Udayana University Bird Sculpture Museum Organized the Predatory Bird Migration Observation Festival 2018

The Documentation of the Activities for Observation of Predatory Birds Organized by Frank Williams Museum of Bird Sculpture at Udayana University in October 2018 at the Auditorium of the Post-Graduate Building at Udayana University and on Mount Sega Karangasem Bali.


Welcoming the natural phenomena of migrating birds of prey, Frank Williams Museum of Bird Sculpture at Udayana University in collaboration with Minpro Rothschildi FKH Udayana University, Bird Study Club Curik Bali Biology Study Program FMIPA Udayana University, KPB Kokokan and SAB Wildlife Photographer Community held a Festival of Predatory Bird Migration Observations in October 2018. At this festival, there were 2 activities carried out, namely on site migration watch held at the TVRI Transmission Unit Denpasar on Mount Sega Karangasem on October 14th, 2018 and a one-day seminar with the theme 'Garuda on the Island of the Gods' which was held on October 27th, 2018 at the Udayana University Postgraduate Building Auditorium.

The on-site migration watch at Gunung Sega Karangasem Bali was attended by 60 participants from the academic community of UDAYANA UNIVERSITY and various elements of the general public. During the activity, participants observed 3 types of birds of prey that flew across Mount Sega from the direction of Mount Agung, namely: Chinese Sparrowhawk, Oriental Honey Buzzard, and Japanese Sparrowhawk. From 8.00-14.00, there were 2,064 individuals flying past, according to the Chairperson of the Udayana University Bird Sculpture Museum Unit Dra. Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni, MSc., PhD, Indonesia which is located on the equator is one of the transit and destination areas for various migratory birds, where birds of prey through Indonesia from two corridor paths namely Eastern Inland Corridor / East Asian Continental Flyway and Pacific Corridor / East Asian Oceanic Flyway. Gunung Sega Karangasem is a strategic place to observe migratory birds of prey because it is a bottleneck of the migration path.

The Garuda Seminar on the Island of the Gods was attended by 175 participants from various universities in Bali, East Java and West Nusa Tenggara. Presenters at this one-day seminar were Fathur Rohman, SP., M.Sc. (BKSDA Bali), Drh. Dyahayu RT Noviarini (Bali Animal Wildlife Rescue) and M. Saifudin (Bali Kokokan KPB). The seminar also held the first announcement for the 11th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network International Symposia activities which will be held on 10-11 October 2019 at Udayana University, which is a collaboration of the Udayana University Bird Sculpture Museum with the Indonesian Ornithologist Union and Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network.