Listed below are some of the commonly seen birds in our area

Bali Starling Breeding Program at the lodge:
AN ECO LODGE CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Working with the Begawan Foundation (Project March 2011 - April 2013)

 

We were honored to have a pair of Bali Starlings from the

Begawan foundation for breeding, unfortunately after 2 years

they did not have offspring, so we returned the Starlings.

 

We concluded that our climate was not suitable for the Starling,

although the Starling was often seen in our area 20 years ago,

it more likely nested in dryer climates of Bali. We were glad to have

the opportunity to observe these very active and beautiful birds.
 

Extinct in the wild

Bali Starlings, once common in Bali, are now one of the World’s rarest birds. The Bali Starling is the only endemic bird of Bali and is now now essentially extinct in the wild. There are several breeding programs initiated in Bali which have recently released starlings on a neighboring island, Nusa Penida,

Only captive breeding programs have saved it from total extinction.

 

A successful Bali Starling breeding program, is privately funded by the Gardner family, under the auspices of the Begawan Foundation. www.begawanfoundation.org

Birds spotted at the lodge

Bird & Nature Watching

 

The most bird activity at the Eco-Lodge is between the hours of 6 – 7 am & 5pm - 6pm where many local birds can be seen and heard around the property, especially from your bungalow or at the Bamboo Bale.

Please ask for binoculars if you need them
 

Early Morning Bird Watching Walk

 

If you would like to take a guided early morning Bird walk, please let our staff arrange this for you.

Time 5.45am - 8.00am

Price: IDR 350.000 1 person / 2++ IDR 200.000 per person
 

To print a list of Birds found recently at the lodge

"No Catching" Bird Policy

The people of Sarinbuana have declared this area as a “No catching animal zone”, due to its proximity to one of the two remaining rainforests in Bali. An area of 1,800 ha is dedicated to preserve nature. You may see locals with rifles – locals are permitted to defend their crops from squirrels (of which there are many) who make an annoying number of holes in their cacao pods – rendering them useless for sale.

We have observed that the local bird population has dramatically increased over the last 4 years.

The Bali Black Eagle makes it’s presence known by it’s distinctive call and can be seen regularly spiralling down the valley.

 

 

 

 

  • White Crowed Forktail

  • Gold Whiskered Barbet

  • Emerald Dove

  • Hair-­‐crested Drongo

  • Asian Glossy Starling

  • Crested Serpent Eagle

  • Fulvous-Breasted Woodpecker

  • Yellow throated hanging parrot

  • Black-Capped Kingfisher

  • Red Vented Bulbul

  • Chinese Sparrow Hawk

  • Lesser Forktail

  • Black-­‐naped Oriole

  • Javan Owlet

  • Spotted Necked Dove

  • Little Cuckoo Dove

  • Black- naped fruit Dove

  • White bellied Wood - swallow

  • Oriental Bay owl

  • Fulvous - breasted Woodpecker

  • Common lora

  • Ashy Drongo

  • Lemon bellied White - eye

  • White- crowned Forktail

  • Brahminy kite

  • Indian Black eagle

  • White eared kingfisher

  • Greater coucal

  • Dark imperial pigeon

  • Grey cheeked green pigeon

  • Oriental Magpie Robyn

  • White vented Myna

  • Java pond heron

  • Black Bulbul

  • Ashy Bulbul

  • Javan Kingfisher

  • Collared Kingfisher

  • Red Jungle Fowl

  • Streak-Eared Bulbul

  • Black Drongo

  • Cattle Egret

  • Munia - many varieties

  • Oriental Cuckoo

  • Babblers & Barbets

  • Bar winged Prina

  • Bali Black Eagle

  • Ashy Tailorbird

  • Munia

  • Pink necked Green Pigeon

  • Barred Cuckoo dove

  • Common Flame Woodpecker

  • Flowerpeckers

  • Coloured Owlet

  • Spotted Wood Owl

  • Olive-Backed Sunbird

  • Streaky - breasted Spider hunter

  • Crested Sepent eagle

  • Greater racket tailed Drongo

  • Changeable hawk eagle

  • Scarlet - backed flowerpecker

  • Blue tailed bee- eater

  • Short tailed Starling

  • Green Junglefowl

  • Gray cheeked Pigeon