The area is beautiful, and being at a very high elevation very cool and comfortable. This is a hot spot for the Malaysian people. They flock here by the thousands on the weekends and holidays.
Also the prices skyrocket on weekends and holidays. So if on a budget check out the holiday schedule before coming. I try to hit this place during the week. There are some good deals on hotels, and it is not very crowded. Also it is a good time for me to meet and talk to the locals.
Cameron Highlands is huge. If you want to walk the mountain trails it is pretty easy. There are maps available at the hotels, and getting a cab is a snap. I have my own transportation so easy for me.
So far I have found the forest park the easiest place to bird. There were no birders there the whole time I was birding. So, you need to explore the area. The best time is between 9:30 - 11:30 in the morning. You will catch waves of birds coming threw the jungle feeding close to the stream.
Here are just a few birds I photographed while there.
I saw both the male and female. But, this is the only good shot I got.
This guy was feeding around the same area I took the Siberian thrush.
Feeding in a small clearing in the jungle.
These guys are all over the area. Just follow a stream and you will eventually run across them.
Fast movers, hard to get a good shot of when they are feeding.
Feeding in the trees on a river bank.
Easy to take. One pair was building a nest and I set out some worms and they came in to feed.
Fast movers and very difficult to photograph. A first for me so I was glad to get a shot.
All the best, Gary