Birdwatching in Langkawi - Kedah Malaysia


Tour Description

Langkawi is home to approximately 226 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of September and April. This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast.

The most suitable time to observe birds at the equator is either early morning or early evening when they are most active. This half day tour is spread over two sessions. You can either do them both or the one you most prefer.

Destination

Langkawi Island, rainforest - mangrove forest - rice fields

Minimum no. of Persons

2

Place of Departure

any hotel on Langkawi Island

Trip Availability

Specified days. October month not advised - unpredictable downpours

Photos by: Keith Grant / Traveling Naturalist

Birdwatching - Morning Session~ valid till 31st March 2018 (rates based on per person per package)


The open corridor between the rainforest is best for observing rainforest birds. Among the birds we may see are Flower Peckers, Hill Mynas, Dollarbirds, Green Pigeons, Drongos, Tailorbirds, Babblers, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Eagles, Woodpeckers and Oriental-pied Hornbills.

Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out the Brown-winged Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Common Sandpiper and Little Heron.

Finally we make our way to the rice paddies in search of the paddy field birds. We may get to see Sandpipers, Plovers, Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfishers, Blue-throated Bee-eaters, Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Peaceful Doves, Spotted Doves and Plain-backed Sparrows. You will return to your hotel before noon.

MORNING SESSION : TIME: 7.30AM – 11.30AM

Date

Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays

Time

7.30am to 11.30am

Duration

4 hours

Attire

T shirts, shorts, walking shoes, hat and good sun protection, keep attire to dull / earth colors like green, brown, grey or black

Cost

RM 250 per person

Numbers

Minimum 2 persons maximum 8 persons

Fitness Level

Very easy

Rate above inclusive of :


* Transfer from and to the hotel * insurance * birdwatching guide * drinking water * binoculars and scope. Not suitable for children.

Please Note:

* The client shall pay the expenses incurred when he or she asks for their personal purposes such as shopping, etc.

**Please Note that there will be a credit card charge on payment made. Conditions apply

Photos by: Keith Grant / Traveling Naturalist


Birdwatching - Afternoon Session ~ valid till 31st March 2018 (rates based on per person per package)

We begin this session with a short drive to a local village pond that is frequented by Lesser Whistling-Ducks, Little Egrets, Little Herons, Moorhens, Little Grebes, Pond Herons, Needle-tailed Swifts and Striated Swallows.

We then drive to the highest peak in Langkawi to see Great Hornbills, Wreathed Hornbills and other rainforest species. These amazing birds will be the highlight of the trip. The Great Hornbills measuring 1.3meters (4 feet) from tip of beak to tip of tail, are the largest birds in Langkawi.

By late evening we make our way back to hotel.

Date

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Time

3.30pm to 7.30pm

Duration

4 hours

Attire

T shirts, shorts, walking shoes, hat and good sun protection, keep attire to dull / earth colors like green, brown, grey or black

Cost

RM 250 per person

Numbers

Minimum 2 persons maximum 8 persons

Fitness Level

Very easy

Rate above inclusive of :


* Transfer from and to the hotel * insurance * birdwatching guide * drinking water * binoculars and scope * Not suitable for children.

Please Note:

* The client shall pay the expenses incurred when he or she asks for their personal purposes such as shopping, etc.

**Please Note that there will be a credit card charge on payment made. Conditions apply


Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation of tour

In any of the following cases the ground operator may cancel the tour;

~ In the event of poor weather conditions, or other circumstances beyond operator's control, and when safe and smooth tour operation according to the itinerary specified has become impossible.
~ When the client demands things that are beyond the reasonable scope of the details in the itinerary


Liability of Ground Operator and Exemptions

The Ground operator and journeymalaysia.com (Dolphin Diaries Travel Sdn Bhd) shall not be liable to pay compensation at all time. Guests join the activity (s) at their own risk.