Birds

Over 120 bird species have been identified within a few hours walk of Tufi including:

  • Biak Red Lorikeet
  • Bird of Paradise (Raggiana)
  • Black Sunbird
  • Blythes Horn Bills
  • Black Kite
  • Brown-Headed Paradise Kingfisher
  • Channel-Billed Cuckoo
  • Dwarf Cassowary
  • Eastern Black Capped Lorikeet
  • Eastern Red Cheeked Parrot
  • Eclectus Parrot
  • Glossy-mantled Manucode
  • Golden-headed Cisticola
  • Golden Monarch
  • Hooded Butcher Bird
  • Long Billed Cuckoo
  • Long Tailed Buzzard (Hawk)
  • Meyers Friarbird
  • New Guinea Harpy Eagle
  • Orange-fronted Fruit-dove
  • Palm Cockatoo
  • Papuan Harrier
  • Queen Victoria Crowned Pigeon
  • Rainbow Bee-Eater
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
  • Torresian Crow
  • Torresian Imperial Pigeon
  • Variable Goshawk
  • White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike
  • White Shouldered Fairy Wren
  • Yellow Faced Minor

There is a stand of trees just above one of Tufi’s fiords where Birds Of Paradise display at dawn and at dusk each day. Orotoaba village is a 45 minute boat ride from Tufi Resort, to the sandy beaches at either Kaviana or Jebo village, or then a 45 minute hike along a well-worn bush road to the hill village of Orotoaba, which is located immediately above the 150 meter high Jebo waterfall. An overnight tour to view the birds departs Tufi Resort immediately after lunch and returns at lunch-time the next day; homestay accommodation provided in Orotoaba village. Download our Bird Watching Itineraries.

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