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.  During the month of September to April,  migrant birds visiting Langkawi and this is the most  suitable time  for serious birders to visit Langkawi. 

Price : RM1000 per person minimum 2 persons

Duration : 2 days

Included in price: Bird guide, transportation, entrance fee.

Recommended Attire: Long sleeve  shirts, Long pants, walking shoes, hat and good sun protection, keep to earth colors like green brown or black and avoid bright colors like red, yellow, and white. Please bring your own binoculars, field scope and field guide.

Recommended Attire: T shirts, shorts, walking shoes, hat and good sun protection, keep to earth colors like green brown or black and avoid bright colors like red, yellow, and white. Please bring your own binoculars.

Fitness Level: Easy

Target Birds : 80 species

Day 1:
Session 1: Pick up time: 3.30pm-7.30pm
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.

Day 2:
Session 2: Pick up time: 7.30am-11.30am
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 3: Pick up time: 3.30pm-7.30pm
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:
Session 4: Pick up time: 7.30am-11.30am
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 

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