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It must be very very windy....

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I believe it was very very windy yesterday or 2 days ago. Few big trees were uprooted and this shelter was hit by one of the trees. This remind everyone going out birding to be extra careful during undesirable weather conditions.


I was there for a short while. Heard Ferruginous Partridge calling (not from its usual stakeout), Great Hornbill, and Rhinoceros Hornbill. Sightings include Oriental Magpie Robin, White-rumped Shama, Black-crested Bulbul, Blyth's Hawk-eagle and Oriental Honey Buzzard.
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Short trip to Kuala Tahan

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Went to the National Park and its surrounding few days ago. Short trip but a good one though. Surprisingly not many people around.


The surrounding was pretty quiet too. Inside the trail, only met 1 tourist for the entire afternoon. *surprised!* Some of the highlights during the stay around Kuala Tahan include Rhinoceros Hornbill, Green Broadbill, Maroon Woodpecker, Gould's Frogmouth, Buffy Fish Owl, Large-tailed Nightjar, Slow Loris and so on....






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Indoor Birding with Finger Drawing on iPad - Woodpecker Series

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Preparing for June birding trips. To counter stress at this moment, I have to rely on the old faithful iPad2. Here are some drawings of Woodpeckers from yours truly.

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Birds & Wildlife in Malaysia

About Me

I'm a bird watcher, digiscoper, photographer and a licensed nature guide. Welcome to my 'A Malaysian Birder' blog. I will post my bird sightings and photographs on this blog. I started bird watching while studying in university. After graduating with a degree in forestry specializing in parks and recreation management, I have been attached to the parks and gardens industry. My past work experiences involve conducting environmental education program, bird watching and many more.

Bird Watching Tours

There are quite a number of birding groups from Australia, United States and United Kingdom that come over to Malaysia annually visiting the traditional key sites that include Kuala Selangor, Fraser's Hill and Taman Negara.

I am very sure that some of you are interested to do bird watching but unable to join those groups due to the dates of departure that clash with your work. So if you are coming over for birding and intend to hire a guide, you can send me an email at wengchun (AT) gmail (DOT) com and go over to my guiding website to view photos and summary of trip reports with testimonials from past clients.

Besides following the traditional route, I also customized trip according to clients needs, preference and interests. So there are some local patches that I can introduce to all bird watchers, digiscopers and photographers.

Equipment

I use a spotting scope from Omicron for my bird guiding trips and digiscoping. You can get more information from their website at http://omicron-optics.com The spotting scope is placed on a Feisol tripod and Manfrotto 701 video head. This is an ideal setup for me due to its light weight. A customized eyepiece adapter to my Nikon P5100 was fabricated by Cheang Kum Seng from Ipoh, Perak. Very useful during my guiding trips because I get to take photos of birds sighted and post them on my Nature2pixel website. Binocular is the most essential tools for bird watching and guiding. I used to have a Minox 8x42 but have given it to a friend since I upgraded to Nikon 8x42 Monarch. Update: May 2014 - Could be time for me to upgrade to a Kowa 10x42 BD XD which is more compact? I came across this website showing a review of the Nikon D4S at http://www.aaronstours.com

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