With a width of 296 hectare that?s divided to 2 main parts that is a 201 hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest.
Kuala Selangor Nature Park was opened in 1987. With a width of 296 hectare that?s divided to 2 main parts that is a 201 hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest . The park is under the management of the Malaysia Nature Lovers Association. Because of that, the natural beauties of the park are preserved without any habitat damage that has been the loyal tenants here.
Nature Park has the concept of Bird Park , whereby the visitors can see for themselves the many species of wild birds. The bird habitat is frequently used as research for interested scientists and tourists. There are 156 species of birds and 57 of it are birds from overseas like Russia and Siberia. Some of the birds that live in the park are birds from cold climate of the north hemisphere to search for food at the warm climate of the south hemisphere.
From the month of September till April each year, the park will be visited by migrating birds from oversea together with the local birds to make a living.
Among the species of local birds that are permanent residents of the park is mangrove bird, flamingoes, ketitir, pekaka, raja udang, pucong, serandau, black shoulder eagle and so forth. While the migrating birds are purple herow, great eagle, tiger shrike, brown shrike, arctic shrike, warbler, purple swamphen and many more. The presence of the birds makes it a most interesting location to be visit for the abundance of the panoramic flora and fauna.
There are 3 main walking/hiking trails at the nature park, all of which are suitable for beginners and families. For longer visits, the park provides accommodation in the form of A-frame huts, chalets, dormitories, a hostel and camping grounds.
Kuala Selangor Nature Park is often visited together with Taman Ikan Air Tawar Kuala Selangor (located in the park itself) and the historical Bukit Melawati, which overlooks the park. At night, visitors usually make their way to watch the magical Kuala Selangor fireflies in Kampung Kuantan, just 6 kilometers away.