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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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Birding With Bob And Roly

28th March - 9th April 2016



Even though the El-Nino caused some disturbance on the birds and other wildlife in Sabah, during the trip at the usual spots, Bob and Roly were lucky to get over 312++ species of birds including the Bristlehead, Whitehead's Trio and also Bornean Ground Cuckoo. Trip started at Tambunan Rafflesia Centre for the Bornean Barbet and ended in Tempasuk, Kota Belud for some waterbirds. Key species seen below:
  1. Mountain Serpent Eagle
  2. Bornean Ground Cuckoo
  3. Helmeted Hornbill
  4. Large Frogmouth
  5. Speckled Piculet (lifer!)
  6. Bornean Banded Pitta
  7. Grey-bellied Bulbul
  8. White-necked Babbler
  9. Siberian Rubythroat (vagrant)
Images taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II and Swarovski Optik STX 95/65 on Nikon V1. All Rights Reserved



Wood Sandpiper



Waterbirds watching at Lahad Datu town



Siberian Rubythroat



Eyebrowed Thrush, uncommon winter visitor from hill to montane


 

Large Frogmouth, my lifer!


 

Whitehead's Spiderhunter at Crocker Range


 

Long-tailed Shrike, a family of 3 at Cottage Hotel, Kundasang


 

Malaysian Blue Flycatcher


 

Rufous-collared Kingfisher, one of the forest Kingfisher in Sabah



Tempasuk Plain, the best spot in Sabah for migratory waterbirds including raptors



 

A pair of Wrinkled Hornbill at Kinabatangan River



Harvesting the bird nests at Simud Hitam Cave, Gomantong



Waiting for the White-browed Crake to appear at Tempasuk



Sunrise from Sulu Sea, Sandakan


 

The obliging Indigo Flycatcher at Mt. Kinabalu



Male Proboscis Monkey on the ground for water



Storm's Stork




Happy birding!



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