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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, November 21, 2010

Birding With Liberty Bird Group

7th - 20th November 2010



2 weeks birding around Sabah produced at least 5 lifers for me ! Everett's White Eye, Bar-bellied Cuckoo Shrike, Brown-backed Flowerpecker and the Copper-throated Sunbird which I missed during the 2nd Borneo Bird Festival held at Rainforest Discovery Centre Sepilok last October and making up my Borneo List to 440 birds now.

The group comprised of 15 birders from Switzerland under Liberty-Bird led by James Eaton and me was split into 2 groups to maximized numbers of birds sighting on each places.

Key species seen :
  • Tabon Scrubfowl
  • Chinese Egret
  • Grey-faced Buzzard
  • Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  • Aleutian Tern
  • Thick-billed Green Pigeon
  • Blue-rumped Parrot
  • Moustached Hawk Cuckoo
  • Oriental Cuckoo
  • Bornean Ground Cuckoo
  • Helmeted Hornbill (Daily seen and heard at Borneo Rainforest Lodge)
  • Whitehead's Broadbill
  • Bar-bellied Cuckoo Shrike
  • Bornean Bristlehead
  • Kinabalu Friendly Warbler
  • Bornean Wren Babbler
  • Bornean Blue Flycatcher
  • Brown-backed Flowerpecker
  • Copper-throated Sunbird
  • Thick-billed Spiderhunter

Pictures digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85, 30x eyepiece via Nikon FSB-6 Adapter on Nikon P5100



Access road at Borneo Rainforest Lodge



Libert-Bird group



At Kinabatangan River with Robert Chong





One of the best food I had !



Accommodation and facilites at Kinabatangan Jungle Camp



Black & Crimson Pitta



Bornean Stubtail



Wallace's Hawk Eagle



Great-billed Heron



Asian Paradise Flycatcher



Helmeted Hornbill



Red-naped Trogon



Bornean angle-headed Lizard



White-tailed Flycatcher



Grey-chested Jungle Flycatcher



Forest Tortoise



Whiskered Treeswift



Grey-faced Buzzard



Thick-billed Spiderhunter



Maroon Langur



I will be off to Beaufort for the Hook-billed Bulbul soon. Happy birding everyone !

5 comments:

david said...

Spectacular! I love that shot of the treeswift ... and how 'bout the bill on that spiderhunter!

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Nice collection, sifu!

theconstantwalker said...

A great set of photos.

RWS Photo said...

nice photos

M. A. Muin said...

Lizard is a Gonocephalus borneensis, turtle looks like Manouria emys...Nice photos!