Located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Selangor is the most developed states in Malaysia with good infrastructure including wide highways and an extensive public transportation system. With a land mass totalling 8,104 km3, Selangor also serves as the gateway to many other birding destinations in Peninsular Malaysia with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) located in the state. Despite its rapid development, Selangor boasts of many natural ecosystems that support a high diversity of birds.
Kuala Selangor Nature Park
60 kilometres from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the 240 ha park is located in the coastal town of Kuala Selangor. Its unique ecosystems comprising mangrove forests, secondary forests, tidal mudflats, lakes and canals provide for a diverse list of birds totalling about 160 species. It forms part of the IBA MY11 and is one of the main birding sites frequented by birdwatchers and in the migration season, tens of thousands of waders.
Mangrove Pitta, Mangrove Blue Flycatcher, Mangrove Whistler, Laced Woodpecker, Collared Kingfisher, Malayan Bronze Cuckoo, Coppersmiths & Lineated Barbets,Crested Serpent Eagle, Buffy Fish Owl, Collared Scops Owl, Spotted Wood Owl, Barred Eagle Owl &Lesser Adjutant Stork
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP)
Tel: +603 3289 2294 | Email: email@example.com | Website: www.mns.my
Entry to Park : RM5
Festival of Wings organised by Kuala Selangor Nature Park in the month of October.
Sun Inns Hotel Kuala Selangor
Address: G-32, Jalan Bendahara 1A, Taman Bendahara, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Phone: 03-3289 5678
Address: Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Phone: 03-3277 2172
Grand Kapar Hotel Kuala Selangor
Address: 41, Jalan Melati 3/17, Bandar Melawati, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Phone: 03-3289 2255
Phone: 013-389 5678
Phone: 016-789 5990
Tanjong Karang Paddy Fields
From mangroves to magnificent vistas of paddy fields, Tanjong Karang is a mere 20 km away from KSNP and the Kuala Selangor town. The paddy fields and irrigation canals are home to a wide variety of bird species. The paddy planting seasons also provide different habitats for seasonal birds including various migratory waterbirds.
Watercock, Cinnamon and Yellow Bitterns, Chinese Pond Heron, Red-legged Crake, Slaty breasted Rail, White-breasted Waterhen, Greater Spotted Eagle, Pied and Eastern March Harriers, three species of munias, Paddyfield Pipit, White-breasted Wood-swallow etc.
Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB)
At the foothills and regarded as a gateway of the popular birdwatching hub Frasers Hill, Pahang lies a rustic, former mining town called Kuala KubuBaru. Framed by a backdrop of rainforest and hills, rows of heritage shophouses from colonial days mingle alongside clusters of traditional houses. With the Sungai Selangor Dam and the Chilling waterfalls lying on the outskirts of the town, birdwatching at KKB can bring about surprising results. Designed as a garden city, the numerous mahogany and tembusu trees planted host a variety of bird species. Nearby areas to bird watch include Sungai KedondongRecreational Forest, Taman Milenium’s lake system and the Hulu TamuHotsprings.
Great Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Black Crested Bulbul, Little Cuckoo Dove, Red-napedTrogon, White-crowned Forktail, Whiskered Tree-swift, Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo, Greater Green Leafbird, Black-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Gold-whiskered Barbet etc
Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest
The Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest is a 2,280 hectare piece of pristine tropical forest, located in the Hulu Langat district of the Selangor state. Located approximately 33.5 km from Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Congkak boasts of 41 species of diurnal birds, making this site an interesting birdwatching haven for birders.
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird, Spectacled Bulbul, Yellow bellied Bulbul, Grey bellied Bulbul, Buff-necked Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Maroon Woodpecker, Grey and Buff Woodpecker, White-crowned Hornbill, Green Broadbill etc
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Just about half hour away the bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur lies an oasis of tropical beauty and easily one of the most accessible birdwatching sites in the city. If you need a quick introduction to the birds of the Malaysian lowland forest, look no further than the lush Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) located a mere 16 km northwest of the capital city. Located in Kepong, FRIM is a government-based forest reserve established in 1926 and comprises 600 ha of forest plantations and regenerating secondary forest.
At least five species of hornbills, 10 species of woodpeckers, five species of broadbills, six species of barbets, 2 species of trogons, 16 species of bulbuls, Wallace’s Hawk Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Jambu Fruit-Dove, Indian Cuckoo, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Masked Finfoot
8:00am to 7:30pm
Tel: +603 6279 7000
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Ampang Recreational Forest
A tiny little gem hidden from view, the Ampang Recreational Forest or Taman Rimba Ampang is only about 8 km from the iconic KLCC. It is a relatively small site measuring 25,000 ha (out of which only 50ha is open to public) and consists of a beautiful primary lowland forest. Despite its proximity to the city centre, it’s part of the Selangor State Park Important Bird Area (IBA MY10), and has recorded a whopping 197 bird species around its small swath of forest with a clear clean river flowing through.
The globally threatened Blue-banded Kingfisher and other lowland specialties such as the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Orange-headed Thrush, Rusty breasted Cuckoo, Grey Wagtail, Diard’s Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Asian Fairy-Bluebird, Scarlet Minivets, Velvet Nuthatches and the beautiful Rhinoceros Hornbill. Commonly sighted birds also include bulbuls such as the Red-eyed Bulbul, Grey-bellied Bulbul, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Olive-winged Bulbul, Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo, Raffles Malkoha, Whiskered Tree-swift, Gold-whiskered Barbet, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Blue-winged Leafbird, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Black-and-Yellow Broadbill, Banded Broadbill etc.
8:00am to 5:00pm
RM1.00 (Adult) and RM0.50 (Child)
Tel: +603 9075 2885