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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