Birdwatching Tour Halfday

Birdwatching Tour Halfday

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 check √  your list and achieve your target birds.
  • Get good photograph of Langkawi's birds and landscape in your lens
  • Birders can write in advance and let us know if any target birds. 

RATES: 

  • Available Daily with minimum 2 person per booking at RM200 per person per session (Not recommended for children)
  • Twice a day at 7:30 am to 11.30am (Morning) and 3:30 pm to 7.30pm (Afternoon) 
  • 2 days birdwatching trip (4 sessions) available upon request at RM1500 for minimum 2 persons. 

Join This Tour

Langkawi is home to approximately 267 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of November to April. Outside these months, we will still get to see the resident birds. 

The most suitable time to observe birds at the equator is either early morning or early evening when they are most active. This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast. This half day tour is spread over two sessions. You can either do them both or the one you most prefer.

Morning Session : Time: 7.30am - 11.30am
Habitat: Rainforest Corridor, Mangrove Forest, Plantation

The open corridor between the rainforest is best for observing rainforest 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 Hornbills.

Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out the Brown-winged Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Common Sandpiper and Little Heron.

Finally we make our way to plantations where we may get to see Blue-throated Bee-eaters, Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Peaceful Doves and Spotted Doves. Return to hotel before noon.

Afternoon Session : Time: 3.30pm - 7.30pm
Habitat: Wetland, Disturb Forest, Mountain Rainforest 

We begin this session with 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.

Along the way we make a stop at Paddy field in search of birds associated with this habitat. We may get to see Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfisher and Plain-backed Sparrows.

We then drive to the highest peak in Langkawi to see Great Hornbills, Wreathed Hornbills and other rainforest species. These amazing birds will be the highlight of the trip. The Great Hornbills measuring 1.3meters (4 feet) from tip of beak to tip of tail, are the largest birds in Langkawi. Return to hotel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Pick up time by 7.30am for morning trip and 3.30pm for afternoon trip.
  • Tour Duration: 4 hours approximately.
  • 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. 

Download Langkawi Bird list 2017

Join This Tour

What's Included:

  • Return Transfers
  • English-Speaking Nature Guide
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bottle water
  • Binocular to use (we advise to bring your own)

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Gratuities 
  • Personal Expenses
Birdwatching Tour – 2 Days

Birdwatching Tour – 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 at RM1500 for minimum 2 persons. 
  • Not recommended for children
  • Please write to us at least 7 days in advance.

Join This Tour

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. 

Download Langkawi Bird list 2017
Read Trip Report on this Birdwatching with BIG thanks to Mat Wilson
Pictures below taken and credited by: Dr. Ho Min Lim taken on June 2007

Join This Tour

What's Included:

  • Return Transfers
  • English-Speaking Nature Guide
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bottle water
  • Binocular to use (we advise to bring your own)

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Gratuities 
  • Personal Expenses