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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, April 1, 2015

Fun Birding With Alex, Alison and Katie from USA

16th - 25th March 2015



It was fun having a young birdwatchers to Sabah, Borneo for the rainforest, birds, mammals, the people etc. Despite the unusual warm weather experienced during the trip, we did well with wildlife such as Bornean Bristlehead, Orang Utan, Whitehead's Broadbill and the awesome Mountain Serpent Eagle perched on the electric cable at Mt Kinabalu!

We struggled a bit for the Pitta at Danum and the water level were low too at Kinabatangan River, but we didn't managed to get any nocturnal mammals during the night cruise. Mt Kinabalu is excellent as usual and the changes of weather from too warm to chilly cold was very obvious.

Images taken with Swarovski STX 95 + TLS APO + Nikon V1, Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II and Blackberry Z10



One of the rarest bird in Borneo, this could be the first documented image of Mt Serpent Eagle up close! 



Mt Kinabalu from the plane to Lahad Datu in the morning...



Rhinoceros Beetle waited for visitors on the water refilling station, Danum Valley



Katie, Alex and Alison enjoying the view of tropical rainforest on the first morning at Danum Valley



Birdwatching with Swarovski STX 95 along the access road at Danum Valley




Canopy Walkway with Lister



Danum river



Looking at the Scarlet-rumped Trogon




Cruising at Kinabatangan River for mammals and birds



A visit to Gomantong Cave for the bird nests



Waiting for the vagrant Siberian Rubythroat at Mt Kinabalu



Coffee + Kit Kat at Timpohon Gate!



Majestic Mt Kinabalu from Kundasang town



Bornean Spiderhunter on the banana flower @ Alex



Pacific Swallow, resident in Sabah



What a treat seeing a pair of Red-bearded Bee Eater near the canopy walkway at Danum



Diard's Trogon



Small but loud of this Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher



Dark-sided Flycatcher, visitor from North Asia



Popular cage bird, this White-crowned Shama is native to Sabah



Buffy Fish Owl, during the night cruise at Kinabatangan River



White-breasted Waterhen



Blue-eared Kingfisher



Salt Water Croc



Stork-billed Kingfisher, the largest in Sabah



Fast flying Long-tailed Parakeet


 

 Oriental Darter aka Snakebird



The girls continued their trip to Mulu National Park and Alex flew back to Las Vegas. Thanks guys for some of the best trip I have ever had!



Happy birding!



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