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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Birding With Dave Irving

27th April - 1st May 2012 

Spent few days with Dave Irving who hailed from England but currently based in Taiwan, taking pictures of birds and wildlife at Sepilok then few nights at Sukau Greenview Bed & Breakfast.

Key species seen during the 5 days trip was :
  • Storm's Stork ~ Performing mating ritual on air 
  • White-crowned Hornbill ~ A pair seen crossing the Menanggul river
  • Rhinoceros Hornbill ~ Seen at Sepilok Bed & Breakfast feeding on the fruiting tree
  • Bornean Ground Cuckoo ~ Seen running very fast up and down the riverbank. Heard 2 days in a row
  • Bornean Bristlehead ~ Only single bird seen in flight from Bristlehead Tower
  • Bornean Pygmy Elephant ~ More than 100++ at the river !
  • Orang Utan ~ On final morning at Menanggul river !

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s and 80-400mm VR

Dave Irving shooting at the Baya Weaver

Female Baya Weaver

Javan Myna only found on the East Coast of Sabah

Blue-eared Barbet at one of the fruiting tree at RDC

Cream-vented Bulbul

Bornean Brown Barbet

Olive-winged Bulbul

Flying Lizard

Female Brown-throated Sunbird

John Bakar

Mark at Kinabatangan River

Bornean Pygmy Elephant

Sunset at Kinabatangan River

The elusive Bornean Ground Cuckoo

Blue-eared Kingfisher

The endangered Storm's Stork 

Snake sp.

Purple Heron

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Wrinkled Hornbill ~ My favorite !

Commonest raptor at the river, Crested Serpent Eagle

Endemic Proboscis Monkey

Lesser Fish Eagle

Female Malaysian Blue Flycatcher with nesting material

Orang Utan

Wagler's Pit Viper

My favorite shot so far of this resident Pacific Swallow from the jetty at Sukau Greenview Bed & Breakfast

My lifer, Baya Weaver ! Thanks to Alphon aka Beastmaster :)

Happy birding !


Zaim Hazim said...

Nice pics! BBC ada lagi trip to Sukau?

John Holmes said...

Great set of Kinabatangan River pics !

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

Not sure Zaim ...

Avtoprokat said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos !!!

Dave said...

Really wonderful birds. I enjoyed my trip to peninsular Malaysia last year. I can at least recognise some of the species. I will pop back and enjoy some more of your posta