INDONESIA - JUL-AUG 2018

DURING OUR CAIRNS HOME EXCHANGE PERIOD, WE ARRANGED NEARLY THREE WEEKS IN INDONESIA, NAMELY BALI AND JAVA. DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CAIRNS TO BALI (DENPASAR) MADE THIS A CONVENIENT SIDE-TRIP, ALTHOUGH JAVA AND BALI (CERTAINLY THE LATTER) DOES NOT HAVE THE RANGE OF BIRDS AND WILDLIFE THAT SOME OTHER INDONESIAN ISLANDS HAVE. THE CONTINUED CAPTURE OF MANY 'SUITABLE' SPECIES FOR THE CAGE BIRD MARKET HAS INEVITABLY LED TO MASSIVE DECLINES IN SOME BIRD POPULATIONS HERE. DESPITE THIS, WE STILL REALLY ENJOYED OUR TIME ON THE TWO ISLANDS, SEEING NEARLY ONE HUNDRED NEW BIRD SPECIES AND ENJOYING MANY FINE PHOTOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITIES.

WE TRAVELLED AROUND THE ISLANDS USING DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORT, INCLUDING INTERNAL FLIGHTS, AN INTER-ISLAND FERRY AND AN OVERNIGHT TRAIN. WE ALSO USED PRIVATE VEHICLE TAXIS, CHOOSING NOT TO DRIVE OURSELVES ON THIS OCCASION. ALTHOUGH WE SAW AND FOUND A LOT OF WILDLIFE OURSELVES, WE ALSO ARRANGED TOP BIRD GUIDES TO TAKE US AROUND WEST BALI AND EAST AND WEST JAVA FOR SOME OF THE TIME. THEY WERE ALL VERY GOOD.

THE GUIDES WE CAN RECOMMEND WERE HERY KUSUMANEGARA AND BORNING (NATIONAL PARK GUIDES) ON  BALI AND EAST JAVA, AND BOAS EMMANUEL (THE 'JAKARTA BIRDER') ON WEST JAVA. I CAN PROVIDE THEIR CONTACT DETAILS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

AS EVER I HAVE DISPLAYED A SELECTION OF MY FAVOURITE IMAGES OF THE TRIP, AND OF THE DIFFERENT SITES THAT WE VISITED. THEY ARE IN FOUR SECTIONS - CENTRAL BALI, WEST BALI, EAST JAVA AND WEST JAVA...

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CENTRAL BALI

   

BALI BOTANIC GARDEN (KEBUN RAYA BALI) - BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


BALI BOTANIC GARDEN (KEBUN RAYA BALI) - BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


   

LITTLE PIED FLYCATCHER - BALI BOTANIC GARDEN (KEBUN RAYA BALI), BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


ORIENTAL WHITE-EYE - CANDI KUNING, BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


   

LAKE (DANAU) BUYAN, NR. BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


LAKE (DANAU) TAMBLINGAN, NR. BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


   

GUBUG TEMPLE - LAKE (DANAU) TAMBLINGAN, NR. BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


MUNDUK WATERFALL, NR. BEDEGUL, BALI: JUL 2018


WEST BALI

   

BIRD GUIDES (HERY AND BORNING) - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


BALI MYNA - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


   

RUFOUS-BACKED KINGFISHER - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


GREEN JUNGLEFOWL - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


   

 MALAYAN (BLACK) GIANT SQUIRREL - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


SUNDA SAMBAR (TIMOR DEER) - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


   

JAVAN BANDED PITTA F - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


JAVAN BANDED PITTA M - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


   

FULVOUS-CHESTED JUNGLE-FLYCATCHER - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


LACED WOODPECKER F - BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


   

NR. BANYUWEDANG, BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


 SUNDA TEAL - NR. BANYUWEDANG, BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


   

YUDA MENJANGAN HOMESTAY - BANYUWEDANG, NR. BALI BARAT NP, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


ORANGE-BREASTED GREEN-PIGEON - GILIMANUK, WEST BALI: JUL 2018


 

EAST JAVA

 

IJEN MINER FAMILY HOMESTAY - JAMBU, BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


COMMON PALMFLY - JAMBU, BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

SUNDA BUSH-WARBLER - MOUNT IJEN VOLCANO (GUNUNG IJEN), NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


SUNDA MINIVET - MOUNT IJEN VOLCANO (GUNUNG IJEN), NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

VIEW FROM MOUNT IJEN VOLCANO (GUNUNG IJEN) - NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


RICE FIELDS, BANJARSARI, BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

 JAVAN POND-HERON - BANJARSARI, BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: AUG 2018


ALAS PURWO np, NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: JUL 2018


   

BANTENG (WILD CATTLE) - ALAS PURWO np, NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: JUL 2018


GREEN PEAFOWL M - ALAS PURWO np, NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: JUL 2018


   

BANDED BROADBILL - ALAS PURWO np, NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: JUL 2018


 EBONY LEAF MONKEY (JAVAN LANGUR) - ALAS PURWO np, NR. BANYUWANGI, EAST JAVA: JUL 2018


   
WEST JAVA
   
   

 GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


  CIBEUREUM WATERFALLS - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

  GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


 JAVAN TESIA - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

INDIGO FLYCATCHER - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


 SUNDA WARBLER - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

JAVAN TROGON - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


 JAVAN TROGON AD - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

JAVAN WHISTLING-THRUSH - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


PIED SHRIKE-BABBLER - GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO NP, NR. CIBODAS, WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

BLUE NUTHATCH - CIBODAS BOTANICAL GARDENS (KEBUN RAYA CIBODAS), WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


AMARYLLIS (HIPPEASTRUM) SP. - CIBODAS BOTANICAL GARDENS (KEBUN RAYA CIBODAS), WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

 SALVADORI'S NIGHTJAR - CIBODAS BOTANICAL GARDENS (KEBUN RAYA CIBODAS), WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


SALVADORI'S NIGHTJAR - CIBODAS BOTANICAL GARDENS (KEBUN RAYA CIBODAS), WEST JAVA: AUG 2018


   

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