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MikeBirder - Malaysian Birds


Welcome to my Malaysian Birding Blog. I migrated to as my blog at 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. Coming to May 2020 my countdown of lifers photograph has reached
539/688 species of birds of Malaysia in photos.

My shooting gear was a EF400mm f4 DO lens and Canon 7D body which to me is the ideal setup for mobility and bird chasing at that time. 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 by 30%. In December 2018 I acquired the Nikon Coolpix P1000 as supplementary camera for distance shooting of 3000mm.
Meantime I am hoping Sigma or Fuji will come out with with a 200-600mm lens for my Fuji body. As for a new body I will only consider an upgrade when the megapixel hit 30..........

I am a weekend birder. Do feel free to drop me a line at 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 Jeram side of the coast . Overnite trip to Merapoh & Cameron, Air Hitam and further north to Kuala Sidim is a seldom affair but for lifer we travel. 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. This I did in 2018 to Sepilok Sandakan and Kinabalu Park. Next Danum and LahatDatu.......

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, 16 April 2019

Avian Nesting April 2019 - Long-tailed Broadbill Fraser's Hill

Normally I do not blog any active bird nesting unless I think its safe enough. There are at least two active nestings now in Bukit Fraser in  April 2019. For the past years, the Bishop trail has been the favorite spot where a pair have been building their nest high above the trail. This year is the same but a lot higher now. Feeding in progress as you read. 

Then the other nest is at Langgak Golf. It is my first time seeing a nesting here above a ravine but almost eye level to the road. It is about 40-50 off the road so it is quite safe for me to post now for all to visit and shoot the event. So again a gentle reminder - fellow birders please don't start cutting down branches to have a better view as there is enough open and unobstructed space for 20 pax at the port.  

Both the parent are responsible for preparing the nest. One was in charge on the top while the other at the bottom and inside.The nest is hanging precariously from the thorny rattan frond. It looks fragile and can break off during a thunderstorm but I think the birds know how hardy is rattan. 

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