Yayasan Kutilang (Indonesia for Bird Conservation)
Yayasan Kutilang Indonesia (YKI), a bird protection organization in Yogyakarta, hasrevealed in its latest report that as of 2014, as many as 340 or 70 percent of 515 bird species onJava Island can be found in the province. “We found two migrant bird species, namely the kedidi dada coret [pectoral sandpiper] and cerek kalung besar [ringed plover] at Trisik Beach in Kulonprogo regency. It’s a new sighting here,” YKI chairman Imam Taufiqurrahman told thejakartapost.com on Sunday. He said 46 of the total were endemic bird species to Java Islandwhile 68 others were protected species.