Greek Birder - 29th Aug - 1st Sep 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Nick is no stranger to birds in Malaysia, after all he had stayed here in Kuala Lumpur about 10 years ago. He had seen some of the local species but this time around he carries camera equipment ( portable setup).

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Birding with Malini - 28th Aug 2019

It's been a while since I last go out birding with Malini and it's also been a long time since I last take photographs in Pulau Indah. So when I saw a raptor perching from afar, I couldn't resist that opportunity for taking photo! Here is a shot of a Changeable Hawk-eagle (pale morph) taken with Panasonic Lumix G7 and 100-300mm ii.
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Japanese Young Birders - 24th-26th Aug 2019

I received Kanata's email some time ago requesting for assistance to look for the elusive Rail-babbler. After much discussion with him, we agreed to head towards Panti which is the most well known place on Earth to see a Rail-babbler. On 23rd evening I met up with Kanata and his friends Kento and Taiki in Taman Negara to brief them about the trip. We start early the next morning because the journey is long and tiring. We made a few birding stops along the journey and picked up a few new species. With whatever available time we had upon reaching Panti, we tried our luck for the main target. On day 2, we heard the bird several times at different spots but still unable to get a view. On the final morning, we had better luck! Good view of Rail-babbler with opportunity for photography! We were not done yet, since they couldn't get decent view and photo of a Pitta in Taman Negara, we went to 'hunt' for a Mangrove Pitta. We were very fortunate to get the bird almost immediately when we arrived at location and before heavens open.

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Vigleik Returns to KL - 17-19th Aug 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Yes! he is back again and this time focus more on kingfishers. We saw almost every possible species that we had planned except for Rufous-collared Kingfisher. The small Rufous-backed Kingfisher proved to be difficult these days. Maybe still need to give it more time before it can put up a good show for everyone. Hopefully soon....very soon. In this 3 days period, we covered the coastal area, mangrove, and lowland forest. We skipped the highlands because Vigleik had been to Fraser's Hill with me, on his first ever birding trip in KL.
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Tom's first birding in KL - 13th Aug 2019

Had the opportunity to guide a birder from New Zealand. It's only for a day so we can only cover areas in Krau forest and Genting in a short time.

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My Short Birding Holiday in Borneo - 4th-7th Aug 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It's been a long time since I last visited Sabah (Borneo). I made this a short trip just to cover a few species that I have not seen before. It rained quite a bit, but the strong wind and cold proved to be a great challenge for me. It rained the whole morning on the last day in Kinabalu Park, reducing my chance of seeing more species. Oh well, there will be another time.
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Terry returns to KL for a day birding - 2nd Aug 2019

This is my second time taking Terry out for birding. For today's trip, we covered Bukit Tinggi and Hulu Langat forest. The morning birding was excellent both main targets we're seen before 830am and that gave us plenty of time and opportunity to look for other birds in the area. Before we reach Hulu Langat, we made a short stop for Blue-eared Kingfisher and that was done pretty quickly, not much effort required 😆. The forest of Hulu Langat was quiet but still managed to add a few more good birds including Silver-breasted Broadbill.
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Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia

Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia
Collection of photographs for reference.

Notable Plants While Birding

Notable Plants While Birding
There will be some interesting flora that will definitely catch your attention while going out on a birdwatching trip with me. I am in the midst of compiling all the plants, please return to this website for updates. Thank you.

Insects, Reptiles & Primates

Insects, Reptiles & Primates
You will see other interesting insects, reptiles and primates during your birding adventure with me. Here are some of the photos I have extract from my image bank.
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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 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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