Friday, 4 August 2017
Indonesia Trip 2017 Day 5
Indonesia Trip Day 5 - Wednesday 26th July 2017
Sulawesi with Mike Nelson from Bird Tour Asia.
The first part of our 6 week Indonesian trip was birding the island of Sulawesi.
In the morning of Wednesday 26th July we left the hotel in Makassar at 5 am and birded at Makassar fish ponds. It's was interesting to see the modern factories with traditional stilt houses next door. Here we saw Javan Plover, Wandering Whistling-duck, Sunda Teal, Buff-banded Rail and Far Eastern Curlew.
We were then back to the hotel to grab our bags and get to the airport. There we went straight to a restaurant where again lunch was waiting whilst Mike and team went to check in our bags.
Our 1.30 pm flight to Palu in Central Sulawesi was delayed by an hour, so Mum and I got another power nap in whilst we waited.
After arriving in Palu mid afternoon we had a 4 hour drive to the tiny village of Waesa, where we had 4 nights at Sendy Guesthouse to bird the world famous Lora Lindu National Park in the mountains.