Birding and Bird Photography

Komodo, Flores, Sumba and Timor are parts of Lesser Sunda Islands. Those islands are the habitat of many birds including 20 endemic bird.

Flores is abound with great forests. They range from lush, green mangrove forests in a healthy coastal ecosystem and tropical rain forests. Flores has two types of tropical rain forest ecosystems and is rich in limited range bird life and endemic bird species. Several Places for birding and bird Photography are in Mbeliling, Golo Lusang, Gapong, Ramamese, Poco Ndeki in Kisol and Kelimutu National Park.

The islands of Komodo and Rinca lie between Sumbawa and Flores. They are probably most famous for being the home of the Komodo Dragon, but from a birding perspective they have become best known for supporting one of the last significant populations of Yellow-crested Cockatoo.

Sumba and Timor
These islands are relatively undeveloped, thinly populated and seldom visited by birders but they give us access to some of the rarest birds.
In Sumba you have chance to find some of the world’s most critically endangered species such as Sumba Hornbill, Sumba Myzomela and Apricot-breasted Sunbird.

Timor with its dry grassland, acacia scrub and montane forest holds the greatest number of endemics and the avifauna more closely resembles those parts of northern Australia that lie not far away to the south.