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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

Monday, November 16, 2015

14 Days Birding With Paul and the Gang

1st - 14th November 2015



Paul's last visit to Sabah was in 2010 and on his recent tour with the group, they managed to get around 310 birds on the usual birdwatching hot spots and particularly Danum Valley continued to impressed visiting clients for the wildife, lovely view of the rainforest and many more.

Highlights of the trips:
  • Red-breasted Partridge (A pair was seen feeding while singing at Mt. Kinabalu)
  • Chinese Egret (Single bird at Tg. Aru)
  • Bornean Falconet (Scope view plus some videos of it feeding the large Cicada)
  • Large Frogmouth (Heavy bird according to Paul!)
  • Cinnamon-rumped Trogon (Unbelievable too close!)
  • Ruddy Kingfisher (Playing hide and seek at Kinabatangan River)
  • Helmeted Hornbill (Single male with fruit on its route to the nesting tree at Danum Valley)
  • Grey & Buff Woodpecker (Early morning bird at RDC)
  • Long-tailed Broadbill (Excellent view at Tambunan)
  • Whitehead's Broadbill (Big and very obliging at Mt. Kinabalu)
  • Giant Pitta (My 2nd view of this very shy Pitta at Danum Valley)
  • Bornean Bristlehead (A family of four responded to the playback at Danum Valley)
  • Grey-bellied Bulbul (Daily seen feeding on the fruiting trees next to the restaurant at Danum Valley)
  • Everett's Thrush (3 birds were seen feeding near the road at Mt Kinabalu)

Some of the images capture during the trip. Taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II and Swarovski STX95 + Nikon V1 + 18.5mm. All Rights Reserved ©


 

Mountain Wren-Babbler (endemic)



Mountain Blackeye (endemic)



Green-ringed Cicada


 

Whitehead's Pygmy Squirrel (endemic) feeds on algae and fast too!


 

Golden sunrise at Mt. Kinabalu


 

Yellow Racer Snake


 

Orang Utan with the juvenile at Gomantong Cave


 

Scoping the Black and Yellow Broadbill


 

Brown Wood Owl, 2nd common found in Sabah


 

Flat-headed Cat (lifer)


 

The largest Stork-billed Kingfisher in Sabah


 

Hooded Pitta


 

Black Hornbill


 

Lesser Fish Eagle


 

John at the canopy walkway, Danum Valley


 

Banded Broadbill


 

Cinnamon-rumped Trogon


 

Birding along the access road at Danum Valley


 

The nomadic Grey-bellied Bulbul


 

Olive-winged Bulbul


 

Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker (endemic) sub-adult


 

Common Tern between Gaya Island and the harbour



The trip ended at Manukan Island and saw the Tabon Scrubfowl, Mangrove Blue Flycatcher and Mangrove Whistler.

Good birding!



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