World Migratory Bird Day 2017 – Jambi

WMBD2017 - Jambi
Event name:
World Migratory Bird Day 2017 – Desa Cemara, Jambi

Bird Consultant

Number of participants:

  • 10 people in discussion session with BKSDA Jambi
  • 15 people in discussion with local people at Desa Sungai Cemara
  • 5 people in the birdwatching activity

This WMBD event was held at Desa Sungai Cemara-Jambi. One of the reasons why this location was chosen is because of the information from headman of Desa Sungai Cemara about an unfortunate incident that occurred in March 2017. A hundred little stint were paralyzed on Pantai Cemara – Desa Sungai Cemara Jambi. Only 7 birds survived and were able to fly back to their habitat. Related to that incident, with this WMBD event we approached the local conservation and natural resource agency (BKSDA) and the local government to conduct migratory bird monitoring and socialization to local people at Desa Sungai Cemara about how to maintain and manage the habitat, and how to handle the birds in the event of a similar incident occurring again. During the discussion with BKSDA, BKSDA also conveyed the local government’s plan to make Pantai Cemara-Desa Sungai Cemara into a tourist location. With some discussion related to the availability of the migratory bird habitat, we the formulated some rules and points that should be considered by the local government for their plan. During the monitoring and survey event, we recorded 25 species, 11 of which were migratory birds. Lesser Sand Plover was the most common sighting. Based on monitoring and observation results, Pantai Cemara is one of the important habitats for migratory birds in Indonesia. The people also have a great desire to preserve the habitat for the migratory birds that live there, but unfortunately their knowledge is minimal. So, through the WMBD event, we provided information and knowledge to the people in the village, and we linked BKSDA experts to the headman of Desa Sungai Cemara, so that in the future the headman of Desa Sungai Cemara can communicate directly with BKSDA.

Results of Monitoring and Migratory Bird Survey (7-10 May 2017)

at Pantai Cemara – Desa Sungai Cemara – Jambi 

Species English name Amount
7 8 9 10
M Charadrius mongolus Lesser Sand Plover 50 232 227 228
M Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 30
M Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel 75
M Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpiper 25 50 53
M Tringa totanus Common redshank 162 160 158 165
M Tringa nebularia Common greenshank 108 107 108
M Xenus cinereus Terek Sandpiper 78 76 80
M Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed godwit 206 262 248 267
M Pluvialis fulva Pacific Golden Plover 60 62 62
R Corvus enca Slender-billed crow 2 2 2
R Eurylaimus javanicus Banded Broadbill 2 2 2 2
R Todiramphus chloris Collared Kingfisher 10 10 10 10
R Oriolus chinensis Black-naped oriole 5 7 7 6
R Egretta garzetta Little Egret 16 17 16 25
R Orthotomus ruficeps Ashy Tailorbird 8 8 8 8
R Dicrurus leucophaeus Ashy Drongo 13 8
R Aplonis panayensis Asian Glossy Starling 32 32 32 32
R Caprimulgiformes Frogmouth 4 4 4 4
R Halcyon smyrnensis White-throated Kingfisher 1 1 1 1
R Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern 4
R Sterna hirundo Common Tern 33 28
R Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite 4 12 8 9
R Haliaeetus leucogaster White-bellied Sea Eagle 1 1 1 1
R Leptoptilos javanicus Lesser adjutant 1
R Parus major Great Tit 2

 Notes :

  • M : Migratory Bird
  • R : Residential Bird
  • The number of bird observed may vary, most likely because some of the birds are feeding in the National Park near the observation area.


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