• Bali Starling

    Begawan’s first initiative, the Bali Starling Conservation Program, was launched in 1999 with the goal of saving this critically endangered bird from extinction.

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  • Mitchell’s Lorikeet

    Begawan has been working to conserve Mitchell’s Lorikeets, native to both Lombok and Bali, now considered critically endangered in both places.

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The Experience

Visit Begawan Breeding and Release Centre
Enjoy a unique outdoor activity and immerse yourself in meeting the Bali Starling, a critically endangered species found in Bali, Indonesia’s island of the Gods. Learn about the history of the project, observe the different enclosures – quarantine enclosures cater for sick or new birds, socialisation enclosures are where the birds can select their partners, private breeding enclosures each house one pair. Learn about their breeding cycles, the preparation for nest making, the role of the parent feeding their young, and the fledging of young chicks. Prepare bird food with our Bird Keeper while keeping an eye on the site’s free-flying pair of Starlings, who regard the breeding centre as their own personal home. Visit Begawan’s community breeders and see our free-flying Bali Starlings, released at their home compounds. We will ensure that you take away from this visit a new understanding of this beautiful species and Begawan’s long-established efforts to conserve them. Contact us to arrange a visit to the Breeding and Release Centre from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment only.


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