21st December - 2nd January
The trip started around Kota Kinabalu for the locally Endangered Blue-naped Parrot at Tg. Aru Beach including Dollarbird and other garden birds. In the afternoon, went to my local patch for Wandering Whistling Duck, Stork-billed Kingfisher and Oriental Darter.
Despite the weather in the rainforest, we managed to get around 250 birds and 21 mammals with highlights such as Bornean Bristlehead, Storm's Stork and Mt. Serpent Eagle and Orange-breasted Trogon at the usual places, Tambunan Rafflesia Centre, Mt. Kinabalu, Sepilok Forest Reserve, Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley.
My lifer was the Oriental Bay Owl after hearing it for many years!
Images taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x, Swarovski STX 95 + TLS APO + Nikon V1 ~ All Rights Reserved ©
Orange-breasted Trogon quite low this time at Mahua Waterfall
Thanks to Jack for finding these Barred Eagle Owl on the busy road at Mesilau village
Black-winged Flycatcher Shrike
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Bearded Pig along the access road, Danum
Asian Paradise Flycatcher, a treat for few minutes outside the Canopy Walkway at Danum
Roosting Scarlet-rumped Trogon from the Hornbill Trail, Danum
Black-headed Pitta, endemic to Sabah on the New Year Day :D
Majestic Mt Kinabalu in the morning from Cottage Hotel
Outdoor Nursery at Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sepilok
Afternoon cruise to Tenegang tributary for more Hornbill and Monkey
Waiting for the Bornean Bristlehead at Danum
Brown Wood Owl at Menanggul tributary
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