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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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Birding With Bernard Family

19th-21st 2013



Spent few nights at Mt. Kinabalu with them and the journey started to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre in a great morning and saw a pair of Whitehead's Spiderhunter feeding at one of the flowering tree along the roadside together with the non-stop Bornean Leafbird. No response from the Long-tailed Broadbill then continued to Kinabalu National Park for the next few days exploring trails and the surrounding beauty of its landscape.

One afternoon were spent around Poring Hot Spring Substation and managed to get scope view of the Gold-whiskered and Red-throated Barbet, Violet Cuckoo, Crested Jay, Sunda Cuckoo Shrike and many more. But the Whitehead's Trogon and Broadbill proved to be difficult these time. Despite searching on its usual locations, no sign whatsoever and only on the final afternoon, saw the Trogon perched quite close to the ground at Silau-Silau Trail. That was an excellent closing!

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Digiscoping the Bornean Swiflet



Waiting for the Everett's Thrush



Pale-faced Bulbul



The endemic Mountain Wren Babbler



Female Raffles' Malkoha



Buff-necked Woodpecker



I will be heading to Sepilok for another Bornean Bristlehead mission by next week. Plus, if I can get another lifer; Large Frogmouth as heard by John last time at one of the forest reserve nearby...

Happy birding!


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