Bali Bird Park is habitant of a thousand birds from more than 200 species mostly endemic to Indonesia. Visitors are taken to get up close and personal with park “residents”, who live in enclosures that closely resemble their natural habitats.
The park’s layout is designed to recreate a walk-through of the Indonesian islands (with a detour through other parts of the world).
The paths lead to enclosures grouped into regional exhibits, such as. the Sumatra exhibit is habited by caged birds from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and the Papua aviary houses Papua-endemic birds in an environment that simulates the Papuan forest, The Bali exhibit showcases the rare Bali Starling, while the Papua aviary houses a wide collection of Birds of Paradise. The Java exhibit lets you see native raptors like the Javan Hawk and Serpent Eagle, and the Far East exhibit contains water fowl and a pen housing several well-fed Komodo Dragons.
Each regional exhibit attempts to recreate its residents’ natural habitats as much as possible, down to the plant life and the cultural artefacts in the vicinity. (The most noticeable artefact is an authentic Toraja house looming over the grassy open area near the restaurant.)
The Sumatra, Borneo, Java, and South America exhibits consist of cages and pens that let you see, but not touch, the birds housed within.
The Bali and Papua exhibits are enclosed aviaries that let you meet and greet the exhibit’s residents – the Papua exhibit extends far above ground level via an elevated walkway that lets you see flying birds at eye level as they zoom past. The birds are less afraid of human contact than their wild kin, so you can come get a closer look.
The exhibits are positioned around two large ponds and an open, grassy area, where bird shows are held at appointed times. The Bali Starling restaurant overlooks the grassy area, offering refreshments and a shaded view of the shows.
Certain birds are allowed to roam free in the park. Parrots and cockatoos are allowed to closely interact with guests at the park’s Guyu-Guyu Corner – the birds will perch on visitors (with the help of human minders) and allow them to take pictures.
Cranes, pelicans, stork, and other water fowl inhabit the ponds in the center of the park.
1-3 people USD 30 nett/car
4-5 people USD 40 nett /car
entrance fee is included