On fine morning (May 16th 2018) we managed one day birding trips on Malang, East Java for couple clients from Indonesia. 19 species succeed to observed from two birding locations such as Batu Apple Farm and Raden Suryo Greater Park Forestry.
Our first stop was in Apple Farm for Javan Kingfisher. Not to long wait, we were immediately greeted by a Javan Kingfisher after parking our car. For 30 minutes in location, four individuals Javan Kingfisher recorded. Other than that we recorded Common Tailorbird, Sooty-headed Bulbul and Yellow-vented Bulbul.
Satisfied in first location, we continue the trip to second location that made us to drive for 30 minutes. In that tropical rain forest we managed to found Sunda Cuckooshrike, Cinereus Tit, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Sunda minivet, Sclaly-breasted Munia, and Blue Nuthatch.
Then we moved to other area of the park in Watu Ondo waterfall. Montane birds such as Sunda (Javan) Bulbul, Orange-spotted Bulbul, Ruddy Cuckoo-dove, Flame-fronted Barbet, and female Little-pied Flycatcher accompany us to enjoyed the breeze atmosphere. We decided to climb down toward the waterfall for a moment.
For the lunch, we choose small restaurant around the area to tasted local traditional food. After that we hang out at twin bridge waiting for more birds, hope the Javan Hawk-eagle appear. Failed to waiting more because the afternoon getting cloudy, so we decided to finish the trip with birds closing the day such as Javan Grey-throated White-eye, Ashy Drongo, White-flanked Sunbird and Indigo Flycatcher as our client’s favorite.