Bali Bird Park is in a quiet part of Gianyar regency on the road to Ubud, so it’s just a 20 minute drive from Sanur and 40 minutes from Kuta, provided you don’t get stuck in ceremony traffic.

Even if you’re not an avid bird-lover, you’re bound to love the Bali Bird Park. But those who aren’t too enthused with birds beware, because you are guaranteed to get up close and personal with over 1000 birds representing more than 250 species from all over the world. This large variety of brightly coloured local and exotic birds are spread over nearly five acres of well-maintained tropical gardens.

Exploring the park takes you through seven distinct regions. Birds from every corner of the globe are housed in an environment that replicates their homeland right down to local plant species. It’s a good idea to dedicate at least half a day to the Bird Park so you have time to explore everything, from the steamy jungles of Sumatra to the African Savannah. Plus there are various feeding times and shows throughout the day that you won’t want to miss.

The world’s rarest bird, the Bali Starling, is an undeniable star of the exhibits. The Bali Bird Park is a registered breeding partner of the conservation program, helping to keep this endangered bird in the Bali skies and out of the history books. 

A number of birds are free to roam around the park, so as you wander you’ll be greeted by cassowaries, storks and pelicans. But a highlight for many visitors is taking a well-earned break to enjoy lunch surrounded by preening peacocks — their showmanship is unrivalled. As far as dining is concerned, you’ve got a couple of choices: there’s the Rainforest Cafe for a quick bite or the Bali Starling Restaurant to enjoy a range of local and international dishes in lush tropical garden surrounds. Be sure to pack you camera because there are plenty of photo opportunities at the park. The friendly birds are more than willing to take a selfie with you — you’d be a narcissist too if you were blessed with such spectacular plumage!