Trip report: Malaysia: The Asia Introtour (June-July 2016) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Scott Watson. This was a set-departure tour.

This set departure tour (which coincides with the Borneo set departure) is the ultimate South East Asian birding introduction, maximizing the most diverse sites in the region in a short amount of time. In only eight days we found 234 species of birds and 16 species of mammals, all in first world Peninsular Malaysia. Great infrastructure, great food, and amazing people all add to the joy of this tour. We started in the lush coastal mangroves of Kuala Selangor where we cleaned up on mangrove specialists while taking in the sites. Next we went up to world famous Bukit Fraser or Fraser’s Hill where we enjoyed massive mixed feeding flocks of montane species like Blue Nuthatch, Malayan Laughingthrush, and Fire-tufted Barbet. Our final site was in the steamy, lowland ancient rainforests of Taman Negara National Park where Hornbills, Babblers, Pittas, and Broadbills dominate. Peninsular Malaysia offers up a great duo of easy travel and some of the best birding in Southeast Asia.

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