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The Birds in Bangi Selangor

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Seriously? What could a birder possibly see in Bangi? Well, personally I have explored a few spots around Bangi and the found my favorite. This place is called Taman Tasik Cempaka. Pretty decent looking park while the water body is a little bit untidy with lots of dead branches, rubbish and sedimentation. However, it actually provide some interesting sighting which I could not get from Putrajaya Wetland.

One of my favorite shot from the past. A Great Egret waiting for its prey as I sit and observed.








Sometimes few individual birds to few dozens of Painted Stork flying above the water body.












Another personal favorite shot of mine from Bangi.

Almost a dozen of Painted Stork hunting together in Taman Tasik Cempaka.





* Now I am sharing these old photographs dated slightly more than 10 years (from the date I am writing this post) just to get people especially those staying in Bangi Selangor to look and appreciate nature, even if it is just a small park. Believe me, you do not need to wonder far away from home to appreciate birds. I am not denying that there are many more different species that one will see if he or she go further out - into the forest, up to the mountains, on a boat ride... yes, birding is an exciting adventure that encourage travelling to various countries and to experience new environment and culture. 

 

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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.

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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