Indonesia Trip 2017 Day 7

Indonesia Trip Day 7 – Friday 28th 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, we left Sendy Guesthouse to bird the world-famous Lora Lindu National Park in the mountains.

It was Mum’s birthday. We were up at 3.15 am to meet at 4 am. We were at the Anasso Trail. We hiked up the mountainside to try and be in place for the endemic G, but things were stacked up against us. Firstly, a couple of guys went past on a motorbike (probably up to no good), then there was a lot of water around, meaning it would not need to come to the path to grub for worms. We had an amazing day birding with loads of new birds including a whopping 7 Satanic Nightjar, what a fantastic name.

We birded from the road and saw the stunning Purple-bearded Bee-eater, my 4500th bird in the world.

We then did more owling seeing Sulawesi Masked Owl, Speckled and Cinnebar Boobok.

The next day and a half we carried on birding Lori Lindu NP, seeing

On 30th July, it was Dad’s birthday with a few new birds for Dad.  We birder the mountain in the morning and stopped en route on the way back to  Palu including Makassar Miner and Savannah Nightjar. Palu is the biggest city in Central Sulawesi and is right on the sea with a population of 200,000.

Tomorrow we fly via Makassar to Milando, with no birding planned.

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