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.

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!.