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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Saturday, June 15, 2013

1st International Borneo Bird Race 2013

31st May - 6th June 2013

The 1st bird race held in Borneo Island with teams around Asia came for the prestigious Bornean Bristlehead Trophy. The race started in Brunei covering Tasek Merimbun and Ulu Temburong National Park. Then flew to Sabah with Mt. Kinabalu was the next destination and the race ended in Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, just in time for the 5th Borneo Bird Festival.

The winner for Brunei Leg was the Bird Society Taiwan with 81 birds and for Sabah Leg, the hardworking team from the Wild Bird Club Of The Philippines grab the spot and eventually became the winner for the Bird Race with 148 species altogether.

I managed to get 2 lifers too; White-rumped Shama and Grey-breasted Spiderhunter seen feeding daily at Ulu-Ulu Temburong Resort together with the other Stewards.

Participating countries :

Details and pictures taken during the race is available at Borneo Bird Race official website at

Swarovski STX 95 + TSL APO + Nikon V1 and Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4IIx

White-fronted Falconet, the smallest Raptor found in North Borneo

Oriental Dwarft Kingfisher

Fiery Minivet

Thanks to the Borneo Bird Race committees in Brunei (Brunei Tourism) and Sabah (Sabah Tourism and Borneo Bird Club) for making these race possible. We'll see you next year!

Happy birding!

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1 comment:

Bornean Rose said...

Breathtaking photos.. I love photo of birds in action. Its really AWESOME....!