Bird of Paradise &
Giant Sea Turtle - Irian Jaya
& SALAWATI ISLAND
Island is 2,5 hours away from Sorong by motorized long boat. This is the
islands of Paradise Bird, especially the spectacular Wilson's Bird
of Paradise that could only be seen in Batanta Island, which is also
a Nature Reserve with total area about 300,000 hectres and lies on the
northern of Bird's Head of West Irian.
exotic species you can observe here are Yellow Bird of Paradise,
Red King Bird of Paradise, Western Crowned Pigeon, Maleo Birds,
Giant Cassowary Birds, Brush Turkey, Parrots, Palm King
Cackatoos, Crested Sulphur Cackatoo, Paradise King Fisher,
Hornbill and many more.
massive tropical jungle and its low and highland are abundant with flora
and fauna, tempt to be explored.
could also meet the native who live int their traditional village. Just
20 minutes boating from Batanta to Salawati Island, to see other types
of spectacular birds. You could easily trek into the forest of both islands.
You can also snorkel the crystal water and pristine beach with beautiful
coral reefs, colorful fishes or swimming and fishing. Accomodation at
simple local guest house or an adventurous night camp over the camp fire.
While in Sorong,
you will overnight at the best three star hotel with swimming pool, Sahid
SEA TURTLE EXPLORATION
The Jamursba Medi Nature Reserve situated about 160 km of Sorong,
reachable by motorized long boat for 5-6 hours and cover the area of 10,000
hectares, stretch an 17.9 km coast line, where the concentration of the
"Leatherback"sea turtle (Dermoelys Coriacea)
- one of the world's largest reptiles andthe surviving largest turtle,
with a maximun length of about two meters and weight up to over 550 kg
- laying eggs. From April to September and estimated minimum total of
13,000 nests of this giant turtle were laid on the beach and reaches the
maximun number from June to August. The lowland and coastal forest of
this reserve are abundant with wildlife such as Birds of Paradise (except
wilson's of Paradise), King and Palm Paradise, Sea eagles, western crowned
pigeon, giant cassowary birds, parrots,barking deers and wild boar. IN
1994, a species of the tree kangaroos never known to outside world was
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