logo

Guide: LT Associates USD 1600 onwards 14 Mar, 2019 8 days

7 Participants (6 Available)


Our 8 days long Peninsular Malaysia will cover most important bird habitats such as Ulu Langat Lowland Forest, Bukit Tinggi sub- montane forests, Krau forest and locations such as Merapoh, Taman Negara National Park, the Fraser’s Hill and finally Air Hitam Dalam Forest .

Welcome to KL ..

Day 1- (March 14) We will pick you up from the Kuala Lumpur airport, and if time permits we will drive straight to few nearby birding patches near the airport for some common and locally available species.

Overnight in a Kuala Lumpur hotel (Dinner)

Day 2- (March 15) We will start our day early in the morning with a drive to Ulu Langat lowland forest for morning round of birding . Post lunch we will explore some other low land forest zones for Kingfishes and other low land species.

Overnight at Kuala Lumpur hotel (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner).

Target: Rufous backed kingfisher, Blue eared kingfisher, Rufous collard Kingfisher etc

Day 3 (March 16) We will check out from the hotel early in the morning and drive off to Bukit Tinggi forest zone. By 3 PM we will board our vehicles and drive to Merapoh Taman Negara.

( 3 hrs Drive )

Overnight accommodation near to Merapoh,Taman Negara (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Target: Black throated Babbler, Black and yellow broadbill, black and red broadbill, Scarlet rumped Trogon, Garnet Pitta etc.

Day 4,5,6 ( March 17,18,19) We will continue birding around Merapoh,Taman Negara in the morning, then slowly drive to Fraser's Hill ( 5 Hrs ) , the Mecca of Birding in Peninsular Malaysia .

Fraiser Hill was the escape destination for the British officers during the colonial era the from the heat of the lowlands . Our birding points are located above 1,500 meters (5000 feet) in the central highlands, the avifauna differs markedly from that of the lowland rainforests, consisting largely of montane species. Several trails run through the forest but many species can be located close to the roads. Mixed feeding flocks move quickly and noisily through out the forests – often the central species is Chestnut-crowned (Malayan) Laughing-thrush accompanied by Silver-eared Mesia, Chestnut-crowned and Mountain Leaf-Warblers, babblers including Gray-throated, Golden and Buff-breasted, Streaked and Pygmy Wren-babblers, White-browed and Black-eared Shrike-Babblers, Green and Banded broadbills, Blue-winged Minla,

Mountain Fulvetta, Long-tailed Sibia, and Bronzed Drongo with Black-and-crimson Oriole and Blue Nuthatch. Lesser Shortwings occupy deep gullies, and heavily wooded areas support Sultan Tit, Black Laughingthrush, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Green Magpie and Red-headed Trogon, and with great luck we may even encounter the endemic Mountain Peacock-Pheasant and Malayan Whistling-Thrush. The list of possibilities are endless: Garnet Pitta , Yellow- vented Pigeon, Jambu Fruit-Dove, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Orange-bellied Trogon, the curious Fire-tufted Barbet, Long-tailed Broadbill, the secretive Rusty- naped Pitta, White-headed Babbler, Javan Cuckooshrike, the endemic Malayan Partridge, Little Cuckoo-Dove, Green-billed Malkoha and Black-browed Barbet. Flycatchers are also well represented at Fraser’s Hill. Blyth’s Hawk Eagle, Speckled Piculet, Greater and Lesser Yellownapes, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Grey-chinned Minivet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Ochraceous and Mountain Bulbuls, Lesser Racket-tailed and Greater Racket-tailed Drongos, Large Scimitar Babbler, White-bellied Yuhina, Slaty-backed Forktail, Mountain Tailorbird, White-throated Fantail, Everett’s White-eye, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter and Fire-breasted Flowerpecker are generally seen in Fraiser Hills . Lesser common species such as Rufous-bellied Eagle, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Oriental Cuckoo, Mountain Scops-Owl, Collared Owlet, Wreathed and Helmeted Hornbills, Bay Woodpecker, Ashy Bulbul and Himalayan Cutia are also possibile here. We will also search for Malayan Whistling-
Thrush, and Brown Wood-Owl etc during our birding over here. Mammals list include lots of squirrels, Banded Leaf Monkeys and Siamangs-a species of gibbon whose amazing vocalisations echos through the hills in the early mornings. At the bottom of the hill up to Fraser’s Hill there is the area known as “The Gap”, where Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Marbled Wren- Babbler and Black-crested Bulbul are generally seen. Nights at Fraser’s Hill.

Day 6 (March 19 ) We will bird in and around Fraser's hill in the morning after that we will proceed to Kuala Gula ,

Overnight Kuala Gula (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)
Targets : Sultan Tit, Collard owlet, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Oriental pied Hornbill,

Spotted wood-owl, Buffy Fish-owl and etc.

Day 7 (March 20 ) We will head to Air Hitam in the morning and bird in surrounding forest for local bird species. overnight Ipoh. (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)

Target: Mangrove blue flycatcher, laced woodpecker, banded woodpecker, Barred eagle owl and etc.

Day 8 (March 21 ) Morning birding around Ipoh before driving to the KL Airport for your International Departures (3hrs)

Target: Blue Rock Thrush, Javan Munia and etc.

 

TOUR COST : USD 1600 Per pax ( Twin-share ) 

Single Supplement Cost : TBA 

Included:

All land transfer, 3 meal per day (except day 1 and day 8), all park fees, drinking water, Bird guide and 7 nights twin sharing accommodation.

Not include:

All flight, travel insurance and personal expenses.

Tour Alterations : While every effort is made to make the tour descriptions as accurate as possible, participants should be aware that, factors beyond our control may result in changes to the itinerary. Should a major change of itinerary be forced upon us while the tour is in progress as, like an airline strike, weather delay or political crisis, the additional costs, if any, are the responsibility of the tour participant.

Special Itinerary for Sabu Kinattukara

www.lonelytwitcher.com

Disclaimer

We recommend travel insurance. While we always exercise all reasonable precautions, we are not responsible for any injury, damage and additional charges or other irregularities either intentionally or by negligence by firms providing our tours transport, accommodations and other services. Participants hold harmless our organization, as well as employees of the organizations from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this tour.

Photo Courtesy : www.Liewwkphoto.com

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Bird Photography

Peninsular Malaysia, is undoubtedly one of the premium birding destinations in Asia. Malaysia with her best of the Asian hospitality and World class infrastructure will guarantee you highly productive birding at ease . Home of beautiful Pittas , Broadbills , Trogons and Hornbills, this 8 days long Peninsular Malaysia birding is going to be a memorable one.

Tour Starting point : Kuala Lumpur Airport

Tour Ending Point : Kuala Lumpur Airport

ARCHIVE

  • Mega Ecuador Bird Photography Tour 2018
    30 Nov, 2018

    Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the World with over 70 endemics Bird species. This tour covers the whole range of altitudes from the cool temperate forests of Yanacocha to the humid lowlands of silanche, targeting as many of these specialties as possible. With luck, this tour will feature such thrilling specialties such as Toucan Barbet, Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, Rose-faced Parrot, Blue-tailed (Chocó) Trogon, Orange- breasted Fruit-eater, Moss-backed, Glistening- green and Scarlet-and-white Tanagers, and beautiful Violet-tailed Sylph, Empress Brilliant, and Velvet-purple Coronet etc.

  • MEGA GHANA : West African Birding Expedition 2018
    20 Oct, 2018

    Beautiful Ghana offers best of West African rainforest and Savannah birding with most guaranteed sighting of many highly sought after species such as White-necked Rock-fowl , Egyptian Plover, Great Blue Turaco etc. Ghana is home for 12 of the 15 West African Upper Guinea endemic specie. It is a safe, friendly and hassle free destination with developed infrastructure amongst many West African nations. Our 13 nights 14 days non stop birding and bird photography expedition will cover important coastal lagoons, grassland Savannahs, scanning for canopy species from a fabulous walkway , further exploring upper guinea rainforest moving northwards through the broad leafed guinea woodland - our Ghana tour offers a thorough coverage of all the core West-African habitats.

  • Remote Sumatra Birding Expeditions 2018
    01 Oct, 2018

    Join us in our quest for Salvadori Pheasant , Barred Eagle Owl, Red billed Partridge, Sumatran Trogon , Sunda Froktail , Scheiders Pitta, Sumatran Cochoa, Shining Whisting Thrush, Mountain Scops Owl, Rajah Scops Owl, Barred eagle Owl, Sumatran Frogmouth , Graceful Pitta, Blue Masked Leaf Bird, Sunda Frogmouth , Goulds Frogmouth, Diards Trogon, Scarlet Trumped Trogon, Green Broadbill, Dusky Broadbill, Sumatran Treepie, Cream Tripped Bulbul, Sumatran Wren Babbler, Bushy Crested Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Banded Broadbill and Many More ⋯

  • Classic Uganda : Birds , Gorillas and more ..
    24 Aug, 2018

    Uganda enjoys a unique place amongst birding destinations in Africa . Even though the country is not home for many endemics , this East African nation has the best known sites for many unique birds such as Shoebills and Green-breasted Pitta .  And ofcouse , home for the most known residents of Ugandan forests :- Gorillas and Chimpanzees.  Uganda  boasts of an incredible bird list of 1046 recorded and confirmed species of birds, representing over 10% of the world’s bird list and over 50% of all the birds found on the African continent.

  • Best of Papua New Guinea + Solomon Birding Tour 2018
    03 Jul, 2018

    Our 9 nights -10 days long PNG tour with an optional , ( 3 days ) tour to the Solomon Island , will surely push the birder in you to the next level. We will be staying 3 nights at the famous Kumul Lodge, located in the mountainous Enga province - probably the only place on earth, where one can photograph Bird of paradises on a feeding table while sipping your coffee at the comfort of your lodge. New Guinea’s forest bird communities vary with elevations. Our tour will be covering both lowland and hill / montane forest areas . We have selected best birding locations in eastern ranges and SE Peninsula to make sure that we spend maximum time in the field watching and photographing birds rather than Criss- crossing the country.

  • Birding in Paradise : Papua New Guinea 2
    26 Jun, 2018

    Amongst all birding destinations in the World , New Guinea is certainly the most unique and sought after one by avian lovers and wildlife photographers . The Region is famous for being home to rich and distinctive forest avifauna, such as large size cassowaries, Stunning Crown Pigeons, colourful parrots and lorries , kingfishers , endemic families such as Owlet-nightjars, Berry peckers and most renowned of all, the Birds of Paradises and Bowerbirds. Our 7 days long Essential PNG tour will take you in different habitats to see best of New Guinea specieses in general and PNG endemics in particular.

  • Peninsular Malaysia Bird Photography Tour
    20 Apr, 2018

    This itinerary will cover Fraser’s Hill, a prime birding location in Peninsular Malaysia as well as other local bird photography locations near the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Bukit Tinggi is a highland destination mainly for a species of Peacock Pheasant and Partridge while the lowland forest near Kuala Lumpur has Rufous-backed Kingfisher as main attraction.

  • Endemic Philippines : Philippine Birding Expedition 2018
    10 Apr, 2018

    The Philippine Archipelago harbours an amazing collection of endangered endemics in the World . Composed of 7107 islands , the Philippines holds 150 endemics , many of them are in the verge of extinction. Our 12 days long birding tour will take you to many endemic infected and trouble free areas of Philippines to see and photograph many a avian wonders this beautiful region offers

  • BHUTAN - Himalayan Birding Expedition
    17 Mar, 2018

    Kingdom of Bhutan , a beautiful and peacefull nation filled with tradition, folklore and Buddhist beliefs, Bhutan has in recent years opened her borders to travelers and naturalists. Home to mountainous Himalayan forest, snow-capped mountain ranges and exceptional wildlife, and experiences , a trip to this country will surely be an unforgettable one. Our non stop Himalayan Birding and Photography tours can gat you almost 250 species as we search for Satyr Tragopan, Ward’s Trogon, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Himalayn Cutia , Himalayan Monal, Ibisbill, Wallcreeper and Beautiful Nuthatch, as well as, many mammals and exquiste flowers. An outstanding tour to an outstanding birding destination that still maintains fascinating traditional practices and beliefs.

  • Vietnam with Spoonbill Extension
    20 Jan, 2018

    Vietnam is a fast becoming key destination for endemic hungry international birders. In Vietnam we concentrate on the endemic areas in the South and our itinerary includes Cat Tien National park and Dalat. A mouth watering list of avian specialities such as Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant , shining Green Peafowl , a collection of Pittas, Back-headed Parrotbill , Green Cocoa, Vietnamese Cutia , Vietnamese Greenfinch, Banded Kingfisher many laughing thrushes etc  may be photographed in their natural habitats.  Our one day Thailand extension will take you  to Pak Thale to search for highly sought after Spoonbill Sandpiper and a collection of  waterbirds.

  • Mega Ghana : West Africa Bird Photography Tour 2017
    20 Oct, 2017

    Beautiful Ghana offers best of West African rainforest and Savannah birding with most guaranteed sighting of many highly sought after species such as White-necked Rock-fowl , Egyptian Plover, Great Blue Turaco etc. Ghana is home for 12 of the 15 West African Upper Guinea endemic specie. It is a safe, friendly and hassle free destination with developed infrastructure amongst many West African nations. Our 13 nights 14 days non stop birding and bird photography expedition will cover important coastal lagoons, grassland Savannahs, scanning for canopy species from a fabulous walkway , further exploring upper guinea rainforest moving northwards through the broad leafed guinea woodland - our Ghana tour offers a thorough coverage of all the core West-African habitats.

  • Ultimate Indonesia Bird Photography Tour 2017
    23 Aug, 2017

    Indonesia - Land of Endemics Indonesia , spread over 17508 islands , has got a list of 1600 birds species on her credit . Out of these, 400 of them are endemics. Most of the bio- diversity hotspots of Wallace , Sulawesi and Halmahera Islands are the seldom visited parts of Indonesian archipelago by Birders and Bird photographers . This carefully crafted 11 days long bird photography tour will take you to the remote locations in Sulawesi and Halmahara to see and photograph species such as the outrageous Standard wings Bird of Paradise , collection of Parrots , Pittas, Hornbills, Fruit doves , Kingfishers, highly sought after Hylocetria and Maleo etc