A male Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, in Varirata National Park, Papua New Guinea, by Mark Harper.
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The destinations are listed alphabetically. For more details click on the destination name.
For more specific types of birds see those linked below ...
Australia - Eastern (Queensland)
Paradise and Victoria's Riflebirds in Queensland with Magnificent Riflebird on Cape York in the extreme north.
Halmahera - Indonesia
Two endemics; Wallace’s Standardwing and Paradise Crow.
Papua New Guinea
The specialities are Blue and Raggiana (displaying) Birds-of-paradise, Princess Stephanie's and Ribbon-tailed Astrapias, Carola's and Lawes's Parotias, and Loria's Satinbird. It is also the most reliable place to see male Brown Sicklebill well, plus Greater Bird-of-paradise. Also present are King, King-of-Saxony, Lesser, Magnificent, Superb and Twelve-wired Birds-of-paradise, Black and Brown Sicklebills, Magnificent (Eastern/Growling) Riflebird, Short-tailed Paradigalla, Lesser Melampitta, manucodes and Crested Satinbird, and there is a chance of Buff-tailed Sicklebill and Greater Melampitta.
Off the beaten track in Papua New Guinea it is also possible to see Emperor Bird-of-paradise, Huon Astrapia and Wahnes's Parotia on the Huon Peninsula, as well as Goldie's Bird-of-paradise on Fergusson Island.
West Papua - Indonesia
The specialities are Wilson's (displaying) and Red (displaying) Birds-of-paradise, Western Parotia (displaying), Arfak and Splendid Astrapias, Buff-tailed and Pale-billed Sicklebills, and Long-tailed Paradigalla. It is also the most likely place to see Magnificent Bird-of-paradise displaying. Also present are King, King-of-Saxony, Lesser, Superb and Twelve-wired Birds-of-paradise, Black and Brown Sicklebills, Magnificent Riflebird, Short-tailed Paradigalla, Lesser Melampitta, manucodes and Crested Satinbird.