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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Friday, April 15, 2016

Birding With Bob And Roly

28th March - 9th April 2016

Even though the El-Nino caused some disturbance on the birds and other wildlife in Sabah, during the trip at the usual spots, Bob and Roly were lucky to get over 312++ species of birds including the Bristlehead, Whitehead's Trio and also Bornean Ground Cuckoo. Trip started at Tambunan Rafflesia Centre for the Bornean Barbet and ended in Tempasuk, Kota Belud for some waterbirds. Key species seen below:
  1. Mountain Serpent Eagle
  2. Bornean Ground Cuckoo
  3. Helmeted Hornbill
  4. Large Frogmouth
  5. Speckled Piculet (lifer!)
  6. Bornean Banded Pitta
  7. Grey-bellied Bulbul
  8. White-necked Babbler
  9. Siberian Rubythroat (vagrant)
Images taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II and Swarovski Optik STX 95/65 on Nikon V1. All Rights Reserved

Wood Sandpiper

Waterbirds watching at Lahad Datu town

Siberian Rubythroat

Eyebrowed Thrush, uncommon winter visitor from hill to montane


Large Frogmouth, my lifer!


Whitehead's Spiderhunter at Crocker Range


Long-tailed Shrike, a family of 3 at Cottage Hotel, Kundasang


Malaysian Blue Flycatcher


Rufous-collared Kingfisher, one of the forest Kingfisher in Sabah

Tempasuk Plain, the best spot in Sabah for migratory waterbirds including raptors


A pair of Wrinkled Hornbill at Kinabatangan River

Harvesting the bird nests at Simud Hitam Cave, Gomantong

Waiting for the White-browed Crake to appear at Tempasuk

Sunrise from Sulu Sea, Sandakan


The obliging Indigo Flycatcher at Mt. Kinabalu

Male Proboscis Monkey on the ground for water

Storm's Stork

Happy birding!

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