My Binoculars and Spotting Scopes Supported by Swarovski Optik

12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Saturday, May 17, 2008

eye level with black hornbill

13th - 17th may 2008



pay a visit to my father who had a health problem and were admitted at duchess of kent hospital, sandakan few days ago. visiting hours started from 1230 - 1400 hrs and 1600 - 1930 hrs daily, so took few trips in the morning to the rainforest discovery centre, part of the sepilok-kabili forest reserve.


view from platform no. 3

has 3 viewing towers with the other 2 is connected with walkway together with excellent trails and during my visit, managed to record around 76 birds and 1 lifer; bornean bristlehead ! wahaha searched for 3 years and with the aid of my scope, got a splendid view of 3 bristleheads and took short footage of it and im so happy coz it was the day my father was discharged from the hospital too :)

total species recorded (including visit on last march) : 86 birds so far (own list)






black hornbill


violet cuckoo


endemic of borneo, white-crowned shama


summary from this trip :
  • worth a visit for 2 days birding even though the whole trails could be completed within a day
  • good introduction of the lowland rainforest
  • fantastic place for bird photography i.e digiscoping due to the sufficient light during the day

pictures was digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn adapter and fujifilm f31d

and videos of the bornean bristlehead and violet cuckoo at my youtube

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to your father. Hope things are better.