Birding Locations in Malaysia


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Where are the best birding locations in Malaysia?

Well, the following listed birding sites are currently some of the main and popular bird-watching and bird-photography destinations in Malaysia.

They include wildlife and nature parks and forest reserves, and they comprise a mixture of lowlands and montane forests, wetlands and coastal areas.

I have listed them according to the particular state in Malaysia where they are located.


Popular Birding Sites in Malaysia



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PAHANG

  1. Taman Negara - Kuala Tahan
  2. Fraser's Hill
  3. Cameron Highlands
  4. Krau Wildlife Reserve
  5. Bukit Rengit
  6. Bukit Tinggi

SELANGOR

  1. Kuala Selangor Nature Park
  2. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
  3. Tanjong Karang
  4. Bukit Melawati

SABAH

  1. Danum Valley Conservation Area
  2. Kinabalu Park
  3. Kinabatangan Flood Plain and Wildlife Sanctuary

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SARAWAK

  1. Bako National Park
  2. Gunung Mulu National Park
  3. Similajau National Park

JOHOR

  1. Panti Forest Reserve
  2. Endau Rompin National Park
KUALA LUMPUR

  1. Taman Rimba Ampang
PUTRAJAYA

  1. Putrajaya Wetlands

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MELAKA

  1. Air Keroh Recreational Forest
KEDAH

  1. Langkawi
  2. Ulu Muda Forest Reserve
  3. Lake Pedu
PENANG

  1. Teluk Air Tawar - Kuala Muda Coast
  2. Penang National Park

PERAK

  1. Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary
  2. Royal Belum State Park and Temenggor Forest
  3. Bukit Larut

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NEGERI SEMBILAN

  1. Port Dickson
  2. Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Pasoh Forest Reserve
KELANTAN

  1. Taman Negara - Kuala Koh
  2. Stong State Park
PERLIS

  1. Perlis State Park
  2. Lake Timah Lasoh
TERENGGANU

  1. Taman Negara - Tanjung Mentong
  2. Setiu Wetlands


taman rimba ampang in kuala lumpur

Other Places to find Birds in Malaysia

Of course the above places are not exhaustive.

In fact, there are more than 70 other smaller recreational sites like lake gardens, waterfalls and forested picnic areas in the country that contain trees, foliages and water pools that normally attract many species of birds.

stream at taman rimba ampang, kuala lumpur
Normally where there is water, there will be birds, and Malaysia having an equatorial climate with plenty of rain, there are always small streams and water pools somewhere.

So don't forget to bring your binoculars, spotting scope or camera to observe and capture images of the many beautiful birds when you're at the birding locations in Malaysia.

And while you're at it, watch out also for the many species of butterflies , dragonflies and insects near the water's edge just close-by.

Enjoy.


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