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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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

12 Days Of Fun Birding

7th - 18th August 2014




Together with Tim, Ellen, Bert and Carl, the journey started at Mt Kinabalu with the Whitehead's trio completion. Moved to Sepilok for few days, no sign of the Bornean Bristlehead but great view of the Black-headed Pitta. At Kinabatangan, we got 6 species of Hornbill with White-fronted Falconet and energetic looking Ruddy Kingfisher. The last few days were spent at the famous Bornean Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley and here, it never failed me to see the Bornean Bristlehead with Paul on the 1st day :D

I got my lifers, Pale Blue Flycatcher and Gould's Frogmouth making up my list to 478 in Borneo. 

Total species seen 220.

Images taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x, Swarovski ATX/STX 95mm and 65mm + TLS APO + Nikon V1 and SJ4000 Action Camera on  Buffalo Monopod.



At Bukit Ular Trail waiting for the Everett's Thrush, Kinabalu Park



Kinabatangan River



In the morning for the Bornean Ground Cuckoo



On the way for the Blue-banded Pitta



Heading to the fruiting trees near the canopy walkway at Danum Valley



Got around 20 birds species on the fruiting tree.



Birding from the canopy walkway. Saw Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Wallace's Hawk Eagle, Greater Green Leafbird and Fiery Minivet etc



After the Blue-banded Pitta!



With Dean and Paul



Pale-faced Bulbul, one of the endemic found at Mt Kinabalu.



Scarlet-rumped Trogon with Praying Mantis at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok



Orang-backed Woodpecker



Rhinoceros Hornbill at Kinabatangan River



The rare Wreathed Hornbill!



What a moment upon seeing these female Orang Utan with its juvenile (not in the picture) at Menanggul tributary


 

Endemic Proboscis Monkey


 

Endangered Storm's Stork after the rain


 

Jewel of the rainforest, elusive Blue-banded Pitta...


 

Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler



From left to right; Paul, Tim, myself, Carl and Bert





Good birding.



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