Menoreh Mountains, Birding in Javanese Traditional Village

January 2, 2017

Birding in this nice and beautiful scenery of Javanese traditional village, Menoreh mountains provide you a chance to see many lowland birds. The hilly landscape (300–800 meters asl) covered with an agroforest ecosystem proof to be a good habitat for birds. If you're in Borobudur, then facing to the south you'll see the shape Menoreh mountains like a figure who sleep in the mountains. Local residents believe that the figure is Gunadharma, architect of Borobudur.



Menoreh Mountains located in the north-west end of Kulon Progo district Yogyakarta province (borders with Central Java province), part ridge line east of the zone "oblong domes / ridges". Birding site in the village Jatimulyo, just about an hour drive west of Jogja city (32 km). Also an hour drive south of famous Borobudur (36 km).


Down the street, the alley between the garden all day and can greet villagers were friendly. You might have chance to see the beautiful Javan Kingfisher Halcyon cyanoventris, Javan Sunbird Aethopyga mystacalis, Streaky-breasted Spiderhunter Arachnothera affinis, Rubby-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus Dispar, Grey-cheeked Tit-Babbler Macronous flavicollis, Crescent-chested Babbler Stachyris melanothorax, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma, Common Goldenback Dinopium javanense, Oriental-dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca and more. The good and clean air in the village and the friendly villagers, will satisfying your birding day.