14th - 21st June 2015
8 days birdwatching with Lee's group from Australia, it was a good and fun trip exploring parts of Sabah on its usual hotspots that teemed with abundant wildlife, the people and excellent scenery. The creepy part was at Mt Kinabalu after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that claim 18 lives last June the 5th. Walking down from Timpohon Gate to the HQ, the usual sound and sight of vehicles driving along the road is almost non-existent! We were the only visitors that time and saw 2 more others walking down on the road too. Highlight was the Bornean Ibon, Crimson-headed and Red-breasted Partridge seen through the Swarovski STX 95 scope!
Saw many at Sepilok Forest Reserve such as Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Eagle and also Violet Cuckoo. At Kinabatangan River, no sound of the Bornean Ground Cuckoo but a bonus of an excellent view of the Bornean Chestnut-necklaced Partridge!
Images taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x and Swarovski STX 95 + TLS APO + Nikon V1 ~ All Rights Reserved ©
Majestic Mt Kinabalu from Kinabalu Pine Resort
As part of the program, a visit to Kundasang and Sandakan War Memorial to honoured those who perished during the WWII
Rain the whole days at the mountain...
At Sandakan War Memorial
Cruising at Kinabatangan River
Little Cuckoo Dove
Black Hornbile female
Green Agamid Lizard caught a Cicada
Record shot of these shy Bornean Chestnut-necklaced Partridge!
Stork-billed Kingfisher, the largest of its kind in Sabah
Pretty looking Wrinkled Hornbill
Happy birding everyone!
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