After exploring many areas, I have come up with a list of the top birdwatching places in Malaysia for anyone interested to know where and how to get to these locations.
This list of places for birdwatching in Malaysia is also in no order and is purely based on popularity, infrastructure, and accessibility to these places, which many birders have visited.
Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia
Kinabatangan River, Sabah
Taman Negara, Pahang
Fraser's Hill, Pahang
Langkawi Island, Kedah
Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah
Awana Genting, Pahang
Paya Maga, Sarawak
Bario Highlands, Sarawak
Danum Valley, Sabah
Maliau Basin, Sabah
Rainforest Discovery Center, Sabah
Crocker Range National Park, Sabah
Deramakot Forest Reserve, Sabah
Some places mentioned above require traveling via two flights, overland journeys, and even river cruising or trekking. And being in a tropical climate, Malaysia offers over 600 species of birds covering many different terrains.
There are tropical rainforest, coastal, island, montane, and wetland locations to spot the different species of birds in Malaysia, suitable for all kinds of birders.
With so many locations being offered and published in magazines, books, and online sites, it must be tough to decide which are the best places to go for birdwatching in Malaysia.