I introduced a new birdwatching site in Manokwari for international visitors early this year 2017. Its name is Mesirrokow forest. It is located in northwest area of Manokwari regency. Mesirrokow is a lowland forest. Trees such as Ironwood, Matoa, Prau grow in the forest. There are a lot of flower plants including the Glory Vine (Faradaya splendida), Terrestrial orchids (Spathoglothis plicata), Papuan Tulip (Spathodea) and a lot of Dendrobium orchids can be seen in the forest. Rattan and Nibon palm trees can be seen in the jungle too.
To reach it, we need to go by car from the city for approximately 1 hour and then continue our trip on foot through a river for 2 hours. There are no guesthouses in the jungle. Visitors who go there will stay in tents. As a tourist guide I have organized trips to the river-forest area for birdwatchers and naturists who want to spend their holidays for a few days camping, hiking, and wildlife/ bird watching in the jungle. On the average, birdwatchers and nature lovers enjoy 3 to 5 days exploring the bio-diversity of the tropical rainforest. Birdwatching, hiking, swimming, fishing, and camping are the most common activities which visitors do in the jungle. But there are also visitors who prefer to make drawings, or watercolor sketches of grasshopper, butterflies, and landscape painting of the riverine environment.
To enhance birding and wildlife watching experience, visitors need a good pair of binoculars such as the Visionking 10×42 mm, Nikon Monarch S M511 10×42 5.5°, bridge camera with telephoto lens such as Nikon Coolpix P900 and Canon SX60HS. To enjoy birding, we will do riverwalk in the forest.
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If you are interested in taking this birdwatching tour, and riverwalk in lowland forest of Manokwari, and need me as your private guide, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: email@example.com or send text message by whatsapp to: +6281332245180