Peninsular Malaysia Northern Route

Peninsular Malaysia Northern Route

This is our signature tour. It comes highly recommended and we are the first tour company that has created and offer the Northern Route. We average over 250 species of birds for this route.  We begin with mountain and highland species, followed with the lowland and coastal species. We end at an easier pace on the famous beach resort island of Langkawi.

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur- Fraser’s Hill – Kenyir Lake – Royal Belum – Kuala Gula – Maxwell hill – Langkawi
Duration : 13 days and 12 nights
Target Birds : 250 to 300 species
Price : RM9900 per person on twin sharing room – Minimum 4 persons
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing room, bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

 

Tour Descriptions:

The northern peninsular has a diverse range of habitat types to offer including lowland rainforest, montane forest, mangrove forest, mudflats, beaches, scrubland, rocky island outcrops and even some of the best diving in the region. With so much on offer this area will most surely excite and fulfill any nature traveler’s holiday. The infrastructure, accommodation, food and the added advantage of English being widely understood makes for an ideal and comfortable birding experience for birders. This tour will comprehensively cover most of the ecological niche habitats of Malaysian birds.

Within this biosphere lie the states of Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah and Terengganu. Collectively it offers vast expanse of untouched rainforest, golden beaches, secluded coral islands and amazing flora and fauna and fantastic birds. Of the 18 Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Peninsula Malaysia, 11 are to be found within the boundaries of these five states. In all, there are some 640 species of resident, including 120 common migrant, birds to be found in Peninsular Malaysia.

Our tours will start with a drive to the nearby hill retreat of Fraser’s Hill for highland birds. At Fraser’s Hill we will target to see about 50 -70 highland species such as the Chestnut-capped Laughing Thrush, Chestnut-crowned Laughing Thrush, Silvered-eared Mesia, Large Niltava, Streaked Spiderhunter, Blue-winged Minla, Lesser Tailed Drongo, Mountain Fulvetta, Grey-chinned Minivet, Golden Babbler, Little Pied Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Greater Yellownape Woodpecker and many others.

This is also a good place to catch the endemics of the Peninsula specifically the Malaysian Whistling Thrush and Malaysian Hill Partridge. After the highlands, we head to the lake districts on the east and central areas of the peninsular were we search for the lowland species like the Grey Headed Fish Eagle, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Black Thighed Falconet, White-crowned Hornbill, Wrinkle Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Chestnut-bellied Malkoha, Red-billed Malkoha, Black Bellied Malkoha, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Long-tailed Parakeet, Brown Wood Owl, Large Tailed Nightjar, Black and Red Broadbill, Blue-winged Leafbird, Green Iora, and many others.

We next travel to the historic town of Taiping, which will be our base for the next days. Here we will make short trips to the Maxwell Hill for more highland species that are not found at Fraser’s Hill as well as do more lowlands birding. At Taiping and its nearby forest we will perhaps see most of the barbets, such as the Brown Barbet, Lineated Barbet, Gold-whiskered Barbet, Black-browed Barbet and Coppersmith Barbet. In the vicinity of Taiping, we will head to the coastal town of Kuala Gula for a day of mangrove and shore birds. Kuala Gula is reputed to be one of the main wetland bird sanctuaries in the country.

From Taiping we will travel to the resort island of Langkawi and along the way we will stop to bird at the world’s longest canopy walkway (925m long) for a unique experience of watching birds 30 meters up in the canopy of the trees.

Hop onto a comfortable ferry and we’ll make for the famed island of Langkawi. We will target those birds that we did not see while on the mainland as well as some of the birds only confined or accessible for the Malaysian list here on this island such as the Brown-winged Kingfisher, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Plain-backed Sparrow and Black-hooded Oriole.

We will also target other beauties such as Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill (both of which are almost guaranteed in Langkawi), Crested Terns, Bridle Terns, Black-capped Kingfisher, Brown Hawk Owl, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Jerdon’s Baza, Black Baza, , Wreathed Hornbill, , Large Green Pigeon, Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Needle-tailed Swift, Red-wattled Lapwings and many others. The last few days in Langkawi we enjoy being pampered at the spa of the hotel and even catch some quite time relaxing on your hotel’s private beach before we head for your home country.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet and greet, then transfer to Bukit Fraser (Fraser’s Hill) for 2-nights hotel. Evening birding.
Days 2-3: All day birding at Fraser’s Hill.
Day 4: Morning birding at Fraser’s Hill; transfer to Kenyir Lake for 2-nights. Evening birding at Kenyir Lake
Day 5: All day birding at Kenyir Lake
Day 6: Morning birding at Kenyir Lake; transfer to Royal Belum State Park for 1-night. Evening birding on the lake.
Day 7: Morning birding on the lake; after lunch transfer to Taiping (186 kms / 2 hours 30 minutes) – 2-nights Taiping Golf Resort. Evening birding around Taiping.
Day 8: Morning birding at Maxwell Hill; afternoon birding at Kuala Gula and rice paddies en route. Overnight in Taiping.
Day 9: Early transfer to Sedim– morning birding at canopy walkway. After lunch continue to Kuala Kedah Jetty for ferry to Langkawi – 4-nights Aliya Business Residence.
Days 10-12: Relaxed birding on Langkawi.
Day 13: Departure

Accommodation: 
Fraser’s Hill : Shazan Inn Hotel***
Kenyir Lake : Kenyir Lake Resort****
Royal Belum: Belum Rainforest Resort*****
Taiping : Flemington Taiping***
Langkawi : Fave Hotel ***

Read the trip Report : Langkawi Seasons  –  Langkawi Hornbills   –  Bukit Hijau & Sedim Canopy

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Peninsular Malaysia Hornbills Tour

Peninsular Malaysia Hornbills Tour

Join us for a chance to record all 10 species of Malaysian hornbills with our new and exciting tour. Covering 3 fantastic birding sites to maximize our target to complete the Hornbill list with our expert guides, this expedition will also see us venture into some of Malaysia’s lush tropical rainforests and see the other 200 or more target birds.

Departure:  15 February 2015. 1 September 2016
Destinations:  Penang – Kulim – Sedim – Royal Belum – Kenyir Lake
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
Target Birds 10 Hornbills + 200 Species
Price RM9534 per person on twin sharing room – minimum 2 persons
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing room, bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

Tour Descriptions:

Sites include  the world’s oldest rainforest dating 130 million years old, Temengor Lake. This is home to all 10 species of Malaysian Hornbills. We will be primarily using the best resort on the Temengor lake and its fastest and safest boats to track down and observe all of its precious hornbills. For about 3 months in the year (August to October), the globally threatened Plain-pouched Hornbills make an appearance in flocks of thousands in this forest complex, a phenomena occurring no where else in the world. The highest count of Plain-pouched is currently over 2,000 birds. The Asian Elephants and other exciting wildlife and indigenous community makes this site a must see for birders.

The last stop for this tour is the idyllic Kenyir Lake which is the quieter gateway to Peninsular Malaysia’s National Park. Almost all the different hornbills species (with the exception of the Plain-pouched Hornbill) have been recorded by our guides and other independent birders here. We will be staying at Kenyir’s best resort and driving and walking along its beautiful bird friendly and quiet lakeside roads.

Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Penang International Airport. Travel to The Belum Rainforest Lodge, stopping along the way for opportunistic birding. Check into Hotel. Evening drive to spot elephants. Overnight in Kulim..
Day 2: Birding along the way to Bukit Hijau. Continue on to Sedim Nature Reserve where we will visit Malaysia’s longest canopy Walkway in Sedim. Overnight at Belum Rainforest Reserve.
Day 3: First boat ride on Temengor Lake. 12:00pm: check out of the hotel and we drive to Taman Negara Merapoh. Check into lodge. Birding around the lodge for more lowland species. Overnight Taman Negara Merapoh.
Day 4: Birding all day. Overnight Merapoh.
Day 5 : Early breakfast and check out we drive to Tasik Kenyir stopping for opportunistic birding along the way. Check into Kenyir resort and late afternoon birding along the quite trails nearby.
Day 6/7:  All day birding at Kenyir. Overnight Kenyir
Day 8 : Kenyir Lake – Departing Flight

Accommodation: 
Kulim : Seri Malaysia***
Royal Belum: Belum Rainforest Resort*****
Kenyir Lake : Kenyir Lake Resort****
Read the trip Report :  Bukit Hijau & Sedim Canopy
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Peninsular Malaysia Traditional Route

Peninsular Malaysia Traditional Route

Our birding adventure will take us through several habitats that will include tidal mangrove forest, lowland rainforest and montane forest. Along the journey we will also search for the birds that frequent the rice paddies. This will offer a broad spectrum of Malaysian birds. These birding sites are well known among the worldwide birding community and our guides second to none. At all times we will ensure our clients the best Malaysia can offer in birds, accommodation and food.

Departure: Any time – on request
Destinations:  Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Selangor – Fraser’s Hill – Taman Negara
Duration : 8 days and 7 nights
Target Birds 150 to 200 species
Price RM9540 per person on twin sharing room – minimum 2 persons
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing room, bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

Tour Descriptions:

The first site that we will visit is the mangrove forest of the Kuala Selangor Nature Park and the surrounding areas. Mangroves are a very unique ecosystem, which is influenced by the rise and fall of the tides. Here we target to see a unique list including Lesser Adjutants, Milky Storks (Released 2004), Eagles (Created Serpent & White-bellied), Brahminy Kite, Black Baza, Honey Buzzards etc (Migration season), Red Junglefowl, White-breasted Waterhen, Slaty-breasted Rail, Pink-necked Pigeon, Malaysian Bronze-cuckoo, Black-bellied Malkoha, Greater Coucal, Barred Eagle-Owl, Buffy Fish-Owl, Large-tailed Nightjar, Kingfishers (Stork-billed, White-throated, Black-capped, Collared & Common), Dollarbird, Barbets (Coppersmith & Lineated), Brown-capped (or Sunda Pygmy) Woodpecker, Greater Goldenback, Mangrove Pitta, Common Iora, Bulbuls (Red-eyed & Yellow-vented), Black-naped Oriole, Warblers (Oriental Reed & Inornate), Flyeater, Ashy Tailorbird, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Mangrove Whistler, Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher, Pied Fantail, Paddy Field Pipit, White-breasted Wood-swallow, Tiger Shrike, Mynas (Common, Javan), Sunbirds (Ruby-cheeked, Olive-backed, Brown-throated), Scarlet Flowerpecker, Oriental White-eye, Munias (White-rumped, Scaly-breasted, Black headed & White-headed), Baya Weaver etc.. Kuala Selangor is also an part of Birdlife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) and is good for its waders and waterbirds. Common sightings during the migration season end Sept-March would include Plovers (Little Ringed & Mongolian), Whimbrel, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Ruddy Turnstone, Curlew Sandpiper, Terns (White-winged, Caspian, Black-naped & Little) etc..

Our second site is the hill resort of Fraser’s Hill (also part of an IBA) for highland & lower montane birds. Here we will spend the next 3 days in birding heaven. At Fraser’s Hill we will get to see about 50 -70 highland species and we will hope to catch good views of mostly sunda endemics i.e. Blyths Hawk-Eagle, Malaysian Hill Partridge (E), Yellow-vented Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot, Green-billed Malkoha, Brown Wood-Owl, Treewsifts (Whiskered, Grey-rumped), Laughing-thrush (Black, Chesnut-capped & Chestnut crowned), Trogons (Red-headed & Orange-breasted), Red-bearded Bee-eater, Hornbills (Rhinoceros, Great, Wreathed), Barbets (Black-browed, Gold-whiskered, Brown), Yellownape (Greater & Lesser), Broadbills (Silver-breasted & Long-tailed), Red-rumped Swallow, Large Woodshrike, Malaysian Cuckoo-shrike, Grey-chinned Minivet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Bulbuls (Black-headed, Black Crested, Ochraceous & Mountain), Drongos (Bronzed, Lesser & Greater), Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black and Crimson Oriole, Green Magpie, Sultan Tit, Blue Nuthatch, Babblers (Buff-breasted, Striped-Tit, Golden, Grey-throated, White-hooded & Large Scimitar), Silvered-eared Mesia, Mountain Fulvetta, Long-tailed Sibia, Slaty-backed Forktail, Malayan Whistling Thrush (E) and Blue Whistling Thrush, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Flycatchers (Verditer & Little Pied), Large Niltava, White-throated Fantail, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Flowerpeckers (Buff-bellied & Orange-bellied), Everett’s White-eye etc..

Our adventure concludes at one of South East Asia’s finest national park – Taman Negara. It is the most favored birding destination for Peninsula Malaysia to primarily get the fantastic lowland birds. Sitting amidst towering rainforest trees and among the oldest rainforests and the Tembeling River is a gem of a resort that will be your base for the next 3 days of fantastic birding. The lowland rainforest at Taman Negara is home to over 240 species of birds and it is your guide’s regular sites.

Its primary forests and the network of jungle trails among the forest understorey houses some of the most diversified birdlist Malaysia has to offer. We will try for gems such as the Lesser Fish-Eagle, Bat Hawk, Black-thighed Falconet, Crested Partridge, Malaysian Hill-Partridge, Ferruginous Wood-Partridge, Crested Fireback, Malaysian Peacock Pheasant, Malaysian Peacock Pheasant, Red-wattled Lapwing, Pigeons (Thick-billed, Little Green, Large Green, Wedge-tailed, Green Imperial & Green-winged), Long-tailed Parakeet, Parrots (Blue-rumped & Blue-crowned), Cuckoo (Indian, Oriental Banded Bay, Plaintive, Drongo & Asian Emerald), Malkohas (Raffles & Red-billed), Lesser Coucal, Owls (Reddish Scops, Collared Scops, Brown Hawk & Spotted-Wood), Nightjars (Malaysian-Eared & Large Tailed), Trogons (Red-naped, Diard’s & Scarlet-rumped), Kingfishers (Blue-eared, Oriental Dwarf, Rufous-collared & Stork-billed), Hornbills (Bushy-Crested, Black, Oriental, Rhinoceros, Great & Helmeted), Barbets (Gold-whiskered, Red-crowned, Red-throated, Blue-eared & Brown), Woodpeckers (Grey-headed, Crimson-winged, Grey-and-Buffed, Great Slaty, White-bellied, Buff-rumped & Buff-necked), Broadbills (Dusky, Banded, Black-and-Red, Black-and-Yellow & Green), Pitta (Garnet, Banded & Blue-winged), Black-winged Flycatcher Shrike, Scarlet Minivet, Green Iora, Leafbirds (Blue-winged, Greater & Lesser), Bulbuls (Straw-headed, Scaly-breasted, Stripe-throated, Cream-vented & Red-eyed), Greater Racquest-tailed Drongo, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black-naped Oriole, Black Magpie, Large-billed Crow, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Babblers (Large Wren, Abbott’s, Rufous-crowned, Grey-headed & Chestnut-winged), Malaysian Rail-Babbler, Flycatchers (Dark-sided & Asian Brown, Grey-headed & Tickell’s Blue), Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Monarchs (Black-naped & Rufous-winged), Spotted Fantail, Forest Wagtail, Hill Myna, Scarlet Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Flowerpeckers (Scarlet-breasted, Yellow-vented, Orange-bellied, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch and many others and if we are very lucky the elusive Great Argus.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet at KLIA. Travel to Kuala Selangor. Check-in to resort. (De Palma Inn).
Day 2: Drive (5 minutes) to Kuala Selangor Nature Park, spend the morning on the mangrove and secondary forest trail. Break for Lunch, return to hotel and rest. Afternoon coastal birding around the area. Dinner & Optional Amazing Synchronous Fireflies (Pterotryx tener) boat tour.  Back to the resort.
Day 3: Breakfast & Depart from Kuala Selangor to Kuala Kubu Baru/Selangor Dam, opportunistic birding along the way. Arrive Fraser’s Hill, Check in Shahzan Inn, Hotel, Lunch and rest up.. exciting birds ahead.
Day 4: Fraser’s Hill Birding. More birds Last night Overnight in Shahzan Inn Hotel
Day 5: Drive to Taman Negara via Kuala Tembeling (3 hours) Hop on for an exciting boat ride (3 hours) and arrive Taman Negara (National Park). Check in at guest house of Mutiara Resort (the best location), subject to availability.
Exciting birding with a boat ride in Taman Negara National Park’s pristine Lowland Rainforest.
Day 6/7: Taman Negara Birding
Day 8: Last look for birds still not on our list, check out and drive to Kuala Lumpur

Accommodation: 
Selangor : De Palma Inn***
Fraser’s Hill : Shazan Inn Hotel***
Taman Negara : Taman Negara Resort****

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Peninsular Malaysia Central Route

Peninsular Malaysia Central Route

One of Malaysia’s best kept secrets is the biosphere of the Malay Peninsula. This geographical zone is one the most bio-diverse regions on earth. It is a treasure house of some of the most exotic plant life, birdlife, animal life, and coral and fish life on the planet. Its rainforest is inhabited with tigers, leopards, elephants, sambar deer, sun bears, tapir, rhino and many others. It resounds with the whooping call of the gibbons and the unfamiliar cries of the hornbills, pheasants, barbets and babblers. Within this biosphere lie the states of Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah and Terengganu. Collectively it offers vast expanse of untouched rainforest, golden beaches, secluded coral islands and amazing flora and fauna.


Departure: Any time – on request
Destinations: Kuala Selangor, Fraser’s Hill, Taman Negara, Genting Highlands
Duration : 8 days and 7 nights
Target Birds : 150 to 200 species
Price : RM9540 per person on twin sharing room – minimum 2 persons.
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing room, bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

 

Tour Descriptions:

Our birding adventure will take us through several habitats that will include tidal mangrove forest, lowland rainforest and montane forest. Along the journey we will also search for the birds that frequent the rice paddies. This will offer a broad spectrum of Malaysian birds. These birding sites are well known among the worldwide birding community and our guides second to none. At all times we will ensure our clients the best Malaysia can offer in birds, accommodation and food.

The first site that we will visit is the mangrove forest of the Kuala Selangor Nature Park and the surrounding areas. Mangroves are a very unique ecosystem, which is influenced by the rise and fall of the tides. Here we target to see a unique list including Lesser Adjutants, Milky Storks (Released 2004), Eagles (Created Serpent & White-bellied), Brahminy Kite, Black Baza, Honey Buzzards etc (Migration season), Red Junglefowl, White-breasted Waterhen, Slaty-breasted Rail, Pink-necked Pigeon, Malaysian Bronze-cuckoo, Black-bellied Malkoha, Greater Coucal, Barred Eagle-Owl, Buffy Fish-Owl, Large-tailed Nightjar, Kingfishers (Stork-billed, White-throated, Black-capped, Collared & Common), Dollarbird, Barbets (Coppersmith & Lineated), Brown-capped (or Sunda Pygmy) Woodpecker, Greater Goldenback, Mangrove Pitta, Common Iora, Bulbuls (Red-eyed & Yellow-vented), Black-naped Oriole, Warblers (Oriental Reed & Inornate), Flyeater, Ashy Tailorbird, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Mangrove Whistler, Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher, Pied Fantail, Paddy Field Pipit, White-breasted Wood-swallow, Tiger Shrike, Mynas (Common, Javan), Sunbirds (Ruby-cheeked, Olive-backed, Brown-throated), Scarlet Flowerpecker, Oriental White-eye, Munias (White-rumped, Scaly-breasted, Black headed & White-headed), Baya Weaver etc.. Kuala Selangor is also an part of Birdlife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) and is good for its waders and waterbirds. Common sightings during the migration season end Sept-March would include Plovers (Little Ringed & Mongolian), Whimbrel, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Ruddy Turnstone, Curlew Sandpiper, Terns (White-winged, Caspian, Black-naped & Little) etc..

Our second site is the hill resort of Fraser’s Hill (also part of an IBA) for highland & lower montane birds. Here we will spend the next 3 days in birding heaven. At Fraser’s Hill we will get to see about 50 -70 highland species and we will hope to catch good views of mostly sunda endemics i.e. Blyths Hawk-Eagle, Malaysian Hill Partridge (E), Yellow-vented Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot, Green-billed Malkoha, Brown Wood-Owl, Treewsifts (Whiskered, Grey-rumped), Laughing-thrush (Black, Chesnut-capped & Chestnut crowned), Trogons (Red-headed & Orange-breasted), Red-bearded Bee-eater, Hornbills (Rhinoceros, Great, Wreathed), Barbets (Black-browed, Gold-whiskered, Brown), Yellownape (Greater & Lesser), Broadbills (Silver-breasted & Long-tailed), Red-rumped Swallow, Large Woodshrike, Malaysian Cuckoo-shrike, Grey-chinned Minivet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Bulbuls (Black-headed, Black Crested, Ochraceous & Mountain), Drongos (Bronzed, Lesser & Greater), Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black and Crimson Oriole, Green Magpie, Sultan Tit, Blue Nuthatch, Babblers (Buff-breasted, Striped-Tit, Golden, Grey-throated, White-hooded & Large Scimitar), Silvered-eared Mesia, Mountain Fulvetta, Long-tailed Sibia, Slaty-backed Forktail, Malayan Whistling Thrush (E) and Blue Whistling Thrush, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Flycatchers (Verditer & Little Pied), Large Niltava, White-throated Fantail, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Flowerpeckers (Buff-bellied & Orange-bellied), Everett’s White-eye etc..

Our adventure concludes at one of South East Asia’s finest national park – Taman Negara. It is the most favored birding destination for Peninsula Malaysia to primarily get the fantastic lowland birds. Sitting amidst towering rainforest trees and among the oldest rainforests and the Tembeling River is a gem of a resort that will be your base for the next 3 days of fantastic birding. The lowland rainforest at Taman Negara is home to over 240 species of birds and it is your guide’s regular sites.

Its primary forests and the network of jungle trails among the forest understorey houses some of the most diversified birdlist Malaysia has to offer. We will try for gems such as the Lesser Fish-Eagle, Bat Hawk, Black-thighed Falconet, Malaysian Hill-Partridge, Ferruginous Wood-Partridge, Crested Fireback, Malaysian Peacock Pheasant, Great Argus, Malaysian Peacock Pheasant, Red-wattled Lapwing, Pigeons (Thick-billed, Little Green, Large Green, Wedge-tailed, Green Imperial & Green-winged), Long-tailed Parakeet, Parrots (Blue-rumped & Blue-crowned), Cuckoo (Indian, Oriental Banded Bay, Plaintive, Drongo & Asian Emerald), Malkohas (Raffles & Red-billed), Lesser Coucal, Owls (Reddish Scops, Collared Scops, Brown Hawk & Spotted-Wood), Nightjars (Malaysian-Eared & Large), Trogons (Red-naped, Diard’s & Scarlet-rumped), Kingfishers (Blue-eared, Oriental Dwarf, Rufous-collared & Stork-billed), Hornbills (Bushy-Crested, Black, Oriental, Rhinoceros, Great & Helmeted), Barbets (Gold-whiskered, Red-crowned, Red-throated, Blue-eared & Brown), Woodpeckers (Grey-headed, Crimson-winged, Grey-and-Buffed, Great Slaty, White-bellied, Buff-rumped & Buff-necked), Broadbills (Dusky, Banded, Black-and-Red, Black-and-Yellow & Green), Pitta (Garnet, Banded & Blue-winged), Black-winged Flycatcher Shrike, Scarlet Minivet, Green Iora, Leafbirds (Blue-winged, Greater & Lesser), Bulbuls (Straw-headed, Scaly-breasted, Stripe-throated, Cream-vented & Red-eyed), Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black-naped Oriole, Black Magpie, Large-billed Crow, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Babblers (Abbott’s, Rufous-crowned, Grey-headed & Chestnut-winged), Malaysian Rail-Babbler, Flycatchers (Dark-sided & Asian Brown, Grey-headed & Tickell’s Blue), Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Monarchs (Black-naped & Rufous-winged), Spotted Fantail, Forest Wagtail, Hill Myna, Scarlet Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Flowerpeckers (Scarlet-breasted, Yellow-vented, Orange-bellied, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch and many others and if we are very lucky, we’ll see unique wildlife too.

The tour then heads back towards Kuala Lumpur with a stop at a unique bird-watching destination, Awan Genting Highlands. Setting itself apart from the other sites, we will be able to reach 1760m in elevation even to 700m at its central base and also to the lowlands at 150m. This is where, we will want to target specifically the upper montane birds. Montane and highland specialists such as the Chestnut-tailed Minla, Rufous-vented Niltava, Mountain Leaf-Warbler, Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch, Mountain Tailorbird, Black Eagle, Pygmy Wren-Babbler. This is also the best site to end a bird tour as we will be granted access to areas that are restricted to other birdwatchers and we’ll target birds that we have missed from previous sites. Also part of an Important Bird Area (IBA), this site has so much of birds and wildlife to offer.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet at KLIA. Travel to Kuala Selangor. Check-in to resort. (De Palma Inn).
Day 2: Drive (5 minutes) to Kuala Selangor Nature Park, spend the morning on the mangrove and secondary forest trail. Break for Lunch, return to hotel and rest. Afternoon coastal birding around the area. Dinner & Optional Amazing Synchronous Fireflies (Pterotryx tener) boat tour.  Back to the resort.
Day 3: Breakfast & Depart from Kuala Selangor to Kuala Kubu Baru/Selangor Dam, opportunistic birding along the way. Arrive Fraser’s Hill, Check in Shahzan Inn, Hotel, Lunch and rest up.. exciting birds ahead.
Day 4: Fraser’s Hill Birding. More birds Last night Overnight in Shahzan Inn Hotel
Day 5: Drive to Taman Negara via Kuala Tembeling (3 hours) Hop on for an exciting boat ride (3 hours) and arrive Taman Negara (National Park). Check in at guest house of Mutiara Resort (the best location), subject to availability.
Exciting birding with a boat ride in Taman Negara National Park’s pristine Lowland Rainforest.
Day 6 : Taman Negara Birding Last look for birds still not on our list, check out and drive to Genting.
Day 8: Morning birding in genting, check out and drive to Kuala Lumpur

Accommodation: 
Selangor : De Palma Inn***
Fraser’s Hill : Shazan Inn Hotel***
Taman Negara : Taman Negara Resort****
Genting Highland : Awana Genting Highland***

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Peninsular Malaysia Northern Short Route

Peninsular Malaysia Northern Short Route

This tour is for the birders that have a shorter time for their holiday so we have tried to include a diverse range of habitats within a short distance from each other.

Departure: Any time – on request
Destinations: Peninsular Malaysia (point to point): Taiping – Maxwell Hill – Kuala Gula – Langkawi
Duration : 6 days and 5 nights
Price : RM3850 per person on twin sharing room – Minimum 2 persons
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing room, bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

 

Itinerary

Pick up at Penang International Airport and travel to Taping and check into our hotel after some needed rest we do some early evening birding around the hotel grounds and surrounding areas. Potential Bird: Pink-necked Pigeon, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Lineated Barbet, Black-caped Kingfisher, Chestnut-brested Malkoha, Oriental Pied Magpie, Red-eye Bulbul, Hill Myna,Gerygone, White-throated Kingfisher, Green Iora, Common Myna, White-brested Waterhen.

Day 2
We have an early start to the base of Maxwell Hill to take the first shuttle to the top of the hill. We spend the day birding while breaking for lunch and rest before we continue with some evening birding and night owling. We spend the night at Maxwell Hill.Potential Birds: Black-crested Bulbul, Streaked Spyderhunter, Blue-winged Minla, Mountain Tailorbird, Black-throated sunbird, Yellow-brested Flowerpecker,Mountain Fluvetta, Oriental White-eye, Fire-brested flowerpecker, Black-browed Barbet, Lesser Racquet-tailed drongo, White-throated Fantail, Streaked Wren Babbler, Pygmy Wren babbler, Sultan Tit, long-tailed Broadbill, Blyth Hawk Eagle, Mountain Bulbul, Orange_bellied Leafbird and others.

Day 3
After some breakfast we continue our birding and by midday we journey to the base of Maxwell hill. After lunch and some needed rest we will head to Kampong Cheah for more birds. Overnight in Taiping.Potential Birds: raffles Malkoha, Golden Wisked Barbet, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Black Tigh Falconet, Red-throated Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Forest Warbler, Indigo Cuckoo, White-rumped Sharma, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Thick-billed Spiderhunter and many others.

Day 4
After an early breakfast we check out of hotel and travel to Kuala Gula for the shore birds and stop for lunch, after lunch we travel to Sedim Canopy Walkway and continued on to take the last ferry to Langkawi. On arrival we check into our hotel. Overnight in Langkawi. Potential Birds: Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Milky Stork, Jungle Myna, Red Shank, Green Shanks, Marsh Sandpiper, Mongolian Sandpiper,  Wimbrell, Purple Heron, Terek Sandpiper. Blue-tailed Bee-eater,  Pied Fantail, Common Sandpiper, Ashy Tailorbird,  Black-naped Oriole, Common Iora, Great Tit, Yellow-browed Wabler, Sunda Pygmy woodpecker, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Great Egret, Lillte Egret and others.

Day 5
In the morning we head to Kg. Kisap for scrubland birds at midday we travel the various mud flats and paddies for the shore and wetland specialties. At the end of day we travel up Gunung Raya for the Wreathed and Great hornbills. Overnight in Langkawi. Potential Birds: Lesser Whistling Duck, Black-hooded Oriole, Red-wattled Lapwing, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Orange Brested Pegeon, Common Flame-backed Woodpecker, Ashy Drongo, Plain-backed Sparrow, chinese Pond Heron Javan Pond Heron, Brown Shrike, Oriental Prantincole, Purple Swamphen, Rudy-brested Crake, White-browed crake, Cinamon Bittern, yellow Vented Bulbul, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Cattle Egret, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill and many others.

Day 6
We spend the morning birding for rainforest birds and those target species that we did not get the day before. Evening departure. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Scarlet-backed Flowepecker, great Slaty woodpecker, Greater flame-backed Woodpecker, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Oriental Broadbill Roller, Blue Wistling Thrush, Hill Myna, Large Green Pegeon, Thick-billed Pegeon, racquet-tailed Drongo, Crested Serpent Eagle, White Bellied sea Eagle, Bhraminy Kite, Abborts Babbler, striped Tit Babbler, Jerdons Baza, Chestnu-headed Bee-eater, Blue-throated Bee-eater, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Brown-backed Needle-tailed swift, Black Nest Swiftlet, pacific Swallow, Crimson Sunbird, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Ocrachous Bulbul and many others.

Accommodation:
Taiping : Flemington Taiping***
Langkawi : Fave Hotel ***

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Langkawi to Fraser Hills Birding

Langkawi to Fraser Hills Birding

This tour is for the birders that have a shorter time for their holiday so we have tried to include a diverse range of habitats and easy relaxing birding phase.

Destinations: Langkawi – Fraser Hills
Duration : 5 days and 4 nights
Target Birds : 150 to 200 species
Price : RM3300 per person on twin sharing room – Minimum 2 persons
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing room, bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1 : Langkawi
Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest.

Day 2 : Langkawi
Session 1: Pick up time: 7.30am : Rainforest Birds and Mangrove Forest Birds
The open corridor between tracks of rainforest is best for observing these birds. Among the birds we may see are Flower Peckers, Hill Mynas, Dollarbirds, Green Pigeons, Drongos, Tailorbirds, Babblers, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Eagles, Woodpeckers and Oriental-pied Hornbills.
Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out Brown-winged Kingfishers, Collared Kingfishers, Black-capped Kingfishers, White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Common Sandpipers and Little Herons. Return to hotel at 11.30am

Afternoon : Mountain Birds and wetland birds : A short drive to a local village pond that is frequented by Lesser Whistling-Ducks, Little Egrets, Little Herons, Moorhens, Little Grebes, Pond Herons, Needle-tailed Swifts and Striated Swallows. We drive to the highest peak in Langkawi to see the Great Hornbills and Wreathed Hornbills. These amazing birds will be the highlight of the trip. The Great Hornbills, measures at 1.3meters (4 feet) from tip of beak to tip of tail, are the largest birds in Langkawi. Return to hotel at 7.30pm

Day 3 : Langkawi to Fraser Hill
Morning birding Scrubland, Disturbed Forest, Mudflats,Paddy Field Birds and Plantations Birds.
Depending on the tide, we might start at the mudflat area where we get to see Pacific Golden Plovers, Sand Martins, Sand Pipers and Arctic Warblers. We then continue on to scrubland rainforest in search of Black-hooded Orioles and continue on to plantations in the hope of seeing Chestnut-breasted Malkohas and Blue-wing Pittas. We make our way to the paddy fields in search of birda associated with this habitat. We may get to see Sandpipers, Plovers, Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfishers, Peaceful Doves, Spotted Doves and Plain-backed Sparrows. Also any other target birds that we have not seen yet. Drop at airport for flight to KLIA. Pick up at KLIA and drive up to Fraser Hills..

Day 4 :  Fraser Hill
Fraser Hills Fraser’s Hill (also part of an IBA) for highland & lower montane birds. Here we will spend the next 3 days in birding heaven. At Fraser’s Hill we will get to see about 50 -70 highland species and we will hope to catch good views of mostly sunda endemics i.e. Blyths Hawk-Eagle, Malaysian Hill Partridge (E), Yellow-vented Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot, Green-billed Malkoha, Brown Wood-Owl, Treewsifts (Whiskered, Grey-rumped), Laughing-thrush (Black, Chesnut-capped & Chestnut crowned), Trogons (Red-headed & Orange-breasted), Red-bearded Bee-eater, Hornbills (Rhinoceros, Great, Wreathed), Barbets (Black-browed, Gold-whiskered, Brown), Yellownape (Greater & Lesser), Broadbills (Silver-breasted & Long-tailed), Red-rumped Swallow, Large Woodshrike, Malaysian Cuckoo-shrike, Grey-chinned Minivet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Bulbuls (Black-headed, Black Crested, Ochraceous & Mountain), Drongos (Bronzed, Lesser & Greater), Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black and Crimson Oriole, Green Magpie, Sultan Tit, Blue Nuthatch, Babblers (Buff-breasted, Striped-Tit, Golden, Grey-throated, White-hooded & Large Scimitar), Silvered-eared Mesia, Mountain Fulvetta, Long-tailed Sibia, Slaty-backed Forktail, Malayan Whistling Thrush (E) and Blue Whistling Thrush, Mountain Tailorbird, Flycatchers (Verditer & Little Pied), Large Niltava, White-throated Fantail, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Buff-bellied Flowerpecker, Everett’s White-eye etc..

Day 5: Depart Fraser Hills – drop off to KLIA
Morning birding in Fraser Hills. Check out and drop at KLIA.

Accommodation:

Langkawi : Fave Hotel ***
Fraser Hills : Shahzan Inn***


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Langkawi Birdwatching

Langkawi Birdwatching

Langkawi has a rich diversity of ecosystems and habitat types. This includes lowland broadleaf rainforest, mangrove forest, reed beds, rice paddies, orchards, scrublands and mudflats. This therefore ensures a correspondingly rich diversity in birdlife on the island. This tour is suitable for serious birders between September to April only.

Destinations: Langkawi
Duration : 3 days and 2 nights
Target Birds : 100 to 150 species


Rate per person based on twin sharing

At The Andaman a Luxury Collection Resort:
2-3pax: RM3237 per person
4-5pax: RM2587 per person
6-7pax: RM2370 per person
Single Supplement: RM1470 per person.
Surcharge may apply for super peak season and public holidays in malaysia.

Geopark Hotel***:

2-3pax: RM1560 per person
4-5pax: RM910 per person
6-7pax: RM693 per person
Single Supplement: RM230 per person.

Included in price: Return airport transfers, accommodations based on twin sharing basis with breakfast, Birding as stated in the itinerary with birdwatching guide and transfers.
Not Included in Price: International and Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival Day : Pick up from the airport . Afternoon Birding Itinerary: Paddy field Birds We make our way to the paddy fields in search of birda associated with this habitat. We may get to see Sandpipers, Plovers, Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfishers, Peaceful Doves, Spotted Doves and Plain-backed Sparrows. Also any other target birds that we have not seen yet. Transfer to hotel at 7.30pm. Check in and Rest.

Day 2: Birdwatching – Langkawi : Session 1: Pick up time: 7.30am
Itinerary: Rainforest Birds and Mangrove Forest Birds
The open corridor between tracks of rainforest is best for observing these birds. Among the birds we may see are Flower Peckers, Hill Mynas, Dollarbirds, Green Pigeons, Drongos, Tailorbirds, Babblers, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Eagles, Woodpeckers and Oriental-pied Hornbills.
Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out Brown-winged Kingfishers, Collared Kingfishers, Black-capped Kingfishers, White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Common Sandpipers and Little Herons. Return to hotel at 11.30am

Session 2: Pick up time: 3.30pm
Itinerary: Mountain Birds and wetland birds A short drive to a local village pond that is frequented by Lesser Whistling-Ducks, Little Egrets, Little Herons, Moorhens, Little Grebes, Pond Herons, Needle-tailed Swifts and Striated Swallows.
We drive to the highest peak in Langkawi to see the Great Hornbills and Wreathed Hornbills. These amazing birds will be the highlight of the trip. The Great Hornbills, measures at 1.3meters (4 feet) from tip of beak to tip of tail, are the largest birds in Langkawi. Return to hotel at 7.30pm

Day 3: Birdwatching – Langkawi
Pick up time: 7.30am
Itinerary: Scrubland, Disturbed Forest, Mudflats and Plantations Birds. Depending on the tide, we might start at the mudflat area where we get to see Pacific Golden Plovers, Sand Martins, Sand Pipers and Arctic Warblers. We then continue on to scrubland rainforest in search of Black-hooded Orioles and continue on to plantations in the hope of seeing Chestnut-breasted Malkohas and Blue-wing Pittas. Return to hotel at 11.30am check out and departing to airport for departing flight.

Accommodation Choice of
The Andaman a Luxury Collection Resort*****
or
Geopark Hotel***

Read the trip Report : Langkawi Seasons  –  Langkawi Hornbills  – Pittas in love and leeches on the menu!

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