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Hobi Melihat Burung di Semenanjung Malaysia

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Aktiviti melihat burung atau singkatnya "memburung" adalah satu hobi yang sihat dan manfaat. Tua dan muda semuanya boleh menceburi hobi ini. Kalau isteri / suami yang jenis adventurous, boleh juga bawa sekali. Hobi melihat burung dalam ertikata sebenar secara umumnya merangkumi 3 process:
i) memerhati burung ii) mengenalpasti burung iii) mencatat burung yang dilihat

i) MEMERHATI BURUNG Sehingga kini terdapat sebanyak 785 species burung yang telah dikenalpasti di Malaysia (sumber: MyBIS.gov.my, 2016) dan 1,375 species di seluruh dunia (sumber: Birdlife International, 2015). Kumpulan burung-burung yang dilihat pula secara umumnya boleh dibahagikan kepada 3 jenis:
i) burung tempatan ii) burung hijrah iii) burung vagrant
Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia boleh ditemui di beberapa habitat. Antara habitat yang paling umum ialah di sekitar taman rekreasi yang berdekatan ataupun di pinggiran hutan di kawasan luar bandar. Lain-lain kawasan yang boleh diterokai ialah seperti di hutan s…

The Difference Between a Twitcher and a Birder

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You might probably have known who are those bird photographers are. Over in this region they would often sit on a folded chair with their menacing looking camera system inside a hide or a camouflage shade in some muddy and mosquito infested jungle waiting patiently for their precious birds to drop in. Many people, however might find it a bit difficult to identify themselves as either a birder or a twitcher.  I did some research myself and here is what i have discovered.


Apparently the word "twitcher" is a British term (who else ?) which carries the meaning of observing a previously located rare bird. Twitchers are only interested in looking for rare birds to add on to their list of birds seen. Through their intel network, they would travel at any available time and usually covering large distances just to see a rare bird. Nevertheless it has been said that any serious birdwatcher will take great exception to being called a twitcher, really? Birders on the other hand will ma…