Located just 40 minutes' drive from Kuta, Bali Bird Park is a lush sanctuary for over 1,000 birds. The park is home to the largest collection of Indonesian birds in the world and there are also species from South America, Africa and Australia, each in their natural habitat complete with indigenous plants.
The park is located on the way to Ubud, in the village of Batubulan, and it's a great day out for the whole family. Numerous shows are held daily where visitors get to feed certain birds, watch entertaining flight shows, and interact with some of the friendlier feathered friends.
One of the first activities of the day is where visitors can feed birds endemic to Papua, including Birds of Paradise, peacocks, Maleo, Loeries and more. Some of the smaller birds can be fed by hand, while others will compete to catch food like grains, beans, and crickets thrown in the air.
This activity takes place two times a day, at 9.30 and 17.30, however we suggest heading to the aviary first thing in the morning when the birds are hungry and won't be shy to come right up to visitors for a feed.
Still in the same Papua Rainforest enclosure, but on the upper level up among the trees, Lory Feeding allows visitors to get up close with colorful parakeets. The food is a tasty mixture of honey and cereal which most resembles what the birds would eat in the wild, nectar pollen.
Simply hold a bowl of food in your hand and the birds will soon come to you, landing on your hand or the bowl itself. Kids especially love this activity as they can interact directly with the pretty parakeets.
For something different to birds, head to the Komodo enclosure where you can watch these giant lizards being fed.
Note that this show does not take place every day, only on Tuesdays and Fridays (twice a day at 11:00 and 14:30).
If you are a fan of the movie "Finding Nemo", you will already be familiar with this type of bird. Pelicans are water birds with a large throat pouch under the beak. They generally live in warm regions so are very happy to be living at Bali Bird Park in Bali.
Visitors have a chance to feed the pelicans their favorite treat - fresh fish. Just to be on the safe side, rubber gloves should be worn to protect your hands from the bird's beak. This activity takes place twice a day, at 10:00 and 13:15.
Bali Rainforest is an entertaining free flight show featuring birds from the tropics. Watch colorful Macaw parrots, hornbills, cockatoos and others fly freely around.
Visitors are also invited to participate in the show, just put your hand up if you want to volunteer. You may be taken aside and dressed in traditional Balinese sarong before being given a basket of food to feed the ducks. Performances are held twice a day, at 10:30 and 16:00.
This is the part where you get to have photos taken with several birds (mainly Macaw parrots and Cockatoos) sitting on your shoulder. You can either use your own camera, or there is a professional photographer on hand too.
Near the Bali Starling Restaurant there is a photo booth where you can view your professional photos and have them printed out and put into a book as a memento.
Guyu Guyu Corner is open daily from 9.00 until 17.30, so you have all day to get the perfect shot to post to Instagram!
If you want to watch a movie in Bali you usually have to go to one of the shopping malls in the South, like Beachwalk or Lippo Mall Kuta. But did you know that there's also a lovely air-conditioned cinema at Bali Bird Park?
The 4D Theater is the perfect place to take a break and get out of the midday heat for a few minutes to enjoy a short animated movie. Special viewing glasses are provided for each person, and shows are held every 30 minutes between 10.00 and 17.00.
This entertaining flight show introduces visitors to various Birds of Prey, including eagles and owls. The colorful Macaw parrots are also released twice a day and are free to fly around and spread their wings.
The audience is also invited to participate in the show, if you're brave enough! Watch as volunteers have food taken straight off their heads by clever eagles and owls.
After the show you can fill out a questionnaire to rate the performance and staff or offer some suggestions on how to improve the experience. The Basic Instinct show takes place twice a day at 11.30 and 15.00.
A fun way to end your visit to Bali Bird Park is by meeting some of the more famous stars, like Anna the Black Cockatoo and Maria the Hornbill. This is another excellent photo opportunity as these stars are particularly clever and can even play dead!
Many of the birds at the park were born in captivity and are therefore not afraid of human interaction as they have been raised in this environment. This is a unique opportunity to come up close and personal with some very entertaining feathered friends.
The Meet the Bird Stars show takes place three times a day, at 12.00, 13.30 and 16:30.
For children that are too tired or don't feel like walking around the park, there's a Kid's Corner next to the restaurant with toys and activities that's sure to keep them busy. The park also has a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs and other trinkets.
Getting to Bali Bird Park couldn't be easier with Kura-Kura Bus. It is the second bus stop on the Ubud Line, between Gallery Coffee and Plataran Resort. The bus also stops here on the way back from Ubud, after Plataran Resort.
We recommend pre-booking your seat for Bali Bird Park as the Ubud Line is very popular and often fills up. You can booking seats online here.
|Opening hours||Monday - Sunday , 9am to 17.30pm|
|Entrance fee||Adults - Rp. 431,200
Children (2-12 years) - Rp. 215,600
Infants (under 2 years) - FREE
|Address||Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar, Bali|
|Tel||+62 361 299352|