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Bali 2011

Bali 29th of August 2011

I visited Bali on the way home from Sulawesi/Halmahera. This day trip was
inspired by Stijn de Win’s article: http://birding2asia.com/TripReports/BaliBarat2010.html

I booked a room at Tune Hotels at Kuta and used the excellent services of
Oswald Huma oswald_huma@hotmail.com and his assistant Hery.

Air Asia flies directly to Bangkok so it is a very accessible site for people living
in Thailand.

I was picked up at 4 am and arrived at Bali Barat National Park 3 hours later.
It was great to be back in the Greater Sundas again with many familiar species.
The birding was excellently guided by Hery, a young man employed for the day
by Oswald. We visited a number of sites within the park and I ended up with 10 lifers. Quite a haul for a day’s birding.

Javan Banded Pitta is easy at one of the sites and for those wanting to photograph the bird it can easily be arranged through Oswald/Harry. August-October being the best
time as it is the dry season.

Here is a list of what I saw in no particular order.

1. Cave Swiftlet – common, lifer
2. Common Sandpiper – 1 bird in flight
3. Javan Plover – 6, lifer
4. Red-necked Stint – 20
5. Lesser Sandplover (or it might have been Greater, couldn't tell) – 1
6. Long-toed Stint – 1
7. Little Heron – 1
8. Javan Pond Heron – 1
9. Little Egret – 1
10. Black-naped Tern – a few in open sea
11. Beach Thick-knee – 3 birds in flight over open sea
12. Little Blue Kingfisher – 6 birds seen, lifer
13. Collared Kingfisher – 5
14. Rufus-backed Kingfisher – 1
15. Pied Fantail – 2
16. Black-naped Monarch – 1
17. Fulvous-breasted Jungle Flycatcher - 2
18. Yellow-vented Bulbul – a few
19. Grey-cheeked Bulbul – 1
20. Bar-winged Prinia – 1, lifer
21. Olive-backed Sunbird – a few
22. Great Tit (Gray Tit) – a few
23. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater – a few
24. Blue-tailed Bee-eater – a few
25. Crested Serpent Eagle – 1
26. Black-thighed Falconet – 1
27. Bali Starling - 6 seen well, lifer
28. Black-winged Starling – 2, lifer
29. Zebra Dove – a few
30. Island Dove – 2, lifer
31. Small Minivet – one flock
32. Javan Cuckoo Shrike – 2, lifer
33. White-shouldered Triller – 2
34. Australian Bushlark – 1
35. Black Drongo – 1
36. Hair-crested Drongo – 2
37. Lemon-bellied White-eye – a few
38. Lineated Barbet – 3
39. Coppersmith Barbet – 6
40. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker – 6
41. Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker – 2
42. Common Flameback – a pair
43. Long-tailed Shrike – 1
44. Common Iora – a few
45. Javan Banded Pitta – 3, one seen, lifer
46. Green Junglefowl – 6, lifer
47. Racket Treepie – 2
48. Orange-breasted Pigeon – 1 male
49. Black-winged Flycatcher Shrike – 1
50. Dollarbird – 2
51. Red-breasted Parakeet – 1 in flight
52. Crescent-breasted Babbler – sadly only heard

Green Junglefowl
Green Junglefowl
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Javan Plover
Javan Plover
Javan Plover
Javan Plover
Cave Swiftlet
Cave Swiftlet
Cave Swiftlet
Cave Swiftlet
White-tailed Tropicbird
White-tailed Tropicbird
Javan Sparrow
Javan Sparrow