Bali Bird Park or also known as “Taman Burung Bali” is located in Singapadu Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar, Bali. This bird and reptile park is one of the biggest in Indonesia and one of main attractions in Gianyar Regency. The location of this park is not too far from Denpasar City; about 12 km east with 40-60 minute travelling time. It is located in the area of wood and rock statues centre; Batubulan and the gold and silver handicraft centre; Celuk.
This tourism object was firstly opened in 1995 on a 2 hectare land inside the village of Singapadu. Since the beginning, this bird park has had commitment to be able to conserve the species of birds and reptiles from the threat of extinction. Bali Bird Park has 1000 bird collections, from 250 different species. These birds are not only originated from Indonesia, but also from foreign countries. Thus, besides seeing Indonesian endemic rare birds like cendrawasih, cassowaries, peacock, Javan Hawk Eagle, or Bali Starling, you can also observe some foreign birds such as pelican, toucan, African parrot, and so on. Every day, this park could be visited by 300 – 400 visitors. That number will increase significantly in the holiday seasons. Bali Bird Park is indeed one of the favorite tourism objects for tourists who come to Bali with family and children.
Besides observing many kinds of birds inside cage or outside cage, you can also take photographs with them in the special corner provided. There is also bird breeding centre where you can see eggs of birds, observe the process of hatching, and feed these cute birds. Besides that, there is also a 4D (4 Dimension) theater where you can watch interesting movie with amazing and real effect.
If you feel thirsty and hungry after walking around this bird park, you can visit restaurant and café which serve various food and beverages. The atmosphere of the location itself is good enough because you can eat while seeing both little and big birds roaming around the park. There is also souvenir shop selling some Bali Bird Park’s stuffs. The show does not only stop there. Adjacent to Bali Bird Park, there is also a place for conserving various reptiles which is called Bali Rimba Reptile. For entering this place you do not need to buy ticket again because the ticket for Bali Bird Park also allows you to enter this place.
The animals on Bali Rimba Reptile are second to none if we compared to Bali Bird Park. Here, you can see amazing reptiles starting from crocodiles, komodo, various kinds of frogs, snakes, turtles, iguana, and a lot more. If in Bali Bird Park you can take photograph with birds, here you can also take photograph with iguana, turtle, or lizard. Despite of their scary looks, these animals are apparently so friendly.
Here are the daily events which you can visit in Bali Bird Park:
1. Interactive Feeding Time
An event where you can feed various birds or watch smart birds doing attractions.
2. Guyu – Guyu Corner
A special place for taking photograph with friendly beautiful birds. You can put them on your arms, shoulder, or even head.
3. Free Flight Bird Show
A show for carnivore birds such as eagle, owl, or macaw in catching their prey. You can also try to feed them directly from your hand.
4. Bali Nursery
A place for breeding and conserving rare birds’ hatchling.
5. Meet the Bird Star
An event where you can see a lot of birds roaming and flying free in a park. There is also a herd of ducks and cock fighting show.
This is the complete schedule of events in Bali Bird Park and Bali Rimba Reptile :
Time : 09.00 – 17.30
2. Papua Rainforest Feeding
Time : 9.30 & 12.45
3. Lory Feeding
Time : Sepanjang hari
4. Pelican Feeding
Time : 10.00 & 13.15
5. The Komodo Experience
Time : Tuesday at 11.00 And Friday at 14.30
6. Basic Instinct And Bird of Prey Show
Time : 11.30 & 15.00
7. Bali Rainforest And Free Flight Bird Show
Time : 10.30 & 16.00
8. Meet the Bird Star And Bali Starling Restaurant
Time : 12.00, 13.30, 16.30
9. Cinema 4 D
Time : Every day over 10.00
10. Guyu – Guyu Corner
Time : Hands on Birds All day long
This schedule is official, but could change anytime according to situation. Visiting Bali Bird Park & Bali Rimba Reptile will not be enough in only a couple of hours. The variety of animals and attractions will make you reluctant to leave this place early.