Spot Birds of Paradise

Papua New Guinea is famous for its incredible bird life and the best known of all its species is the bird of paradise of which there are 42 different sub-species, most of which can be found in deep jungle in various parts of the country. These birds are renowned for their fabulous colours, and elaborate feathers, and spotting one can be a great thrill. Although they can be hard to spot in the wild there are a number of good places to visit which have lodges that specialise in birding excursions to see these wonderful creatures in all their glory.

The highland region of Papua New Guinea is a great place to see birds of paradise and places like Goroka and Mount Hagen are known to be a natural habitat for at least 10 species. The lodges and hotels in these areas offer bird watching excursions with local naturalists so you have a very good chance of seeing these birds in their natural setting. Also in the highlands, you can see birds of paradise in the countryside around Tari. Here the Ambua Lodge is home to 13 different species of bird of paradise. The lodge employs knowledgeable local birding guides and caters for all interest levels keen to catch a glimpse of these spectacular birds.

If you don't have time to visit one of these highland areas you can also see birds of paradise in Western Province, at the wildlife lodges there, or on New Ireland, or even at the Nature Park in Port Moresby which is home to a number of species and makes an easy way to see them if all else fails!

If you would like to include a birding excursion in your trip - please let us know at the time of enquiry.

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