Bali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island’s home to an ancient culture that's known for its warm hospitality. Exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops are some of its top attractions.
Birding is easy and most of the key species, including a surprising number limited to Bali and Java, can be found in just two key areas - Bali Barat National Park in the far north-west and the upland forests of the Bedagul area in the island centre.
Bali Barat National Park consists of montane and mixed monsoon forests and provides ideal habitat for 160 different bird species including the endemic Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi). In 2001 it was thought that only 6 lived in the park. After an successful breeding program and reintroduction program on Nusa Penida, this endangered bird is slowly recovering.
Bali Starling © Robert Tizard