Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Pulau Bangau in Teluk Intan, Perak – When the Storks Fly Home

I got you thinking huh.
Teluk Intan or Teluk Anson (once it used to be called) has an island?
The island is located on its river; the Perak River (map attach pada yang confuse).
I will be writing on the below 4 topics, 1 blog post each, and yah… So far I’ve completed only one ie. Bagan Datuk. So let’s get started.

Blog post on Teluk Intan Trip
1. Pulau Bangau or Stork Island (or perhaps Bangau Island) – DONE. Click HERE.
2. Bagan Datuk – Sunflower Garden, Sky Mirror, Blue Tears atPulau Sembilan, Aquarium and Bagan Datuk Waterfront – DONE. Click HERE.
3. Ladang Moccis – pronounced as Mokkis, by the way.
4. Teluk Intan Heritage Trail – Yup, TI has Heritage Trails both on land and by the river

Despite I started my blog with Bagan Datuk but Pulau Bangau experience was one in a million, for now at least. I have always been fascinated with migration bird those that fly in V-Formation especially and oh boy, the excitement when I get to see it with my own eyes over and over and over again… I was in disbelief. This is like…. Safari on AIR/SKY (with just one type of animal lah – bird, egret in particular).
Pulau Bangau or Bangau Island is not meant for us to visit, the highlight of Pulau Bangau is to capture the majestic egrets flying home in V-formation, some fly high and some slightly above the water. Seeing hundreds of them flying at dusk is certainly a wondrous moment. Don’t think flying a drone at this time is safe though.

One will start his/her journey via Teluk Intan River Cruise from the iconic jetty (the one with the big asam tree), and this trip is best taken either at dawn or late in the evening ie when the birds going out for food or coming home after. It is said that the island is home to more than 20,000 birds, including 10 species of herons and egrets.

Some of the species found here are :

  • Little Cormorant
  • Lesser Adjutant
  • Asian Open Bill Heron
  • Purple Heron
  • Striated Heron
  • Black Crowned Night Heron
  • Grey Heron
  • White-Breasted Waterhen
  • Acridotheres Tristis
  • Yellow Bittern
  • Chinese Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Great Egret
  • Cattle Egret
Truthfully the main reason for my fascination is the v-formation part. After abit of reading, these are some of the reasons.

V-formation facts (click HERE for my IG video)

  • A V formation is the symmetric V-shaped flight formation of flights of geese, swans, ducks, and other migratory birds, improving their energy efficiency.
  • To conserve energy by taking advantage of the upwash vortex fields created by the wings of the birds in front.
  • To facilitate orientation and communication among the birds.
  • No single bird lead for an extended period of time. The bird will switch position during the flight seamlessly.
Package A (45 mins) 
– River cruise
Children : RM15
Adult : RM25
Senior Citizen : RM20
Package B (90 mins) 
– River cruise

Children : RM25
Adult : RM45
Senior Citizen : RM35
Package C (45 mins) – Kelip-kelip (fireflies)

Children : RM15
Adult : RM25
Senior Citizen : RM20
Package D (Package B+C) – River cruise + Kelip-kelip (fireflies)
Children : RM40
Adult : RM70
Senior Citizen : RM55

Info Shahril Pekan Enterprise
HP: 012-5966375/ 013-5966301
FB: River Cruise Teluk Intan Perak

#TravelPerakLah Teluk Intan Media Fam Trip 2020 is in collaboration with Tourism Perak and all its sponsors with #GayaTravel Magazine as media coordinator.

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