• John Nat Arifin

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.


Silver-breasted Broadbill @ Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia



Silver-eared Mesia



Chestnut-headed Laughingthrush



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


Green Magpie



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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