Langkawi is home to approximately 267 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of September and April.
This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast.
The most suitable time to observe birds at the equator is either early morning or early evening when they are most active. 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
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 the rice paddies in search of the paddy field birds. We may get to see Sandpipers, Plovers, Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfishers, Blue-throated Bee-eaters, Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Peaceful Doves, Spotted Doves and Plain-backed Sparrows.
You will return to your hotel before noon.
|TIME||7.30am to 11.30am|
|DURATION||4 hours approximately|
|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|
|RATES||RM200 per person|
|NUMBERS||Minimum 2 persons maximum 8 persons|
|FITNESS LEVEL||Average – Very easy|
|INCLUSIVE OF||Transfer from and to the hotel, insurance, birdwatching guide, drinking water, binoculars and scope.|
Not suitable for children.
Photos by: Keith Grant / Traveling Naturalist