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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Buffy Fish Owl ...

19th July 2012

Saw this pretty Owl day time at Menanggul river while cruising for the rare Bornean Ground Cuckoo (with excellent view !) with John and John Seymour from Australia. The 5 days trip came out with Bornean Bristlehead, Violet Cuckoo, White-crowned Hornbill, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Bornean Falconet plus 4 Orang Utan including one immature, albino Silver Leaf Monkey and the elusive Bornean Pygmy Elephant.

Taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II at f2.8, ISO 800, 1/100s

Will be on tour again this Monday until the 2nd August with a couple from US. Hope luck will be on my side for the Blue-banded Kingfisher at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Happy birding !

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush

12th July 2012

Final day at Mt. Kinabalu with John Lobel, still failed to see the Whitehead's Trogon even though John have seen it a week earlier with his group, but the desire for better view that made the walked in the trails enjoyable despite seeing only few usual birds such as Mt. Leaf Warbler, Bornean Whistler, White-throated Fantail etc

Below is one of my favorite shot taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II while waiting for the Blacks-sided Flowerpecker ...

Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush, a common endemic found at the mountains in Borneo

I will be away again from the 16th - 20th to Sandakan, hope to get Bornean Bristlehead and Bornean Ground Cuckoo !

Happy birding !