Sari Buana Eco Lodge, Bird Watching

Sari Buana Eco Lodge, Bird Watching

Bird Watching

The most bird activity at the Eco-Lodge is between the hours of 6 – 7 am 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

Bird watching Walk

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

Time 6am -7.30am

Price: IDR 150.000 per person

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 spiraling down the valley.

Bali Starling Breeding Program at the lodge



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

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.

The most successful Bali Starling breeding program, is privately funded by the Gardner family, under the auspices of the Begawan Foundation.

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

Recently 46 species were spotted over 1 day at the lodge

Java pond heron
Black Bulbul
Ashy Bulbul
Javan Kingfisher
Red Jungle Fowl
Streak-Eared Bulbul
Black Drongo
Cattle Egret
Munia – many varieties
Oriental Cuckoo
Bar winged Prina
Bali Black Eagle
Tailor Bird
Pink necked Green Pigeon
Barred Cuckoo dove
Banded Broadbill
Coloured Owlet
Spotted Wood Owl
Olive-Backed Sunbird
White Crowed Forktail
Gold Whiskered Barbet
Fulvous-Breasted Woodpecker
Yellow throated hanging parrot
Black-Capped Kingfisher
Red Vented Bulbul

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