Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park is a unique and educational attraction which is very suitable for the whole family. The two hectares of fine tropical gardens offer an interesting leisurely walk in the midst of the rich collections of almost a thousand exotic birds from the Indonesian archipelago as well as around the world.
The Park which is located in Batubulan village, Gianyar Regency, is a fun and attractive playground for bird lovers. It is also a convenient stopover for those on day tours and en route to the central regions such as Ubud as well as the gold and the villages of silversmiths called “Desa Celuk and Mas”.
There are hundreds of different bird species that can be found throughout the park grounds in the magnificent aviaries and individual enclosures. There are also several bird varieties that jointly dwell and roam freely on the open tree perches and in the interweaving ponds throughout the park grounds.
In addition to the main attraction of the bird park, the adjoining Reptile Park offers an extensive assortment of reptile and amphibian specimens in the midst of the horticultural gardens. The giant Komodo dragon with other specimens including pythons, lizards, geckos, toads, frogs, turtles, tortoises and crocodiles are on display here.
The Bali Bird Park attracts families who have the opportunity to get close, touch; feed and view open displays of several tame species, as well as admire scarce and exotic collections of reptiles in their enclosures.
In this park each individual enclosure and cage is completed with an information panel that gives information about the common and scientific names of the specimen, their origin and species as well as descriptions that help visitors to get more complete understanding of the live and active specimens in view.
There is also a Free Flight Bird Show that allows visitors to wonder at the range of antics and abilities of birds of prey and other winged creatures in the collection. The magnificence of eagles, owls, and macaws that can soar through the skies, dives down at dummy prey, and grabs food from their handlers to the amazement of the audience.
Another interesting activity is an interactive feeding time feature that enables visitors to actively take part in the daily feeding schedules at the park. The keepers of the park recreate the bird’s natural feeding environment. Greater birds of paradise get fed around you and amazing flycatchers perform aerobatic performance as you feed them.
What is more is a “4D Avian Theatre” experience which is a new and exciting feature for families at the bird park that shows the animation feature of “Rilly’s Sky Adventure”. The film is about a group of migrating ducks and the heart-warming but perilous quest of young Rilly the duck as he embarks with his family on his first migration south for the winter.
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Actually, one of the missions which is carried out by the park management and team of ornithologists is to breed endangered species in captivity in order to preserve their species that include the indigenous Bali Starling (leucopsar rothschildi) often called “Jalak Bali” by local people.
Bali Bird Park possesses a special “Hatching Area” to show visitors several specimens in their early stages since hatching, their juvenile stages, and in their mature phases. Successful breeding programs of the park include rare parrots and the team houses and breeds more than 40 protected species in the park.
You may think that the birds in the trees and on the artificial perches could just easily fly away – but they simply could not. Moreover, there is no net which is visible in the open sky above the park grounds. There are majestic peacocks that roam in and around the open lawns, colorful toucans and parrots that welcome you to play with them from branches. All of them are ready for different poses and photo chances.
For your comfort, inside both the Bird and Reptile Park, there are various food and snack, drink and ice cream kiosks, as well as a photo shop that creates digital photo prints on T-shirts. There is also a gift shop that sells souvenirs and merchandise, unique traditional Balinese textiles, and various curios and tidbits.
Bali Bird Park applies its effective “bio security system” which is a preventive action set up for the bird collection, staff members and visitors to the park. It has proven to be effective since its beginning in 1995. There are disinfectant footbaths which are situated at every access to the park. Visitors’ arms and body are firstly sprayed with safe solutions by staffs before entering and leaving the park grounds.
Admission fees are USD 23.5 for adults and USD 11.75 for children whose age are 2 to 12 years. Children who are under 2 years old are free of charge to come into the park. Prices here are subject to tax and service charge. Bookings are not necessary. The parks open from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. every day. The complete addresses of the parks are on Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar Regency, Bali province, Indonesia.
Bali Bird & Reptile Park is accessible from Denpasar city via the main Singapadu thoroughfare, which is 20 minutes from the Sanur bypass. It is approximately five kilometers from the Bali Zoo which is another animal attraction park in Gianyar regency, and it is 30 minutes prior to reaching Ubud.