Birdwatching in Jakarta

Jakarta as the former capital and the largest city in Indonesia has got urban forest areas, parks and coastal mangrove sites that can be visited by birdwatchers.

Mangrove forest is one of the birding sites of Jakarta. It is the place for watching such birds as:

Sooty-headed Bulbul
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Little Egret (<i>Egretta garzetta</i>)
Little Egret

In urban forests inside Jakarta city, you could still find such birds as:

Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Collared Kingfisher


As the commercial hub of Indonesia, Jakarta has got a lot of hotels which visitors can choose to stay. Some of them that are located near the Sukarno Hatta International Airport include Ibis budget hotel, Swissbel Hotel, Orchards Hotel and a lot more. Rooms can be booked online by using; or other applications.

Getting to the Urban Forest Sites

There are a number of urban forests in Jakarta which can be visited by tourists who want to enjoy birdwatching for 1 to 2 days. They include Muara Angke Mangrove forest, GBK, Kemayoran City, PIK Mangrove forest, Srengseng, Penjaringan, Tebet Eco Park, and etc.

All of them can be reached by motorized vehicles. The most convinient way is using Trans-Jakarta bus, Grab Car and Go Car.


If you are interested in birding in Jakarta and its surrounding areas, please, contact: Charles Roring by email to: or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180.

This birding trip in Jakarta can be combined with Jakarta City Tour or included into a longer birdwatching and wildlife watching tours to other parts of Indonesia such as Java - Bali; Sulawesi-Halmahera or West Papua.

Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)
Zebra Dove