Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur AKA KL Bird Park

Located in the serene and scenic Lake Gardens, close to the Orchid Garden and the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial, the Bird Park is one of the largest covered bird park in the world, sprawling 8 acres of verdant valley terrain. Here, for the first time in Malaysia, bird lovers can have a field day watching more than 3000 birds perching and winging about freely-in a totally natural and beautifully landscaped enviroment.

It’s around the area of Jalan Parlimen, if you can reach Jalan Parlimen there’s good signage all the way to the bird park. The Butterfly Park is nearby too.

It’s open daily from 9am until 6.30pm – it’s not that cheap at around RM30 per person, but it’s a great place to practice wild life photography.

KL Bird Park

The first thing you’ll see when you get there is monkeys, not birds.

You might remember this one and it’s swinging nipples.

Monkey Nipples

Cheeky Monkey looks like he’s about to steal something.

Cheeky Monkey

It was my first time using a telephoto lens as I’d just bought it (The 70-300mm VR from Nikon) and sadly it was quite an overcast day, so I didn’t have the best light.

Feel free to ID any of the birds because I have no idea what any of them are.


Full body Heron (I think?!)


Side Profile – Check out the creamy bokeh

Side Profile

The Red Eye bird

Red Eye Bird

And then…..it rained and it rained and it rained.


After the Rain

Pink Flower



Some birds drying out on a rooftop




Red Dots

Red Dots

Pink Buds

Pink Buds



Yummy Papaya


There’s various sections in the bird park where you there are a few activities like a Photo booth, bird feeding, some kind of history of birds and a few others bits of interest.

Bird Park Map

It’s worth a visit, so do check it out.




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15 Responses to Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur AKA KL Bird Park

  1. KY July 17, 2007 at 9:33 am #

    it’s only RM 12 for locals 😀

  2. Hijackqueen July 17, 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    I’ve been to the park. It is really big and filled with beautiful birds. Nice shots you had there. Worth investing in the lens huh.

  3. d'Fish July 17, 2007 at 5:39 pm #

    never been the there but good picture man. did u see any monkey doing it. or bird. haha.

    p/s – wat camera are you using?

    tought of buying a new cam. thinking of nikon x40D. any idea’s?

  4. illusionist July 17, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    Your photos are great, as usual.

  5. ShaolinTiger July 18, 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    KY: Didn’t know that, are you sure?

    Hijackqueen: Yeah it’s huge, I’ve been 3 times I think, I’ll go again soon when the weather is good.

    d’Fish: Haha no, didn’t see that – I think the rain had cooled them all down. I’m using Nikon D200, D40x is a great camera, if you can stretch your budge a little more though I suggest you get a Nikon D80.

    illusionist: Thanks 🙂 I’m not really happy with this set though, hope to go back again soon.

  6. gazard July 18, 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    Man, the raining effect is so amazing, how do you do that?

  7. Dabido July 18, 2007 at 11:39 pm #

    Kewl pictures! I wonder if it was the bird sactuary I went to when I was a kid [1972]. I’ll have to try and dig up the family slides of the day! 🙂

  8. easyriderlovescs July 19, 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    atm i’m using a canon powershot a430, but i’m thinking of upgrading to the canon eos digital 350d, how does it compare to nikon d40x? personal experiences please…

    anyway if you happen to be in s’pore do visit the jurong bird park or the night safari, it’s good for wildlife photography too, plus night photography.

  9. Chioque July 19, 2007 at 8:02 pm #

    From the tag you are using Nikon D200. But may I know which lenses are you using for the above shots and whether all are handheld or using tripods.

    I am asking because your shots are super sharp and very very nice and would like to emulate them. Brilliant photos.

  10. ShaolinTiger July 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm #

    gazard: Was just bored and waiting for the rain to stop, focused on the drips coming down from the roof and liked the result!

    Dabido: It might well be, let me know if you manage to find out.

    easyriderlovescs: You may aswell get the 400D, latest model. If your budget can stretch a bit further get the Nikon D80 – great camera! Will check out Singapore if I get a chance.

    Chioque: I shot all of these with the fairly cheap 70-300mm VR lens from Nikon which came out this year. All are handheld, most at ISO400. The VR helps.

  11. May November 14, 2007 at 10:40 am #

    The red-eyed bird is a crowned pigeon. 🙂

  12. sarah syazwani November 2, 2008 at 10:59 am #


  13. cikgu hadi March 11, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    how about lawatan sekolah?
    can we have a discount for the ticket price?
    too pricey for budak2 kampung luar bandar.

  14. Jaime December 4, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Can i ask whether will the monkeys steal any of your stuffs or will they disturb u ?
    Im worried to take my family there which consists of children and babies ..

  15. gilbert January 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    When I need birds u show me monkeys. Thats malaysian style.

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