E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2023

Bird Richness and Egret Activity in the Subak Sempidi Rice Fields, Badung Bali: A Good Recommendations for Bird Watching Tourist Attractions

Author(s): I Ketut Ginantra, Ida Bagus Made Suaskara, Ni Putu Adriani Astiti


Research has been carried out on the presence of birds and the activity of egrets in the rice fields of Subak Sempidi Mengwi Badung Bali. The research was carried out in May 2022 and February 2023 at the location of the rice fields which are in the process of preparing land for planting rice. Bird observations were carried out using the Point Count method. Counting points were carried out at three sites of Sempidi rice fields. The observation site is determined on the land that is being processed to prepare paddy fields for planting rice. Identification of bird species was carried out directly, the birds found were photographed with a digital camera. Identification based on morphological characters. Data were analyzed by descriptive quantitative. Bird activity is described by ed libitum. Animals that become prey for birds are suspected based on animals identified at the bird site carrying out feeding activities. The results showed that in the rice fields of Subak Sempidi, 21 species of birds were found belonging to 12 families. 15 species of all birds found are included in the threatened category based on the IUCN Redlist. Birds that were dominant in the period of land preparation for planting rice were egrets, namely cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), little egret (Egretta garzetta), intermedia egret (Egretta intermedia), great white egret (Egretta alba) and Javan pond heron (Ardeola speciosa). The observed bird activities were flying in groups, catching prey, following farmers plowing the fields and agonistic behavior. The prey of these birds are insects, aquatic invertebrates, eels, dragonflies and frogs. The presence of flocks of egrets and their activities in the paddy fields is an attraction for bird watching tourism.

Keywords: Egrets, Bird Activities, Bird Watching, Rice Fields, Threatened Bird

Pages: 673-678

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