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Birding in KL


On my most recent trip to Malaysia, I spent 3 days in the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur. After getting my fill of shopping and eating, I decided I needed to immerse myself back in nature. Hence, the trip to the KL bird park with my Olympus EM-5 II camera and Panasonic Leica 100-400mm lens. The park was an easy 15 minute taxi ride from my hotel, and for those who are worried about transport from the bird park back to your hotel, there is a taxi stand there with many taxis readily available.

Inside the KL Bird Park. You'd think you were right in the middle of a jungle if it weren't for the skycrapers in the background.

The KL bird park is situated in the heart of KL next to the KL Botanical Gardens, and has the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world, with a few mini aviaries dotted around the park. There are 4 zones to explore, and the one I was most interested in was Zone 3: Land of the Hornbills. After all, Malaysia's national bird is the Rhinoceros Hornbill. What I discovered were a myriad of hornbill species that I never knew existed. Unfortunately, most of the hornbills were situated in mini aviaries, and it was very difficult to get good photos of them. Other points of interest were the World of Parrots, and the Owls, that were unfortunately all sleeping at the time of my visit.

Rhinoceros Hornbill, Malaysia's National Bird

Whilst there were many, many other birds such as herons, egrets, peacocks, etc, I didn't actually manage to see the whole place due to the heat and humidity in KL. After only a couple of hours, I soon headed back to my hotel for a cold shower and more food. If you are in Malaysia and spending only a few days in KL, but you would like to view many of the native birds and a few others from around the world, then the KL Bird Park is a good place to see them. Anyway, that's it from me for now. Please scroll down to see more of my photos from the KL Bird Park and don't forget to check out my Instagram or Facebook Pages.

Until next time,


Victoria Crowned Pigeon, one of the largest pigeons I've ever seen. Look at those legs.

One of the many peafowls roaming the park.

Red-billed Hornbill.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-billed Stork, dozing in the shade.

Cattle Egret, on the hunt for food.

Not sure what these birds are, but they are magnificent.

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