Overview

Our Buru Extension explores a beautifully forested island hosting up to 24 avian endemics including the little known Madanga!!! Other quality species include Buru Green Pigeon, Buru Mountain Pigeon, superb Buru Racket-tail, South Moluccan Pitta, Hantu (Buru) Boobook, Moluccan Masked Owl, Black-tipped and White-naped Monarchs, Buru Cuckooshrike, Buru White-eye, Buru Honeyeater, Flame-breasted Flowerpecker, Buru Thrush and Tawny-backed Fantail among many others, and if we are very fortunate we may even find a supreme rarity as the reputedly nocturnal Black-lored Parrot!

Tour Facts Top Birds
Endemics: Buru Green Pigeon, Buru Mountain Pigeon, Buru Racket-tail, Black-lored Parrot, Blue-fronted Lorikeet, Buru Dwarf Kingfisher, Buru Cuckooshrike, Buru Golden Bulbul, Black-eared Oriole, Buru Thrush, Black-faced Friarbird, Buru Honeyeater, Black-tipped Monarch, Streak-breasted Jungle Flycatcher, Flame-breasted Flowerpecker, Buru White-eye, Tawny-backed Fantail, Madanga Additional targets: Dusky (Forsten’s) Megapode, Hantu (Buru) Boobook, Moluccan King Parrot, Red Lory, Moluccan Masked Owl, Moluccan Cuckoo, Moluccan Scops Owl, Great-billed Parrot, South Moluccan Pitta, Claret-breasted Fruit Dove, Metallic Pigeon, Chestnut-backed (Buru) Bush Warbler, Island (Buru) Leaf Warbler, Wakolo (Buru) Myzomela, Cinnamon-chested Flycatcher, Moluccan Flycatcher, Pale Cicadabird, Drab Whistler, (Buru) Spangled Drongo, Mountain White-eye & Black-faced Munia
Habitats Covered
tropical lowland evergreen & semi-evergreen rainforest, montane forest, woodland, savanna, scrub, coastline
Expected Climate
hot and humid with tropical showers in the lowlands, cooler in the mountains with showers and fog possible
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader / 14 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate with one uphill walk that is optional (for Madanga)
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate to tough with some tricky species
Number of Species Expected
80 - 90
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

I have been on birding trips for many years, but this is the first time with Rockjumper. The trip was easily the best birding trip I have ever been on. In particular, both David and Glen made life so easy and their birding knowledge was remarkable. Other members of the group were very easy to get on with. The birding was quite remarkable and it is difficult to pick out a highlight from the Birds of Paradise, the Chinese Crested Tern or the Madanga. There is no doubt that I will travel with Rockjumper again.

This was an outstanding trip among many great RJ trips. The guides, Adam and Lev were wondering in their ability to identify and everyone onto the irds and ammals.

Glen and Keith Valentine worked seamlessly together to make this one of the best Rockjumper trips! The logistics went well, local guides were great, and the boat was quite comfortable and offered good food and variety. Best of all, the birds were plentiful and everyone got lifers galore. The bros Valentine did everything possible to be sure that everyone got onto the birds and they worked tirelessly doing so. I would travel with either or both of them anywhere, thanks guys!

We really enjoyed this tour, it felt like a holiday as well as a bird watching experience. Glen Valentine was an excellent guide, both in terms of bird spotting/knowledge, and also his affability and management of the group, and we will try to travel with him again.

This [was] my second tour with Glen Valentine and he is the most professional guide I have ever traveled with. It goes without saying (but shouldn't) that he knew every single species on the tour including all their calls. He found birds when I saw nothing and then managed to get all guests onto the birds. This was impressive in itself, however there were many secretive birds that made guiding much harder. We had few problems on the tour, but I don't doubt that he would have handled it without problem. He is to be highly commended for his guiding on this very tiring trip, especially considering he was not well. Paul was also a really great training guide and I thoroughly enjoyed his company.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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