An Afternoon Birdwatching on Langkawi
An Afternoon Birdwatching
Langkawi’s rich diversity of ecosystems and habitat types ensures a correspondingly rich diversity
in birdlife on the island. This is a wonderful excursion for future ornithologists or
a quest to mark new species for the more avid birder in their diary.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Langkawi’s World Geopark status has put this 99-island large archipelago on the map as an all-inclusive tourism destination, ideal for both beach seekers and those who enjoy nature and the abundance of wildlife present.
The extensive jungle landscape, entwined with rice paddy fields and rivers that meander through the ancient rainforest has become the new hotspot for ornithologist – avid birders have now recorded close to 230 species, some of them indigenous to Langkawi. Under the guidance of an experienced birder cum guide, a late afternoon exploration of watching colourful birds near Gunung Raya will be a colourful feast for the eyes.
15:30 - 19:30
Blocking your afternoon off is a requirement to get the most of this educational day’s end of bird exploration. Together with your local birding expert and driver, you will set off from your Langkawi resort to the Gunung Raya, the highest mountain.
Along the way, plenty of natural corners, streams and open areas where bird tend to nest and find food pass by but with a clear goal in mind, our aim will be spotting some of the mountain birds. With your binoculars in your hand, your guide will lead the way in finding some spots where the largest chances are to spot species such as the Great Hornbill in their natural habitat. Armed with your list of confirmed birds spotted on Langkawi, you will head to various spots around the mountains where customers, on average, spot up to 40 species in the 4-hour touring.
This tour is not limited, to certain seasons. The constant flow of birds coming from all wind directions makes this a very educational and fun-filled exploration year-round. Many migratory birds head to the island between November until April when the temperatures are the most ideal for escaping the cooler climates. But with a permanent base of feathered friends even outside these months, we can assure you that Langkawi has grown in popularity throughout the year for bird watching.
During the afternoon, there will be time to enjoy coffee, tea and water. Just before dinner time, we will make our way back to the car and back to your resort.