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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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Birding With Lee and the Gang

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



Blue-eared Kingfisher



Green Agamid Lizard caught a Cicada



Record shot of these shy Bornean Chestnut-necklaced Partridge!



Little Egret



Stork-billed Kingfisher, the largest of its kind in Sabah


 

Pretty looking Wrinkled Hornbill




Happy birding everyone!



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1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!!! :)