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14 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Monday, October 26, 2009

Birding With Iain Ewing

17th - 25th October 2009



Spent 9 days birding with Iain who works in Singapore and managed to see some of his target birds such as Storm's Stork and Blue-headed Pitta. My lifers was the Giant Pitta (after many years !), Straw-headed Bulbul and Cinnamon-rumped Trogon hehehe :)

Key species seen :
  • Storm's Stork
  • Wallace's Hawk Eagle
  • Cinnamon-rumped Trogon
  • Rufous-collared Kingfisher
  • Giant Pitta
  • Blue-banded Pitta
  • Blue-headed Pitta
  • Bornean Bristlehead
  • Large-billed Blue Flycatcher

Some of the shots taken during the trip with Nikon D300s and 70-200mm VR 2.8


Record shot of the endemic Blue-banded Pitta


Bornean Crested Fireback


Resident wild boar at Borneo Rainforest Lodge


Cattle Egret


Blue-headed Pitta, another Bornean endemic


Malay Civet found feeding nearby the restaurant at Danum Valley


The famous Wang Kong for his ability to mimics most of the birds that is found in Danum Valley


Bird eye view of the lodge from View Point at Danum Valley


Proboscis Monkey with a baby at Kinabatangan River


Wagler's Pit Viper

The endangered Storm's Stork


Sunset at the river


Buffy Fish Owl


Jerdon's Baza


Brown-throated Sunbird


I will be off again for few nights at the mountain with Pat and Ute Nash this week and happy birding everyone !

10 comments:

Tabib said...

Wow!.. Pittas!

Jordan Sitorus said...

Nice post! Hope you'll get better shots of the pittas next time... mouth watering stuff...

madibirder said...

3 Pittas in one go, great stuff!

S.C.E. said...

You are so lucky to get Pitta Birds, wonderful stuff.......

Pat O'Donnell said...

Congratulations on some fantastic birds! I hope to make it to Borneo some day.

The Abbot said...

Great photography. A very interesting blog.

Glennis said...

Lovely Sunbird. A wonderful collection of birds and animals, loved the Civet too.

flowergirl said...

Pittas! Lovely - to be honest i didn't know there were so many!

The Storm stork is magnificent as well.

Larry Jordan said...

What an exciting and tropical place to be Jason. It is great to be able to see the birds and other creatures from Sabah Borneo Island. Viewing the Pittas is great but the Storm Stork and the Buffy Fish Owl really made my day. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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

Thanks a lot everyone hehehehe