Using the Birdingpal resources you must agree to the following: If you contact a local Birdingpal and make arrangement to go birding, you should note it is common courtesy to make sure you show up for the appointment. If for any reason you are unable to do this, the least you must do is contacting the local Pal right away.
Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she offer to take you out birding, using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel. A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate, something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.
Sungai Patani, Kedah
Hubby, Lak, and I are in our 60's and are keen birders and photographers. Lak is good with owls and night birds. I can do the Taiping Lake Gardens with target birds like hornbills, parrots, barbets, bee eaters, some raptors, water birds and other park birds. Nearby birding locations are Bukit Larut, Burmese Pool, Kuala Gula, Matang etc. There are bird guides I can introduce to you for these areas.
Im not a professional but would love to bring people around to bird watch. Have been doing for a few visitors back when I was based in Sabah. All Contacted me via Birdingpal. Even if I am not free, I can at least provide some recommendations. I am keen to learn new things from visitors. My only small fee is a bird stamp from your country. Hope to see you!
Kubah National Park, Semenggoh, Chupak Paddy Field, Borneo Highlands and some other not often explored areas.
Local park birds, montane birds
Nature: birdwatching, hiking
Hulu Langat, Selangor
Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
English, Bahasa Malasia
Hi, I'm a Town Planner working with local authority, as a birder. I'm joining the Birdingpal to promote my town, that is Kuala Kubu Bharu as a birding destination, and also to promote our Wings Of KKB, a program that we have every year in the month of April.
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Joined the Selangor Bird Group in 2008 and have been seriously and actively birding in and around Selangor and Pahang states since then.
I'm a birder with 8 years experience. Can guide visiting birders from oversea to best birding spots within Selangor and Pahang states.
English, Malay, Tamil
Keen to join any birding groups, not really a bird expert (i.e species knowledge etc), but interested in taking pictures, especially coloful rainforest birds.
Negeri Sembilan, Seremban
I am 19 years old college student taking a level in one of the college in Seremban and very interested in birds.
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Enjoy all types of birding, especially shorebirds, mangroves and skulking rain forest species. Have lived in Malaysia for 25+ years and know the birds well.
Area: Lukut and Chuah mangroves, Tanjung Tuan raptor watch
Area Birds: March-April raptor watch with 50,000 oriental honey buzzards each year; mangrove
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
English, Chinese, Malay
I am a passionate birder and a member of Malaysia Nature Society Selangor Branch Bird Group, with more than 15 years of experience with local birds.
Join me to explore a birding site and enjoy whatever birds that come along. Rare or common, we enjoy them all together.
1) Kuala Langat areas.
2) Kuala Selangor/ Sekinchan areas.
3) North - central Selangor coast.
4) Putrajaya/ Paya Indah areas.
Lowland forest birds- Barbet, Trogon, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Babbler, etc. Montane birds- Mesia, Fulvetta, Minla, Niltava, Sibia, etc (out of Selangor state). Open country waterbirds- Pipit, Cisticola, Lapwing, Waterhen, Snipe, etc. Coastal birds- Godwit, Curlew, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Sandpiper, etc (migratory season). Nocturnal birds- Owl, Nightjar, Frogmouth.
I am also an owl lover and owl items collector. An owl souvenir from your country would be highly appreciated.
We just returned from our trip through Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. In Malaysia, we were lucky that Liung Choong accompanied us to visit the Kuala Selangor Park. Liung, a great person took us in his vehicle to observe birds at the park and other places that he knew very well. He showed us many of the birds of those places with his great disposition and knowledge. Even though my wife and I spoke very little English, we managed to understand each other and enjoyed the day with your company.
Thank you very much Birding Pal for letting us know other people who are passionate about birds.
Greetings from Argentina.
- Graciela and Hugo
Hola a todos,
Acabamos de regresar de nuestro viaje a Malasia, Singapur y Tailandia. En Malasia tuvimos la suerte de que Liung Choong nos acompaÃ±ara a conocer el Parque Kuala Selangor. Liung, un gran persona nos llevo en su vehiculo a observar aves al parque y otros lugares que el conocÃa muy bien. El nos mostro muchas de las aves de esos lugares con su gran disposicion y conocimiento. A pesar de que mi esposa y yo hablamos muy poco ingles, logramos entendernos y disfrutamos todo el dia con su compania.
Muchas gracias Birding Pal por permitirnos conocer otras personas apasionados por las aves.
Saludos desde Argentina.
- Graciela y Hugo
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Putrajaya, Kajang, Selangor
English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin
For those of you who are looking for a birding guide to Peninsular Malaysia, you can’t go wrong with Cheong Weng Chun. He is knowledgeable, organized and passionate about birding and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip with him. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the natural history of Malaysia and he introduced us to the local Malaysian culture. We had the opportunity to travel to Singapore during Christmas week 2011 and visit Peninsular Malaysia in the first week of 2012. Being avid birders, we wanted to spend some quality time in Malaysia birding. After much internet searching and advice from fellow birders, I found Weng Chun via the Birdingpal site, and our adventure began. Weng Chun met us at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early on a January morning, and before we knew it we were off on what turned out to be a very successful five-day trip. Our first stop was at Paya Indah Wetland where we had a good start with many birds that are fairly common in Malaysia but entirely new to us. Highlights were the Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, and Chestnut-winged Cuckoo. Then off to Kuala Selangor and the paddy fields, where we spent several hours finding raptors, munia, swallows, swifts and many others. The highlight of this area for us were the Cinnamon Bittern, the large flock of white-headed munia and the multitudes of Black-shouldered Kites. At the Taman Alam Nature Reserve, we explored mangroves and found Greater Flameback Woodpecker, Mangrove Blue Flycatcher and Mangrove Whistler. The next two and a half days found us in Fraser’s Hill, a welcome respite from the lowland heat. This delightful area was not only picturesque and beautiful, but we found many many birds here. Highlights included Red-bearded Bee-eater, Yellow-vented Green-pigeon, Green Magpie, Slaty-backed Forktail, Lesser Shortwing, Pygmy Wren-babbler, Rufous Piculet, Great Hornbill, Asian Fairy-bluebird and too many others to mention. We then spent one more day in the Hulu Langat area, birding along back roads and in a lowland forest reserve, where we found Crow-billed Drongo, Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo, Temminck’s Sunbird, and Black-and-Yellow Broadbill. All in all we identified 197 birds during our time with Weng Chun, greatly exceeding our expectations. And best of all we made a new friend. We heartily recommend visiting Malaysia and employing Weng Chun as your guide. Sue & Ed, Massachusetts, USA
Terence Ang has travelled to almost every corner of Peninsular Malaysia by visiting the jungles, waterfalls, islands, and wetlands following his interest in nature particularly on birds. He started birdwatching in his early teenager’s years and was particularly interested in raptors and montane birds. He is also keen in nature (especially wildlife) photography especially on birds, as birds has always be his favourite photography subject. He is currently affiliated to Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and Field Ornithologist of Sri Lanka. Terence Angis a nature guide licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia (MOTOUR), and has been managing one of the wetland parks in the country. He also contributes articles and photos of birds to local newsletter, magazines and websites including many rare records sighting and research work. He has been speaker and trainer on bird conservation and ecotourism. He is involved in MOTOUR “An Assessment of the Feasibility of Developing Birdwatching as a Tourism Project”.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
I'm working as a freelance tour guide and main interest is birding. Live near Kinabalu National Park and it has one of the highest concentration of endemics for Borneo Island. Other places of interest nearby is Tuaran and Kota Belud district for wader watching during the migratory season, as well on the east coast of Sabah, places such as the Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley and Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary.