In bird conservation, bird’s enclosures are a pivotal element. Meticulously designed to mirror natural habitats, well-crafted enclosures offer a safeguard for endangered and vulnerable bird species. Beyond providing sanctuary, these enclosures serve as centres for education, research and crucial breeding programs, ensuring the survival of bird populations.

Enclosures Design at Begawan Breeding & Release Centre

At Begawan Breeding & Release Centre, the preservation of Bali Starlings hinges upon enclosure design. Referencing the unique habitats of these birds, our enclosures simulate natural surroundings. Each enclosure boasts ample space, allowing Bali Starlings to move freely, and are located far from potentially toxic fumes and pollutants, a critical consideration for the well-being of these delicate creatures.

Segmented into Four Distinct Enclosures

Begawan’s enclosures are categorised into four segments, each serving a distinct purpose:

  1. Quarantine Enclosure

This enclosure is dedicated to birds in need of intensive care due to illnesses, injuries or needing observation. Housing individual birds minimises the risk of disease transmission or other undesirable interactions. When newly acquired birds from donations or exchanges  arrive at Begawan, they undergo observation in a quarantine enclosure, a  step which ensures their adaptability and cleanliness before integration.

A vulnerable Bali Starling needs to be Isolated.
A vulnerable Bali Starling needs to be Isolated.
  1. Socialisation Enclosure

Designed to facilitate introductions between the birds, the socialisation enclosure serves as a space where Bali Starlings acquaint themselves with one another. Given Begawan’s goal of increasing the Bali Starling population to prevent extinction, this enclosure plays a pivotal role in giving the birds opportunities to find partners. Generally, the enclosure accommodates an even number of male and female birds, in readiness for pair or flock formation.

A pair of Bali Starlings in Socialisation Enclosures
A pair of Bali Starlings in a Socialisation Enclosure.
  1. Breeding Enclosure

For established pairs of Bali Starlings, the breeding enclosure offers privacy. Covered with black paranet, this enclosure fosters an environment where pairs are free from external  disturbances.

  1. Habituation Enclosure

Established in the open wilderness where they will be released, this enclosure aims to familiarise the birds with their natural habitat. The goal of our conservation for the Bali Starling is to reintroduce them to the wild, and the use of a habituation enclosure is one of the methods used  to ensure they can adapt successfully.

Our bird keeper is constructing  a Habituation Enclosure within a natural habitat.
Our bird keeper is constructing  a Habituation Enclosure within a natural habitat.

A Sanctuary of Conservation and Learning

Begawan Breeding & Release Centre’s enclosures stand as a commitment to preserving Bali Starlings by meticulously mirroring natural habitats, attending to the Bali Starling’s well-being and providing spaces for interaction and reproduction. For those who wish to delve deeper, “The Experience by Begawan” is available. This outdoor guest visit allows bird enthusiasts to observe the beauty of Bali Starlings within our Breeding Centre or to see those that have been released into the wild.

Guests from China immersing themselves in The Begawan Experience.
Guests from China immersing themselves in The Begawan Experience.
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