Mike Birder - Malaysian Birds


Welcome to my Malaysian Birding Blog. I migrated to blogspot.com as my blog at multiply.com closed shop in 2012. I wish to showcase all Malaysian birds that I have photographed whether here or overseas. My countdown of lifers started in 2005. As of January 2017 my countdown of lifers photograph has reached
473/668 species of birds of Malaysia.

My shooting gear are a EF400mm f4 DO lens and Canon 7D body which to me is the ideal setup for mobility and bird chasing. Eventhen the weight over my shoulder is more that 5.5 kg. As of June 2016 I have also acquired a Fuji XF 100-400mm OIS lens to complement my travelling cum birding trip overseas. The Fuji X-T2 is now in hand ; the weight over my shoulder is much lighter now.

I am a weekend birder. Do feel free to drop me a line at mikebirding@gmail.com and I see whether you can tag along in my outings. My usual day trip is just an hour ride away to Hulu Langat, Lancang Kemensah, Krau, Awana, Hulu Kali, Gombak Ole Road, Fraser's Hill , Bukit Tinggi and KSNP & Coastal Sg Janggut . Overnite trip to Merapoh & Cameron, Air Hitam and further north to Kuala Sidim is a seldom affair and when the family permit. Panti in Johor is another good birding site that I yet to go. Then there are the Borneo birds of Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysia which I seriously much go to chalk up more lifers

WARNING Birding is an addiction once you started its hard to stop. The wifey and children are now birding widow and orphan.


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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Avian Sighting March 2017 - Venditer Flycatcher and moulting Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Just drop by Taman TAR in the late morning just to pass time in the last week of March 2017. Bird activity is somewhat sober. The birds are not active because of the heat.  The two birds here are worth showing besides the lupsup ones.

Again saw a Indonesian couple arriving to snare birds behind  the Syabas Reservoir. I gave them a stare but what can I do more. This is a second occasion I seen these people around the place. Sad to sya these are most probably Indonesian who then sell their catch especially the prized Sharma and Cuckoo dove.

The Yellow-rumped fc is still around and you  can see it is moulting with patches of grey feathers I read other sightings that it is still there in April 2017