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 .