During my birding trip in Bali, I stayed in Ubud. The town is a famous art and culture center of Bali island. I could see paintings, carvings in every corner of the town. Ubud is surrounded by rice fields and farming villages. In the mornings Spotted Doves like to perch on an avocado tree at the courtyard of the guesthouse where I stayed.
Avid birdwatchers need to bring digiscoping system to watch distant birds. This system consists of spotting scope, digital camera that can be installed on the eye-piece, and a tripod. Professional photographers usually use D-SLR camera with telephoto lens with a range up to 400 or even 500 mm. Birdwatchers who are traveling on budget can buy such point and shoot cameras as Nikon Coolpix P1000, Canon SX50HS and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.
There are several books that birdwatcher can buy at Periplus bookstore in Bali or Jakarta. One that I recommend is A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia by Morten Strange.
For more information about birding in Indonesia please, do some research on the internet. For information about birding in West Papua, you can contact me (Charles Roring) by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org