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!

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

What our clients say about us

Adam Walleyn
GP & PP - Sulawesi 2022

"It was a wonderful adventure, fulfilling all the promises in your advertising. Adam is amazing. His knowledge of Indonesian birds and their vocalizations is phenomenal. He was extremely patient, waiting for endemics and other special birds to become visible and making sure that we could all see each and every one. Not only that, Adam was also an excellent travel companion."

Glen Valentine
SL, Indonesia 2023

What a fabulous tour to such a remote part of Indonesia. As always, Glen and Keith Valentine were exceptional guides and great fun to be with. The crew of our boat, Lady Denok, were amazing whether it was in the dining room, making great coffees, getting us in and out of the dinghies or taking us snorkelling. Once we left the boat in the Tanimbars, the local agent was there to meet us and the land-based part of the tour was exceptionally well managed. The local people were very welcoming and could not do enough for us.

David Hoddinott
JT, Indonesia 2022

I was extremely impressed with the organisational skills of all involved in this tour. All the guides Rockjumper and local were highly skilled and completely considerate of the non birding needs of the participants. I would like to say that not having an upset stomach at any point during the tour was a big plus to my enjoyment. There were some safely issues that in such a remote part of the world can only be expected, I was very happy to be part of this exciting tour and not sure that it would be possible to micro manage all the safety issues.

Stephan Lorenz
PG, West Papua 2018

Stephan Lorenz was excellent in all respects, he went out of his way to try and find a way for me to continue with the tour and then helped with my arrangements in getting home.

Glen Valentine
CM, Remote West Papuan Islands Cruise & Buru Extension 2017

This was a fabulous tour! Living on the Seahorse and going ashore each day to explore, in many cases, remote and under-birded locations was a truly exciting and wonderful experience. In addition, it was a fabulous and memorable experience to have Glen and Keith Valentine as leaders. They teamed seamlessly and ensured that everyone had a wonderful and got on to the birds. Oh, and of course, the sight of at least 4 male Wilson's Birds-of-Paradise displaying to multiple females was the stuff of dreams! Truly spectacular! And the local guides and drivers were all great, not forgetting the Skipper and crew of the Seahorse! The Buru extension for the Madanga and some of the owls was also so memorable, as were the few days in West Papua. All things considered, a truly wonderful and memorable tour!

Indonesia - Buru Island Extension I 2024

16 Oct 2024 - 21 Oct 2024 (6 days)

USD3,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Pricing notes : Internal flights between Ambon & Buru are included in the tour price.

Tour price (Per person): USD3,995 * GBP3,127 * EUR3,679 * AUD6,000

Single Supplement: USD320 * GBP250 * EUR295 * AUD481

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Indonesia - Buru Island Extension II 2024

16 Nov 2024 - 21 Nov 2024 (6 days)

USD3,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Pricing notes : Internal flights between Ambon & Buru are included in the tour price.

Tour price (Per person): USD3,995 * GBP3,127 * EUR3,679 * AUD6,000

Single Supplement: USD320 * GBP250 * EUR295 * AUD481

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Indonesia - Buru Island Extension I 2025

02 Nov 2025 - 07 Nov 2025 (6 days)

USD4,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Dušan Brinkhuizen

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Pricing notes : Internal flights or ferry between Ambon & Buru are included in the tour price.

Tour price (Per person): USD4,295 * GBP3,362 * EUR3,955 * AUD6,450

Single Supplement: USD360 * GBP282 * EUR332 * AUD541

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Indonesia - Buru Island Extension II 2025

21 Nov 2025 - 26 Nov 2025 (6 days)

USD4,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Dušan Brinkhuizen

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Pricing notes : Internal flights or ferry between Ambon & Buru are included in the tour price.

Tour price (Per person): USD4,295 * GBP3,362 * EUR3,955 * AUD6,450

Single Supplement: USD360 * GBP282 * EUR332 * AUD541

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Indonesia - Buru Island Extension 2026

01 Nov 2026 - 06 Nov 2026 (6 days)

USD4,500 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Nigel Redman

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change* Internal flights or ferry between Ambon & Buru are included in the tour price.

Tour price (Per person): USD4,500 * GBP3,522 * EUR4,144 * AUD6,758

Can be linked with: Indonesia - Remote West Papuan Islands Cruise 2026

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