We have successful four days birding tour in East Java, start from 10 - 13 August 2019 for Germany clients. Three birding locations visited, such as Bromo Tengger Semeru NP, around Probolinggo and Baluran NP.
114 bird species managed to collect in the tour list.
At the first day, meet up in Juanda international airport of Surabaya, East Java. The flight was delayed, so around 6.00 pm start driving to the accommodation near the Bromo Tengger Semeru NP. So, the night just for rest and overnight.
Then, second day we were start at very early morning, 04.00 am. The clients has special request to see sunrise with landscape of Bromo, Batok, Semeru and other mountains.
This is a famous locations to typical visitor in this national park.
Arrived in sunrise view point at 5.15 am, we still get the first light of the day. Luckily, the weather was so bright and clear.
Spent for half hour, then we breakfast and coffee time at small canteen around the view point.
After that, we drive to sand sea below the view point. Stop by to explore the birds around.
Our next stop is Ranu Pani village, we have to change the vehicle from Jeep into MPV car on that village.
Nothing left in first vehicle, then we drive down in lower altitude step by step while looking for birds.
At afternoon we have to transfer to the next accommodation in Lumajang, East Java.
Check in and dinner at restaurant of the hotel, finished at 7.30 pm. Then we went to our rooms to overnight.
We had long drive in day third.
After breakfast, we start driving to the next birding location in Probolinggo.
Arrived at 9.15 am, then we birded in lowland area where the habitat is mangrove and estuary.
At 11.15 am continue driving to the last birding location in Baluran NP. Stop by in restaurant for lunch.
We still have a time when arrived in Baluran, so enter the forest and birded until dusk.
Same as second day, dinner provided by the accommodation. Eat dinner, then go to bed.
On the last day, we started at 5.00 am entered Baluran NP.
First stop was monsoon forest before Bekol grassland-like-savannah when the birds perched, sing and drying up for the first light.
While enjoyed the birds passing by from where we stop, coffee and tea served to our clients and team.
Then at 8.00 am changed the location to Bekol savanna and birding trek in Bama beach.
AT 11.00 am the birds was low activity, so we break for lunch at canteen after Bama beach.
Start birded at 1.00 pm in Bekol savanna until 3.30 pm.
The tour was end when we drop off the clients in their accommodation inside Bali Barat NP, Bali.
During the birding tours, we nailed 114 birds species with the highlight:
1. Blood-breasted Flowerpecker
2. Grey-and-buff Woodpecker
3. Javan White-eye
4. Grey-backed Starling
5. Green Peafowl
6. Green Junglefowl
Other birds included:
7. Chestnut-bellied Partridge
8. Domestic Pigeon
9. Island/Sunda Collared Dove
10. Spotted Dove
11. Barred Cuckoo Dove
12. Zebra Dove
13. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon
14. Asian Emerald Dove
15. Green Imperial Pigeon
16. Dark-backed Imperial Pigeon
17. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
18. Sunda Cuckoo
19. Plaintive Cuckoo
20. Javan Coucal
21. Grey-rumped Treeswift
22. Linchi Swiftlet
23. Brown-backed Needletail
24. Savanna Nightjar
25. Javan Plover
26. Common Sandpiper
27. Small Buttonquail
28. Barred Buttonquail
29. Great Crested Tern
30. Cattle Egret
31. Intermediate Egret
32. Little Egret
33. Javan Pond Heron
34. Striated Heron
35. Crested Serpent Eagle
36. Spotted Wood Owl
37. Orange-breasted Trogon
38. Oriental Pied Hornbill
39. Black-banded Barbet
40. Flame-fronted Barbet
41. Blue-eared Barbet
42. Javan Flameback
43. Common Flameback
44. Checker-throated Yellownape
45. Wood-bellied Woodpecker
46. Sunda Pygmy-woodpecker
47. Freckle-breasted Woodpecker
48. Javan Kingfisher
49. Collared Kingfisher
50. Rufous-backed Dwarf-kingfisher
51. Cerulean Kingfisher
52. Red-breasted Parakeet
53. Javan Hanging Parrot
54. Banded Broadbill
55. Javan Banded Pitta
56. Black-naped Oriole
57. Tenggara Whistler
58. Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike
59. Common Iora