Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Great Hornbill sign for Great Year Ahead!

Dusky Broadbill - this is the first time I have had a good sight of this broadbill species in Telapa Buruk, Negeri Sembilan. The other broadbills, Green, Black and Yellow and Silver-breasted were calling that Monday morning from amongst the thick foliage and trees of the sub-montane forest - I could only listen to and appreciate their calls that day. Broadbills bonanza for me even though the other broadbills stayed hidden from my view. 

Together with friends from Sarawak, we had earlier attended the 3rd AGM of Wild Bird Club Malaysia which was held at Selesa Resort, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. More on that at AGM 2018 and Post-AGM Birding at Genting Highlands: Website about birdwatching and birdwatchers in Malaysia. The Great Hornbill was seen that Sunday morning as we walked up the Old Pumphouse Road, Goh Tong Jaya, and surely this was a sign for Great Year ahead! The Ferruginous Patridge that early Saturday morning was also a much-awaited bird for me since I had missed it earlier during a day trip to Bukit Tinggi with my Wader Sifu, Ang Teck Hin and his wife, Lwee.   
Checklists of birds seen, heard have been recorded through eBird Malaysia, and are available at  

Birdwatching with friends from Sarawak 
eBird Introduction Video below was a timely New Year 2018 gift from Cornell Lab of Ornithology, USA. Adds to my one of my New Year Resolution, which is - to be a Better Recreational Birder!


  1. Semenyih is in Selangor near Negeri Sembilan?

  2. 2018 is also recognized as the Year of the Bird by National Geographic at

  3. New discovery by Cornell Lab in Papua region, the Bird of Paradise species at

  4. National Geographic article on Helmeted Hornbills at

  5. Spotlight on the Helmeted Hornbill at


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