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.