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Birdwatching in the Wetlands

Grab your binoculars and flock down to Putrajaya Wetlands Park for a day of birdwatching!

As one of the largest man-made freshwater wetlands in the tropics, the Putrajaya Wetlands is made up of the Wetlands Park (138 hectares) and the wetland areas (1,977 hectares). It is also recognised by UNESCO as an Ecohydrology Demonstration Site, a place where researchers can observe the interactions between water and the ecosystems. The wetlands has a high rate of biodiversity due to its unique ecosystem.

The park offers itself as a place for visitors to rest their eyes on greeneries and take in a breath of fresh clean air, a treat being so near to the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur. It is also a popular spot for birdwatching, recreational activities, fishing and water sports.

Due to its surroundings, more than 100 species have been spotted around the Wetlands Park, making it a great place for birdwatching. Some of the birds that can be spotted here are Purple Swamphen, Jungle Fowl, Painted Storks, Pelicans, Swans and the Buffy Fish Owls.

Birdwatchers can climb up the 18 metre lookout tower located in the Wetlands Park for a bird's-eye view of the area and birds flying around it. Those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground can head to the flamingo pond and the swan lake for an up-close view of the beautiful birds.

There are also nature trails and a plant nursery for visitors who are eager to explore the park, complete with a bike rental service for those who prefer to cycle. Plenty of outdoor space is also available as picnic areas for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location: Putrajaya Wetlands Park

Contact: +60 3-8887 7773/7774

Website: www.ppj.gov.my

Getting Here

By Car/ Taxi or Bus
It is located 25km south of Kuala Lumpur and 20km north of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). It can be reached by expressways, urban highways dan railways.

Who To Contact

For more information, please contact:

Phone: +603-8925 3817/ 8925 3791

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