Karawari Lodge

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Country: Papua New Guinea

Region: East Sepik Province

We speak: English

Web site: http://www.pngtours.com/lodge2.html

Location: Karawari Lodge is located in one of the most remote and unspoilt destinations in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. It is accessible only by small charter aircraft that arrives and departs from a private airstrip. A short walk from the airstrip to the river, a 20 minute jet boat ride and short transfer by car brings you to the Lodge. The awe inspiring view at dusk has to be experienced to be believed. Stilted villages line the edges of flooded waterways and dugout canoes are the primary mode of transportation. The people of the Sepik express their culture and beliefs through their art, inspiring the carving of incredible masks, drums, baskets and sculptures that integrate with their daily like and animist beliefs. Most importantly, it is an outstanding location for birds and butterflies. A staggering 229 different bird species have been recorded in the Karawari area, including the elusive 12-Wire Bird of Paradise, Cockatoos, Parrots, Hornbills, cormorants and other water birds.

Services: Karawari Lodge arranges river excursions in 18-seat jet boats, both to the surrounding villages to visit traditional homes, ceremonial dances and celebrations and the lifestyle of the Sepik people and for Birding tours arranged from the lodge. Air charters are also arranged by Trans Niugini Tours to facilitate access to and from the lodge. Meals are served in the Main Lodge that also hosts the Puk Puk Bar and lounge. The Main Lodge was designed and built in the form of a traditional “haus tambaran” or spirit house. It holds a vast collection of Sepik artifacts, many of which are museum pieces. Artifacts are also made available for sale and shipping can be arranged. Meals are served at communal tables and menus are based on European style recipes. Fish from the river and sago are the main diet as the area is not suitable for gardening.

Guestrooms: Guests are accommodated in ten separate cottages, each built out of local bush materials and inspired by local architecture. Each cottage has two private twin rooms, each with a modern ensuite bathrooms and a communal verandah. Despite its’ remoteness, the lodge has 220V electricity with Australian style power points, hot and cold water, comfortable mosquito-netted single beds and ceiling fan. As the power is supplied by generator, the power is turned off at approximately 10pm and on again by 6am. These times are flexible depending on the needs of our guests. Small LED lights are available in the rooms for use during the night. Filtered and boiled water are available in both the rooms and dining area. Bottled water, soft drinks, wine and beer are available for sale at the Puk Puk Bar. Tea and coffee are available any time.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Name (lat)
Family
Large-billid Gerygone
B
Gerygone magnirostris Acanthizidae
Pale-billed Scrub Wren
B
Sericornis spilodera Acanthizidae
Yellow-bellied Gerygone
B
Gerygone chrysogaster Acanthizidae
Green-backed Gerygone
B
Gerygone chloronotus Acanthizidae
Rusty Mouse Warbler
B
Crateroscelis murina Acanthizidae
Fairy Gerygone
B
Gerygone palpebrosa Acanthizidae
Doria's Hawk
B
Megatriorchis doriae Accipitridae
Brown Goshawk
B
Accipiter fasciatus Accipitridae
New Guinea Harpy-eagle
RB
Harpyopsis novaeguineae Accipitridae
Long-tailed Buzzard
B
Henicopernis longicauda Accipitridae
Gurney's Eagle
RB
Aquila gurneyi Accipitridae
Crested Hawk
W
Aviceda subcristata Accipitridae
Brahminy Kite
B
Haliastur indus Accipitridae
Collared Sparrowhawk
W
Accipiter cirrhocephalus Accipitridae
Whistling Kite
B
Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae
Black Kite
RB
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
Grey headed Goshawk
B
Accipiter poliocephalus Accipitridae
White-bellied Sea-eagle
B
Haliaeetus leucogaster Accipitridae
Swamp Harrier
B
Circus approximans Accipitridae
Grey Goshawk
W
Accipiter novaehollandiae Accipitridae
Clamorous Reed-Warbler
RB
Acrocephalus stentoreus Acrocephalidae
Barred Owlet-nightjar
RB
Aegotheles bennettii Aegothelidae
Hook-billed Kingfisher
B
Melidora macrorrhina Alcedinidae
Azure Kingfisher
B
Alcedo azurea Alcedinidae
Rufous-bellied Kookaburra
B
Dacelo gaudichaud Alcedinidae
Blue-black Kingfisher
B
Halcyon nigrocyanea Alcedinidae
Yellow-billed Kingfisher
RB
Halcyon torotoro Alcedinidae
Shovel-billed Kingfisher
RB
Clytoceyx rex Alcedinidae
Variable Dwarf Kingfisher
B
Ceyx lepidus Alcedinidae
Sacred Kingfisher
TM
Halcyon sancta Alcedinidae
Little Kingfisher
B
Alcedo pusilla Alcedinidae
Common Paradise-Kingfisher
B
Tanysiptera galatea Alcedinidae
Spotted Whistling Duck
B
Dendrocygna guttata Anatidae
Wandering Whistling Duck
B
Dendrocygna arcuata Anatidae
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
V
Nettapus coromandelianus Anatidae
White-headed Shelduck
TM
Tadorna radjah Anatidae
Pacific Black Duck
B
Anas superciliosa Anatidae
Australian White-eyed Duck
TM
Aythya australis Anatidae
Darter
TM
Anhinga melanogaster Anhingidae
Mountain Swiftlet
RB
Collocalia vanikorensis Apodidae
Glossy Swiftlet
B
Collocalia esculenta Apodidae
Papuan Spine-tailed Swift
RB
Mearnsia novaeguineae Apodidae
White-throated Needletail
TM
Hirundapus caudacutu Apodidae
Rufous Night-heron
B
Nycticorax caledonicus Ardeidae
Little Egret
B
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Forest Bittern
B
Zonerodius heliosylus Ardeidae
Yellow Bittern
TM
Ixobrychus sinensis Ardeidae
Black Bittern
B
Ixobrychus flavicollis Ardeidae
Great-billed Heron
B
Ardea sumatrana Ardeidae
Pied Heron
B
Egretta picata Ardeidae
Intermediate Egret
B
Egretta intermedia Ardeidae
Great White Egret
B
Egretta alba Ardeidae
White-breasted Wood-swallow
B
Artamus leucorhynchus Artamidae
Blyth's Hornbill
B
Rhyticeros plicatus Bucerotidae
Golden Cuckoo-shrike
Campochaera sloetii Campephagidae
Black-browed Triller
RB
Lalage atrovirens Campephagidae
Black Cuckoo-shrike
B
Coracina melaena Campephagidae
Cicadabird
TM
Coracina tenuirostris Campephagidae
Boyer's Cuckoo-shrike
B
Coracina boyeri Campephagidae
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
B
Coracina papuensis Campephagidae
White Winged Triller
RB
Lalage sueurii Campephagidae
Large-tailed Nightjar
B
Caprimulgus macrurus Caprimulgidae
Papuan Nightjar
RB
Eurostopodus papuensis Caprimulgidae
Dwarf Cassowary
RB
Casuarius bennetti Cassuariidae
Northern Cassowary
RB
Casuarius unappendiculatus Cassuariidae
Masked Lapwing
B
Vanellus miles Charadriidae
American Golden-Plover
W
Pluvialis dominica Charadriidae
Little Ringed Plover
W
Charadrius dubius Charadriidae
Pinon Imperial Pigeon
B
Ducula pinon Columbidae
Orange-fronted Fruit-Dove
B
Ptilonopus aurantiifrons Columbidae
New Guinea Bronzewing
B
Henicophaps albifrons Columbidae
Zoe Imperial Pigeon
B
Ducula zoeae Columbidae
Superb Fruit-Dove
B
Ptilonopus superbus Columbidae
Cinnamon Ground-Dove
B
Gallicolumba rufigula Columbidae
Black-billed Cuckoo-dove
RB
Macropygia nigrirostris Columbidae
Pied Imperial Pigeon
B
Ducula (spilorrhoa) bicolor Columbidae
Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove
B
Ptilonopus iozonus Columbidae
Thick-billed Ground-Dove
RB
Trugon terrestris Columbidae
White Bibbed Ground-dove
NB
Gallicolumba jobiensis Columbidae
Coroneted Fruit-Dove
B
Ptilonopus coronulatus Columbidae
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
RB
Goura victoria Columbidae
Great Cuckoo-dove
RB
Reinwardtoena reinwardtii Columbidae
Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon
B
Ducula rufigaster Columbidae
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
RB
Ptilonopus magnificus Columbidae
Papuan Mountain Pigeon
B
Gymnophaps albertisii Columbidae
Emerald Ground-Dove
B
Chalcophaps indica Columbidae
Collared Imperial Pigeon
B
Ducula mullerii Columbidae
Pink-spotted Fruit-Dove
B
Ptilonopus perlatus Columbidae
Brown Cuckoo-dove
B
Macropygia amboinensis Columbidae
Stephan's Ground-Dove
B
Chalcophaps stephani Columbidae
Dollarbird
B
Eurystomus orientalis Coraciidae
Torresian Crow
B
Corvus orru Corvidae
Grey Crow
RB
Corvus tristis Corvidae
Lowland Peltops
RB
Peltops blainvillii Cracticidae
Black Butcherbird
B
Cracticus quoyi Cracticidae
Hooded Butcherbird
B
Cracticus cassicus Cracticidae
Shining Bronze-cuckoo
TM
Chrysococcyx lucidus Cuculidae
Greater Black Coucal
NB
Centropus menbeki Cuculidae
Long-billed Cuckoo
RV
Rhamphomantis megarhynchus Cuculidae
Brush Cuckoo
B
Cacomantis variolosus Cuculidae
Pheasant Coucal
B
Centropus phasianinus Cuculidae
Oriental Cuckoo
TM
Cuculus saturatus Cuculidae
Lesser Black Coucal
RB
Centropus bernsteini Cuculidae
Malay Bronze-cuckoo
RB
Chrysococcyx minutillus Cuculidae
Dwarf Koel
RB
Microdynamis parva Cuculidae
Channel-billed Cuckoo
B
Scythrops novaehollandiae Cuculidae
Common Koel
B
Eudynamys scolopacea Cuculidae
Spangled Drongo
B
Dicrurus hottentottus Dicruridae
Black-chinned Robin
R
Poecilodryas brachyura Eopsaltriidae
Olive Flycatcher
B
Microeca flavovirescens Eopsaltriidae
Mangrove Robin
B
Eopsaltria pulverulenta Eopsaltriidae
Black-sided Robin
B
Poecilodryas hypoleuca Eopsaltriidae
Grand Mannikin
RB
Lonchura grandis Estrildidae
Hooded Mannakin
RB
Lonchura spectabilis Estrildidae
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
RB
Lonchura castaneothorax Estrildidae
Streak-headed Mannikin
RB
Lonchura tristissima Estrildidae
Oriental Hobby
W
Falco severus Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon
RB
Falco peregrinus Falconidae
Brown Falcon
B
Falco berigora Falconidae
Moustached Tree-swift
B
Hemiprocne mystacea Hemiprocnidae
Pacific Swallow
RB
Hirundo tahitica Hirundinidae
Tree Martin
TM
Hirundo nigricans Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
RB
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Comb-crested Jacana
B
Irediparra gallinacea Jacanidae
Gull-billed Tern
TM
Gelochelidon nilotica Laridae
Whiskered tern
TM
Chelidonias hybridus Laridae
Broad-billed Fairy Wren
RB
Malurus grayi Maluridae
Wallace's Fairy Wren
RB
Sipodotus wallacii Maluridae
White-shouldered Fairy-wren
RB
Malurus alboscapulatus Maluridae
Emperor Fairy Wren
RB
Malurus cyanocephalus Maluridae
Common Scrubfowl
B
Megapodius freycinet Megapodiidae
Brown-collared Brush-Turkey
RB
Talegalla jobiensis Megapodiidae
Black Berrypecker
B
Melanocharis nigra Melanocharitidae
Papuan Flowerpecker
B
Dicaeum pectorale Melanocharitidae
Meyer's Friarbird
RB
Philemon meyeri Meliphagidae
Silver-eared Honeyeater
RB
Lichmera alboauricularis Meliphagidae
Twany-breasted Honeyeater
B
Xanthotis flaviventer Meliphagidae
Long-billed Honeyeater
B
Melilestes megarhynchus Meliphagidae
Streak-headed Honeyeater
RB
Pycnopygius stictocephalus Meliphagidae
Spotted Honeyeater
RB
Xanthotis polygramma Meliphagidae
Plain Honeyeater
RB
Pycnopygius ixoides Meliphagidae
Yellow-gaped Honeyeater
RB
Meliphaga flavirictus Meliphagidae
Mimic Meliphaga
RB
Meliphaga analoga Meliphagidae
Noisy Friarbird
B
Philemon corniculatus Meliphagidae
Puff-backed Meliphaga
RB
Meliphaga aruensis Meliphagidae
Pygmy Honeyeater
RB
Oedistoma pygmaeum Meliphagidae
Helmeted Friarbird
B
Philemon buceroides Meliphagidae
Red-throated Myzomela
RB
Myzomela eques Meliphagidae
Yellow-bellied Longbill
RB
Toxorhamphus novaeguineae Meliphagidae
Rainbow Bee-eater
TM
Merops ornatus Meropidae
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
B
Merops philippinus Meropidae
Pied Bushchat
RB
Saxicola caprata Muscicapidae
Hooded Monarch
RB
Monarcha manadensis Myiagridae
Golden Monarch
RB
Monarcha chrysomela Myiagridae
Shining Flycatcher
B
Myiagra alecto Myiagridae
Yellow-breasted Boatbill
B
Machaerirhynchus flaviventer Myiagridae
Rufous Monarch
RB
Monarcha rubiensis Myiagridae
Spot-winged Monarch
B
Monarcha guttula Myiagridae
Black Sunbird
B
Nectarinia apasia Nectariniidae
Yellow-bellied Sunbird
RB
Nectarinia Jugularis Nectariniidae
Brown Oriole
B
Oriolus szalayi Oriolidae
Blue Jewel-Babbler
RB
Ptilorrhoa caerulescens Orthonychidae
Grey Shrike-thrush
RB
Colluricincla harmonica Pachycephalidae
Golden-backed Whistler
RB
Pachycephala aurea Pachycephalidae
Rusty Pitohui
B
Pitohui ferrugineus Pachycephalidae
Grey Whistler
R
Pachycephala simplex Pachycephalidae
Little Shrike-thrush
RB
Colluricincla megarhyncha Pachycephalidae
Rusty Whistler
B
Pachycephala hyperythra Pachycephalidae
Variable Pitohui
B
Pitohui kirhocephalus Pachycephalidae
Glossy-mantled Manucode
B
Manucodia atra Paradisaeidae
Jobi Manucode
B
Manucodia jobiensis Paradisaeidae
Magnificent Riflebird
RB
Ptiloris magnificus Paradisaeidae
Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise
RB
Seleucidis melanoluca Paradisaeidae
King Bird of Paradise
RB
Cicinnurus regius Paradisaeidae
Little Pied Cormorant
RB
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant
RB
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Little Black Cormorant
B
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris Phalacrocoracidae
King Quail
TM
Coturnix chinensis Phasianidae
Brown Quail
B
Coturnix australis Phasianidae
Blue-brested Pitta
B
Pitta erythrogaster Pittidae
Hooded Pitta
B
Pitta sordida Pittidae
Marbled Frogmouth
B
Podargus ocellatus Podargidae
Papuan Frogmouth
B
Podargus papuensis Podargidae
Australasian Grebe
TM
Tachyboptus novaehollandiae Podicipedidiae
Little Grebe
RB
Tachyboptus nificollis Podicipedidiae
Rufous Babbler
RB
Pomatostomus isidorei Pomatostomatidae
Double-eyed Fig-parrot
B
Cyclopsitta diophthalma Psittacidae
Buff-faced Pigmy-Parrot
RB
Micropsitta pusio Psittacidae
Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot
RB
Cyclopsitta gulielmiterti Psittacidae
Papuan Hanging Parrot
RB
Loriculus aurantiifrons Psittacidae
Western Black-capped Lory
RB
Lorius lory Psittacidae
Eclectus Parrot
RB
Eclectus roratus Psittacidae
Dusky Lory
B
Pseudeos fuscata Psittacidae
Red-flanked Lorikeet
B
Charmosyna placentis Psittacidae
Red-cheeked Parrot
RB
Geoffroyus geoffroyi Psittacidae
Palm Cockatoo
B
Probosciger aterrimus Psittacidae
Edwards' Fig-Parrot
B
Psittaculirostris adwardsii Psittacidae
Rainbow Lorikeet
B
Trichoglossus haematodus Psittacidae
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
B
Cacatua galerita Psittacidae
Yellow-breasted Bowerbird
RB
Chlamydera lauterbachi Ptilonorhynchidae
White-eared Catbird
B
Ailuroedus buccoides Ptilonorhynchidae
Red-necked Rail
B
Rallina tricolor Rallidae
Bush Hen
Amaurornis olivaceus Rallidae
Purple Swamphen
TM
Porphyrio porphyrio Rallidae
Lewin's Rail
RB
Rallus pectoralis Rallidae
White-browed Crake
B
Porzana cinerea Rallidae
Dusky Moorhen
RB
Gallinula tenebrosa Rallidae
Buff-banded Rail
RB
Rallus philippensis Rallidae
New Guinea Flightless Rail
B
Megacrax inepta Rallidae
White-headed Stilt
NB
Himantopus leucocephalus Recurvirostridae
Sooty Thicket Fantail
B
Rhipidura threnothorax Rhipiduridae
White-bellied Thicket Fantail
TM
Rhipidura leucothorax Rhipiduridae
Rufous-backed Fantail
RB
Rhipidura rufidorsa Rhipiduridae
Northern Fantail
B
Rhipidura rufiventris Rhipiduridae
Willie Wagtail
B
Rhipidura leucophrys Rhipiduridae
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
TM
Calidris acuminata Scolopacidae
Barking Owl
B
Ninox connivens Strigidae
Rufous Owl
B
Ninox rufa Strigidae
Papuan Boobook
RB
Ninox theomacha Strigidae
Singing Starling
B
Aplonis cantoroides Sturnidae
Metallic Starling
B
Aplonis metallica Sturnidae
Yellow-faced Myna
B
Mino dumontii Sturnidae
Golden Myna
B
Mino anais Sturnidae
Tawny Grassbird
RB
Megalurus timoriensis Sylviidae
Golden-headed Cisticola
B
Cisticola exilis Sylviidae
Common Sandpiper
TM
Tringa hypoleucos Tringinae
Sooty Owl
B
Tyto tenebricosa Tytonidae
Barn Owl
RB
Tyto alba Tytonidae

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