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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.


Initial Last Name Area Available Language
Y See Hooi Sungai Patani, Kedah Anytime English
C Hon Ming Ipoh, Perak Weekend English, Malay
S Ng Taiping, Perak Weekend English
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.
S Din Hulu Langat, Selangor Anytime English, Malay
A Mokhtar Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor Anytime 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.
R Ooi Kuala Lumpur, Selangor Weekend English
Joined the Selangor Bird Group in 2008 and have been seriously and actively birding in and around Selangor and Pahang states since then.
S Tulasidass Kuala Lumpur/Cameron/Serembang/Taiping/Selangor Anytime English, Tamil, Malay, Indonesian
I am Birder since 1999. Currently working in National University of Malaysia, Centre For Communication and Coporate, Wisma Media,UKM. My FACEBOOK birdingmalaysia@gmail.com
J Tan Port Klang, Selangor Weekend Mandarin, English, Malay, Mingnan, Fujian dialect, Antonese dialect
I'm a birder with 8 years experience. Can guide visiting birders from oversea to best birding spots within Selangor and Pahang states.
M Selvam Seremban Weekend 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.
U Zakyudin Negeri Sembilan, Seremban Weekend English, Malay
I am 19 years old college student taking a level in one of the college in Seremban and very interested in birds.



Z Onn Kuala Lumpur Weekends and contact me and if Im free, no problem Malay, English
I am Zaim. I am from Kuala Lumpur, have been working and birding in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for the past 5 years.

I have brought a few birding pals during my stay in Sabah. I have moved back to Kuala Lumpur for further studies but am still keen to go for birding outings if I have no other commitments.

I currently live in Kajang. The 'nearest' birding spots around my area would be Putrajaya Wetlands, Sg Tekala Forest Reserve, Royal Lake Gardens. Paya Indah, FRIM.

If you are interested in birding together, please contact me early so that I can make arrangements around my very busy schedule.

I will try my best. Please note I am not a professional and enjoy laid back birding and meeting new people.

Area: Putrajaya Wetlands, Sg Tekala Forest Reserve, Royal Lake Gardens. Paya Indah, FRIM.

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I am not a professional birder and cannot promise any 'target birds' but do enjoy casual birding. Contact me early if you are interested so I could arrange beforehand.4 years of birdwatching. Loves laid back birding and bringing people to bird in my local area.


J Howes Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan Anytime English
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


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March-April raptor watch with 50,000 oriental honey buzzards each year; mangrove
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Professional Guides

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First Name Last Name Area Available Language


Weng Chun Cheong Putrajaya, Kajang, Selangor Anytime 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
T Ang Selangor Anytime English
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”.
B R Jason Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Anytime English, Malay
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.

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Malaysia
Local weather Yahoo
Bird check list Printable
Malaysian Nature Society Club
Borneo Bird Club Club
Nick Baker's Ecology Asia
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