Perak Darul Ridzuan has the nations’ largest mountain range sweeping across it to provide for some of the best geological features and structures that will make for a beautiful holiday. The state of Perak is only a two hour drive away from the city of Kuala Lumpur and is definitely worth giving a visit to many of its destinations that beckon you to come and enjoy a relaxing holiday with nature’s best offerings.

There are many destinations in Perak that will give you a quiet gateway surrounded by nature. One such place is the Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary. Located in the Kerian district, the park was established in the late 1900s by the Wildlife and National Parks Department of the state government. The Sanctuary was built to protect migrant birds, as well as local resident birds. The sanctuary has become a shelter that is utilized by the migrant birds because of the large mudflat area that the sanctuary holds that can feed and provide rest for the travelling birds. The migratory birds use a route from the northern hemisphere to head to the southern hemisphere and this makes the sanctuary a great place to visit because visitors have the chance of seeing birds from as far as Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan and China. There is nothing better than being able to see so many international species of birds in just one place. The best time to come would be between September till April. The birds migrate in large numbers; sometimes up to many thousand flying birds at one time. The sanctuary is definitely a dynamic and living ecosystem to be at and you will definitely love the natural orchestra and chirping that you can get here at the Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary.

Ecotourism activities are now a widely popular activity in the Kuala Gula region. The protection and conservation efforts of the migratory and resident birds here are definitely well received by the locals. The sanctuary is home to over 40 bird species that come here from foreign lands to rest and feed. The resident birds account for over the 100 species of birds that are at the sanctuary all year round. The sanctuary is the right place to be in if you love birds and love bird watching. Bird lovers can spend an entire day here just watching the birds fly around in their natural habitat and watch as they build nests, mingle with each other and feed.

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