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
Spend the afternoon bird spotting at a local village pond, high up in Langkawi to observe the island’s resident rainforest species. A short drive takes us to the pond, which is frequented by lesser whistling ducks, little egrets, little herons, moorhens, little grebes, pond herons, needletailed swifts and striated swallows. Afterwards we drive to Langkawi’s highest peak to observe great hornbills, wreathed hornbills and other rainforest species that will be the highlight of this trip. The great hornbills measure 1.3 metres from the tip of beak to tip of tail and are the largest birds in Langkawi.
Morning session (07.30 am – 11.30 am) also available.