Birdwatching in Royal Belum

Get the opportunity to spot one of the thousand bird species living in Belum Temenggor

This is the perfect tour for a group of maximum 06 people (each boat). This full day tour will bring you to explore the birds of Royal Belum state park.

From: RM590

Guided Tour

Lead by a nature English speaking guide licensed by the Royal Belum State Park.


Get the opportunity to spot one of the thousand bird species living in Belum Temenggor.

Lunch provided

Enjoy your packed lunch.


This is the perfect full day tour for the birdwatching lovers. You will explore the forest of the Royal Belum state park.

Belum Temenggor is an exceptional site for birds; 316 bird species are known so far. During some periods, it is possible to see, all 10 of Malaysia’s magnificent hornbill species. It may be the World’s richest site in terms of species richness and large populations. It is the only existing forest in the World where there are more than 2000 individuals in one congregation that was recorded. Nowhere else  has more hornbill species than in Belum Temenggor. Only the forests of far northern West Malaysia, and possibly contiguous forest in Thailand, hold as many.

Hornbills found in Belum-Temengor can grow up to about 120 cm. They are essential to the rainforest as a source of life. These large sized birds require immense spaces. They need large trees for nesting and shelter, watering holes and a diverse forest to feed off; without which, the dwindling trend of their population will surely continue.

Birdwatching carried out on a boat, can afford you excellent views of hornbills on their daily migrations to fruiting trees scattered throughout the forest. From the lake, you have the opportunity to see raptors, such as Osprey, Fish-eagles, Falconets and during winter, migratory species such as Honey-buzzards and Accipiters.

There are trails throughout various places surrounding the lake giving you access to the rainforest system estimated to be older than the Amazon or Congo.  Within these trails, you can expect to find some of Malaysia’s prized species such as Trogons, Peacock-pheasants, Paradise-flycatchers and so much more.

The speed boat has a shelter. Each boat can accommodate a maximum of 6 people on board. Life jacket is provided.

A local nature guide will be with you.



The importance of Belum Temenggor, however, lies in the fact that its forests are home to large numbers of hornbills. It’s the only site on Earth where you can see all of the ten known species of Malaysian hornbills : Plain-pouched HornbillWhite-crowned HornbillBushy-crested HornbillWrinkled HornbillWreathed HornbillBlack HornbillOriental Pied HornbillRhinoceros Hornbill,  Great Hornbill and Helmeted Hornbill.


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