Indonesia

Sulawesi’s Endemic Kingfishers

Sulawesi has been described as the “Kingfisher Capital of the World’ and kingfishers are certainly one of the big draws for bird- and nature-watchers.  A total of 9 species can be seen at the right times and of these, 5 are endemic to Sulawesi. I was fortunate enough to see all 5 of the endemic […]


Spectral Tarsier

Most visitors go to Tangkoko to see on thing – the Spectral Tarsier.  Tangkoko is probably the easiest or most reliable place in Asia to see these enigmatic mammals.  Their roosting trees are known to the rangers and if you arrive before dusk, you can witness these creatures emerging and sitting for a while before […]


North Sulawasi – Tangkoko and the surrounding area

North Sulawasi – Tangkoko and the surrounding area Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve (Tangkoko) is the most accessible place to view the Sulawesi lowland fauna and flora – including around 50 of the Sulawesi endemic birds.  It can also be combined with trips to the highlands (Lore Lindu) or Halmahera if time allows to increase the […]