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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Birding With Naturetrek Part 2

26th - 29th August 2010

Little Spiderhunter

One of the bird seen daily visiting the red flower that grow near the restaurant at Tabin Wildlife Reserve recently with Naturetrek group from UK led by a good friend of mine, Chris Kehoe. Had a great time birding with them especially along the mud volcano trail with key species such as Large Green Pigeon, Thick-billed Green Pigeon (my 2nd sighting), heard both Banded and Giant Pitta too !

They are currently at Mt. Kinabalu for their extension tour until this Saturday. I will be staying for few nights at the mountain from the 1st - 3rd September with Ck and a birder from England :)

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s

Doing listing at lunchtime -Courtesy of Hamit Suban

Bornean endemic of Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker

White-crowned Shama, one of the commonest endemic found around the lodge area

Uncommon resident in Borneo, the Grey-cheeked Bulbul

Juvenile Bushy-crested Hornbill

My favorite Blue-throated Bee-Eater

Tabin is one of the best place in Borneo to see flocks of Large Green Pigeon !

Green Imperial Pigeon is plenty at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Yellow-bellied Bulbul

Crimson Sunbird seen at Malaysia's national flower, the Hibiscus

Pig-tailed Macaque

Flying Gecko

More info about Tabin Wildlife Reserve, check their website at

Happy birding !


Friend of HK said...

Wow, beautiful birds! I haven't seen any of these birds in Hong Kong.

Stuart Price said...

I had no idea geckos could fly!