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Bird of Paradise, Raja Ampat, Gam and Batanta

Sawinggrai Bird Watching in Raja Ampat

Experience the majestic birds of paradise in their natural habitat

Information about Sawinggrai

Nestled in the heart of Raja Ampat, Sawinggrai is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. This small village is renowned for its spectacular bird watching opportunities, particularly the sighting of the magnificent birds of paradise. These iconic birds, known for their vibrant plumage and elaborate courtship dances, can be observed in their natural habitat here.

What sets Sawinggrai apart is its commitment to eco-tourism and preserving its pristine environment. The village offers a unique blend of traditional Papuan culture and stunning biodiversity. Aside from bird watching, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, exploring the lush jungle trails, and engaging with the local community.

Our guided tours provide the best opportunities to witness the birds at their most active times—during early mornings and late afternoons. With our experienced guides, you’ll have an unforgettable experience observing these beautiful creatures up close. Sawinggrai is a must-visit for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Interesting facts about Sawinggrai

Getting there: The best way to reach Sawinggrai is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the village and surrounding dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Sawinggrai: The ideal time for bird watching is during the dry season from October to April when the birds are most active. Temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F).

Diving Conditions: While Sawinggrai is primarily known for bird watching, the nearby waters offer excellent diving opportunities with depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) and moderate currents.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this region, typically offering 7-10 day trips that include bird watching and diving. These trips often visit other iconic Raja Ampat sites such as Misool and the Dampier Strait.

A little known fact: Sawinggrai villagers have a unique way of attracting the birds of paradise using traditional songs and calls, making it an even more magical experience for visitors.

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Bird of Paradise, Raja Ampat, Gam and Batanta

Possible Activities in Sawinggrai

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Our trips to Sawinggrai


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