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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea)

23rd January 2012

Crakes and Rails is considered uncommon to rare in my place even the resident Crake such as Slaty-legged Crake and White-browed Crake. Yesterday afternoon went to Ranganan - Timbuk wetland and upon arrival, Joe showed me his shot of the White-browed Crake and it was quite close too !

There were few Great and Little Egret, lone Grey Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Common Moorhen and Common Kingfisher. A flock of Pink-necked Green Pigeon was busy feeding on a fruiting tree, a bit unfortunate for good pictures because it was a bit distance. The strange things is, there were no single Wandering Whistling Duck and on my last visit in December 2011, there were more than 100 of them. Not sure what happened ...

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

500mm ~ cropped 33% edited with Nikon Capture NX2

The baby !

 Never had the opportunity to get quite close with this bird !

Last photo before they walked back behind the reeds ...

Happy birding !

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012

9th - 10th January 2012

Invited by Sabah Wildlife Department and jointly organized by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)to attend the by Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium 2012 was held at Le Meridian Hotel in Kota Kinabalu to discussed 3 Action Plans namely the Orang Utan, Bornean Pygmy Elephant and Bornean Rhinoceros in order to save this species from extinction.

There is a hope ...

More info from the links below :

Some of the pictures taken during the 2 days event with Nikon D300s and 28mm 2.8 lens

Areden, Ryan and Edmundo representing Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Wildlife photograper Cede Prudente and Wendy Hutton, author for many books regarding Sabah

Peter from Sabah Wildlife Department with John Prudente from Borneo Geographic

Lawrance, John Nair, Brandon Miles and Clay busy discussing something ...

Mark representing APE and Mark from Danau Girang Field Centre 

Teles with the CEO's Blog 

Protected species in Sabah by Wildlife department

Displaying products made from palm oil

Providing latest info in regards with Borneo Sunbear and other conservation project by Borneo Conservation Trust

The Secretariat

Hope to see you all on the next Colloquium !

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

4th January 2012

First posting of the year with Common Kestrel, uncommon winter visitor in my place mostly seen at Tempasuk and Penampang paddy field, this time, fellow birder, Wan Iskandar saw it at Alam Mesra residential area and seen few times on top of the street light scanning for its prey.

According from Quentin Philipps's book, there were 6 Falco species migrating in Borneo and only 1 being a resident the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus ernesti. 

Will try to get better pictures soon with the gang depending with the weather condition ...

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

Happy birding !