Birdwatching in Langkawi (2 Days) - Kedah Malaysia


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.

There are 3 species of Hornbills including the Great Hornbill, 8 species of Kingfishers including the Brown-winged Kingfisher, 20 species of birds of prey including the Mountain Hawk Eagle, 6 species of owls including the Brown Hawk Owl, 4 species of woodpeckers including The Great Slaty Woodpecker, 4 species of munias including the White-headed Munia, 5 species of sunbirds including the Crimson Sunbird along with many species of rails, crakes, plovers, egrets, herons, snipes and sandpipers.

Tour Description

Destination

Langkawi Island, rainforest - mangrove forest - rice fields ~ jungle

Minimum no. of Persons

2

Place of Departure

any hotel on Langkawi Island

Trip Availability

Specified days. October month not advised - unpredictable downpours

Pictures by: Dr. Ho Min Lim taken on June 2007

Birdwatching in Langkawi (2 Days)

HIGHLIGHTS:

Enjoy observing Langkawi's wild birds in its natural habitat.

Seeing and experiencing Langkawi's endemic birds.

Immerse in Langkawi natural landscape and surrounding.

Good chance to tick √ your list.

Get good photograph of Langkawi's birds and landscape in your lens

Birders/photographer encourage to write in advance and let us know if you have any target birds.

RATES:

2 days trip (4 sessions) available upon request/availability for minimum 2 persons.

Not recommended for children

Please write to us at least 7 days in advance.

http://www.junglewalla.com/booking/

TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:

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 November to April only.

There are 3 species of Hornbills including the Great Hornbill, 8 species of Kingfishers including the Brown-winged Kingfisher, 20 species of birds of prey including the Mountain Hawk Eagle, 6 species of owls including the Brown Hawk Owl, 4 species of woodpeckers including The Great Slaty Woodpecker, 4 species of munias including the White-headed Munia, 5 species of sunbirds including the Crimson Sunbird along with many species of rails, crakes, plovers, egrets, herons, snipes and sandpipers.

Day 1 - 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 Hornbils

Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out Brown-winged Kingfishers, Collared Kingfishers, Black-capped Kingfishers, White-bellied Sea Eagles, Bhraminy Kites, Common Sandpipers and Little Herons. Return to hotel at 11.30am

Day 1 - 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 2 - Session 1: 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 Artic 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

Day 2 - Session 2: Pick up time: 3.30pm

Itinerary: Paddyfield Birds

We make our way to the paddyfields in search of birds 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. We will use this day as last chance to get any target birds that we have not seen yet. Return to hotel at 7.30pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pick up time by 7.30am for morning trip and 3.30pm for afternoon trip.

Tour Duration: 16 hours approximately spread over 2 days.

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.

Required moderate fitness level, there will be some short walk.

Not suitable for children.

Note: Junglewalla subscribe to the Birdlife International Guidelines for Best Practices on Bird Tourism for this tour. We promise to do our very best to get your target birds but we will not participate in feeding, bait and bird calls.

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