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4th Annual Baluran Birdrace and Photography Competition, Java, Indonesiab

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Old Wednesday 24th April 2013, 13:33   #1
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Smile 4th Annual Baluran Birdrace and Photography Competition, Java, Indonesiab

For anyone who planning to visit East Java/Bali at June 2013! I translated it from the official website at and sorry for my bad english.

I'm searching for teammates, PM me if you are interested :)


The biggest birdrace in Indonesia, with total prize in value of 80Million rupiahs! (+-USD 8.800)

Baluran is a recently famous national park lies on the north-eastern corner of Java. For some birder, this place is dedicated as paradise, and maybe the easiest place to see Green Junglefowl and Green Peafowl than another place in the world. Other birds are Black-winged Starling, Java Sparrow, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Javan Banded Pitta, White-bellied Woodpecker, Javan Kingfisher,Spotted Wood Owl and many more. It's also a nice park to see Banteng, Timor Deer and Wild Water-Bufallo. Asian W The national park consist of many habitat from scrub, evergeen forest, dense hill forest, savanna, and beach-side forest.

Baluran Birdrace is considered as the biggest birdrace in Indonesia and now touch it's 4th year. This year, there will be two competition: birdrace and photography competition.

1. Individual participant, on the spot photography competition.
2. Every person should bring their own gear, with unlimited specification.
3. Every participant are allowed to bring any supporting gear such as recorder, camouflaging net, etc.
4. The picture should be taken at Kacip Valley, Baluran between June 27-28th 2013 (On The Spot Photography Competition). If there is a participant who don't want to be in Kacip, he/she should inform the comittee by email when he/she send the registration form.
*FYI: Kacip Valley is a hardcore track with dense forest, no toilet, need 3 hours by walk to reach.*
5. One of the value point is the species' rarities and the difficulty of the place where the picture is taken. Otherwise are same with other wildlife photography criteria.
6. Commitee have the right of the pictures and will be used for National Park's purpose with Photographer still have the copyright.
7. Every participant could submit maximum 4 frame of bird category, 1 frame of flora category, 1 frame of animal category, and 1 frame of landscape category.
8. Commitee have right to verify the authenticity and to disqualify any cheating participant.
9. Adjudicator's decision is final and can't be debated.
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1. Participant in team consist of 3 people.
2. Participant may come from every background: general people, student, etc.
3. Every team should submit an article beside the observation report about Baluran National Park, can be popular, semi-scienctific or full scientific article. (i know, this is strange!)
4. Every article should be handwrited and submitted with a bird sketch that suitable with the theme of the article. The article should be writed on the paper from commitee.
5. The article consist of 3000-5000 characters and will be used for National park purpose.

FYI: Sometimes, Indonesian birding rule are strange. The observation report is consist of sketches of bird you've seen at the day instead of just species list, and the point is not in number of species you saw, but how good you describe the bird at your skecthes.. and the most strange, many birdrace system are just allowed 50 bird to draw/to see, more than that you'll be disqualificated.

a) Bird Photograpy
1st place IDR 15 Million cash and Trophy
2nd Place IDR 9 Millon cash and Trophy
3rd Place IDR 7 Millon* cash and Trophy
Favourite winner of each category IDR 3 Millon and Trophy

1st Place IDR 12 Million cash and Trophy
2nd Place IDR 9 Million cash and Trophy
3rd Place 6 Millon Cash and Trophy
Favourite Winner 3 Million Cash and Trophy

Doorprize of total value as high as IDR 10 Million

1. Karyadi Baskoro (Indonesian senior birdwatcher)
2. Imam Taufiqurahman (Indonesian senior Birdwatcher)
3. Yusuf Sabarno (Baluran NP's staff)

1. Riza Marlon (Profesional Wildlife Photographer)
2. Don Hasman (Profesional Wildlife Photographer)
3. Swiss Winnasis (Baluran Np's Staff and Wildlife Photographer)
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Divided into some birding trail:
1. Bekol Savanna -Bama Beach and surrounding
2. Bajulmati River and surrounding
3. Baluran Mountain's valley / Kacip (Only for Photography contest)

Personal Use: T-shirt, Competition Kit
On The Spot Facility: Camping Ground, Bathroom, Electricity (only for Cellphone and Camera), Truck for transportation from Ketapang Train Station to Baluran's front office on June, 25th Night and from Baluran's front office to Bekol Camping Ground at the nextday, Medical Staff.

1. All participant should be in Batangan at June, 26th 08.00 AM. No tollerance for being late.
2. Participants who use personal transportation (car/motorcycle) are allowed to use it from Batangan (front office) to Bekol, but not in birding day.

1. Birdrace contribution: IDR 150k (USD 16)/team, Photography Competition contribution: IDR 300k (USD 30)/person. The contribution fee should be transfered to: Bank mandiri cabang Banyuwangi, in name of Siti Juwariah with bank account number 900-001295289-2. Send the form and transfer form to [email protected] with subject: DAFTAR _PENGAMATAN BURUNG_ [Team's name]_[Instantion name] for birdrace; and DAFTAR _FOTOGRAFI_[Your name] for photogtaphy contest. Regristation is closed at June, 20th or when the participant quota are fulfilled. The quota for birdrace is 70 team and for photogtaphy competition 50 person.
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