Central Route Package
Birdwatching Tour Peninsular Malaysia – Central Route
Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Selangor – Fraser’s Hill – Taman Negara
(A route Combination of Wetlands, Mangrove Forest, Paddy Fields, Lower Montane Rainforest, Lowland Rainforest)
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Pick-up from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Travel to Kuala Selangor (1.5 hour drive north west, stopping along the way for perched birds), Check-in. Drive up (5 minutes) the historical hill of Bukit Malawati for close look at primates and resident birds such as the Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Black-naped Oriole, Coppersmith and Lineated Barbet. Drive (20 minutes) to the Sekinchan paddy fields for a great view and of course, good open area birds such as the Harriers, Kites, White-breasted Wood-swallow, White-breasted Waterhen, Cinnamon Bittern, Watercock, etc. End the day with a sumptuous seafood dinner along the riverbank as the sun sets on the horizon.
Day 2: Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Drive (5 minutes) to Kuala Selangor Nature Park (part of the IBA Important Bird Area site), spend the full morning on the mangrove and secondary forest trail. The park is known for good views of the 4-5 species of kingfishers along its lake system during the migration season. Other birds to look for are the Greater Goldenback, Ashy tailorbird, Oriental Reed-warbler, Pied Fantail, etc. Mangrove specialists targeted include the Mangrove Pitta, Mangrove Whistler, Brown-capped Woodpecker etc. Break for Lunch, return to hotel and rest. More birding in the surrounding areas of Kuala Selangor for coastal birds such as the Lesser Adjutant. Dinner & Optional Amazing Synchronous Fireflies (Pterotryx tener) boat tour. Back to the resort. Opportunistic night birds around the resort grounds if they are calling. We hope to see owls and nightjars.
Day 3: Depart Kuala Selangor and Fraser’s Hill
Breakfast & Depart from Kuala Selangor to Kuala Kubu Baru/Selangor Dam (2 hour journey), opportunistic birding along the way. Arrive Fraser’s Hill, an Important Bird Area (IBA), with a great number of lowland and highand birds. It is a former colonial hill-station surrounded by mature lower montane forest. The surrounding forests are predominantly of oak and laurel trees with the highest elevation at just over 1,000m above sea level. Check in, Lunch and rest up, exciting birds ahead. Gems in the form of endemic birds, the Malaysian Whistling-thrush and Malaysian Hill-Partridge and colorful ensemble of Red-headed Trogon, Green Magpie, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Silver-eared Mesia, Golden Babbler, Slaty-backed forktail, Black-crowned Barbet, Blue Nuthatch, Mountain Leaf-warbler and hornbills and broadbills, etc. Easy birding around the various nature trails and along the roads. Dinner and the hunt for the owls and nightjars.
Day 4: Fraser’s Hill Birding
More fantastic birding. Back to hotel for lunch, relax and overnight.
Day 5: Fraser’s Hill to Taman Negara
Drive to Taman Negara via Kuala Tembeling . Check in. Exciting birding with a boat ride in Taman Negara National Park’s pristine Lowland Rainforest. Some of the more than 350 species found here are Wallace’s Hawk-Eagle, Lesser Fish-Eagle, Crested Wood-Partridge, Crested Fireback, Great Argus, 5 species of Pigeons, 5 species of Malkohas, 2 Treeswifts, 5 Trogons, up to 8 Kingfishers, Red-bearded Bee-eater, 9 species of Hornbills 4 Barbets, 8 species of Woodpeckers, Pittas, 15 Bulbuls, 3 Leafbirds, up to 20 Babblers, 6 Spiderhunters and 2 Frogmouths. Lunch & dinner at the resort.
Day 6/7: Taman Negara Birding
Birds … birds .. more birds. Take boat rides along Sg Tembeling (Tembeling River) and to trails down river, birding on the boat and walk on short trails. Back to resort, lunch & rest up. Explore more forest trail in Taman Negara. Dinner & the hunt for owls and nightjars.
Day 8: Taman Negara – Kuala Lumpur
Last look for birds still not on our list, check out and drive to the Genting Highlands/Valley for last looks of hill birds, Hornbills. Expecting arrival of Kuala Lumpur.
~ End of Tour ~
Included in price: Accommodation in twin sharing, all meals and transportation, service of bird guide.
Over the rest of the Peninsula with the exception of the southwest coastal area, the monthly rainfall pattern shows two periods of maximum rainfall separated by two periods of minimum rainfall. The primary maximum generally occurs in October – November while the secondary maximum generally occurs in April – May.
Best Months: December to April and June to September
Monsoon Months – To avoid:
Avoid the period of between late November and the month of December
BIRD MALAYSIA – NATURAL HISTORY TOURS KPL/LN 4852
No. 1C LOT 1392 Jalan Tanjung Rhu
07000 Langkawi Malaysia