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4 Days Birding in Bromo Tengger Semeru NP, Probolinggo and Baluran NP

September 5, 2019

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

 

Gallery:

 

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

60. Sunda Cuckooshrike

61. Pied Triller

62. Scarlet Minivet

63. Sunda Minivet

64. Small Minivet

65. White-bellied Fantail

66. Sunda Pied Fantail

67. Black Drongo

68. Ashy Drongo

69. Javan Spangled Drongo

70. Black-naped Monarch

71. Long-tailed Shrike

72. Racket-tailed Treepie

73. Sunda Crow

74. Cinereous Tit

75. Barn Swallow

76. Daurian Swallow

77. Sooty-headed Bulbul

78. Sunda Yellow-vented Bulbul

79. Olive-winged Bulbul

80. Ruby-throated Bulbul

81. Javan Bulbul

82. Chestnut-capped Babbler

83. Javan Tit-babbler

84. Crescent-chested Babbler

85. Horsfield's Wren Babbler

86. Javan Heleia

87. Moutain Leaf Warbler

88. Sunda Warbler

89. Bamboo Bush Warbler

90. Sunda Bush Warbler

91. Mountain Leaftoiler

92. Pygmy Cupwing

93. Sunda Grasshopper Warbler

94. Common Tailorbird

95. Javan Tailorbird

96. Yellow-bellied Prinia

97. Plain Prinia

98. Zitting Cisticola

99. Blue Nuthatch

100. Short-tailde Starling

101. Black-winged Myna

102. Horsfield's Thrush

103. Island Thrush

104. Indigo-warbling Flycatcher

105. Lesser Shortwing

106. Little Pied Flycatcher

107. Pied Buschat

108. Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker

109. Ornate Sunbird

110. Scaly-breasted Munia

111. Javan Munia

112. Java Sparrow

113. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

114. Paddyfield Pipit

 

Other Taxa:

1. Long-tailed Macaque

2. Javan Mongoose

3. Javan Langur / Leaf-monkey

4. Timor Deer

5. Water Buffalo

6. Banteng