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Bunaken, Indonesia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Bunaken, Indonesia

Map of Bunaken, Indonesia

Bunaken Harbor
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus) Gray-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus) Slender-billed Crow (Corvus enca) Sulawesi Swiftlet (Aerodramus sororum)




3/12/2016: Getting into my flight from Ternate, I noticed that one of the tires was flat. I lived anyway, and arrived late in the afternoon in Bunaken. I Did a few dives around there, and I was surprised to see that the reefs were in very good condition in this area with sea turtles, colorful corals, and so on. While climbing out of the water after the first dive, I injured my lower back (just as my upper back was getting better). I hobbled around everywhere, and it was quite the challenge to sit down or stand up.

3/13/2016: Despite my back injury, I toughed it out for a couple more dives today. This time, I was not about to lift scuba gear into the boat.

3/14/2016: We boated back into the chaos of Manado where my friend continued his trip from the airport while I got on the bus to Tomahon.

Previous Visit (Ternate Highlands: 3/11/2016)
Next Visit (Tomahon: 3/14/2016)

Species Recorded (15)

Birds ( 15 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Gray-faced Buzzard - Butastur indicus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Pink-necked Pigeon - Treron vernans

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Sulawesi Hanging-Parrot - Loriculus stigmatus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Black-billed Koel - Eudynamys melanorhynchus

( Dacelonidae )
Collared Kingfisher - Todiramphus chloris

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Sulawesi Swiftlet - Aerodramus sororum
Uniform Swiftlet - Aerodramus vanikorensis

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Plain-throated Sunbird - Anthreptes malacensis
Olive-backed Sunbird - Cinnyris jugularis

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Hair-crested Drongo - Dicrurus hottentottus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Slender-billed Crow - Corvus enca

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Asian Glossy Starling - Aplonis panayensis




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