Saturday, November 16, 2013

The heron (kokokan) bird-watching at Petulu Village, Ubud 22 May 2013

Coming from the direction of Ubud town, watch out for this signage or a paddy field on your left in Petulu village. 
From  Ubud town centre, head to east on Jl Raya Ubud till you reach the junction with a big statue. Turn left to Jl Raya Andong, go up the road. About 2km thereon, watch out for the sign on the left to Petulu Village.

We requested to be dropped off here from Eve Spa's free transportation service. On the way home, we booked Warong Enak 's free pick up service and had dinner at the warong.  

There is a hut with tables and chairs by the paddy field that give you a great view of the birds. 
Order a cup or coffee/tea or "Bintang" from the man who runs the hut. 

There is a fee to watch the heron at the village, 15,000 IDR per adult and no charge for kids.
The ticket counter is located at the end of the village. You will need to walk past the paddy field to see it at the end of the road, in front of the village temple.  

Why do birds fly in V formation?

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2 comments:

Waileng Tan said...

Ooo... I think I know the answer to the last question.

The V formation is is mainly due to aerodynamics and conserving energy. The flapping wings of the bird in front creates a whirlwind which the bird behind can use as an uplift hence needing less energy than the bird in front. When the lead bird is tired, the one at the back can take over. This is method of flying is especially prominent in migratory birds.

This is why the military also adapts this method (both ships and airplane). As it helps them conserve fuel consumption.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Waileng's response hits the nail on the head, so I won't have to reply :) I hope you all enjoyed your holiday in Bali. I love Bali and have been there twice. Would love to go again. Can't get enough.