1st birding in 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

It's my first day of birding in the year 2016. Although, I am not exactly sure which is the first bird of the year, it really doesn't matter at all. I just want to keep enjoying this hobby. I was out in the field with a bird photographer as early as 7.30am at Kuala Selangor. We had spent almost 5 hours at selected spots before we head back to KL.

Well, I know there is still some time left for birding in the afternoon and then I decided perhaps I can drop by to pay a visit to Hooded Pitta. Yes. I managed to see the bird and took a few shots before the battery went out.

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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. There is not doubt that the 3 sites are the preferred birding sites in Peninsular Malaysia. So if you are coming over for birding and intend to hire a guide, you can send me an email at and go over to posting section 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.

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