Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Little Bali Hotel & Resort Company gives Bali visitors the bird

Ever wanted to have a close encounter with a Racket-tailed Treepie, a Blood-breasted Flowerpicker or a Sooty-headed Bulbul – well now you can.
The Little Bali Hotel & Resort Company® (LBHRC) and soft-adventure specialist Sobek are offering keen birdwatchers an opportunity to ‘spot’ some of Asia’s rarest birdlife with the release of a new ‘Bali Bird Watching Walks’ tour program.

LBHRC has enlisted the involvement of world-renowned ornithologist and author Victor Mason, an expatriate Briton who has called Bali home for 40 years and acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on Asian birdlife.

Mason will personally lead many of the walks which visit several of the island’s best-kept secret bird watching spots to see a good variety of species, many of them almost as rare as their names.
Species up for view include Collared and Sacred Kingfishers, Racket-tailed Treepies, Sooty-headed Bulbuls, Blood-breasted Flowerpeckers, Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters and if really lucky, the very rare but not so glamorously named Bali Myna.



The ‘Bali Bird Watching Walks’ has been designed to offer four different bird watching areas – Ubud and environs, southern Bali, Tabanan and Batu Kau in eastern Bali and the Central Highlands.
The comfortably paced bird watching walks range in length from between two to six kilometres and are, according to LBHRC’s Brett Morgan, ideal for anyone of any age who is reasonably fit.
“While the ‘Bali Bird Watching Walks’ are primarily aimed at bird watchers, the tours offer a really unique opportunity for anyone looking to take a walk off the well-beaten track and see a side of Bali that visitors rarely get to experience,” he said.


Prices start from just USD42.00* per person per day.


The program easily allows each of the four areas to be booked on an individual day tour basis or packaged together in multiples of two, three or four days.


The price includes hotel pick-up ands drop-off.
Please note the price does not include equipment or meals. Lunch is taken at recommended restaurants where costs average USD6.00 per person.


*Conditions apply.
To make a booking contact a licensed travel agent


For more information on the ‘Bali Bird Watching Walks’ and other LBHRC special offers visit http://www.thelittlebalihotelresortcompany.com/.