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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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FIlming at Malua and Deramakot Forest Reserve

20-25th August 2018



Short filming trip with crews from NHK Japan regarding the natural salt licks found in those reserves which is favoured by mammals such as Banteng and Orang Utan as recorded by Dr. Hisashi last time. Below is some of the images taken with Huawei and DJI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



Lunch with the gang at Malua



One of the best Koo Loo Meen I have tasted so far at Lahad Datu!



Buying some stuffs for Deramakot



Orang Utan at Malua



Yoktan with Rieko and cameraman Masashi



Along the access road at Deramakot



Magical sunrise with clouds of the tropical rainforest at Deramakot, Telupid


 

Banteng dung at Malua



 Malua substation



Ariel view of Deramakot Forest Reserve



Malua River



Balat substation next to Kinabatangan River at Deramakot



 Dr. Hisashi explaining the skull structure of the old Banteng at Malua substation




Happy filming!





Thursday, August 16, 2018

Birds os Sabah

30th July - 10th August 2018



As part of their yearly holidays, Peter and Martina decided to spent birding in Sabah covering the usual hot spots at Mt. Kinabalu, Sepilok, Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley. Both are keen photographers and managed to capture some of the rare species found here too.

Highlight species:
  • Bornean Pygmy Elephant at Tenegang tributary
  • North Grey Gibbon, eye level view from the Global Atmosphere Watch Tower 
  • Helmeted Hornbill were seen calling from the fruiting tree at Danum Valley
  • Giant Pitta showed well at Danum Valley
  • Bornean Bristlehead near the Borneo Rhino Centre
  • Rufous-collared Kingfisher at Sepilok
  • Everett's Thrush with great sound recording too!
  • Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker at Mt. Silam near the observation tower

Some of the recording during the trip (click on the link):

Images taken with Swarovski STX95, DJI Mavic Pro and Huawei. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Ariel view of Sukau Greenview Lodge, Kinabatangan River



Sunrise at Sukau Village, Kinabatangan River



Red-throated Barbet female at Poring Substation, Sabah Parks



Cracking view of this Rufous Woodpecker!



 Together with Bob at the river



Waiting for the Whitehead's Spiderhunter at Kinabalu Park HQ



Martina and Peter watches the quiet Bornean Forktail at Mahua Waterfall Substation, Tambunan



Smallest and endemic to North Borneo, this elusive White-fronted Falconet considered the tiniest Raptors in the world



Sunrise at Kinabatangan River 



Taking pictures of the pretty Blue-eared Kingfisher



Menanggul tributary is well known for its wildlife such as Orang Utan and Proboscis Monkey



The best Sinalau Beef at Kundasang!



Bat Hawk at Batu Tulug, Kinabatangan River




View of the islands at Lahad Datu from Mt. Silam



Observation tower at Menara Kayangan, Mt. Silam, Lahad Datu and it is opens daily



Dean from Sticky Rice Travel taking time lapse pictures of the sunrise in the mist at Danum Valley



Teo and Lister from Sticky Rice Travel keeping an eyes on the tall Menggaris Tree for the Red Giant Flying Squirrel in the late afternoon at Danum Valley



At last it rained at Kinabatangan River!



Together with Belle and Ateh from Sticky Rice Travel at Danum Valley Field Centre, Lahad Datu




For more info on birding/bird and wildlife photography tours in Sabah and Sarawak, please check my other birding blog at http://birdersofborneo.blogspot.com/


Good birding!