Franky Mambrasar owns Wapnansan Homestay, which lies on the coast between Waisai and the village of Saporkren. Franky is an experienced Raja Ampat bird watching guide who can organise tours to see Waigeo’s famed Wilson’s Bird of Paradise as well as other bird species. Franky is on the left in the above photo with Abraham.
Phone: +6282239386312 (SMS text message best)
Franky’s location for observing Wilson’s Birds of Paradise is a two hour walk (about 4 kilometres) from Saporkren village. The jungle hike starts early at around 4.00am to ensure arrival at the site around dawn when the birds begin to display.
Tours to see Red Birds of Paradise and other forest species can also be arranged. If your interest is in Waigeo’s cockatoos, Franky knows a great spot for observing them. It’s a much shorter walk from Saporkren – about a kilometre, or a 30 minute hike away.