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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Friday, May 28, 2010

Birding With Rockjumper Group

19th - 27th May 2010

Familiarization trip by Tourism Malaysia and Sabah Tourism led by a well-known birder, Dennis Yong at West Malaysia and co-led by me while in Sabah. The group came from South Africa and managed to get over 250 species and by the time of writing, they were at Poring Hot Spring for their extension trip with Dennis.

Key species seen here :
  • Great-billed Heron
  • Ruddy Kingfisher
  • Whitehead's Trogon
  • Whitehead's Broadbill
  • Mt. Wren-Babbler
  • Everett's Thrush
  • Black-headed Pitta
  • Blue-headed Pitta
Other non-avian species seen :
  • Orang Utan
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Silver Leaf-Monkey
  • Hose's Monkey
  • Bornean Gibbon
  • Bornean Pygmy Elephant
  • Plain Pygmy Squirrel
  • Giant Squirrel
  • Kinabalu Squirrel

Pictures taken with Nikon equipments.

Waiting for the Chestnut-necklaced Partridge

White-chested Babbler

Rufous-collared Kingfisher

Whiskered Treeswift

Staghorn Bettle

Buffy Fish-Owl

Oriental Darter

White-bellied Fish-Eagle

With Dennis for the Bornean Stubtail

Mt. Kinabalu in the morning

Proboscis Monkey

Bornean Pygmy Elephant near Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Dinner with Noredah from Sabah Tourism Board. From left to right, with their Proboscis Monkey, courtesy from Sabah Tourism Board, Luis, Gavin, David, Glenn, Adam, Markus, me and Dennis.

Check Rockjumper website offering birding tours here

Happy birding folks :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nikon Birding & Photography Workshop

7th - 9th May 2010

"Enjoyable workshop and lots of food !" some of the comments from the participants during the first birding and photography workshop ever held at the World Heritage site, Mt. Kinabalu by Sandakan Foto and supported by Sabah Tourism Board and Nikon Malaysia.

The 3 days workshop covered intensively by respective speakers namely Cede Prudente, renowned Wildlife Photographer who has been working with National Geographic and BBC, Kelvin Chan, Director of Photography with an international firm based in Kuala Lumpur, John Kong from Kota Kinabalu, a commercial photographer with main interest in Landscape, TS Wong from Tawau, a hobbyist in Bird Photographer, CS Ling, flown all the way from Singapore and covered about her passion in Wildlife and Nature and myself for Birding and Digiscoping.

At the same time, MOU was signed by the speakers who donated 5 pictures each for sale to Sabah Cheshire Home to raised fund and was witnessed by Tengku Adlin of Sabah Tourism Board, Mr. Shim, Regional Manager for Nikon Malaysia and Irene from Sandakan Foto as the main organizer for the workshop.

Some of the pictures taken with Nikon equipments. Credits to Jollence Lee :)

Signing of MOU

Birding & Digiscoping by me

Cede preparing for his time lapse

CS Ling

John Kong in Discover with Nikon Lenses

Special lounge cum exhibition area for latest Nikon equipments

Kelvin for Travel and Landscape

Bornean Whistler

Indigo Flycatcher

Black-capped White-Eye

Happy birding and see you on the next workshop :)