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? T here are many natural conservation areas that become the important habitat s 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 Highlands Wildlife Reserve . Apart from those, especially in Greater Malang, there are many lowland forests which become the habitat s of the birds .
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 Java n 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 N orthern Maluku. Rosek Nursahid Like Made Astuti, Rosek Nursahid has 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