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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

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Birding With Dave Irving

27th April - 1st May 2012 



Spent few days with Dave Irving who hailed from England but currently based in Taiwan, taking pictures of birds and wildlife at Sepilok then few nights at Sukau Greenview Bed & Breakfast.

Key species seen during the 5 days trip was :
  • Storm's Stork ~ Performing mating ritual on air 
  • White-crowned Hornbill ~ A pair seen crossing the Menanggul river
  • Rhinoceros Hornbill ~ Seen at Sepilok Bed & Breakfast feeding on the fruiting tree
  • Bornean Ground Cuckoo ~ Seen running very fast up and down the riverbank. Heard 2 days in a row
  • Bornean Bristlehead ~ Only single bird seen in flight from Bristlehead Tower
  • Bornean Pygmy Elephant ~ More than 100++ at the river !
  • Orang Utan ~ On final morning at Menanggul river !

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s and 80-400mm VR



Dave Irving shooting at the Baya Weaver



Female Baya Weaver



Javan Myna only found on the East Coast of Sabah



Blue-eared Barbet at one of the fruiting tree at RDC



Cream-vented Bulbul



Bornean Brown Barbet



Olive-winged Bulbul



Flying Lizard



Female Brown-throated Sunbird



John Bakar



Mark at Kinabatangan River



Bornean Pygmy Elephant



Sunset at Kinabatangan River



The elusive Bornean Ground Cuckoo



Blue-eared Kingfisher



The endangered Storm's Stork 



Snake sp.



Purple Heron



Oriental Pied Hornbill



Wrinkled Hornbill ~ My favorite !



Commonest raptor at the river, Crested Serpent Eagle



Endemic Proboscis Monkey



Lesser Fish Eagle



Female Malaysian Blue Flycatcher with nesting material



Orang Utan



Wagler's Pit Viper



My favorite shot so far of this resident Pacific Swallow from the jetty at Sukau Greenview Bed & Breakfast



My lifer, Baya Weaver ! Thanks to Alphon aka Beastmaster :)


Happy birding !

5 comments:

Zaim Hazim said...

Nice pics! BBC ada lagi trip to Sukau?

John said...

Great set of Kinabatangan River pics !

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

Not sure Zaim ...

Avtoprokat said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos !!!

Dave said...

Really wonderful birds. I enjoyed my trip to peninsular Malaysia last year. I can at least recognise some of the species. I will pop back and enjoy some more of your posta
Dave