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This website was developed by ECOMY and launched & supported by Tourism Malaysia as a national gateway to the birds and birdwatching in Malaysia. There are many links and informative sites that have also been highlighted here and hopefully this will serve as an introduction or roadmap to those locally or foreign guests that are thinking of visiting us here in Malaysia.

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Tourism Malaysia Launches Official Birding Website “”

Tourism Malaysia has launched the Bird Malaysia website ( today at the 10th Asian Bird Fair 2019 in Kuching, Sarawak.

Website set to make Malaysia as major birding spot

KUCHING: Malaysia is positioning itself as one of the world’s major birding destinations, with the launch of the ‘Birds Malaysia’ website yesterday, drawing bird-watching and bird-photography enthusiasts from all over the world.

Bird Enthusiasts are Sure to Delight​ from The Newly-Launched Official Birding Website in Malaysia

Birdwatching in Malaysia is a nature travel goal in itself in this country. As mentioned in our previously published article “Birdwatching In Malaysia: An Essential Guide“, there are more than a staggering 750 bird species in our jungles.

Birding | Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Did you know that there are 688 species of resident and migratory birds and out of that 688 species, 54 species are endemic to Borneo and 33 species are endemic to Sabah?Birding or bird watching is an activity where you could explore more of these unique feathered friends of ours.

International bird-watchers congregating at Kenyir | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News –

HULU TERENGGANU: From tomorrow, Terengganu’s Tasik Kenyir will be a meeting point for international bird and nature lovers for the sixth annual Kenyir Bird and Nature Quest.

Best time for Birdwatching in Malaysia 2019 – Best Season & Map –

Malaysia is a paradise for birders, photographers, and nature lovers. More than 750 bird species inhabit or migrate through Malaysia, whereas about 40 of them are considered endemic. The top birds of Malaysia include rhinoceros hornbills, Malayan peacock-pheasants, black pittas, dulit partridges, an …

Birding Locations in Malaysia –

There are many birding locations in Malaysia where birdwatchers and bird-photographers can enjoy observing the beautiful tropical birds of Malaysia.

12 Destinations for Bird Watching in Malaysia – ExpatGo

4. Panti Bird Sanctuary, Johor Rail-Babbler. The Panti Bird Sanctuary in Kota Tinggi, Johor is a hotspot for birders in Malaysia as well as Singapore.

Bird Watching | Tourism Malaysia

Bako National Park. Sarawak’s oldest national park was established in 1957, covers a modest 27 sq. km., and is …

Birdwatching Destination – Belum Temenggor State Park

The hornbill Shangri-la, home to over 300 unique birds species, the rainforest of Belum Temenggor is an extraordinary birdwatching site and destination.

Niche shift in three foraging insectivorous birds in lowland Malaysian forest patches. – PubMed – NCBI

Behav Processes. 2018 Dec;157:73-79. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.09.001. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Birds of a feather congregate at Taman Rimba Kiara | The Malaysian Insight

CHUAN Ah Kau is a familiar face at the Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. The 74-year-old resident of Damansara Jaya drives to the park almost every evening to take photos of birds and and other wildlife.

Birds of Layang Layang – Picture of Layang Layang Island Resort, Layang Layang – TripAdvisor

Layang Layang Island Resort, Layang Layang Picture: Birds of Layang Layang – Check out TripAdvisor members’ 240 candid photos and videos.

Bird Watching in Malaysia –

A tropical country homes to diversify of habitats ranging from lowland rainforest, mangrove forest, Montaine rainforest, mudflats and highlands, Malaysia is actually a paradise for bird watching.

Research discovers Temiar language’s unique ability to identify birds

Deep in the dense rainforest, a beautiful riff of bird song echoes in the distance, but the singer’s shadow is nowhere to be found.

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Malaysia – John Beaufoy Publishing

Photographic identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Malaysia (including the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo)

Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide

This book showcases birds of the forests — lowland, montane, mangrove — of Peninsula Malaysia. Their choice as the subject matter is tied to their propensity to be “most endangered” due to their habitat’s rapid destruction.

My 17 Species of Malaysian Birds | BIRDS in BACKYARDS

Thanks pacman for your comment, and yes it is good to see birds from overseas. I went to the Bird Park in Singapore and I must say I enjoyed Fort Canning Park a whole lot more, which was a stones throw away from our hotel.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor | EndemicGuides

Attractions and activities. Formerly a pristine mangrove forest, the tropical forest plant crept in and matured after coastal construction caused the area to dry up.

Kuala Selangor Birdwatching – Bird Malaysia

Birdwatching site for coastal, mangrove and open field birds – the fishing town of Kuala Selangor, this area offers 4 amazing spots with different ecosystems to target a variety of birds in their natural habitat.

Bird Watching Places Near Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Asia Travel Blog

These bird watching places near Kuala Lumpur are also divided into different habitats, for example, there are wetland birds, lowland birds, mangrove birds and sub-montane birds.

An Introduction to Birding Fraser’s Hill – BirdGuides

The hill resort of Fraser’s Hill in Malaysia is a favoured location amongst many seasoned travelling birders. Ex-pat birder Alister Benn explains why.

Birdwatching Sites in Perak – BirdGuides

Latest rare bird sightings, birding locations, images, links and useful contact details for Perak.
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Kinta Nature Park – A Haven For Birds, Fish And Mammals

Did you know that Kinta Nature Park is a bird paradise visited by thousands of avid bird watchers and tourists from in and out of Malaysia?
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Rewarding Birding at The Haven, Ipoh | From Emily To You

Last week, I had a whale of a time indulging in the popular waterfalls of Perak. I remember that it was such a scorching hot day that the cooling waters from the waterfall was so welcoming…
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