Bali is home to some of the most exotic and beautiful birds on earth. From tropical rainforest tree dwellers to soaring birds of prey, this island oasis offers guests a glimpse and some spectacular species. From avid bird watchers to photographers, and visitors who are just interested in learning more about the colorful creatures of nature, the birds located on this island will not disappoint. If you are interested in the birds of the world and want to spend the day learning more about them, visit Bali Bird Park for a completely enriching experience. It is one of the few sanctuaries in the world that is completely dedicated to taking care of birds and opens its doors daily so guests can take part in the learning experience. Stop by to take a look at a collection of over 1000 birds from all regions of the globe.
General Information About Bali Bird Park
Home to some of the most exotic and rare birds of the globe, Bali Bird Park is an expansive sanctuary that showcases over 250 species ranging from colorful and imposing to quiet and shy. It is a place where visitors will be welcomed by the sweet songs of the tropics and where children can learn about the natural world around them. Bali Bird Park is located at Gianyar Regency and encompasses approximately five acres of space.
Bali Bird Park is more than just a place for entertainment, the staff at this sanctuary work hard to save endangered Indonesian bird species and build their numbers to be released into the wild. Their breeding program is highly successful and carefully raises the numbers of these birds to be enjoyed by future generations. Guests will learn all about the programs when they visit the park.
Opening Hours and Tickets
Bali Bird Park is open from 9am to 5:30pm daily and admission to get into the park is IDR 385,000 for adults and IDR 192,500 for children. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time so guests do not need to wait in line at the ticket booth upon arriving. The park is divided into seven different regions that represent habitats such as the African Sahara, South America, Australia, Indonesia, and more. Each aviary is designed to closely mimic the native habitat of the birds so they will interact with their surroundings just like they would if you were to see them in the wild. Not only will guests learn about the different bird species of the world, but they will get the opportunity to examine an assortment of plants and flowers that are specific to that region of Earth.
While at Bali Bird Park visitors are invited to learn, play, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The park hosts daily activities for the enrichment of adults and children alike; go to their website to see what is going on while you are in town. At Bali Bird Park, visitors are given the opportunity to walk alongside some of the larger bird species and interact with them while watching the birds eat and roam around the enclosures. In other areas of the park, visitors are able to watch the birds through specially designed enclosures. Bird handlers also put on live demonstrations so guests can get an up close and personal view of the creatures while learning about their habits and how they live .
Noteworthy Birds Found at Bali Bird Park
As previously mentioned, Bali Bird Park is divided into seven distinct exhibits featuring native birds from all around the world. Here are some of the noteworthy species you are likely to encounter while wandering around:
South America Exhibit
- Hyacinth Macaw – Considered to be the largest parrot in the world, the Hyacinth Macaw measures in at around 3.5 ft long and boasts a beautiful regal blue color. The Hyacinth Macaw has a very strong beak that can crack nuts and other hard food.
- Blue & Gold Macaw – Characterized by its vibrant blue and orange coloring, the Blue & Gold Macaw is a gem of the rainforest that can live up 50 years while in captivity. This bird bonds well with humans.
- Scarlett Ibis – A stunning bright red not that looks like a small flamingo, the Scarlett Ibis is a tropical bird that is mainly found near the water. This bird is native to the northern coast of South America.
- Swainson’s Toucan – Easy to spot with its bright yellow throat and jet black body, the Swainson’s Toucan is one of the most vocal birds of the rainforest. They are popular among people who wish to have tropical birds as pets.
- African Grey Parrot – Known for their ability to learn and speak words like humans, the African Grey Parrot is a spirited bird that boasts monochromatic coloring and a bold personality.
- Pink Flamingos – A favorite among many tropical bird lovers, the pink flamingos are one of the stars of the show at the South Africa exhibit. These leggy birds can be found relaxing near the pools hunting for small bugs and fish.
- Purple Glossy Starling – Be on the lookout for this beautiful shiny little bird as it frolics and hunts for insects in the African Savanah enclosure. It features a beautiful purple and turquoise feather coat that leaves visitors oohing and awing.
- African Crowned Crane – Complete with a spiky mohawk on its head and a stunning mixture of black and white feathers covering its body, the African Crowned Crane is known for its intricate dance routines.
- Eagle Owl – Known for its sideways ears and its ability to adapt to many different regions of the globe, the Eagle Owl is one of the largest owl species and is fascinating to watch.
- White Crested Hornbill – Sporting a fluffy white head, this bird thrives in humid environments and spends most of its time high up in the trees.
- Lesser Coucal – An adorable chirping bird that is found in the marsh lands, the Lesser Coucal is a common bird that is found in shades of brown and gray/blue.
- Black Indian Hawk Eagle – One of the many birds of prey that call the hillsides home, the Black Indian Hawk Eagle is a black and brown bird that can be found souring over the land when in the wild.
- Bulwer Wattled Pheasant – Native to parts of Southeast Asia, this unique bird features a long blue face and beak and a prominent black body. Males sport a white tail that can be fluffed out when he is trying to be tough or attract attention.
- Flying Fox/Fruit Bat – Featuring a wingspan that can stretch out over a foot in length, the Flying Fox/Fruit Bat is one of the largest bats in the world. These nocturnal creatures can be seen hanging from branches sleeping during the day.
- Javen Great Rhinoceros Hornbill – The “old soul” of the jungle, this bird can live up to 35 years and is the largest hornbill species in the wild. It features a mostly black body and bright orange beak.
- Crested Serpent Eagle – This humble brown bird is considered to be a bird of prey in the Asian forests and feeds mostly on snakes.
- Golden-necked Cassowary – A bird that spends its entire life on the ground, the Golden-necked Cassowary is the largest bird on the planet and is majestic to watch.
- Cinnamon Ground Dove – Unlike birds of other parts of the globe, the Cinnamon Ground Dove does not fly and boasts a cute chubby appearance.
- Javen Green Peafowl – Resembling the peacock, but with more green coloration on its neck, the Javen Green Peafowl is a stunning bird that showcases vibrant blue and green colors and iconic patched tail feathers
- Western Crowned Pigeon – Featuring an artistic warrior mask, this fascinating bird measures in at approximately two feet long and proudly wears a vibrant blue coat of feathers.
- Red Bird of Paradise – A tropical treat to watch, this bird features a red to red-brown appearance and is nearing the point of being an endangered species.
- Javen Hawk – A bird that only believes in having one suitor at a time, the Javen Hawk is a stunning creature that can be found looking down from way up high in the trees. It features an intricate black, brown, and white feather pattern that helps it blend in with its surroundings.
- Asian Fairy Bluebird – Beautiful and small, the Asian Fairy Bluebird is fun to observe hanging out in the trees of the Asian forests. The females are all blue and the males have a rich mixture of vibrant blue and black coloring.
- Magpie Robin – An adorable little song bird of the forest, the Magpie Robin is a black and white bird that showcases hints of blues and greens when its feathers glisten in the sunlight.
- Java Sparrow – Easily domesticated as a caged pet, this small bird bellows out beautiful tweets and has a pretty gray and white feather pattern.
- Bali Starling – Native to Bali, this beautiful small white bird is considered to be an endangered species and is going through popular regeneration at the bird park.
- Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant – Measuring in at around 22 inches long, this ornate bird is native to Bali and fans its tail feathers out like its more popular cousin.
- Night Pond Heron – Active at night, the Night Pond Heron is white and gray in color and can be found fishing for bugs and small sea life near the shoreline of the water.
- Cattle Egret – Closely related to geese, this stark white bird spends most of its time with the cattle foraging for food scraps left behind. These birds grow up to 22 inches in length.
- Peaceful/Zebra Dove – With stripe patterns mimicking that of a zebra, this bold and colorful bird that has a seemingly peaceful soul and can be found wandering around in the forest.
The Indoor Owl House
In addition to the seven climate-controlled regional exhibits, guests to Bali Bird Park also have the opportunity to check out different species of owls from all over the world in the indoor Owl House. This structure is known as the Toraja House and mimics a nocturnal atmosphere that the owls prefer. Keep your voices low upon entering and enjoy the unique birds that call this place home.
Bali Bird Park Services
When visiting Bali Bird Park you will want to plan on at least spending two hours there to take in all of the exhibits, but this place is so fun that it is better to reserve the whole day! Bali Bird Park has an assortment of services available to ensure guests have a joyful experience while at the park.
For those who are looking for a light treat while wandering the park, The Rainforest Cafe has you covered. This refreshment place is located in the middle of the park and serves up everything from ice cream to fresh juices. If you are looking for a meal that is a little more substantial, head over to The Bali Starling, which is also located within the park. The Bali Starling dolls out casual international cuisine which can be eaten outside among the birds and beautiful scenery of the park. This restaurant is open all day long.
Be sure to stop by the Sebun gift shop before leaving the park where you can purchase an assortment of unique bird related merchandise to commemorate your visit. The gift shop offers trinkets for adults and kids.
Special Programs at Bali Bird Park
The staff at Bali Bird Park believe in making this facility a place where visitors can interact with the natural world around them. Not only will you learn a lot of good information about the birds of the world, but you can also create memories your family will remember for a lifetime. Here is a look at some of the programs you can participate in while visiting the park:
- Bali Rainforest Free Flight Bird Show – Curious to see some of the local birds flying around in the sky? The Bali Rainforest Free Flight Bird Show happens daily at 10:30am and 4pm and is free for all visitors to the park. Guests will get to watch storks, macaws, and other birds explore their natural habitat.
- Basic Instinct Birds of Prey Show – An interesting free flight show where visitors will get to watch the owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, and kites fly around the park in search of prey. Showtimes are at 11:30am and 3pm daily.
- Pelican Feeding – An interactive show where guests get to feed the pelicans! During feeding time, you will get to give these friendly creatures fish to eat.Feeding times are at 10am and 1:15pm daily.
- Lory Feeding – Greet the friendly multi-colored Lory birds with a bowl of nectar and let them eat out of your hands. Guests get to wander into the rainforest enclosure and interact with these amazing birds. They will even land on you! Feeding times are at 9:45am and 12:45pm daily.
- Guyu Guyu Corner – Bring your camera and enter into the tropical birds enclosure where you will get an up-close look at the parrots and cockatoos. These fun-loving birds will perch upon you and give you a warm greeting. Showtimes are at 9am and 5:30pm daily.
- 4D Theatre – Head over to Bali Bird Park’s theatre for an amazing 4D movie all about birds of the wild. The showings are held in the indoor theatre and are sure to be educational. Showtimes happen multiple times per day.
- Komodo Experience – Along with birds, the park has an impressive collection of Komodo Dragons to check out. Stop by the enclosure during meal time to watch the keeper feed these scaly dinosaur cousins. Showtimes are at 11am on Tuesday and 2:30pm on Friday.
How Do I Get to Bali Bird Park?
Bali Bird Park is located on the main road to Ubud and is approximately 40 minutes from Sanur and 20 minutes from Kuta. From Ubud, visitors can catch the Kura-Kura Bus Line 5 DS and be to the park in approximately 35 minutes. The cost for the bus trip is approximately IDR 84,000.
There is parking available at the park for those who wish to drive and park for the day. Taxis and private shuttles are also available for those who do not want to navigate the roads or be dependent on bus schedules. When planning your trip to the island, look for tours that include Bali Bird Park on the itinerary.
Best Time to Visit Bali Bird Park
April through October are the best months of the year to visit Bali Bird Park. The park offers indoor and outdoor activities, and this is the dry season of the year. To avoid the crowds, plan on visiting the park during the weekdays and during the months of April, May, September, and October when tourism is down. June, July, and August are busy summer vacation months on the island.
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