Berbak National Park
Berbak National Park is a protected forest since 1935 under Dutch colonial law and later has been declared as a national park and becomes the wetland of international importance. The uniqueness of this park lies in its attractive combination of peat swamp forest and freshwater swamp forest which stretches along the east coast of Sumatra.
The plant species in the Park include meranti (shoreasp) and various species of palm. The park in fact boasts the largest number of ornamental palm species in Indonesia which are categorized as endangered flora. Berbak National Park is also a habitat for the Sumatran rhinoceros, Sumatran tiger, Malayan tapir, lesser Malay mouse deer, 300 bird species including Chinese egret, lesser adjutant stork, all species of kingfisher, white-winged wood duck, Malayan giant turtle, and batagur turtle.
There are hundreds, even thousands of migrant birds can also be seen in this Park, making an amazing sight when they are flying through the air in a flock.