Birding & bird watching / Malaysia

Bird Watching in Frasers Hill, Pahang, West Malaysia, – The early birds get the shots

Bird watching  in Frasers Hill , Pahang, Malaysia

The early birds get the shots ( 28 March- 6 April 2013)

Bird watching in Frasers Hill in Malaysia

has been a favorite destination for a long  time especially for the locals to escape the tropical heat. It is also a popular birding destination in peninsula Malaysia . Located just 1.5 hours from the capital Kuala Lumpur and 7 hours from Singapore by car. Many bird watchers and bird photographers flocked  to Frasers Hill to see the mountain birds.

In the first 1.5 hour of day light, we photographed 15 to 20 species without having to walk  more than 20 steps away from the car park at Jelai . By 9:15 am, it was completely empty. Many people , locals as well as Singaporean visit Frasers Hill just to witness the excellent birding phenomenal.  The four mornings we were there (with one morning at Bukit Tinggi) there were at least 10 photographers ( different groups) from Singapore at Frasers Hill.

Here are our early bird shots from daybreak am to 9:15 am.

Bird Watching in Frasers Hill, Pahang, West Malaysia
Silver-breasted Broadbill @ Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia
Bird Watching in Frasers Hill, Pahang, West Malaysia
Silver-eared Mesia
Chestnut-headed Laughingthrush
Chestnut-headed Laughingthrush
Bird Watching in Frasers Hill, Pahang, West Malaysia
Fire-tufted Barbet

Silver eared mesia
Long-tailed Sebia
Green magpie
Sultan tit
Little pied flycatcher
Mountain fulveta
Fire-tufted Barbet
Large cuckoo shrike
Lesser racket ail Drongo
Large niltava
Chestnut capped laughing thrush
Chestnut crowned laughing thrush
Pied fantail
Orange bellied leafbird
Streaked spider hunter
Black throated sunbird
Verde tier flycatcher

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Green Magpie
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Sultan tit

We flew to Kuala Lumpur on budget air, got a local car and drove north to IPOH via the highway . Exited  at Bukit Beruntung, proceeded to Kuala Kubur Baru then up the winding and rather scenic reservoir road to Bukit Frasers. Well not quite in 1.5 hours but may be in 2 hours .We climbed about 1100 meter above the sea level greeted by the nice cool air in the early evening. Bird watching  in Frasers Hill, Pahang, Malaysia,

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