Peninsular Island Birds

Peninsular Island Birds

Langkawi Island

Langkawi, an archipelago of 104 islands located in North West Malaysia, where the Andaman Sea meets the Straits of Malacca, proclaims a true paradise of white sands, magical sunsets and peaceful sun filled days.

The island of Langkawi is truly an ecological gem. It is an UNESCO Geological Site, geologically varied, within its confines it offers the oldest rock (sandstone) formations in Malaysia to the stunningly beautiful limestone formations and sea stacks of the east coast that majestically rise like ancient temples out of the ocean.

Equally varied are its many flora types. Langkawi offers lowland rainforest, mangrove forest and forest on limestone. The varying soil substrates contain numerous specialized and endemic floras that can be found nowhere else in the world. Langkawi is also home to many interesting fauna including 200 species of birds and over 340 species of butterflies. Within these unique habitats, a fragile world of interdependence has evolved.

There are a full range of natural history tours to keep your interest, we offer general ecological tours to the rainforest, mangrove forest, limestone forest, diving and snorkeling to bird watching and butterfly tours. Join our expeditions and allow our passionate naturalist to unfold its many secrets. There are opportunities for you to be involved in research and conservation activities during your stay.

Tukun Perak

This small rocky outcrop in the middle of the straits of Malacca is home to some excellent deep sea fishing and home to over 20 species of seabirds. The journey by speed boat is approx 3 hours but you may be rewarded with whales, whale sharks, giant Manta rays and dolphins.

Tioman Island

Tioman is a beautiful tropical island located about 20km off the south west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Approx 100km sq in area it is mostly covered with pristine lowland rainforest and fine white sandy beaches along the coast, intermitted with rocky coast and mangrove forest. Its crystal clear waters are famous as diving and snorkeling haven.

Recent research has discovered new endemic species of frogs, lizards and snakes. To date 134 species of birds have been recorded including the critically endangered Christmas Island Frigatebird. Other species include Pied Imperial Pigeon, Lesser Ferigatebird, Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Pacific Reef Egret, Cinnamon bittern, Yellow Bittern, Black-capped Kingfisher and Chestnut-breasted Malkoha.