Sunday, 16 September 2012

Lore Lindu to Makassar 13th September

Another early start saw us back at the lake at first light in search of the last couple of endemics we still needed for this area. Almost immediately we were enjoying close views of several Sulawesi Babblers creeping around the vines of some trees beside the path on the way down to the lake. A quick scan of the lakeside vegetation revealed Small Sparrowhawk, Streak-headed Dark-eye, Black-fronted and Mountain White-eyes and Short-tailed Starling. We then spent the next few hours along the road, trying to find some flocks with anything new in them, and managed to get better views of Ashy Woodpecker and Sulawesi Leaf-warbler than we’d had before. There were more Superb Fruit-doves, Fiery-browed Starlings, Cerulean Cuckooshrike, Piping Crow and others but time passed all too soon and we had to leave and head back down into the heat of the lowlands and a lunch stop in Palu before taking the late afternoon flight to Makassar.
Note the blue skies
This is the place all birders stay when visiting Lore Lindu

This was our base whilst at Lore Lindu - note blue skies!

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