This short tour to Malaysia is designed specifically to find Rail-babbler, the only representative of the Eupetidae family. Surprisingly, this monotypic species is most closely related to the mountain loving Rockjumper’s of southern Africa. We have three and a half days at two of the most reliable sites in Malaysia to find our elusive, shy quarry.

This tour is made available through Birding Direct. To explore this offering further for pricing, day to day itinerary, inclusions & exclusions, or to tailor the tour to your personal requirements, please follow this direct link to the Rail-babbler tour page.

This tour can be taken at any time from mid-January through mid-October. One should avoid November and December, which is the height of the Northeast monsoon.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Top Mammals
Dusky Leaf Monkey
Habitats Covered
mountains, lowland rainforest
Expected Climate
hot and humid in the lowlands, cool in the highlands
Max Group Size
1-6 with 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
targeted at one species
Photographic Opportunities
average to good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

The ability of our guide, Rich Lindie, to locate the birds from the faintest movement or call under difficult and trying conditions was outstanding.

We felt that the trip was very well organised and efficient so we could spend as much time in the field as possible. Glen was a terrific guide - excellent birder as well as his concern that everyone was seeing the birds. Glen was very even in his manner at all times and with everyone.

Our local leader and Adam Walleyn made a great team; we appreciated Adam’s great skill at spotting and identifying the mammals and herptofauna, which is an important part of any birding trip for us.

Glen did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.

Our tour was really exceptional, and our guide, Glen Valentine, was fabulous!!! Being in the jungle meant our views were narrowed, but Glen went out of his way to make sure everyone had a chance to see these exceptional birds.

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