Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. It also boasts over 1,600 bird species and nearly 400 Indonesian endemics (more than any other nation in the world). Around 120 species are either endangered (around 50) or vulnerable (around 70). There are hundreds of nature reserves.

In some islands, for example Sulawesi, the fauna is unique to the islands. In general the Wallace line, between the islands of Bali and Lombok divides the country into two distinct ecological zones, the dry tropics where the fauna and flora is Australasian and the wet tropics where it is Asian.

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Sulawesi and Moluccas Extension (Halmahera), 15th August - 4th September 2017, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added September 23, 2017)
(Moluccan Scrubfowl Galela, Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Red-backed Thrush, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Minahassa Masked-Owl)

Sulawesi and Halmahera, 12th July - 2nd August, 1997, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 19, 2004)

Sulawesi, 25th April - 13th May, 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 19, 2004)

Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia, 2nd - 4th October 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Indonesia, 1st - 17th September 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Lesser Sundas, Indonesia, November 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Java, Indonesia, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Sumatra, Indonesia December 1999 - January 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Sumatra, March 27th - April 12th 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Carita National Park, West Java, Indonesia, 1999-2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 18, 2004)

Maluku, Indonesia - 19 July - 5 August 2009 , author Jon Hornbuckle (added September 12, 2009)
(Tanimbars, Kai, Seram, Salmon-crested Cockatoo, Pied Bronze-cuckoo, Fawn-breasted Thrush, Cinnamon-chested Flycatcher, Olive Honeyeater, Long-crested Myna)

West Papua, Indonesia, 23rd June - 25th July 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 12, 2004)

Ornithological Observations from the Lake Toba Caldera, Sumatra during the winters of 2008-2012, author Tom Wheatley (added September 10, 2012)

Indonesia - August 2010, author Mike Catsis (added October 7, 2010)
(In Search of the Sumatran Laughingthrush )

Birding West Java, Indonesia - 6th - 12th September 2009, author Indra Ferdinand (added October 6, 2009)
(Mt. Gede-pangrango, Muara Angke, Carita, Krakatau, Pulau Dua)

Indonesia, West Papua - October 2016 by David Beadle , author Royke Mananta (added October 3, 2017)
(Trip Report Birding on West Papua, Birding on Irian Jaya, Birding Irian Jaya, Birding West Papua, Birding on Waigeo Raja Ampat, Birding Waigeo, Trip Report, Birding, West Papua, Irian Jaya, Waisai, Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Sentani, Lake Sentani, Nimbokrang, W)

Indonesia West Papua October 2016 by David Beadle, author Royke Mananta (link created October 3, 2017)
(Birding Irian Jaya, Birding West Papua, Birding Tours on Indonesia, Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, West Papua, Halmahera, Lesser Sundas, Flores, Komodo, Timor, Rote, Rote Boobook, Sumba, Sumba Hawk-owl, Sumba Boobook, Lore Lindu, Lompobatang, Lompobatang Flycatche)

Banda Sea Cruise 5th – 23rd October 2014, author Mike Nelson (link created October 27, 2014)
(Tanahjampea Monarch, Damar Flycatcher, Wetar Ground Dove, Alor Boobook)

East Indonesia - 5th - 20th August 2006, author Mehd Halaouate (added October 27, 2006)
(Buru Island, Maluku, Blue-fronted Lorikeet, Black-lored Parrot)

Indonesia - West Java, August 2009, author Bruce Wedderburn (added October 25, 2009)
(Gunung Halimun, Pamanukan and Muara Angke)

Wetar Ground-dove rediscovered in Indonesia, author Dr Jonathan Walker (link created October 25, 2008)

Sulawesi - beyond expectations - October 2009, author Stijn De Win (link created October 22, 2009)
(Tangkoko, Gunung Ambang, Tambun, Torout, Tapak Kolintang. Thanks go to all the local guides on Sulawesi.)

Indonesia; A day trip to see Bali Myna in Bali Barat National Park. 22 August 2010, author Stijn De Win (link created October 1, 2010)
(The last remaining real wild Bali Myna, Black-winged Starling, Beach Thick-knee, Java Sparrow, Great-billed Heron, Bali Barat national park.)

Indonesia - a day trip to see Bali Myna in Bali Barat National Park - 22 August 2010, author Stijn De Win (added October 1, 2010)
(According to the local rangers, only 3 real original wild Bali Starling still survive.)

Sumatra, Indonesia - November - December 2015, author Tom Wheatley (added November 8, 2016)
(Blue-and-white Flycatcher's (and Zappey's?) wintering at Lake Toba)

Sumatra - August - September 2007, author Low Bing Wen Albert (added November 27, 2007)
(Barisan Seletan NP (SGC), Way Kambas, Gunung Kerinci & Tapan Road)

West Java - August 2007, author Low Bing Wen Albert (added November 26, 2007)
(Muara Angke, Gunung Halimun, Gunung Gede, Carita)

Lesser Sundas (including Bali and Eastern Java Extension) Aug-Sept' 2018, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added November 22, 2018)
(Flores Scops-Owl)

Indonesia - North-eastern Sulawesi and Maluku - 1st - 24th of September 2009, author Stuart Dashper (added November 21, 2009)
(Wallacea, Seram, Buru, Halmahera, Bulwer's Petrel, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Seram Cockatoo, Wallace's Standardwing)

Indonesia: Bali 19th - 22nd October 2005, author Mary Crickmore (added November 21, 2005)
(Nusa Penida, White-tailed Tropicbird)

Sulawesi and Halmahera - 10th Sept - 23rd Oct 2012, author Herve Jacob (added November 17, 2012)

Halmahera and Sulawesi April 14-19 2006, author Phil Gregory (added May 6, 2006)
(Moluccan Scrubfowl, Great-billed Parrot, Goliath Coucal, Moluccan Scops Owl, Moluccan (Long-whiskered) Owlet-nightjar)

Indonesia – ‘the Ring of Fire’ - Java, Bali & the Lesser Sundas - 23rd August – 5th October 2010, author Wendy Newnham (added May 2, 2011)
(Carita, Halimun, Gunung Gedi, Bali Barat & the Lesser Sundas (Sumba, Timor & Flores))

Bali, Indonesia - 2nd - 15th April 2011, author Oscar Campbell (added May 16, 2011)
(Bedagul, Bali Barat NP, Banded Pitta, Javan Barred Owlet, Black-winged Starling, Bali Starling, Beach Thick-knee, Sunda Warbler, White-tailed Tropicbird)

Indonesia (Bima, Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara) Feb-March 2018, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 7, 2018)
(Bima, Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda, Mollucan Scops Owl)

Indonesia (Sumba, Lesser Sunda) August 2017, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Sumba, Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park, Sumba Hornbill, Red-naped Fruit Dove, Greater Sumba Boobook, Least Sumba Boobook, Citron-crested Cockatoo, Cinnamon Banded Kingfisher, Sumba Myzomela, Ellegant Pitta)

Indonesia (Bromo Tengger Semeru NP) January 2018, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Banded Broadbill, Banded Kingfisher, Javan Kingfisher, Yellow-throated Hanging-parrot, Sunda Coucal, Javan Plover, Javan Banded Pitta, Javan Sunbird, Cerulean Kingfisher)

Indonesia December 2016, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Malang, East Java, Tahura R. Soeryo, Javan Hawk Eagle, Pink-headed Fruit Dove, Indigo Warbling Flycatcher, Sunda Forktail)

Indonesia (Bima, Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara) November 2017, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Sumbawa, Bima, Lesser Sunda, Elegant Pitta, White-rumped Kingfisher, Flores Hawk-eagle, Mollucan Scops Owl, Flame-breasted Sunbird, Yellow-spectacled White-eye, Little Minivet)

Indonesia (Yogyakarta / Jogja) January 2017, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Yogyakarta, Jogja, White-tailed Tropicbird, Indonesia Spotted Kestrel)

Indonesia (Jakarta, Jakarta Bay - Kepulauan Seribu NP) October 2017, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Jakarta Bay, Jakarta, Christmas Island Frigatebird, Great Frigatebird, Lesser Frigatebird)

Indonesia Oct - Nov 2016, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Bali, Serangan island, Baluran National Park, Lombok island, Rinjani Scops Owl, Cerulean Kingfisher, Green Junglefowl, Green Peafowl, Black-winged Starling)

Indonesia (Malang, Tahura R. Soeryo) July - August 2017, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Malang, East Java, Tahura R. Soeryo, Javan Banded Pitta, Javan Kingfisher)

Indonesia (Surabaya - Malang, East Java) August 2017, author birdpacker indonesia birding tours (link created March 6, 2018)
(Surabaya, Malang, East Java, Wonorejo wetlands, Tahura R. Soeryo, Javan Flameback, Buff-and-grey Woodpecker, Freckle-breasted Woodpecker)

Indonesia - West Java, February 2009, author Bruce Wedderburn (added March 3, 2009)
(Gunung Gede, Pulau Dua, Carita, Muara Angke, Pulau Rambut)

Indonesia - Bali - 7th - 16th January 2009, author Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne (added March 23, 2009)
(Bali Starling, Alila Manggis, Gunung Agung, Semana Paddyfields, Bedugul Botanical Garden, Lake Buiyan, Bali Barat National Park, Alila Ubud, Petulu, Nusa Penida, Lempuyang and Ujung Water Palace.)

Indonesia - Bali - February - March 2012, author Greg Roberts (added March 15, 2012)
(In search of the Bali Myna in Bali Barat National Park)

Indonesia - Lesser Sundas - February 2012, author Greg Roberts (added March 14, 2012)
(The Indonesian Islands of Sumba, Flores, Timor and Komodo, with all but a handful of the endemic and regional specialties of the region seen.)

Bali - mainly southern, July-August 2003, author John Furse (added June 7, 2005)

Indonesia, Bali - Bali Barat National Park - 14 May 2010, author Hery Kusumanegara (added June 22, 2010)
(bali, birding in bali, guide birdwatching in bali, bali barat national park, trip report birding in bali)

Southern Sumatra - Searching for Tok Tor and Poxai Haji, also getting wet a lot - December 2007 and April 2008, author Ashley Banwell (added June 13, 2008)
(Way Titias and Danau Ranau, Sumatran Laughinghtrush, Sumatran Ground Cuckoo, Sumatran Babbler, White capped Munia)

Indonesia (Bali) - June 16th - 25th 2012, author Eldert Groenewoud (added July 8, 2012)
(Bali, Bali Myna, Green Junglefowl)

South Halmahera and north Sulawesi, Indonesia - 27th April - 11 May 2013, author Dick Meijer (link created July 5, 2013)
(At Halmahera I visited the south-eastern part of the island, an area not visited by many birdwatchers before)

West Java – May 2005, author Ben Wielstra (added July 4, 2005)
(The Botanical Gardens of Bogor, Gunung Gede / Pangrango National Park, Carita Beach etc)

Indonesia, Bali 6-14/6/2009, author Frank Hemmings (added July 21, 2009)
(Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Batukaru, Bedugul, Bali Starling,)

Indonesia, West Papua, author Anthony Palliser (link created July 17, 2017)
(Wilson's Bird of Paradise, Waigeo, Arfak, Sorong)

Indonesia - Java - 14th - 25th June, 2010, author Greg Roberts (added July 1, 2010)
(Gunung Gede, Carita, Pulau Dua, Muara Angke)

Bukit Lawang, Gunung Leseur NP and Pamah Semelir, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, author David Milton (added January 8, 2015)
(Bukit Lawang, Gunung leseur National Park, Batu Kapal, Pamah Semelir)

Sulawesi & Halmahera, Indonesia - The fabled Isles of Wallacea, April 2012, author Dominic Chaplin (added January 30, 2013)
(Sulawesi, Halmahera, Wallace's Standardwing, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Maleo)

Indonesia - Bali - August 2011, author David Ehlers Smith (added January 26, 2012)
(Bali, Bali Barat National Park, Javan Banded Pitta, Bali Starling,)

Indonesia: Bali, Flores, Komodo and Rinca - January 11th -18th, 2020, author Charles Harper (added January 25, 2020)
(Flores endemics and Komodo Dragons)

Indonesia - The Ijen Plateau of East Java - 11th - 12th December 2010, author John Gregory (added January 2, 2011)
(Ijen,White-faced Partridge,Horsefield's Thrush.Javan Owlet, Javan Hawk-eagle, Black Banded Barbet, Banded Pitta, Javan Frogmouth, Javan Bush-warbler,Dark-backed Imperial Pigeon)

Birdwatching in Bali Barat National Park, author Hery Kusumanegara (added January 1, 2011)
(Bali Starling, Javan Plover, Javan Barred Owlet, Black Winged Starling, Orange Breasted Pigeon, fulvous chested jungle flycatcher)

Sumatra 8th - 13th December 2007 - Extreme birding in the wet season, author Ashley Banwell (added January 1, 2008)
(Sumatran Ground Cuckoo, Ferruginous Wood Partridge, Salvadori's Pheasant, Graceful Pitta, White-crested Hornbill)

Indonesia 2004: Sulawesi, Halmahera and Western Irian Jaya - 21st August to 16th September, author Ian Merrill (added February 25, 2005)
(Sulawesi Leaf-Warbler, Satanic Nightjar, Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle, Sulawesi Myzomela, Sulawesi Nightjar)

Islands of the Lesser Sundas and Remote Moluccas Aug-Nov 2009, author George Wagner (link created February 21, 2010)
(Sumba, Timor, Flores, Komoto, Tanimbars, Kais, Seram and Buru)

Sumatra, Indonesia. Encounter with Sumatran Tiger, author James Heng (link created December 8, 2006)
(The Budget Twitcher's Guide to Birding in Sumatra.)

Sumatra - 1st - 22nd September 2009, author Wendy Newnham (added December 7, 2009)
(Way Titius for the Sumatran Ground Cuckoo, Danau Ranau for Schneider's Pitta, Way Kambas & Kerinci)

Sulawesi and Halmahera, Indonesia, August - September 2004, author Paul Pearson (added December 22, 2004)
(Many Photos: Ivory-breasted Pitta, Wallace's Standardwing Bird of Paradise, Rusty-backed Thrush, Great-billed Kingfisher)

West Papua - 3rd - 26th August 2013, author Jon Hornbuckle (added December 20, 2013)
(Biak, Numfor, Arfaks, Nimbokrang and Snow Mountains, Pygmy Eagle, Josephine’s Lorikeet, Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, Feline Owlet-Nightjar, Golden Monarch, Masked Bowerbird Lesser BoP, Magnificent Riflebird, Black-chinned Robin)

Sulawesi and Halmahera, Indonesia - August 1st – 31st 2008, author Peter Collaerts (link created December 2, 2012)

The Lesser Sundas - June 19th – July 17th 2011, author Peter Collaerts (link created December 2, 2012)
(Sumba, Timor, Roti, Alor, Pantar, Flores, Komodo)

East Java, Indonesia - Alas Purwo National Park and Ijen Plateau - 27 August to 1 September 2011, author Gregory Smith (added December 18, 2011)
(East Java, Alas Purwo, Ijen Pateau, Green Peafowl, Barred Eagle-Owl, Banded Pitta)

Sulawesi & Halmahera - October 2010, author Allan Drewitt (added December 18, 2010)
(Sulawesi, Lore Lindu, Tangkoko, Dumoga Bone, Halmahera)

Lesser Sundas (Sumba, Rote, Timor, Flores, Komodo): June 2015, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Flores Scops Owl, Little Sumba Boobook, Roti Boobook, Black-banded Flycatcher, Flores Shortwing)

Lesser Sundas custom tour (Sumba, Rote, Timor, Flores, Komodo): July 2015, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Flores Scops Owl, Bare-throated Whistler, Roti Boobook, Elegant Pitta, Flores Shortwing, Red-naped Fruit Dove)

Lesser Sundas (Sumba, Rote, Timor, Flores, Komodo): September 2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Red-naped Fruit Dove, Orange-crested Cockatoo, Rote Leaf Warbler, Timor Nightjar, Chestnut-backed Thrush)

Sulawesi and Halmahera: October 2015, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Scaly-breasted Kingfisher, Hylocitrea, Purple-bearded Bee-eater, Maleo, Wallace's Standardwing, Ivory-breasted Pitta)

Sulawesi and Halmahera: September/October 2015, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Wallace's Standardwing, Sulawesi Masked Owl, Blue-faced Rail, Purple Dollarbird, Maleo, Diabolical Nightjar)

Sulawesi and Halmahera: July/August2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Moluccan Scrubfowl, Lompobattang Flycatcher, Minahassa Masked Owl, Cinnabar Boobook, Moluccan Owlet-Nightjar)

Banda Sea Cruise: October 2014, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Tanahjampea Monarach, Wetar Ground Dove, Alor Boobook, Wallace's Fruit Dove, Damar Flycatcher)

Sumatra and West Java: April 2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Javan Trogon, Oriental Bay Owl, Sumatran Frogmouth, Rajah Scops Owl, Salvadori's Pheasant)

Sumatra and West Java: August/September 2016, author Mike Nelson (link created December 16, 2016)
(Sumatran Ground Cuckoo, Javan Cochoa, Gould's Frogmouth, Sunda Frogmouth, White-winged Duck)

Indonesia - West Papua (and Sulawesi) - The Very Best of Attenborough's Paradise - November 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 16, 2015)
(Found 11 birds-of-paradise, bowerbirds, jewel-babblers, spectacular parrots and paradise kingfishers)

Indonesia: Halmahera and north-east Sulawesi, August 20 - 31, 2008, author Jon Hornbuckle (added December 16, 2008)

Eastern Indonesia - 26th September - 25th October 2012 , author Jon Hornbuckle (added December 15, 2012)
(Buru, Peleng, Timor, Alor, Buru Green-Pigeon, Banggai Fruit-Dove, Timor Imperial-Pigeon, Buru Racquet-tail, Lesser Masked-Owl, Banggai Scops-Owl, Alor Boobook, Sula Pitta, Buru Honeyeater, Crimson-hooded Myzomela, Banggai Crow, Black-tipped Monarch, Timor)

Indonesia - Sulawesi and Halmahera - 4th - 24th November 2018, author Steve Clark (added December 13, 2018)
(Lore Lindu, Gunung Ambang, Tangkoko, Maleo, Standardwing, Bat Hawk)

Western Java - July 2012, author Oscar Campbell (added August 31, 2012)
(Gede, Carita, Ujong-Kulon, Javan Cochoa, Javan Trogon, Javan Banded Pitta, Green Peafowl, Great-billed Heron, Beach Thick-knee)

Sulawesi & Halmahera, August 2010, author Stijn De Win (link created August 29, 2010)
(Report loaded with photos from the trip. Great Shortwing, Scaly Kingfisher, Maleo, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Standardwing Bird of Paradise, Great Cuckoo Dove...)

The Greater Sundas: Borneo, Sumatra, Java and West Malaysia - June - July 2008, author Tim Mitzen (added August 29, 2008)
(Classic sites of Gunung Kerinci, Way Kambas, Gede-Pangrango, Mauro Angke)

Sulawesi - Target Hylocitrea (Olive-flanked Whistler) - August 2011, author Anthony Palliser (added August 26, 2011)
(Hylocitrea)

Sumatra and West Java - 4th - 23rd July 2007, author Jonathan Williams (added August 24, 2007)
(Sites visited included Gunung Kerinci and the Kerinci Sebalat national park, Way Kambas all on Sumatra and Gunung Gede on Java.)

Sulawesi & Halmahera March 31st - April 24th 2010, author Phil Gregory (added August 21, 2010)
(Tangkoko, Gunung Ambang, Lore Lindu, Makassar, Sangihe, Halmahera, Geomalia, Maleo, Malia, Wallace's Standardwing, Matinan Flycatcher, Scaly-breasted Kingfisher)

North Sulawesi & Halmahera - May 2006, author Low Bing Wen Albert (added August 2, 2006)
(Purple Dollarbird, Wallace's Standardwing, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, twenty other Moluccan endemics)

Bali, Indonesia, July 2007, author Martin Parr (link created August 19, 2007)
(Bali, Pied Oriental Hornbill, Java Sparrow, Bar Winged Prinia, Black Thighed Falconet)

Bali myna, Birds trip, author putu suardika (link created August 16, 2017)

Gunung Gede, Java, Indonesia - 5th-10th August 2012, author Peter Ericsson (added August 15, 2012)

Sumatra - July 2012, author Oscar Campbell (added August 14, 2012)
(Gunung Kerinci, Way Kambas, Sumatran Cochoa, Schneider's Pitta, Graceful Pitta, Large Frogmouth, Storm's Stork)

Borneo: Broadbills and Bristleheads, 23 July - 3 August 2007 with Tropical Birding, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added August 13, 2007)

Indonesia - Sumatra & Java, July 2008, author Romney Bathurst (added August 11, 2008)
(Java: Gunung Gede, Halimun, Carita; Sumatra: Way Kambas, Kerinci, Tapan Rd.)

Southern Molucca and Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia - 1st - 22nd March 2014 , author Greg Roberts (added April 8, 2014)
(Buru, Seram, Tanimbar, Kai Islands with species including Black-lored Parrot, Blue-eared Lory)

Bali - 27th February – 12th March 2012, author Paul Brown (link created April 18, 2013)

East Java - March 2012, author Yann Muzika (added April 13, 2012)
(East Java, Ijen, Baluran, Alas Purwo, Meru Betiri)

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