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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Monday, October 24, 2011

3rd Borneo Bird Festival 2011

14th - 16th October 2011

It was a huge success with more than 3000 visitors came during the recent Borneo Bird Festival aka BBF at Rainforest Discovery Centre, one of the best place to see the endemic Bornean Bristlehead, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Great Slaty Woodpecker and many more !

Had a great time with the gang displaying some of the bird and mammal pictures for visitors at the same time, we received a good response in regards with Digiscoping ~ The uses of spotting scope coupled with compact or DSLR camera via adapter by explaining to them the benefits etc in capturing images and videos while birding.

Thanks to Tee Nikon Malaysia, Irene from Sandakan Foto, Roy and Winston from Celcom Malaysia and Brian Erwin at Think Tank Photo for the sponsors.

Some pictures are courtesy of Jollence Lee from Borneo Geographic © All Rights Reserved

Ben setting up for Nikon booth

My room at Hotel Ramai with the gang !

Obon Recycle booth selling high quality recycled products

Section dedicated to the late Chien, Seng and Isnadil ...

Tee from Nikon Malaysia unboxing the new Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 VR

Sabah Park booth

Setting up materials for display at BBC @ Keting2 booth

Kadaiku from Sri Pelancong Sabah

Renowned photo journalist David, Noredah and Diana from Sabah Tourism Board, one of the main organizer for BBF

Sandy testing the new VR scope !

Sandakan Foto / Nikon Malaysia ready for action !

The latest Nikon V1 / J1 mirrorless camera and I want it !

My best buddy Tee from Nikon Malaysia ...

BBC @ Keting2 booth at Day 1


Think Tank Photo, one of the sponsor for the booth and preferred brand for photography and birding by the gang 

Alphon and Gary, Borneo Bird Club president

Think Tank Photo bags on display

The supportive wives !

 Ron explaining quality pictures taken with Digiscoping and Lens

From left to right; Dennis, Jollence, Ghaffar and Azami

See you all next year !

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

9th October 2011

Uncommon winter visitor to North Borneo and this is my 2nd time seeing this beauty at the paddy field mixing together with Long-toed Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Javan Pond Heron and Whiskered Tern yesterday.

Plus new lifer when my friends saw the Oriental Plover, a rare migrant to Borneo and 1st record for Sabah in the morning, it was worth the wait in the evening making up my Borneo list to 454 !

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


Good birding and will try to get good pictures of the Oriental Plover before the 3rd Borneo Bird Festival at Sepilok :)