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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

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94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Birding With Colin And Pam

17th - 23rd April 2009



Had a great time birding with Colin and Pam at Kinabalu Park, Kinabatangan River and Tambunan Rafflesia Centre for a week and during that time, managed to see 182 species with 28 endemics for Borneo.

Key species seen :
  • Bornean Ground Cuckoo - Twice seen within 2 days in row at the river ! Thanks to Kecil, the boatman who navigated along the river perfectly for this species.
  • White-fronted Falconet - A pair along the river.
  • Red-breasted Partridge - Few individuals seen and then crossing the trail.
  • Whitehead's Trogon - 2 males and 1 female.
  • Giant Swiftlet - Saw twice in a day at Timpohon Gate flying very low and my lifer too hahaha :p
  • Bornean Barbet - 1st bird seen at Tambunan.
  • Whitehead's Broadbill - Nearly gave up on this. Thanks for the help from Andy and Cameron :)
  • Fruithunter - Saw the nest and while walking on the other trails after breakfast, saw a juvenile being fed by the parents.
  • Everett's Thrush - No luck at the usual stack out trail, on the way back from Power Station in the evening, saw 1 hopping on the side of the road and Colin managed to get a record shot hahaha :p
  • Whitehead's Spiderhunter - Seen twice in flight only ...

Some of the shot taken during the trip, digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, SRB-Griturn adapter and Fujifilm F31D


View of Crocker Range from the Timpohon Gate


Mt. Kinabalu in the evening from Kundasang Town


Nice hotel with excellent rooms and wireless Internet too :p



Juvenile Fruithunter


Whitehead's Trogon


Whitehead's Broadbill on nest


Kecil, the boatman has an Eagle eye !


Cruising along the longest river in Sabah, Kinabatangan


Scarlet-rumped Trogon digiscoped along the access road to Gomantong Caves


Buffy Fish Owl, the commonest species found on the river


Gunung Alab road


Happy birders, Colin and Pam from England


My next trip would be in Sepilok for the Bornean Bristlehead from the 27th April until the 1st of May.

Happy birding eveyone :)

8 comments:

S.C.E. said...

Another great Owl shot......

Free wireless internet eh? I wish that would catch on in Japanese hotels.....

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Lovely endemics, Jason, hope I can photograph them come end of May.

Gallicissa said...

You tempt me to catch the next available flight to visit Borneo. I have now totally neglected my digiscopy after getting into macro. I need to come here more often to draw some inspiration!

Lovely photography.

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Thanks a lot my friends and I'm in Sandakan now, hope can see the Bornean Bristlehead :)

Sander Pieterse said...

Great stuff, Jason! Andy and Cameron showed me and Ben a Fruithunter nest (with female sitting on the eggs) at KNP as well, while we were there in March.

Cheers from Holland,
Sander

T and S said...

Beautiful series yet again. The images of the trogon are spectacular. Awesome

digdeep said...

Ouch! What a great shot of the male trogon - in the sun as well!

Dave

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