Friday 22nd September 2017,
Aceh Birder

BIRDS AND ORANGUTAN SUMATRA ENCOUNTER

BIRDS AND ORANGUTAN SUMATRA ENCOUNTER

Join an Expedition Sumatran Wildlife

 

Enjoy the Critically Endangered Sumatran Orang-utan (Orangutan), the Long tail and Pig tail macaques, Thomas Leaf monkeys, Langurs, Siamangs and of course the Sumatran Birds. The Sumatran orangutan is one of the two species of orangutans. Found only on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you can have nowhere else in the world.

There are two genetically distinct species: the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) and the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). The two species look slightly different: Sumatran orangutans have lighter hair and a longer beard than their Bornean relatives, and Sumatran males have narrower cheekpads. Both species are highly endangered due to habitat loss and poaching.

Orangutans breed more slowly than any other primate, with the female having a baby on average only once every 7-8 years. Infants are dependent on their mothers for at least five years, learning about survival in the forest. Orangutans live for around 45 years in the wild, and a female will usually have no more than 3 offspring in her lifetime. This means that orangutan populations grow very slowly, and take a long time to recover from habitat disturbance and hunting.

 

The Shiny Whistling Thrush (Myophonus melanurus) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Species endemic to Sumatra.

The Shiny Whistling Thrush (Myophonus melanurus) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Species endemic to Sumatra.

Birds and Orangutan Sumatra Encounter Tour, this 11 day trip takes place in the Gunung Leuser National Park, Ulu Masen Ecosystem Rain Forest and Gayo Highlands in Aceh Northern Sumatra.

  • Visit colourful of nature and traditional markets
  • Go jungle trekking
  • Sleep in comfortable, naturally designed eco-lodges overlooking the lush jungle
  • Enjoy picnic lunches along , get up close to the orangutans , taste delicious traditional foods
  • Birding – Birdwatching spot a multitude of wildlife, including gibbons, monkeys, and orangutans

The Best Sites for Wildlife encounter and Birdwatching in Nothern Sumatra is the Gunung Leuser NP , Leuser Eco-System Forest, Gayo Highlands, Singkil Nature Reserve, Ulu Masen Eco-System, and Simeulue Island. The beautiful Gayo Highlands deep in the interior of Aceh are ripe for off-the-path picking. This is coffee country, cool and mountainous with spectacular vistas drifting in and out of focus between cool morning mists. Gunung Leuser National Park is a national park covering 7,927 km² in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the richest tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia and straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces it is one of the last places on earth.

Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) in Ulu Masen Eco-System Sumatra is one of the largest hornbills, adults being approximately the size of a swan, 91–122 cm long and weighing 2–3 kg. IUCN threat status: Near Threatened (NT)

Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) in Ulu Masen Eco-System Sumatra is one of the largest hornbills, adults being approximately the size of a swan, 91–122 cm long and weighing 2–3 kg. IUCN threat status: Near Threatened (NT)

Discovered the adventurer in you when you come on one of our Discovery Tours, which you can take at any time of the year. These classical tours are hosted by our local guides and include an enriching array of activities. The itineraries are flexible and include many magical moments.

In this tour, we will see the Thomas Leaf Monkey as Sumatran endemic monkey with its distinctive Mohawk, which is unique to the forests of Gunung Leseur National Park on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. This amazing tour will delight your senses as you experience the sights and sounds of village life and the fascinating flora and fauna of the jungle.

Red-bearded bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) in Ulu Masen Eco-System Sumatra

Red-bearded bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) in Ulu Masen Eco-System Sumatra

Aceh Birder Eco-tour and Birding Spot is the hidden paradise of Sumatra, but also an inspiring example of community-based ecotourism, where former illegal loggers and hunters are gaining their livelihoods from the beauty of the forest. On the way, you experience the colours and smells of village markets and are greeted by the smiling faces of Acehnese People.

We are completely dedicated through tourism, to protect the local environment and raise awareness of the conservation challenges facing a particular area. We attempt to bring as many people from the local communities into Tourism. On your trip, we will give you advice on where is the best local restaurant are to eat, while you receive great service and good nutrition.

Sumatran Frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus) is endemic to Sumatra, Indonesia, where it is known from a small number of records from the Barisan range, but is presumably greatly under-recorded because it is nocturnal (BirdLife International 2001)

Sumatran Frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus) is endemic to Sumatra, Indonesia, where it is known from a small number of records from the Barisan range, but is presumably greatly under-recorded because it is nocturnal (BirdLife International 2001)

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