In 1892, a miner and surveyor H.W.Lake and Lieutenant H.J.Kelsall climbed Gunung Janing. They collected plant specimens, recorded a number of animals such as elephants, monkeys, sumatran rhinoceros and deers in this area. With the fact that it is a home for the largest population of the highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros and the rich biodiversity that have been recorded, it stand a strong point for conservation to preserve it's natural heritage. It is believed that fewer than 300 of them are left currently in the world. In 1933 Endau, Kluang wildlife was gazetted as a forest reserve. Later in 1972 Pahang state government earmarked Lesong Forest to be expanded to Endau, Kluang Wildlife forest reserve.
Where is Endau Rompin National Park.
It's area covers from the south of the state of Pahang to the northest of Johor, a protected rainforest in Malaysia approximately area of 870 km². This national park is named after both Endau and Rompin rivers that flow through the park.
As the localities there are 1 entrance to Endau Rompin from Pahang and there are 2 entrance from Johor. Entry from Pahang you need to head to Mersing just before reaching Rompin (the taman negeri park is 35km from Rompin town) turnoff at the signage of Taman Negeri Endau Rompin and/Felda Selendang.
If you want to access Endau Rompin Selai take the north south highway head to Yong Peng then head to Labis and follow the signs for Bekok.
The journey from UPM toll to Ayer Hitam head to Kluang and then to Kahang took me 4 hrs with 2 pit stops with my driving speed of 90/110 kmph. If you have booked the 4WD transfer from Kahang office that will normally wait for you at 12noon, do work backward the time you need to start your journey.
My birding field trip report
The duration of visit to Endau Rompin, Kg Peta is from 23th of October to 28th of October. Some days the wheather is not too kind to us. We have gloomy days in the morning and rain in the afternoon.As it is birds migratory season. We spotted this Juvenile Tiger Shrike.
It is much easier to spot Brown-Fulvetta in this patch of forest.
I yet to positively ID this bird. I have a feeling that this is the Blue and White Flycatcher.Another pose of the flycatcher. This is another look of the Tiger Shrike.
Another individual of a Brown Fulvetta.
Babblers would prefer thick shaddy shrub, sighting of jungle Babblers would stand a better chance start from the 1st daylight till about 9am. I do recall that this bird was sighted in the afternoon after the rain, it was in the midst of preening and it does not call that time.
This Little Spiderhunter find this Musa gracilis the smallest Malaysis rare banana plant is a good source of food.