Saturday, 7 October 2017

Way Kambas: Sumatra

The next day was a travel day as we flew back to Sumatra & drove to Way Kambas. This is a classic Asian birding locality, one I had wanted to visit for a long time. It proved to be an excellent spot & we saw some great birds here. We spent from 17th -18th October here.

My bungalow at The Way Kambas Resort

The dining area of our hotel.

This resort is one of several
covering Indonesia.

The main road through
 the national park.

Malayan crested Fireback Pheasant

A pair.

Red Muntjac

Large Frogmouth

Gould's Frogmouth

Orange backed Woodpecker

White bellied Woodpecker

Red naped Trogon

Rufous collared Kingfisher

Showing the rufous collar!

Boat trip down the river.

The clearing after a ten minute boat ride.

Blue tailed Bee-eater

Red crowned Barbet

Blue eared Kingfisher
Reddish Scops Owl.

Crimson Sunbird
Best birds were:

Red Junglefowl; Malayan Crested Fireback; Cinnamon Headed Green Pigeon; Little Green Pigeon; Green Imperial Pigeon; Black bellied Malkoha; Whiskered Treeswift; Silver Rumped Spinetail; Large Frogmouth; Gould's Frogmouth; Malaysian eared Nightjar; Bat Hawk; White bellied Fish Eagle; Oriental Bay Owl; Reddish Scops Owl; Collared Scops Owl; Red naped Trogon; Red crowned Barbet; Grey & Buff Woodpecker; Orange backed Woodpecker; Rufous Woodpecker; Banded Yellownape; White bellied Woodpecker; Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker; Rufous Collared Kingfisher; Blue eared Kingfisher; Blue throated Bee-eater; Blue rumped Parrot; Blue crowned hanging Parrot; Black & Yellow Broadbill; Dusky Broadbill; Malayan Banded Pitta; Rufous winged Philentoma; Bar bellied Cuckooshrike; Scarlet Minivet; Fiery Minivet; Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher; Tiger Shrike; Rufous crowned Babbler; Sooty capped Babbler; Ferruginous Babbler; Short tailed Babbler; Rufous tailed Shama; Ferruginous Flycatcher; Grey chested Jungle-Flycatcher; Lesser Green Leafbird; Van Hasselt's Sunbird; Crimson Sunbird & Little Spiderhunter.

Oriental Bay Owl

Collared Scops Owl

This was a great stay at a world class eco - destination. The night birding was superb but we failed to spot any of the larger cats!

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