Monday, August 8, 2011

Kinta Nature Park

The small island that serves as a breeding ground for the herons..
Birding activity at the nature park..
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) wading in the lake..
A Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) resting on a branch on the island..
Malayan Night Herons on the island..
The grey and the purple heron in one location..

The Grey Heron's nest with a juvenile chick.
Kinta Nature Park is located at Batu Gajah, Perak. To get there is easy as it is right by the Batu Gajah town itself and just follow the signs. The park consists of former mining lakes with secondary jungles surrounding them. What the lakes offer is a haven for migratory birds during the peak season between September to March. But there are birds which had stayed on and started breeding there. You can observe them during the non migratory season. The pictures here are from my trip in July.

There are a lot of bird species that can be spotted here from local to migratory. The lake had provided food and protection. The park provides an easy access to view them without the hassle of going through the jungle and also a viewing tower is also there to provide you with an aerial view.

There is a large multi purpose hall at the park. Toilet is also available. The park is fenced and the gates are locked for security. All you have to do is inform the Kampung Pisang headman to get the permission and the keys to the park..


  1. wonderful photos and story ... I especially like the one of the island...

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Beautiful! I'm enjoying seeing different parts of your country!

  3. I really love seeing your part of the world and seeing heron are there also

  4. Really wonderful pictures. Very good shots of local herons.

  5. hi syed, except crows, I simply like birds including kampung chicken and the murai (mocking baird). Guess the heron are the most common or may be the most tame bird species around at the sanctuary. You seem to have lots of beautiful images on them.
    I wish there’s plenty of flamingos too. So nice to sit amongst the sweet of you to take their photos and blog on them

  6. I'd love to visit Malaysia! Your country is so beautiful. Gorgeous photos as always.

    Here's my son and his wife in Langkawi - they loved Malaysia and plan on going back:

  7. What an excellent camera angle... Really nice... Lovely pictures...