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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birding With Liberty Bird Group

7th - 20th November 2010

2 weeks birding around Sabah produced at least 5 lifers for me ! Everett's White Eye, Bar-bellied Cuckoo Shrike, Brown-backed Flowerpecker and the Copper-throated Sunbird which I missed during the 2nd Borneo Bird Festival held at Rainforest Discovery Centre Sepilok last October and making up my Borneo List to 440 birds now.

The group comprised of 15 birders from Switzerland under Liberty-Bird led by James Eaton and me was split into 2 groups to maximized numbers of birds sighting on each places.

Key species seen :
  • Tabon Scrubfowl
  • Chinese Egret
  • Grey-faced Buzzard
  • Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  • Aleutian Tern
  • Thick-billed Green Pigeon
  • Blue-rumped Parrot
  • Moustached Hawk Cuckoo
  • Oriental Cuckoo
  • Bornean Ground Cuckoo
  • Helmeted Hornbill (Daily seen and heard at Borneo Rainforest Lodge)
  • Whitehead's Broadbill
  • Bar-bellied Cuckoo Shrike
  • Bornean Bristlehead
  • Kinabalu Friendly Warbler
  • Bornean Wren Babbler
  • Bornean Blue Flycatcher
  • Brown-backed Flowerpecker
  • Copper-throated Sunbird
  • Thick-billed Spiderhunter

Pictures digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85, 30x eyepiece via Nikon FSB-6 Adapter on Nikon P5100

Access road at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Libert-Bird group

At Kinabatangan River with Robert Chong

One of the best food I had !

Accommodation and facilites at Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

Black & Crimson Pitta

Bornean Stubtail

Wallace's Hawk Eagle

Great-billed Heron

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Helmeted Hornbill

Red-naped Trogon

Bornean angle-headed Lizard

White-tailed Flycatcher

Grey-chested Jungle Flycatcher

Forest Tortoise

Whiskered Treeswift

Grey-faced Buzzard

Thick-billed Spiderhunter

Maroon Langur

I will be off to Beaufort for the Hook-billed Bulbul soon. Happy birding everyone !