Penang Birdwatching

Penang Birdwatching

Penang is a popular tourist destination that is famous for its glorious array of local food and fine cuisines and as well as a tropical island paradise for shopping and other leisure activities. But there is another fascinating world found here that is relatively unknown which is the alluring and amazing bird life around the state of Penang.

Destinations: Penang
Duration : Half Day (0700-1300 hrs): RM500
Target Birds : 40
Price : RMRM500 per person minimum 2 persons
Included in price: Bird guide, all land transportation.
Not Included in Price: Meals, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

 

Tour Descriptions:

From lush tropical rain forests to the coastal mudflats, there is a rich variety of both resident and migratory species that seek shelter here. In Penang Island the mangroves of Sungai Burung on the southern tip of the island is where you will be able to see raptors, kingfishers, cuckoos and as well as migratory passerines. Forest birds are struggling to cope with the pace of development on the island but the central hilly region like Penang Hill and Bukit Penara is still home to such amazing species like the White-bellied Woodpecker and Green Broadbill.

The vast area of paddy fields of Permatang Pauh in the central region is a great place to see wintering raptors and water birds. The mighty Eastern Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle and Greater Spotted Eagles call this place home during the wintering months. It is also one of the best places to see scarce migratory water birds like the ibises, storks and waders. The Pulau Burung landfill at the southern tip is another place where both resident and migratory water birds frequent. As the name implies, the marshlands and mangroves are rich in bird life and notable birds like ducks, rails, raptors and cuckoos can be found here.

Note: The choice and number of birding spots to be covered during a single tour will depend on your preference, the availability of time and weather conditions.

Proposed Half Day Itinerary

0700hrs: Pick up from hotel
0800hrs: Arrive at Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest
1000hrs: Depart from Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest
1030hrs: Arrive at Permatang Pauh Paddy Fields
1200hrs: Depart from Permatang Pauh Paddy Fields
1300hrs: Drop off at hotel

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Kuala Selangor Birdwatching

Kuala Selangor Birdwatching

Kuala Selangor Birdwatching
(Important Bird Area IBA) – Mysterious Mangroves & Scenic paddyfields . Located 60km from Kuala Lumpur city centre is Malaysia’s most accessible birdwatching site for coastal, mangrove and open field birds – the fishing town of Kuala Selangor. This area offers 4 amazing spots with different ecosystems to target a variety of birds in their natural habitat.
Destinations: Kuala Selangor
Duration : Total 10 hours   departing at: 0700hrs to 1700pm
Target Birds : 80 species
Rate RM500 per person with minimum 2 persons, maximum 4 persons
Included in price: Transport to and from Kuala Lumpur, specialized guided tour or Kuala Selangor Mangroves and migratory birds, binocular & field guide
Not Included in Price: Domestic airfare, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Camera fees where applicable, Tips and porter.

 

Tour Descriptions:

Kuala Selangor Nature Park is primarily a coastal forest/mangrove zone. The park has a historical record of over 157 species including mangrove specialists such as the Mangrove Pitta, Mangrove Whistler, Mangrove Flycatcher, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Lesser Adjutant and other specialties. 3 minutes away is Bukit Malawati, a historical hill adjacent to the park that offers scenic views of the area and good opportunities to view barbets, woodpeckers, sunbirds and raptors. This site is also famous for its 2 species of primates. 10 minutes north of this site is the scenic paddy fields of Tanjong Karang which offers open field birds and water birds such as Eastern March Harriers, Woodcock, Cinnamon Bitterns, Asian Openbill etc. Another 10 minutes away is the coastline and mudflats of Bagan Pasir. Amazing during migration season (Oct to March), this site offers waders such as the Terek sandpiper, greenshanks, redshanks, sand plovers, curlews and whimbrels. Kuala Selangor is also world famous for its colony of synchronous fireflies and amazingly fresh seafood. An interesting (optional) addition to the trip!.

Itinerary

0700 :Depart from Hotel
0800 :Arrive Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
0815 :Kuala Selangor Nature Park Birdwatching-3 hour activity
1130 :Bukit Malawati birding by roadside.
1300 :Break for Lunch
1400 :Coastline and mudflats. Subject to tides, head off to the river mouth and mudflats of Bagan Pasir for waders.
1500 :Head off 10 minutes to the paddyfields of Tanjong Karang for water birds and scenic enjoyment.
1600 : Head back to Kuala Lumpur
1700 : Arrive Kuala Lumpur City Centre / end of tour.

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Independent Birders

Independent Birders

Independent Birders – Guide rates

For those birders that have made their own travel, meals and accommodation plans but may require the services of a local/locale bird guide our company can help source the most suitable guide for the job. Local knowledge would be indispensable for smooth birding. This arrangement is presently available for destinations within Peninsular Malaysia only.

Guide fee for Independent Birders

INDEPENDENT TRAVELER GUIDE FEE

Full Day (max. 8hours) 1 to 3 birder (per guide, per day) MYR 700
Additional birders MYR 100
Half Day (max.4hours) 1 to 3 birder (per guide, per day) MYR 400
Additional birders MYR 50
Use of guide vehicles guide car good for 3 birders MYR 100/day + gas and toll if any

GUIDE FEE FOR GROUPS (MORE THAN 3 PERSONS)

Full Day (max. 8hours) per guide, per day MYR 900
Half Day (max.4hours) per guide, per day MYR 500

Note: If you require the guide for overnight trips, there will be extra charges for his accommodation and meals expenses for the duration of the tour.

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