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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

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gunung Lumaku Forest Reserve

17th - 23rd March 201o



A week surveyed for birds and mammals at this lovely forest reserve produced unexpected species seldom seen during my birding trips with groups such Pygmy Ibon, Black-bellied Malkoha, Wreathed Hornbill, Green Broadbill and White-necked Babbler. Plus White-fronted Falconet seen daily on its hunting ground provides opportunity for good photos too !

The forest reserve is about 5180 hectares and lies between Tenom and Sipitang district. Few places was chosen at different altitudes and habitats to get wider perspective of species around the area. By the time when I left, birds recorded was 106 species and the mammals survey team managed to add another 11 species last Thursday on the 25th of March.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, Fsa-L1 adapter with Nikon D300s



Discussing plans for the next few days with Kenneth, Elmer, Ruddy and Cede



One of the transect site visited daily along Tenom - Sipitang Highway



Breakfast !



Tenom town from Perkasa Hotel



Perkasa Hotel with a backdrop of the forest reserve




Sub-montane forest up to 1200m asl the highest point of the reserve



Green Broadbill



Banded Woodpecker



Juvenile Blyth's Hawk-Eagle on the nest



Rufous-tailed Shama



Chestnut-breasted Malkoha



Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot



View of lowland forest from the train





Violet Cuckoo



Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker



Hazy Tenom town in the morning



Ticket from Tenom - Beaufort for a train ride



Padas River as the main source of electricity on the West Coast of Sabah



Dipterocarp forest along Padas River



Cede and Kenneth



Nice carrier replaced the old ones


Happy birding everyone :)

4 comments:

Denis Degullacion said...

Bravo Jay, a very impressive report and hopefully it will be another birding destination for the world. Congrats to you, Ced and the geng.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Cede sifu seems to be enjoying himself very much.

S.C.E. said...

That Green Broadbill looks great.

Wow you have some deep jungle there......

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Very interesting post, thanks for sharing. All pictures look really beautiful. We have been there few years ago and really enjoyed. Your post really useful for us, we are planning to trip and we wanted some updates about this place. Thanks again.

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