Our fourth stop in our year of travelling after a 5,5 week trip in West Papua. There is quite a lot of overlap with the Western part of Papua, but there remained more than enough to justify a trip and take a first bite of the specialities of PNG. To minimize overlap we mainly focussed on some islands (Normanby, Manus, New Britain) and added a visit in the highlands (Tari) for some additional Birds of Paradise and species we knew were difficult in West Papua.
Since we are still traveling this is a preliminary trip report with our main findings and a rough annotated species list (counts are incomplete and subspecies indication is missing). Please send us an email if you are missing any information.