When: August 2016 Weather : Hot 30C
Nikon P900 Leica Q
With one morning free, I engaged the services of a bird guide who took me on a 5 hour morning bird outing to seek out a couple of uncommon local birds away from the Datai area. The driver picked me up at 730am sharp and we headed off to a local jetty area about 15min drive away….
On arriving at the entrance road, we alighted and cast our eyes around…
The brown winged KF is not common and in all of Malaysia is only found on Langkawi island so I was very keen to see it…
We then saw a flash of brown across the water and having waited a while it flew a little closer….
Happy that we had found the one bird I really wanted to see, we headed off to gunong raya to try and find the Great Hornbill….
It’s been said that Langkawi is not the greatest birding location in Malaysia and indeed Fraser’s Hill and Borneo have far more to offer but Langkawi’s accessibility and reasonable range of tropical birds makes it pretty good for anyone new to Malaysian birding. Having a guide also makes it easier to find the more challenging species.
My excellent guide was Wendy Chin firstname.lastname@example.org who was knowledgeable and accommodating.