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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

common redshank at lok kawi

27th august 2008

arrived a bit late at lok kawi because there was a traffic jammed around kota kinabalu city due to the rehearsal for the coming independence day for malaysia :) when i arrived, karim was busy taking pictures of the waders and it was quite warm today with blue sky.

planned to take pictures of the red-necked stint with orange flag sighted by karim few days ago and from the info he received sent by
australasian waders studies group
, the bird was tagged around january 1990 in victoria, australia and might be first for borneo :)

but no stint with flag today and some of the birds were seen at lok kawi beach:
  • pacific golden plover
  • little egret
  • little tern
  • grey-tailed tattler
  • ruddy turnstone
  • lesser sand plover
  • greater sand plover
  • red-necked stint
  • common sandpiper
  • collared kingfisher
  • little ringed plover

Common Redshank

digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d

happy birding !

Saturday, August 23, 2008

wood sandpiper in tuaran

23rd august 2008

weather was good this morning but windy and took few hours birding at paddy field near with my parents in law house hoping to get good pictures of wood sandpiper and long-toed stint, at the same time keeping an eye for temminck's stint that i saw last year at the same place :p

only few got into my hard disk :)

wood sandpiper

spotted dove

purple heron

other birds seen today
  • dusky munia
  • crested myna
  • white-breasted wood swallow
  • pacific swallow
  • scaly-breasted munia
digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d

happy birding !

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

my favorite bird of borneo

19th august 2008

resident at mt. kinabalu and one of the best subject for digiscoping hehehe :p

indigo flycatcher

bamboo orchid Arundina graminifolia

digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d

happy birding and digiscoping !

Thursday, August 14, 2008

digiscoping with sony ericsson K660i

11th - 13th august 2008

im impressed with my new sony ericsson cellphone that has 2 mega pixels camera and very user friendly lens with my 30x eyepiece hahaha :p and some of the pictures taken recently at semporna and tabin wildlife reserve with vent group led by susan myers and david bishop

all image was taken hand held (except the night heron with fujifilm f31d and srb-griturn Mk II adapter) and digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82

rufous night heron

red-bearded bee-eater

a pair of black hornbill

oriental dwarf kingfisher

vent group from usa

rufous piculet feeding at wild ginger

the cellphone also offered built in gps (with optional accessory) and also web blogging which is useful for traveling.

at lahad datu airport while waiting for my flight back to kota kinabalu, met with ingo (member of avian watch asia) who was at danum valley for several days n he managed to get lots of pictures of birds especially the black and crimson pitta huhuhu :o

nice birding :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

commonest waders at tuaran paddy field

2nd august 2008

after sending my wife to her parents' house, drove back to the same spot where i saw a wader wading at one of the paddy field nearby. by looking through my scope, it is confirmed the wood sandpiper has arrived and some of them still wearing their horny breeding plumage :p

paddy field

wood sandpiper

from the distance (wish i have zoom eyepiece !), 3 little ringed plover mixing together with spotted and peaceful dove, scaly-breasted and black-headed munia at one of the drier plot.

white-breasted waterhen

moving on to another plot, saw 2 long-toed stint (my favorite wader hahaha) together with common moorhen, intermediate egret and white-breasted waterhen. 2 cinnamon bittern suddenly flew from the bush and landed not far away from me.

long-toed stint

good birding and other birds seen today :
  • purple heron
  • black-winged kite
  • yellow-vented bulbul
  • yellow-bellied prinia and
  • pink-necked green pigeon
digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d