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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Floods at Kinabatangan River

16th - 19th January 2010

Familiarization trip with Sabah Tourism staffs organized by award-winning company, North Borneo Safari S/B recently but greeted with rain and floods at Kinabatangan River. Managed to inspect 11 lodges and homestays despite the rain but had a wonderful morning on the last day at the river.

Key species seen and heard during the cruise :

  • Storm's Stork
  • Bornean Ground Cuckoo
  • Asian Paradise Flycatcher
  • Lesser Fish Eagle
  • Bornean Pygmy Elephant

Some of the pictures during the trip taken with Nikon D300s and 24-85mm f4 lens

Breakfast at Ajmeer restaurant with nice curry lamb !

River mouth of Kinabatangan River.


Brahminy Kite in flight

From left to right; Kevin, Noredah, Megawati and Arleen.

What a luck seeing this endangered Bornean Pygmy Elephant between Abai and Sukau village. Thanks to Megawati hahaha !

Debris washed away by the strong current during the rain.

Half submerged jetty at Bilit Adventure Lodge.

Morning cruise with award-winning widlife photographer, Cede Prudente.

Irene from Sandakan Foto kindly lend the group few Nikon binoculars and scopes for the cruise :)

Photo credit by North Borneo Safari

Yes we got the Asian Paradise Flycatcher !!!!

Proboscis Monkey on the other river bank. Thanks to the Nikon Fieldscope and binoculars which made the observation possible in the rain !

Me and the gang on the other boat. Credit : Megawati


Black & Red Broadbill


Lesser Fish Eagle

Great trip full of laughter and fun. Probably another trip with them in April at Imbak Canyon.

Happy birding folks !


Andrew said...

Awesome photos!

Choy Wai Mun said...

Interesting write-up.

All Wild said...

goodness, this is really a big flood, plan to visit there this year, hope everything is ok then. All the best.

Terence Ang said...

awesome adventure