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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

Friday, May 28, 2010

Birding With Rockjumper Group

19th - 27th May 2010



Familiarization trip by Tourism Malaysia and Sabah Tourism led by a well-known birder, Dennis Yong at West Malaysia and co-led by me while in Sabah. The group came from South Africa and managed to get over 250 species and by the time of writing, they were at Poring Hot Spring for their extension trip with Dennis.

Key species seen here :
  • Great-billed Heron
  • Ruddy Kingfisher
  • Whitehead's Trogon
  • Whitehead's Broadbill
  • Mt. Wren-Babbler
  • Everett's Thrush
  • Black-headed Pitta
  • Blue-headed Pitta
Other non-avian species seen :
  • Orang Utan
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Silver Leaf-Monkey
  • Hose's Monkey
  • Bornean Gibbon
  • Bornean Pygmy Elephant
  • Plain Pygmy Squirrel
  • Giant Squirrel
  • Kinabalu Squirrel

Pictures taken with Nikon equipments.




Waiting for the Chestnut-necklaced Partridge




White-chested Babbler





Rufous-collared Kingfisher





Whiskered Treeswift





Staghorn Bettle





Buffy Fish-Owl





Oriental Darter





White-bellied Fish-Eagle





With Dennis for the Bornean Stubtail





Mt. Kinabalu in the morning




Proboscis Monkey




Bornean Pygmy Elephant near Bilit Rainforest Lodge




Dinner with Noredah from Sabah Tourism Board. From left to right, with their Proboscis Monkey, courtesy from Sabah Tourism Board, Luis, Gavin, David, Glenn, Adam, Markus, me and Dennis.

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Happy birding folks :)

6 comments:

Stu said...

Great pics of the Kingfisher/Swiftlet......

Borneo looks like a hot sweaty place!

Virginia bed and breakfast said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
We are planning for Sabah’s Hiking & Camping tour and we will be there in July 15, 2010. Which Sabah area is best for camping tour? If you have any tips so please share with us.

Best Regards,

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

Hio Virginia,

Best for camping and hiking tour to join the walk in Maliau Basin and Death March from Sandakan to Ranau :)

Contact TYK tours for more info

JRandSue said...

Stunning photography at it's best.

Netster said...

I love the picture of Mt. Kinabalu! I really want to take few good photos of it one day.

Awesome Photos!

Philippine Travel Guide said...

nice set of pics i specially like the pic of the beetle