Bird Watching

Wonderful birds of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s variety of habitats and climates coupled with a lack of predatory animals favour our thriving bird population.

Touted widely as a birdwatcher’s paradise, you’ll get up close with our famous endemic species such as the Raggiana and blue bird-of-paradise and rare finds including the fire-maned bowerbird.

From tiny whistlers to giant flightless omnivores, and even the world’s only poisonous bird species, our birdwatching options are as diverse as our culture. Whether you’re sticking to the coast or exploring the rugged peaks of our highlands, you’ll be excited by our birding prospects. Even city slickers will find rich bird diversity near our urban districts; some 400 species dwell within driving range of Port Moresby.

Must See

Book your tour during the dry season from June to October for the best birdwatching conditions.

Bird Watching Locations
Region: Papua Region location: Western Province
The remote and sparsely populated South-Western corner of Papua New Guinea is home to our most isolated Wilderness Lodge – Bensbach. Unlike most of the country there are no towering mountains, no waterfalls, only wide, sweeping flood plains abundant with all forms of wildlife. Bensbach is our premier wildlife location in PNG. The grasslands teem...
location: Nationwide
BirdQuest, founded in 1981, has an unequalled repertoire of birding tours and combined birdwatching and wildlife holidays and cruises that will appeal to every kind of birder. Our tours are celebrated as the very best available, and we have shown our clients and friends over 10,200 bird species worldwide, more than any other birding tour...
Region: Momase Region location: Morobe Province
Fuzzy Wuzzy Expeditions is a locally-owned tour operation based in Lae, Morobe Province. Owned by Mr. Defol Jabar, who has over 20 years of trekking and tour guiding experience along the Kokoda Track in the Central and Northern Provinces, as well as tours spanning the Morobe Province. Explore Lae City and the wider Morobe Province...
location: Overseas
THE JULES VERNE DIFFERENCE That sense of adventure to discover the world is at the heart of Jules Verne. Established in 1978, our innovative small group escorted tours offer authentic travel with a twist for people who love to see the world. Packed with special touches and little extras, our expert guides will show you...
Region: Papua Region location: Western Province
Kiunga Nature Tours is one of Papua New Guinea’s leading bird watching tour operators, locally owned and operated by Samuel Kepuknai and his team. See our brilliant birds in their natural habitat – birds-of-paradise, bowerbirds, satinbirds, fruit doves and more! Birding season in Papua New Guinea is best in the drier months of the year, April...
Region: Papua Region location: Central Province
Koitaki Country Club is situated at Sogeri, about 17 kilometers from Port Moresby. Entry into the Club is by members and guests only. Membership is now open. However, facilities may be used at a fee – contact the Club for further information. Members of the Club have access to 12 hectares of the Club grounds, the Club...
Melanesian Tourist Services
Region: Momase Region location: Madang Province
Discover Papua New Guinea with the Melanesian Tourist Services Ltd (MTS), one of PNG’s premier choices for authentic and unforgettable travel experiences. With over 45 years of expertise in providing exceptional tours, MTS has been a trusted partner for travelers seeking to explore the authentic wonders of Papua New Guinea. Located at the renowned Madang Resort...
location: Overseas
Ornitholidays is the longest established birding company in the world, having started in 1965. It has grown gradually over this period to offering around 70 tours a year. From 2018 Ornitholidays will be managed by SKUA Nature Group s.n.c., an Italian company that has collaborated with the old Ornitholidays managers for years. The new management,...
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