Popular Sites For Birding

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Indonesia is home to a rich variety of endemic and migratory bird species. Here are some of the country’s best spots for bird-watching.

Bali

Bird-watching in Bali
Photo: Vacation Indonesia Tours


• Bali Botanic Gardens (Bedugul)
• Campuhan (Ubud)

• Lake Bratan
• Lake Buyan
• Lake Tamblingan
• Nusa Lembongan
• Nusa Penida
• Pura Luhur Batukaru (Mount Batukaru)
• Sanur
• Serangan Island
• Uluwatu Temple
• West Bali National Park

East Nusa Tenggara

• Puar Lolo Forest (Mbeliling, West Manggarai Regency)
• Rote Island

Java

• Alas Purwo National Park (southeastern tip of East Java)
• Baluran National Park (Situbondo Regency, East Java)
• Carita (Banten Province, West Java)
• Karinmunjawa (Central Java, Jepara Regency)
• Lumajang (East Java)
• Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park (West Java)
• Mount Halimun Salak National Park (West Java)
• Mount Ijen (East Java)
• Mount Merapi National Park (Central Java)
• Muara Angke Nature Reserve (north coast of Jakarta)
• Muara Gembong (east of Jakarta)
• Ngongap Beach (Yogyakarta, Central Java)
• Pamanukan (West Java)
• Pelabuhan Ratu (Sukabumi, West Java)
• Prambanan Temple (Yogyakarta, Central Java)
• Pulau Dua Nature Reserve (Banten Bay, northeast Java)
• Puncak (West Java, South Tugu, Bogor)
• Rambut Island
• Sunda Straits
• Tangkuban Perahu (near Bandung)
• Trisik Beach (Kulon Progo Regency, Central Java)
• Ujong Kulon National Park (southwestern tip of West Java)

Sulawesi

Bird-watching in Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s birding frontiers
Photo: Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia


• Banggai Island

• Bantimurung Nature Reserve
• Bogani National Park
• Karaenta Nature Reserve
• Lake Tondano
• Lore Lindu National Park
• Mount Ambang
• Mount Mahawu
• Nantu Forest
• Peleng Islang
• Sangihe Island
• Siau Island
• Talaud Island
• Tangkoko Nature Reserve

Sumatra

• Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (Lampung Province)
• Kerinchi Seblat National Park (Koto Renah, Sungai Penuh City, Jambi)
• Mount Leuser National Park
• Pantai Cemara (Jambi Province)
• Way Kambas National Park (Lampung Province)