Sari Buana Eco Lodge, 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
AN ECO LODGE CONSERVATION PROGRAM
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. www.begawanfoundation.org
Listed below are some of the commonly seen birds in our area.
Recently 46 species were spotted over 1 day at the lodge