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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 :)


Stuart Price said...

Great pics of the Kingfisher/Swiftlet......

Borneo looks like a hot sweaty place!

Virginia bed and breakfast said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
We are planning for Sabah’s Hiking & Camping tour and we will be there in July 15, 2010. Which Sabah area is best for camping tour? If you have any tips so please share with us.

Best Regards,

Jason Bugay Reyes a.k.a horukuru said...

Hio Virginia,

Best for camping and hiking tour to join the walk in Maliau Basin and Death March from Sandakan to Ranau :)

Contact TYK tours for more info

JRandSue said...

Stunning photography at it's best.

Netster23 said...

I love the picture of Mt. Kinabalu! I really want to take few good photos of it one day.

Awesome Photos!

Philippine Travel Guide said...

nice set of pics i specially like the pic of the beetle