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Birding with George & Judith - 18th Apr - 3rd May 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

We were guided by Weng Chun for a 16 day birding trip in Peninsular Malaysia in April-May 2019.   He displayed remarkable patience with two people in their 70s, one with failing eyesight who insisted on photographing every bird.  It is a tribute to his skill and patience that we saw and photographed more than 250 species.   In addition Weng Chun speaks perfect English, is a careful driver (not a particularly common trait in Malaysia) has a great sense of humour, and we found him a delightful companion.  His choice of eating places produced a great selection of Asian cuisines.  In our opinion you could do no better than choosing Weng Chun as your birding guide in Malaysia. - George & Judith, Australia


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Birding with Targets - 15th - 16th Apr 2019

It was a short trip to the hill station with a guest who enjoys taking photographs to look out for some species that we missed on the previous trip last year. And yes, we have successfully nailed a good numbers and get better shots of other species as well.


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Bird Photography with Specific Targets - 13th & 14th Apr 2019



One more trip with a regular guest from India, hunting for Broadbill and Kingfisher.
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Bird Photography with Ujjal - 10th - 12th Apr 2019


I have been communicating with Ujjal (NZ) for sometime and finally we were able to go on a birding trip, taking photos of various species within a short period. I truly believed he enjoyed the trip and hoping he will be back again for a 2nd round tour.

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Birding with Marie - 9th Apr 2019


Went birding with Marie today. From the rainy weather in Bukit Tinggi in the morning, we target the usual star(s). Then we returned to Kuala Lumpur for the kingfisher.


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Birding with Great Dutch Birders - 1st - 6th Apr 2019

It was a great trip with this 2 young birders. It was a memorable one for me too, why? Storm's Stork!

Alwin and Andre at one of the birding spot

As usual, the always trigger happy Alwin smiling after getting his shots

There is one down here and another one up there!

A Bamboo Woodpecker but not on a bamboo

Happy again!

Just doing a bit of walking along the trail

And a short walk reveals something exciting too!

One of the most sought after species...maybe 2 species

A lifer for me in Peninsular Malaysia

Waiting for the target

Yes!!!

This is the best eye-level view of the bird

The boardwalk doesn't look good here, just need to be extra careful

Alwin found something

Super close-up with an Orange-backed Woodpecker

Andre enjoying a rest while walking in the national park
 
Doing a bit of sound recording while no car passing by
 
Rhinoceros Hornbill in the scope. quick, quick...get a shot of it


Taking a short break from birding

Everyone's favorite birding hide

  
This could be our last bird of the trip

Voila! Well done...




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Bird Photography in BT & Krau forest - 30th Mar 2019


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Birding with Brian - 27th & 28th Mar 2019


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Bird Photography in BT - 26th Mar 2019


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Birding with Sue again - 25th Mar 2019


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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.

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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 nature2pixel@gmail.com 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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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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