Bird watching activities
Birdwatching within the State Park usually is on small river boats. From the lake and its stream visitors can get excellent sightings and views of hornbills on their daily migrations to fruiting trees scattered throughout the forests. Moreover, the same cruising boat is productive for sighting larger species, kingfishers and edge foragers.
There are trails throughout various places surrounding the lake, giving access into the rainforest ecosystem. From here, visitors can expect to see endemic species as Trogons, Peacock-pheasants, Paradise-flycatchers and many others. Besides, camping in the rainforest would allow time and chances to observe smaller babblers, bulbuls, flycatchers, nectar feeders and leaf gleaners.
Check for bird-watching activities listed in Belum and Temenggor. For those who do not have the time or budget to bird in the Royal Belum State Park, it is possible to enjoy birding in the Temengor area. In either case, visitors will be in company of nature guides that will help to gather in best spots for photography and observation. As a recommandation, bring along binoculars or other optics, photographic lenses of 300mm and above. It’s always useful to have some guidebook at hand to recognize the species.
The best time to Visit Belum Temenggor to watch mass flights of hornbills and other species is from July to October. Thus, the birds congregate and move south into Temenggor. During these months, flocks fly out at dawn heading North to feed and return South in the evening, to undiscovered roost sites, deep in the Temenggor part of the rainforest.