While not as famous as the two previous locations, Hutan Adat Lempur is a new birding spot the local community has been developing, and we believe it has some of the best birding in the Kerinci region. Elevation is between 1000m to 1250m, but a great variety of bird species, as this area has been hit much less by bird poachers that Bukit Tapan. There’s also a chance to see the extremely rare Sumatran Ground Cuckoo – we’ve had quite a few sightings of a few different individuals. Besides birds, other wildlife one might encounter are a variety of reptiles, Colugo, Sumatran Porcupine, Slow Loris, Sun Bear, and even very rarely, Sumatran Tiger and other wildcats. If you go quickly enough, there’s a chance you’ll reach the beautiful blue Lake Kaco, although it’s a 3-4 hour trek of straight walking. Other nearby lakes for spotting a variety of wild ducks, like the Lesser Whistling Duck, are Danau Lingkat and Danau Nyalo.
A sampling of endemics and other targets:
Sumatra Ground-Cuckoo, Sumatran Peacock-Pheasant, Sumatran Leafbird, Graceful Pitta, Sumatran Green Pigeon, Sumatran Treepie, Sumatran Drongo, Sumatran Trogon, Sumatran Bulbul, Cream-striped Bulbul, Grey-cheeked Bulbul, Spot-necked Bulbul, Black-browed Barbet, Long-tailed Broadbill, Temminck’s Sunbird, Fire-tufted Barbet, Sunda Minivet, Marbled Wren Babbler, Sumatran Green Pigeon, Rufous-chested Flycatcher, Black Laughingthrush, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, and many more.