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ABOUT BIRDING EAST JAVA

We are bird watchers and bird conservation activists in East Java, Indonesia. We have actively involved in bird watching since 1996. Starting in 2018 we officially launched the Birding East Java (BEJ) under the management of the Petungsewu Adventure company.
For more than 20 years we have done birdwatching in various regions of Indonesia: Java, Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Papua and North Maluku. Now we are focusing on birdwatching in East Java. Why East Java? There are many natural conservation areas that become the important habitats for various bird species in East Java. The areas include Baluran National Park, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Alas Purwo National Park, Merubetiri National Park, R Soerjo Community Forest Park, Sempu Island Nature Reserve, Ijen Volcano, Mount Arjuna and Hyang HighlandsWildlife Reserve.
Apart from those, especiallyin Greater Malang, there are many lowland forests which become the habitats of the birds. They include Sumberagung Forest, Gunung K…
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OUR TEAM

Birding East Java (BEJ) team consists of:
Made Astuti Made Astuti is a senior birdwatcher in East Java. Made Astuti, who has a biology education background, has been birdwatching since 1996. Between 1996 and 2000,she had become the head of the Javan Hawk-eagle expedition team in East Java.  Besides her specialty of birdwatching in East Java, she has experiences of birdwatching in other parts of Indonesia like Sumatra, East Kaimantan, Sumba, Bali, and Northern Maluku.
Rosek Nursahid Like Made Astuti, Rosek Nursahidhas long experience in birdwatching in Indonesia. He is also a senior activist of wildlife protection in the country. Other than his interest of wildlife watching in the nature,  Rosek is also an expert in conducting investigations about the illegal hunting and trade of birds in the archipelago. With the biology education background, he has conducted numerous of training of wildlife conservation and ecotourism to the local communities and NGOs.
Rama Rama is the youngest birdwatcher o…

TOUR PACKAGES

We offer a variety of birdwatching packages in East Java, starting fromUSD 35 per person (minimum 2 people per group). We will cover the birdwatching sites in the Malang Regency such as R Soerjo GrandForest Park, Mount Kawi, Mount Arjuna or the Lowland Forest in South Malang.
The packages are:
A. One-DayMalang Bird Tour (USD 35/person) Locations: - Option 1: Petungsewu Wildlife Education Center (P-WEC) and Mount Kawi - Option 2: Mount Arjuna - Option 3: Soerjo Grand Forest Park
Facilities: transport from the Petungsewu Adventure base camp to the birdwatching site, drink, and guide. B. Two-Days MalangBird Tour (USD 115/person) Locations: -Option 1: P-WEC and Southern Malang Lowland Forest -Option 2: P-WEC, Mount Kawi and Soerjo Grand Forest Park -Option 3: P-WEC, Mount Kawi and Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Facilities: transport from the Petungsewu Adventure base camp to the birdwatching sites, food, drink, lodging, guide and ticketing to park C.One Day Bromo Bird Tour (USD 75/person) Location…

CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION

Birding East Java cares about bird conservation in Indonesia. We support PROFAUNA Indonesia, a leading grassroots non profit organization in Indonesia to protect wildlife and the habitats. We support the active organization by giving donations to and make collaborations in educational activities about bird conservation.
Together with PROFAUNA, we invite young people to carry out birdwatching activities in various locations in East Java regularly. This activity is free of charge because it aims to introduce birdwatching activities to the young generation.
We also support the PROFAUNA campaign to stop the illegal bird poaching in Indonesia. We have installed a lot of banning hunting boards in several forests in East Java which become the bird habitats. Besides, we also work with the Petungsewu WildlifeEducation Center (P-WEC) to educate the students in the village schools in Malang Regency about bird protection. This education activity is important because the villages are bordering withth…

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