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Burung Indonesia Members on a Trip to Ujung Kulon

After being delayed from the previous plan to be carried out in August, Burung Indonesia and members of the association traveled to Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) on 13-15 September 2019. This activity is part of the Indonesian Bird Membership Program which aims to introduce each member to biodiversity. The UKNP was chosen for its many options for outdoor activities and animal observation on both land and sea.

It took us a land-and-sea journey to get there. The adventure started by exploring the forest on Peucang Island, where we stayed the night. Some of the animals found included Wild Boar, deer, Common Hill Myna and Oriental Pied Hornbill. On the second day we observed the Cidaon pastures and managed to spot Green Peafowl, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill and Blue-throated Bee-eater.

Unfortunately, we missed the opportunity to observe Banteng due to the dry season that made them move further into the forest. On the last day, we canoeing along the Cigenteur River and watching the birds in the pastures south of the Cigenteur River. Dozens of Blue-throated Bee-eater were hunting and catching their prey while we were observing them.

To end our adventure, we visited Badul Island, which had been run aground by a tsunami, but still liveable for the Javan Plovers we saw on the spot. See you on the next adventure!