Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
4 birds on the boat trip off Tangkoko
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Several seen in flight Tapaculintan
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-Heron Egretta sacra
Several off Tangkoko
Javan Pond-Heron Ardeola speciosa
Only few birds seen en-route.
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
1 off Tangkoko
Barred Honey-buzzard [Sulawesi] Pernis celebensis Near-endemic
A couple seen on the first day at a roadside stop. (forest)
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Seen twice Tangkoko
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis Near-endemic
1 seen briefly Tambun
Chinese Goshawk Accipiter soloensis
Tangkoko and Gunung Ambang
Spot-tailed Goshawk Accipiter trinotatus Country endemic
1 seen well, another calling nearby at Gunung Ambang.
Rufous-bellied Eagle Aquila kienerii
1 seen Tarout
Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus lanceolatus Country endemic
Immature seen perched Torout and juv. at Tangkoko.
Spotted Kestrel Falco moluccensis
Seen near Gunung Ambang and at Taraut.
Maleo Macrocephalon maleo Endangered (EN) Country endemic
1 seen running and 2 birds perched up high in the trees at Tambun on our first evening visit, 1 seen briefly on the ground in the forest the next morning.
Tabon Scrubfowl Megapodius cumingii
Seen twice at Tangkoko, 2 and 1 bird respectively.
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Only seen once near Tambun.
Barred Rail Gallirallus torquatus Near-endemic
Common and encountered regularly.
Isabelline Bush-hen Amaurornis isabellina Country endemic
1 seen near Tambun by Peter only, seen at 2 spots at Tangkoko
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
only seen at Taraut
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
Only 1 bird seen on the boat trip off Tangkoko.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Only 1 seen off Tangkoko.
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
A few off Tangkoko
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
1 off Tangkoko
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
30+ off Tangkoko
Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
5+ off Tangkoko
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia amboinensis
Several seen both at Gunung Ambang and Tangkoko.
White-faced Cuckoo-Dove (Sulawesi Black Pigeon) Turacoena manadensis Country endemic
1 seen and photographed at Tangkoko
Stephan's Dove Chalcophaps stephani
1 seen Tangkoko
Pink-necked Pigeon Treron vernans
2 in flight on the boat trip off Tangkoko
Grey-cheeked Pigeon Treron griseicauda Country endemic
Rather common, Tambun, Tangkoko...
Maroon-chinned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus subgularis Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Singles at Tambun and Taraut
Superb Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus superbus
Several seen at Gunung Ambang
Black-naped Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus melanospilus Near-endemic
Fairly common, seen Tambun, Tapaculintan and Tangkoko.
White-bellied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula forsteni Country endemic
Quite a few at Gunung Ambang.
Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea
Tambun, Taraut and Tangkoko.
White Imperial-Pigeon (Silver-tipped) Ducula luctuosa Country endemic
Seen Taraut, en-route to Manado and Tangkoko.
Ornate Lorikeet Trichoglossus ornatus Country endemic
Fairly common Gunung Ambang and Taraut, heard Tangkoko.
Yellow-and-green Lorikeet Trichoglossus flavoviridis Country endemic
Seen well at Gunung Ambang.
Yellowish-breasted Racquet-tail Prioniturus flavicans Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Great looks of a perched bird at Taraut, flight views Tangkoko.
Golden-mantled Racquet-tail Prioniturus platurus Country endemic
Several groups of up to 30 birds going to roost at Gunung Ambang on our first evening.
Azure-rumped Parrot (Blue-backed) Tanygnathus sumatranus Near-endemic
Few seen at both Taraut and Tangkoko.
(Large) Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot Loriculus stigmatus Country endemic
Fairly common and encountered at all sites.
Pygmy Hanging-Parrot (Small Sulawesi) Loriculus exilis Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Only 1 seen Tangkoko.
Brush Cuckoo (Rusty-breasted Cuckoo) Cacomantis variolosus
heard only Tapak Kolintan
Black-billed Koel Eudynamys melanorhynchus Country endemic
common and heard a lot, several good looks at Ambang and Tangkoko
Yellow-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus calyorhynchus Country endemic
Fairly common, seen at Gunung Ambang, Tambun and Tangkoko.
Bay Coucal Centropus celebensis Country endemic
Several good observations at Tambun, Tapaculintan and Tangkoko.
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
Several seen en-route and at Tangkoko
Sulawesi (Masked) Owl Tyto rosenbergii Country endemic
A couple seen in the spotlight at Taraut, found by Samuel at a new daytime roost in a tree hole at Tangkoko.
Sulawesi Scops-Owl Otus manadensis Country endemic
Good looks at Taraut and Tangkoko, heard also Gunung Ambang.
Ochre-bellied Hawk-Owl (Boobook) Ninox ochracea Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Perfect looks of 3 birds at a daytime roost half a metre above the forest floor at Tangkoko. Heard at Gunung Ambang and at Taraut.
Cinnabar Hawk-Owl (Boobook) Ninox ios Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
2 birds seen well at Gunung Ambang.
Speckled Hawk-Owl (Boobook) Ninox punctulata Country endemic
Seen in the spotlight at Gunung Ambang and on the daytime roost at Taraut.
Great Eared-Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis
Sulawesi Nightjar Caprimulgus celebensis Country endemic
Heard only Tambun.
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensis
Purple Needletail Hirundapus celebensis Near-endemic
Singles at Taraut and Tangkoko.
Grey-rumped Treeswift Hemiprocne longipennis
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
One on the river at Tapaculintan, the hispidoides supspecies looks a lot like Blue-eared.
Sulawesi (Dwarf) Kingfisher Ceyx fallax Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Great looks at 2 different birds at Tapaculintan and another one stayed 20 min. for fantastic looks and photos at Tangkoko.
Lilac Kingfisher (Lilac-cheeked) Cittura cyanotis Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Several seen at Tangkoko, tame and easy to approach.
Black-billed Kingfisher (Great-billed) Pelargopsis melanorhyncha Country endemic
2 birds on our boat trip off Tangkoko found in the mangrove channel at low tide.
Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
At least 2 different birds seen at Tangkoko.
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus
Only 2 seen boat trip off Tangkoko.
Green-backed Kingfisher Actenoides monachus Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Seen a couple times at Tambun but the best looks were at 2 confiding birds at Tangkoko.
Purple-bearded Bee-eater Meropogon forsteni Country endemic
A pair at Gunung Ambang with great looks at 1 bird bringing a bee to the nest.
Purple-winged Roller Coracias temminckii Country endemic
Only 2 birds seen, at Tapaculintan but heard several times at Tangkoko.
Sulawesi (Dwarf) Hornbill Penelopides exarhatus Country endemic
Only 2 sightings, at Taraut and en-route near Tangkoko.
Knobbed Hornbill Aceros cassidix Country endemic
Common at Tapaculintan, several at Tangkoko and brief views once at Tambun.
Sulawesi Woodpecker Dendrocopos temminckii Country endemic
Easiest to observe at Gunung Ambang but also seen Tambun.
Ashy Woodpecker Mulleripicus fulvus Country endemic
A female photographed at Tambun, 2 males and a female for photos at Tangkoko.
Red-bellied Pitta Pitta erythrogaster
Brief views of 1 at Tambun by Peter only. A pair for great looks at Tangkoko on our first day with another bird at a different spot on our last day.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Pied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina bicolor Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Hard to find but good looks as Samuel found a pair at Tangkoko.
White-rumped Cuckoo-shrike Coracina leucopygia Country endemic
Couple observations at Tangkoko.
Sulawesi Cuckoo-shrike (Sulawesi Cicadabird) Coracina morio Country endemic
A pair seen Tapaculintan and a female at Tangkoko.
White-rumped Triller (Sulawesi Triller) Lalage leucopygialis Country endemic
Great looks at Tambun.
Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster
Rusty-backed Thrush (Red-backed) Zoothera erythronota Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
At least 5 seen Tangkoko.
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
Few at Tangkoko.
Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus cuculatus
Seen at Gunung Ambang, spp riedeli
Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
A few at Gunung Ambang
Sulawesi Blue-Flycatcher [Mangrove Blue] Cyornis omissus Country endemic
Photographed at Gunung Ambang.
Citrine Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa helianthea Near-endemic
Only 1 bird seen, Gunung Ambang.
Rusty-flanked Fantail (Rusty-bellied) Rhipidura teysmanni Country endemic
Only seen once at Gunung Ambang.
Black-naped Monarch [Pale Blue Monarch] Hypothymis azurea
Scarce but seen at Tambun and Tangkoko
Sulphur-bellied Whistler (Yellow-vented) Pachycephala sulfuriventer Country endemic
A single bird seen Gunung Ambang.
Sulawesi Babbler Trichastoma celebense Country endemic
Seen briefly Gunung Ambang, heard at Taraut and good looks at Tangkoko.
Plain-throated Sunbird (Brown-throated) Anthreptes malacensis
Seen twice, Tangkoko and en-route.
Black Sunbird Leptocoma sericea Near-endemic
Seen only twice, Tapuculintan and Tangkoko.
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
Yellow-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum aureolimbatum Country endemic
Grey-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum celebicum Country endemic
Black-crowned White-eye (Black-fronted) Zosterops atrifrons Near-endemic
Common Gunung Ambang, a few Tangkoko.
Scarlet Myzomela Myzomela sanguinolenta Country endemic
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Tambun and Tangkoko.
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Common, leucops spp with white iris.
Sulawesi Drongo Dicrurus montanus Country endemic
Seen once only, Gunung Ambang.
White-backed Woodswallow (Ivory-backed) Artamus monachus Country endemic
Tambun and Tangkoko, not common.
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Fairly common, more open country than Ivory-backed, regularly seen en-route also.
Slender-billed Crow Corvus enca
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis
Only few seen, en-route.
Sulawesi (Crested) Myna Basilornis celebensis Country endemic
2 birds en-route near Tangkoko on the last day.
White-necked Myna Streptocitta albicollis Country endemic
Great looks at Tambun and Tapaculintan, heard at Tangkoko.
Fiery-browed Myna (Starling) Enodes erythrophris Country endemic
Gunung Ambang only.
Finch-billed Myna (Grosbeak Starling) Scissirostrum dubium Country endemic
Fairly common, en-route, Tambun, Tangkoko...
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Black-faced Munia Lonchura molucca Near-endemic
Only seen en-route on our first day.
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata (Scaly-breasted Munia)
Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla