Bali Birding Extension II 2015

Bali Birding Extension II 2015

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Important Information
Tour Dates27 Sep 2015 – 03 Oct 2015 (7 days)
Tour Price (Per Person)Price to be announced
Spaces AvailableSpaces available
Can be Linked WithSulawesi & Halmahera – Wallacean Endemics II 2015

The magical island of Bali forms part of the chain of tropical islands in the Indonesian archipelago and, although it’s most famous as a beach tourism Mecca, Bali has a lot to offer the birder and naturalist. Situated at the eastern end of the Greater Sundas, Bali provides superb birding and wildlife viewing. The island’s most iconic bird, the beautiful and very rare Bali Myna or Bali Starling, will be top of the hit list during our Bali birding extension. We will stay at a luxury lodge situated inside the world-renown Bali Barat National Park. Here we will search for some of the last few wild Bali Mynas in existence and we will also be treated to numerous other avian treasures, many of which are only shared with neighboring Java. These include the endangered Black-winged Starling, Beach Stone-curlew, the dazzling Cerulean Kingfisher, Green Junglefowl, Javan Plover, Java Sparrow and the spectacular Javan Banded Pitta!

Our trip also ventures into the highlands where specialties include Crescent-chested Babbler, Javan Whistling and Sunda Thrushes, Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot, the delightful Sunda Warbler, Blood-breasted Flowerpecker and Grey-throated Ibon.

The Bali countryside is eye-catching and we will additionally find ourselves enjoying such wonderful and range-restricted species as White-capped and Javan Munias, the stunning Javan Kingfisher and Cinnamon Bittern while gazing across emerald-green rice paddies, uniquely punctuated with Hindu temples and soaking in the island’s incredible beauty.

Bali makes for a splendid week-long birding adventure, offering exceptional island birding, sensational scenery, world class coral reef snorkeling and fascinating art and culture.

Please note: these are only tentative dates as our 2015 schedule has yet to be fully finalized. 

Tour Fact Sheet
Top Birds

Bali Myna, Green Junglefowl, Javan Banded Pitta, Black-winged Starling, Javan Plover, Javan Pond Heron, Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle, Beach Stone-curlew, Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot, Javan & Cerulean Kingfisher, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Black-banded Barbet, Crescent-chested Babbler, Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler, Javan Whistling & Sunda Thrush, Javan Cuckooshrike, Orange-spotted Bulbul, Blood-breasted & Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker, Grey-throated Ibon, Indonesian Honeyeater, Mangrove Whistler, Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher, Olive-backed Tailorbird, Sunda Bush Warbler, Java Sparrow, White-capped, White-headed & Javan Munia

Top Mammals

Barking Deer (Common Mutjac) & Long-tailed Macaque

Habitats Covered

forest & forest edge, coastal mudflats, mangroves, rice paddies, grassland

Max Group Size10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking

very relaxed

Accommodationvery comfortable
Ease of Birdingmoderate with some tricky species
Photographic Opportunitiesexcellent

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