If you are interested in bird watching, then Langkawi can offer you something very special. There are over 230 species of birds in Langkawi which includes residents and migratory birds. About 30% are migratory birds that come usually from countries like China, Siberia, Manchuria etc during October to April. You can spot even some of the very rare species of birds like the relatively recently discovered Mountain Hawk Eagles that are birds from Thailand but also found to be nesting in Langkawi. And there are other rarities like the Jerdon's Baza, Brown Winged Kingfishers, European Oriole and Plain Backed Sparrow.
During this 5 hour trip it may be possible to spot about 20-40 species of the more than 230 species of birds of Langkawi in the jungle, rice fields or near rivers. The guide will take you first up to the Gunung Raya (highest mountain of the island) to try to spot the mountain birds (possibly the Great Hornbill) and the guide knows exactly where to bring you later to get the interesting species. A lot of migratory birds will visit Langkawi from November till April, but even without the migratory birds Langkawi is great for birders.
Selected Langkawi hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time. We recommend to wear long or short pants, T-shirt and sandals, a hat or a cap
Not much walking; vehicle with group all the time
Can be done whole year round; might be more rewarding during dry season (Nov – April) Areas to visit:
Gunung Raya (mountain birds)
Paddy fields (lowland birds)
5 hours (approx.) excluding transfer time
Returns to original departure point Important Info Inclusions