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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

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 !

Saturday, October 24, 2009

On Birding Tour Now

Hio all,

Been busy after the Borneo Bird Festival recently at Rainforest Discovery Centre from the 8th until the 16th and currently at Sepilok on birding tour. I will be back to Kota Kinabalu tomorrow then continue birding for few nights at Kinabalu National Park.

By the way, this is one of the picture of Blue-banded Pitta taken at Danum Valley few days ago. Not a great picture as I was using fill in flash from my camera and the result was a bit blur :p

Taken with Nikon D300s and 70-200mm 2.8 VR

Elusive endemic Blue-banded Pitta of Borneo.


I would probably update my blog from my recent trips by next month. Have a nice day and happy birding :)