Bird Watching

See eagle soar. Catch colourful hornbills spread its wings. Gaze at mother birds feeding its chicks.

Malaysia is reputed as one of the world's major birding destinations. It has over 600 species of birds in Peninsular and East Malaysia and hence, bird watching is a truly uplifting experience. From muddy mangroves to rainforests and misty mountains, Malaysia’s diverse geographical landscapes make it an attractive destination to host hundreds of migratory birds. These birds use Malaysia’s West Coast flyway to travel to Sumatra and beyond with peak movements in April and October.

Over 300 species can be seen if taking this option and commonly encountered birds include such gems as Rhinoceros Hornbill, Red-naped Trogon, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Gold-whiskered Barbet, Garnet and Banded Pittas and several babbler, bulbul and sunbird species. Among the places for bird watching are KL Park, Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary and Langkawi mangrove forests. The 20-acre KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur is claimed to be the World's largest free-flight walk-in aviary while Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary is home to nearly 200 species of birds. To catch eagles in action, go to Langkawi mangrove forests. 

Recommended Places to Visit:

  • KL Bird Park
  • Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary
  • Langkawi Mangroves
  • Kilim River Cruise, Langkawi
  • Taman Negara