aka Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, aka Taman Pertanian Malaysia Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, aka Taman Pertanian Bukit Cerakah.
Phew, for me I prefer Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya. :)
Most people come here for jogging, cycle around the park and visit the Four Seasons House.
My purpose there was for Birdwatching, so don’t expect a tour around the whole of Bukit Cahaya and the facilities available there here in this post!

 

24th April 2011
Duration: 5 hours!

Woke up late. Supposed to reach Andy’s house to carpool at 6.30am but I was 10 minutes late. So all of us there was rushing. Anyway We all made it to Bukit Cahaya and all the birders were already there! Still doing registration so no harm done. :lol:

Tang giving his speech

Scoping the Pink-necked Green-pigeon!

Sorry la. Camera haven’t wake up. I assure you the following photos will be better. :sweat:

Second bird I saw there was a Banded Woodpecker, apart from the Oriental Magpie Robin and Javan Myna

Then this came along which gave us a scratch on the head as none of us could ID it!

Olive-winged Bulbul

Javan Myna

Then.. I was bird-less for 1 hour. :doh:
No photographs taken for 1 hour and I only saw some birds like the Common Iora, Black-naped Oriole and uhhh.. Javan Myna?

Anyway it was not for long before my “wind-water” changed!
We arrived at a pond where it was quite open. Good opportunity for us to catch the birds.
Oops no picture of the pond. I SHOULD REALLY PAY ATTENTION AND PHOTOGRAPH THE THE PLACE TOO zz

Raffles's Malkoha

Orange-Backed Woodpecker

Black-Thighed Falconet

^The smallest Raptor of all Raptors. Small but fearsome! Just look at it’s stare!

Orange-Backed Woodpecker

And then we reached a Ficus tree where birds come to have a bite or 2 of the fruit. So much so that some of us took some fruits from the ground and hope to germinate it at home. I still see nothing coming out from my pot though!

Brown Barbet

Black-naped Oriole Juvenile

Coppersmith Barbet

“Here’s a fruit. Therefore be fruitful and multiply!”

-Mr Coppersmith Barbet

These shots of the Red Eyed Bulbul totally made my day.
It’s not all the time that you catch a bird with it’s tongue, or fruit flywing in the air eh? :)

Red Eyed Bulbul

There is a lake there where some people are seen fishing but odd enough we couldn’t spot any Kingfishers!

We then turned back and traced our steps back to the entrance.
On our way back we saw more birds!

Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo

Dark-Necked Tailorbird

Plantain Squirrel

Not bird, but still it was very cute climbing up the tree.

 

Another picture which made my day.

Chestnut-Bellied Malkoha

I was telling Tang about me not seeing a single hornbill in my life and that’s the bird family which I crave the most. Remember my fail-trip to Taman Rimba Ampang?

So while walking back Syafiq suddenly told me “Hornbill! look at the Guy in Red Helmet.”

Then I thought he was playing with me and said Cehhh.

But No, look above him!

OH MY. THERE REALLY WAS A HORNBILL! I was OVERFILLED WITH JOY at that moment! First Hornbill in my life! :D

Unfortunately I couldn’t get a GREAT picture of it because it was too far away. So this will do for now. :p

Black Hornbill

Ahhh.. A very fruitful birding trip indeed, it was! Anybody up for a trip there? ;)

 

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Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam
General Information
Address: Taman Pertanian Malaysia,
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam,
40000 Shah Alam.
Telephone: 03-55106922

Coordinates: N3.09563 E101.51118
Operating Hours: 8am – 5pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Parking Fee:
Free
Entrance Fee: RM3 (Adult)
RM1 (Children 6-11 years old)
Bicycle Rental Rates: RM3-5 for first hour (depending on model), RM1 for every subsequent hour.