Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Papua New Guinea - New Britain I 2019 tour

Papua New Guinea - New Britain I 2019

Rockjumper Birding
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 2,350 $ 470 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Blue-eyed Cockatoo
  • Nicobar Pigeon
  • Black Honey Buzzard
  • New Britain Sparrowhawk
  • Melanesian Megapode
  • Knob-billed Fruit Dove
  • Finsch’s Imperial Pigeon
  • Song Parrot
  • Violaceous & White-necked Coucal
  • New Britain Boobook
  • Black-capped Paradise Kingfisher
  • Beach & White-mantled Kingfisher
  • Sclater’s Myzomela
  • White-backed Woodswallow
  • Black-tailed Monarch
  • Long-tailed Myna
  • Red-banded Flowerpecker & Buff-bellied Mannikin

Short Description

New Britain is the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago and supports many seldom seen endemics for which we will be searching. Situated between the Bismarck and Solomon Seas, this narrow mountainous island is over six hundred kilometers long, but only eighty kilometers at its widest.  The rich, exploited volcanic soils of the eastern portion of the island present a striking contrast to the western portion, where Western influences began mostly in the Second World War.

We begin our exploration of the area by embarking on an afternoon boat trip into Kimbe Bay and the open ocean, stopping off at some small islands in search of species such as Spot-breasted Cuckoo-Dove, Floury Imperial Pigeon, Beach Kingfisher, Island Monarch, Golden Whistler, (Bismarck) Black and Scarlet-bibbed (Sclater’s) Myzomelas and the beautiful Nicobar Pigeon. Over the next two days, we will then bird various sites around West New Britain including Pokili Wildlife Management Area, Garu Ridge and the Kulu River. These are key areas for many of the birds that are either endemic to New Britain or the Bismarck Archipelago.  A healthy proportion of these birds are sought-after species with extremely limited ranges. We will also visit a vast colony of Melanesian Megapodes that number thousands of individuals, and we should see good numbers of these awkward birds as they flush from the ground and clamber in the trees around us.

This short yet exciting extension to our Papua New Guinea birding adventures offers several rare and endemic bird species to be found nowhere else on our planet.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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We travelled a short week with Gareth Robbins in december 2016, in Kruger and Wakkerstrom. It was a totally great trip, lot of seeing, even rare birds. Thank you so much!
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I have traveled all over the world with them. They are the best in the business.

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I love this group because they've been very nice to us when they visit our place hope to see once again! Hope to see you again Sir David

Tthey are amazing

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My country is home to rock jumpers, they are amazing. I love this photo.

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Lovely images from places and birds, like it

Great time in India

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Having a great time in India - many thanks to the team. Clive and Cassia

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