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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Birding with Tom and Ck

1st - 4th September 2010



Tom managed to get 165 species with 28 endemics and 130 lifers within a week birding in Sarawak with Yeo and my place. Dipped on Whitehead's Trogon but got a pair of Mountain Serpent Eagle in flight yesterday at Tambunan Rafflesia Centre plus close up view of the Golden-naped Barbet from the observation platform at Kinabalu National Park.





Golden-naped Barbet



Other key species seen including non-avian :
  • Common Ringed Plover
  • Whitehead's Broadbill
  • Bornean Leafbird
  • Bornean Bulbul
  • Fruithunter
  • Everett's Thrush
  • Mountain Wren-Babbler
  • Whitehead's Spiderhunter
  • Pygmy Whitehead's Squirrel
  • Plain Pygmy Squirrel

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s



Me, Tom & Ck - Picture credit Ck



White-crowned Shama



Sabah's Pit Viper seen from one evening


Happy birding !

3 comments:

Stu said...

Love the Pit Viper pic......

Unravel said...

Very nice close up shot of the barbet!

FalconRose Photography said...

I'm sure the Sabah's Pit Viper was doing some "birding" of his own. Love your digiscoping image.

Jason, I'd love to hear your input on the difference between the ED82 and the EDG85 and whether it would be worth it to purchase the EDG85 over the ED82. Just using this digiscoping as a means of getting close to birds while saving up for a 600mm f/4.


Greetings from Canada.