morelia amethystina amethystina in the background. Thanks Des Hume for IDing both species!

This goes to show how much we probably miss seeing when we are out birding or whatever we ae looking for.

Snakes also reminded me of when Mehd was planning for a scouting trip to Merauke and Wasur National Park. The biotop in south Papua is very similar to Australia (as you can see in photos here) and I had only ONE request; “I don’t want a picture of a Taipan”.
And what did I get? Yes, you guessed it 🙂 A picture of a Taipan…

Common Taipan - Oxyuranus scutellatus

Common Taipan – Oxyuranus scutellatus

Bird photos from Waigeo

Long overdue is the Waigeo photo album that you can find here.

Spaces available for Arfak+Waigeo 2 October

Just a reminder that we still have spaces available for Arfak + Waigeo 2nd October this year.
It is the only open bird tour we have this year and we are already fully booked for 2017.
Next chance you get to travel with us in 2018. Can you really wait that long?

You get the chance to see the amazing Wilson’s Bird of Paradise. Other Birds of Paradise we hope to see Red BOP, Superb BOP, Western Parotia, Arfak Astrapia and hopefully Long-tailed Paradigalla.

Eight Birds of Paradise in 8 days

Yes, they pulled it off!
The group of photographers travelled to Waigeo and Nimbokrang and got:
Wilson’s Bird of Paradise
Red Bird of Paradise
Glossy Manucode
Jobi Manucode
King Bird of Paradise
Lesser Bird of Paradise
12-wired Bird of Paradise
Pale-Billed Sicklebill

Flock of Eclectus Parrots in Numfor

Mehd shot this amazing video in 2013 when he went to Numfor with Australian friends.
How many parrots can you see?

I know this video has been upploaded both to our Facebook and to World Parrot Trust’s Facebook before, but it’s worth it’s own blog as well.

Christmas in Arfak

Mehd is preparing to go for the really cool trip Arfak, Waigeo, Halmahera with a friend for Christmas and New Year. That’s a really good way to spend the holidays, don’t you think.
This trip will be focused on recording, so good tht there aren’t many people joining them 🙂

Papuan Bobook - Ninox theomacha

Papuan Bobook – Ninox theomacha

Back from Papua

Mehd just came back from Papua yesterday and here is just one of the cool pics he got.
Eastern Reef-heron and a jumping tuna in Waigeo:

Eastern Reef-heron and Tuna

Eastern Reef-heron and Tuna