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Birding in North Sulawesi

Birdwatching on Sulawesi island is a truly experience for nature lovers. This island is a part of the Wallacea, a transition zone between the Asian and Australian avifauna.

Mountain View Resort & SPA is a great base camp from where you can discover different places, regions and National Parks with a lot of endemic and near endemic bird species.
In the woods around the resort you can observe many birds and even Black Macaques and Tarsiers.
By the way - Wake-up calls done by Collared Kingfishers!

Birding at Mountain View Resort

Start your bird exploration in our resort garden where some species nestle, too.
We offer early morning breakfast and transfers to the bird spots.
You can borrow binoculars and use our photographic guide books. Uploading photos on your flash - no problem, take one of our laptops. Mountain View Resort & SPA - your birdwatcher friendly accommodation in North Sulawesi.

Birds you might can observe:
Olive-backed Sunbird, Chestnut Munia, Nutmeg Mannikin, Eurasien Tree Sparrow, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Coralled Kingfisher, Superb-fruit Dove, Temminck pygmy Woodpecker, Pygmy Hanging-parrot, White-browed Crake, Yellow-billed Malkoha, ...

Famous birdwatchers stayed at Mountain View Resort

It was our pleasure to have you as a guest.
Left to right: Mr. Andrew J. Sebastian - Head of Communications at Malaysian Nature Society, Pak Bobby Lambaihang - Professional Birdguide in Sulawesi and Mr. Victor Yu - Founding Member at Ecotourism Taiwan and Lecturer at Tungnan University.

Birding at Tangkoko Nature Reserve

This 87 qkm nature reserve offers excellent opportunities for birdwatchers and photographers. It includes three volcanic peaks, covered with forest: Mount Tangkoko (1.109 m), Mount Batuangus (450 m) and the twin peaks of Mount Dua Saudara (1.361 m). More than 150 of 475 bird species in Sulawesi have been recorded in Tangkoko Nature Reserve - including 47 endemic species! 1.605 birds occuring in Indonesia.

Some of the endemic birds: Bay Coucal, Golden Mantle racquet-tailed, Sulawesi black pigeon, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Red-knobbed Hornbill, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, White-necked Myna, Ochre-bellied Boobook,  Sulawesi Cicada bird, Sulawesi Triller, Sulawesi Hanging Parrot, Grosbeak Starling, White-Bellied Imperial Pigeon, Silver-tipped Imperial Pigeon, Sulawesi serpent Eagle, Ornate Lorikeets, Grey-sided Flowerpecker, ...

Birding at Mount Mahawu and Tomohon region

Gunung Mahawu, a 1.324 m high forested volcano with an emerald-green lake and yellow sulphur deposits. It is one of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Asia by Birdlife International.

Some bird species: Scaly-breasted Kingfisher, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Sulawesi scops Owl, Speckled Boobook, Ochre-bellied Boobook, Sulawesi Babler, Chestnut-backed Bush-Warbler, Sulawesi Blue-Flycatcher, Pale-blue  Monarch, Isabeline-bush Hen, Barred Rail, White-browed Crake, Sulawesi Myzomela, Island Flycatcher, Citrine Flycatcher, Grey-sided Flowerpecker, Yellow-sided Flowerpecker, ...

Birding at Tondano lake

With 4.278 ha, Tondano lake is the secound biggest lake (after Toba lake in Sumatra) in Indonesia and surrounded by the Tondano Caldera with its volcanoes and is not far away from Mountain View Resort & SPA.

Some bird species: Clamorous Reed Warbler, Common Moorhen, Javan Pond Heron, Purple Heron, Dusky Moorhen, Comb-crested Jacana, Spotted Dove, Wandering Whistling-Duck, White-browed Crake, Wood Sandpiper, Yellow Bittern, Spotted Harrier, White-bellied Sea Eagle, ...

Birding at Mount Ambang Nature Reserve

An about 8.000 ha large Nature Reserve, altitudes from 700 m to the peak of Mount Moyayat (1,760 m) and many valleys with steep-sided mountains. Evergreen rainforest, few palms and a canopy of up to 25 m with some emergent treesin at the lower parts. In the higher parts: smaller trees, a dense understorey of palms and other vegetation. You will find marshes and small lakes. A must for enthusiast bird watchers!

Some bird species: Matinan Flycatcher, Sulphur bellied Whistler, Sulawesi Babler, Sulawesi blue flycatcher, Citrine canary Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Little pied Flycatcher, Crimson crowned Flowerpecker, Cerulean Cuckooshrike, Sulawesi leaf Warbler, Sulawesi Myzomela, Dark-eared Myza, Malia, Sulawesi Drongo, Yellow-billed Malkoha, Cinnabar Boobook, Sulawesi scops Owl, Minahasa masked Owl, Great eared Nightjar, ...

Birding at Sangihe and Talaud Archipel

The remote archipelagos of Sangihe and Talaud are situated in the Celebes Sea between the mainland of North Sulawesi and the Philippines.
These islands are home of nine endemic bird species. Five of them are really endangered.

Some bird species on Sangihe: Sangihe hanging Parrot, Scops Owl, Elegant Sunbird, Sangihe Shrike Thrush, Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher, Sangihe White-eye, Sangihe Golden Bulbul, Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher, ...
Some bird species on Talaud: Red-and-blue Lory, Talaud Kingfisher, Talaud Bush-hen, Talaud Rail, Great-billed Parrot, Blue-backed Parrot, Blue-naped Parrot, Rufous Paradise Flycatcher, Red-bellied Pitta, Grey Imperial Pigeon, Rufous-tailed Bush-hen, ...

Mail adress: Jl. Kimereng Kali, Kinilow Jaga VI,Tomohon - Minahasa 95362, North Sulawesi, Indonesia