Getting There

The Huon Peninsula is accessible via a short flight from Lae.  Huon Birding organises all logistics to get there from Lae.

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Birding Tours

Tours focus on the Saruwaged Range, and sites are accessible via 4WD vechicles and easy walking.

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The Birds

The mountain forests of the Huon Peninsula are home to spectacular and rarely seen Birds of Paradise.

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The Huon Peninsula

The Huon Peninsula is located in the east of the island of New Guinea, in Morobe Province.  The peninsula is dominated by rugged mountain ranges covered in rainforests.  Its dramatic landscape and cool montane forest hosts some rarely seen Birds of Paradise making it a birders’ haven.

Birdwatching tours are concentrated on the Saruwaged Mountain Range, a part of the world that is poorly studied ornithologically.  Sites are accessed by 4WD vehicles reaching up to 2000m above sea level.

Highlights of the Huon Peninsula include the Huon Astrapia, Wahnes’ Parotia, Emperor Bird of Paradise, Spangled Honeyeater, Huon Catbird, Houn Bowerbird, Mottled Berryhunter or Whistler, Pesquet’s (Vulturine) Parrot, Tit and Fan-tailed Berrypecker, gaudy Papuan Lorikeet, Papuan Sitella, Blue-capped Ifrit, Superb Bird of Paradise and the Papuan Eagle.

New to 2019 is the creation of the Huon Birding Camp, located at 1800m right in the heart of the birding sites.  A safari style camp created for birders.

This region is sure to satisfy listers of both rare and remote species and families alike.

Emperor Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi) males displaying at their lek in the top of the rain forest canopy.  Their display includes a inverted dance in which they hang below the branch and spread their plumes to show to females watching from above.

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