Day Trips to Fraser's Hill March 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017
"I had one of my most memorable birding trips in my life thanks to Wengchun with whom I went on a full day birding trip from KL to Frasers Hill. Wengchun picked me up early in the morning and it was a pleasure to chat with him. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I told him that the red headed trogon was on my wish list and we birded the whole day and i got more than what i wished for !! I had 40 lifers in this trip including some real beauties including the red headed trogon, Mugimaki flycatcher, Large Niltava, Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Silver-eared Mesia and many more
On the whole wengchun is someone who would make any birders day great and i would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone who has a day to spare to see the avian wonders of malaysia !!!" - Dr Gopi, India

Done 2 day trips to Fraser's Hill for 2 separate guests. Both wanted to take photographs. I realized now that I am having more guests that came to Malaysia not only to see the birds but some were here to take photographs.

Pygmy Wren-babbler (Pygmy Cupwing) with Nikon V1 + Nikkor CX 70-300mm VR

Red-headed Trogon (male) with Nikon V1 + Nikkor CX 70-300mm VR

Rufous-browed Flycatcher with Nikon V1 + Nikkor CX 70-300mm VR

Rufous-browed Flycatcher with Nikon V1 + Nikkor CX 70-300mm VR

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. When I go out to the field, I will usually have my Kowa 10x32 BDXD binocular, iPhone and Kowa TSN-501 spotting scope with me. This is the lightest setup for me as I prefer to go light these days. Although sometimes, I will (and I need to) take out my Nikon 10x42 Monarch binocular, Nikon ED82 spotting scope, Nikon1 V1 setup for specific targets.

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.

Bird Video

I am also interested to take video of birds. Here are some of my favorite videos for your viewing. Video taken with Nikon1 V1 attached to a Sigma 500mm f4.5 and most of the time iPhone SE through the spotting scope. Editing is done on smartphone Power Director for Android device and I also like the iMovie on iPhone. Enjoy.

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