48 hours in Sulawesi: Tangkoko

To: Charles Hunter <>
Subject: 48 hours in Sulawesi: Tangkoko
From: Marie Tarrant <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:41:32 +0000
Thanks for that Charles it brought back some great memories for me too of
northern Sulawesi and birding Tangkoko Reserve in 2011.   I'd been staying
at nearby Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort (fantastic snorkelling) and was able
to make arrangements to get to Tangkoko by boat where I'd pre-arranged to
be  met on the beach by a terrific local bird guide 'Bobby'.  I rode
pillion on his motorbike to Bobby's birders accommodation 'Tangkoko Lodge'
and he was my guide around Tangkoko forest for a couple of days before I
got a car to Manado and then Bunaken Island for more birding and

It's a fantastic birding destination and easier to do than you might think.

Marie Tarrant

On 10 June 2016 at 17:10, Charles Hunter via Birding-Aus <
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I spent the1st and 2nd June 2016 at Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve in
> northernSulawesi. The birdingwas amazing. I had excellent guides one of
> whom had some of the best birdingknowledge in the Asian, Australasian
> region that I have witnessed.
> The amazing animals bear cuscus and spectral tarsier werealso seen (and a
> trefoil-toothed giant rat).
> Birding highlightsfor me included Isabelline bush-hen, Knobbed hornbilland
> Sulawesi myna.
> The followingbirds were seen in the area over two days spent in and around
> the naturereserve (including walking 20km on day 1 within the reserve):
> Sulawesi hanging parrot
> Grey-rumped treeswift
> Plain-throated sunbird
> Brown cuckoo dove
> Green imperial pigeon
> Pygmy hanging parrot
> Rainbow bee-eater
> Slender-billed crow
> Finch-billed starling
> Black-crowned white-eye
> Hair-crested drongo
> Yellow-billed malkoha
> Sulawesi triller
> Crimson sunbird
> Black-naped fruit dove
> Sooty-headed bulbul
> Eurasian treesparrow
> White-rumped cuckoo-shrike
> Cattle Egret
> Collared kingfisher
> Glossy swiftlet
> Grey-cheeked green pigeon
> Purple-winged Roller
> Channel-billed Cuckoo
> Black sunbird
> Blue-backed parrot
> Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail
> Green-backed Kingfisher
> Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher
> Sulawesi goshawk
> Sulawesi babbler
> Knobbed hornbill
> Philippine scrubfowl
> Yellow-sided flowerpecker
> Grey-sided flowerpecker
> Pale blue monarch
> Ashy woodpecker
> Common kingfisher
> Sulawesi dwarf hornbill
> Ornate lorikeet
> Great eared nightjar
> Bay coucal
> Eclectus parrot (presumed escapees)
> Sulawesi black pigeon (White-faced cuckoo-dove)
> Sulawesi Masked Owl
> Isabelline bush-hen
> Sulawesi cicadabird
> White-necked myna
> Sulawesi myna
> White-bellied imperial pigeon
> Silver-tipped imperial pigeon
> Sulawesi serpent eagle
> Black-billed koel
> Barred rail
> Olive-backed sunbird
> Black-naped Oriole
> White-breasted woodswallow
> Sulawesi woodpecker (heard but not seen properly. Glimpse only)
> Pacific swallow
> Asian glossy starling
> Cheers,Charles Hunter
> Bronte, Sydney
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