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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fun Birding With Alex, Alison and Katie from USA

16th - 25th March 2015

It was fun having a young birdwatchers to Sabah, Borneo for the rainforest, birds, mammals, the people etc. Despite the unusual warm weather experienced during the trip, we did well with wildlife such as Bornean Bristlehead, Orang Utan, Whitehead's Broadbill and the awesome Mountain Serpent Eagle perched on the electric cable at Mt Kinabalu!

We struggled a bit for the Pitta at Danum and the water level were low too at Kinabatangan River, but we didn't managed to get any nocturnal mammals during the night cruise. Mt Kinabalu is excellent as usual and the changes of weather from too warm to chilly cold was very obvious.

Images taken with Swarovski STX 95 + TLS APO + Nikon V1, Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II and Blackberry Z10

One of the rarest bird in Borneo, this could be the first documented image of Mt Serpent Eagle up close! 

Mt Kinabalu from the plane to Lahad Datu in the morning...

Rhinoceros Beetle waited for visitors on the water refilling station, Danum Valley

Katie, Alex and Alison enjoying the view of tropical rainforest on the first morning at Danum Valley

Birdwatching with Swarovski STX 95 along the access road at Danum Valley

Canopy Walkway with Lister

Danum river

Looking at the Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Cruising at Kinabatangan River for mammals and birds

A visit to Gomantong Cave for the bird nests

Waiting for the vagrant Siberian Rubythroat at Mt Kinabalu

Coffee + Kit Kat at Timpohon Gate!

Majestic Mt Kinabalu from Kundasang town

Bornean Spiderhunter on the banana flower @ Alex

Pacific Swallow, resident in Sabah

What a treat seeing a pair of Red-bearded Bee Eater near the canopy walkway at Danum

Diard's Trogon

Small but loud of this Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

Dark-sided Flycatcher, visitor from North Asia

Popular cage bird, this White-crowned Shama is native to Sabah

Buffy Fish Owl, during the night cruise at Kinabatangan River

White-breasted Waterhen

Blue-eared Kingfisher

Salt Water Croc

Stork-billed Kingfisher, the largest in Sabah

Fast flying Long-tailed Parakeet


 Oriental Darter aka Snakebird

The girls continued their trip to Mulu National Park and Alex flew back to Las Vegas. Thanks guys for some of the best trip I have ever had!

Happy birding!

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