This short 6 day birding tour is designed to target at least one member of all 7 endemic bird families of PNG. Visiting just two areas, both close to Mt Hagen this tour give you a good chance of cleaning up on the current New Guinea Bird families in one surgical …Read More »
PNG offers some of the world's best birding. From the lowland rainforests of Kiunga to the highland heaths of the Tari Gap and the savannah lands around Port Moresby, with the right itinerary even the shorter trips here can usually find about 20 species of birds of paradise. New Guinea and off-shore islands as whole have over 400 endemics, the single greatest concentration on earth. Many birds are endemic to individual islands or archipelagoes and a lot of travel is need to see them all. New Guinea is often subdivided into 3 distinct area for birding: Indonesian Papua, the Papua New Guinea mainland and the Papua New Guinea Islands.
We were the first bird tour company to regularly visit Bougainville when it reopened, and we are actively working with local people there to make it more accessible to birders. In 2011 we were the first bird group to stay at Philip's guest house situated in the burnt out shell of the men's quarters at Panguna mine.
It is hard birding, as many species are shy and low-density, but the rewards are immense. A selection of our most popular itineraries are shown below. While we offer tours for hard core birders we also have itineraries for more general naturalists, people with particular interests and those who wish to combine birding with a look at the fascinating culture of this amazing land. Our Birds and Culture tours which are timed to coincide with one of the countries major cultural events such as the Mt Hagen Show are proving very popular. Please enquire about specialist tours or those going off the beaten track. While you will undoubtedly get a bigger bird list using one of our guides we also devise itineraries for individuals and groups of independent travellers using local guides through our trip planning service.
We offer a number of itineraries of varying lengths to destinations throughout the country. Our "Taste of New Guinea" tours are designed to be easily slotted together to make more comprehensive itineraries. If you do not see an itinerary you like, we are happy to personalise one for you based on your wish list, time available and finances. We can also create itineraries to destinations off the beaten track where bird tours do not normally go.
Papua New Guinea
A 14 day New Guinea introduction for those who, while still active birders, feel they would not enjoy the exacting pace of the usual New Guinea Tour. This tour is particularly suitable for those who want a more relaxed tour with a return to the hotel for lunch and a rest …Read More »
A unique 14 day chance to visit some of the worlds greatest birding locations in search of New Guinea’s spectacular birds and experience some of New Guinea’s fascinating with attendance at the world famous Mt Hagen show where representatives of cultural groups from all over New Guinea come together in …Read More »
This 13 day tour visits a number of the top birding sites on mainland PNG including Varirata National Park on the Sogeri Plateau above Port Moresby, Kumul Lodge in the Highlands and the lowland and hill forest destinations of Kiunga and Tabubil in Western Province. While we will be concentrating on getting …Read More »
Visiting a number of PNG’s best birding spots we expect to see a number of species of spectacular Birds of Paradise plus a great supporting cast of New Guinea specialities. Difficulty Participants need to be in good health and of a reasonable fitness level. New guinea is a country of steep, …Read More »
A short 7 day introductory birding tour to New Guinea visiting the Varirata National Park on the Sogeri Plateau above Port Moresby and Kumul Lodge near Mt Hagen. All the endemic PNG families can be seen on this tour. While we will be concentrating on getting as many species of …Read More »
A short 7 day introductory birdwatching tour to New Guinea visiting the area around Port Moresby, the lowland rainforest area of Kiunga and the mid-monotone forest around Tabubil. While we will be concentrating on getting as many species of Parrots and Kingfishers as possible we will also be looking for …Read More »
A short 8 day birdwatching trip to PNG staying at two of the countries most prestigious lodges, Rondon Ridge near Mt Hagen and Ambua up in Hela Province both in the central mountain chain. With a number of Birds of Paradise and a good range of high altitude species these …Read More »
A short 7 day introductory birdwatching tour to New Guinea visiting the area around Port Moresby and the lowland rainforest area of Kiunga. While we will be concentrating on getting as many species of Kingfishers as possible we will also be looking for other New Guinea specialities particularly the spectacular …Read More »
A short 7 day birdwatching trip to the island of New Britain, part of the Bismarcks of the eastern end of the PNG mainland. Staying in Rabaul in East New Britain and at the famous Walindi Dive Resort in West New Britain there is access to a large number of …Read More »
A great short 7 day birdwatching trip to the island of Manus where the target bird is the beautiful Superb Pitta. While the number of other endemic species is limited and some need good weather and a trip to Tong Island, the Pitta makes the trip a must for serious …Read More »
An exciting and comprehensive 25 day tour to the less well known half of New Guinea. Visiting all the major birding areas and also the island of Numfor, this an excellent itinerary for seeing the endemics. Travelling from the high altitude sites around Lake Habbema to the mid-altitude Arfaks and …Read More »