“Home to thousands of unique flora and fauna. Malaysia is the preferred birding destination.”
About Birding

This year, working together with Malaysia Nature Society (MNS), Tourism Malaysia is dedicated to promoting Malaysia as the preferred birding destination.

Malaysia is home to one of the oldest rainforest flora in the world, it also has one of the best-managed forests. The depleting natural resources of the world due to human intervention and natural disasters make Malaysia’s natural heritage unique. Tourism Malaysia has helped many entrepreneurs capitalize on our natural beauties: the forests, parks and gardens both private and public.

Trade practitioners can contact Tourism Malaysia to participate in the The British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland, United Kingdom held annually. We are also promoting birding activities at domestically via Raptor Watch in Tanjung Tuan, the annually held Fraser's Hill International Bird Race, the Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan Bird Count, the Wings of Kuala Kubu Bharu held annually, the Borneo Bird Festival in Sandakan, Sabah a seminar entitled: Malaysia A Preferred Birding Destination.

If you are a practitioner and wish to be involved in this niche market, please do not hesitate to contact Tourism Malaysia. Some details of the events promoted by Tourism Malaysia:

Borneo Bird Festival in Sandakan, Sabah

Borneo Bird Festival is held at one of Sabah’s prime bird-watching spot, the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan. Known to be home to both endemic and non-endemic birds, this is an ideal place for both birders and photographers. There have been sightings of the elusive Borneo Bristlehead, the Red-bearded Bee-Eater and Diard’s Trogon in RDC. Activities such as; photography competition, bird race, guided bird walks as well as games for children will be held during this two-day festival while promoting ecotourism and environmental conservation.

Seminar: Malaysia, A Preferred Birding Destination

The “Malaysia, a Preferred Birding Destination” seminar organized by Tourism Malaysia, had brought together some 100 participants comprising government officers from Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Tourism Malaysia, Forestry Department, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, tourism promotions boards, researchers and academicians, nature and birding societies, nature guides, travel agents, and nature photographers.

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