2 Days Birding Trips in Probolinggo & Surabaya, East Java
We had clients on the Holland America Noordam cruise ship where arrived in Probolinggo at January 22, 2019 and Surabaya on the next day. They want to take birding trips programmed during the docked ship in those city.
First location in day one is around north-west area of Mt. Argopuro. The habitat is agro-forest and stream. We got a problem with the tender that delivered our clients to the lands, finally start driving very late at 10.00 am. Arrived at 12.00 am then begin to looking the birds.
Spent 2 hours here then drive back before 04.00 pm that the ship will leave Probolinggo headed to Surabaya. At least we managed to see the highlight: a pair of Javan Sunbird foraged in coffee plantation.
On the next day, we meet at Port of Tanjung Perak in the north of Surabaya at 08.00 am. Then we drive for one hour to get in Wonorejo mangrove and fishpond area. Due the rain season, the track was muddy. We got much time here for 4 hours birding but must walk slowly around the fishpond and mangrove until 01.30 pm. Highlight in here is: plenty of Javan Plover foraged at mudflat next to small canteen.
At 01.30 pm we start drive back to Surabaya North Quay where the Maasdam ship docked and the two days birding trips in Probolinggo and Surabaya, East Java ends.
Other Included: Cave Swiftlet, Javan Pond Heron, Striated Heron, Little Black Cormorant, Purple Heron, Little Egret, Eastern Cattle Egret, Common Moorhen, Red-necked Stint, Long-toed Stint, Spotted Dove, Collared Kingfisher, Pasific Swallow, Malaysian Pied Fantail, Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker, Scally-breasted Munia.