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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Birding with Jay and Amy

8th - 23rd June 2016

They were on a 2 months birding trip in Asia and started the journey in Sabah, Borneo. Few days at Danum Valley Field Centre then to Kinabatangan River and the trip ended in Kota Kinabalu. We missed some of the endemics such as Mountain Serpent Eagle, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Bornean Barbet, Fruithunter and Bornean Leafbird plus the Bare-headed Laughingthrush despite trying it on the usual spots for a few times.

They are currently in Thailand then to West Malaysia and last at Sulawesi. Good luck!

Images taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II, Swarovski Optik STX65 and Xiaomi MiNote. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Mountain Barbet on the road side at Tambunan


 Watching the Buff-rumped Woodpecker through the Swarovski STX65 spotting scope at Klias Peatswamp Forest


One way to ID Nest-Swiftlet at Gomantong Cave is with the Swarovski STX65 spotting scope. We managed to get the Edible, Black and Mossy Nest-Swiftlet.


Whitehead's Broadbill on the side of the road at Kinabalu Mountain Lodge


Another excellent finding by Jay for the Collared Owlet at Kinabalu Park HQ. Together with Osman from Borneo Eco Tours


Lesser Adjutant


Took extra boat ride to see the Bornean Pygmy Elephant at Batangan area


Super tame Blue-eared Kingfisher


Misty morning at Menanggul river with the Great Egret


Bornean Mountain Ground-Squirrel


Female Proboscis Monkey jumped with its baby to the other river bank at Kinabatangan


Orang Utan was seen almost daily while at Danum and Kinabatangan River


Bearded Pig near the Oil Palm Plantation at Tenegang river

Daily chores of the Pig-tailed Macaque


Sunda Bush-Warbler, one of the skulkers at the mountain


Golden-naped Barbet, one of the common endemic at the mountain


A party of 5 Bornean Green Magpie were enjoying its lunch of an unknown snake


Record shot of this shy Mountain Wren-Babbler

Happy Ramadhan and birding everyone.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sayap Sub-station, Kinabalu National Park

29-30th May 2016

Short camping trip with friends exploring the northwest side of Mt Kinabalu at Sayap Sub-station in Kota Belud district. It took about 2 hours drive from KK to reached the station at the elevation around 900m asl.

The planned was to look for the Bornean Frogmouth and Bonaparte Nightjar, but without luck and it was compensated by the Orange-breasted Trogon and Long-tailed Broadbill with the super tame Hill Blue Flycatcher!

Video made by Lance at YouTube: and some of the images taken at the substation below.

Taken with Nikon D3s + 300mm 2.8 VR II. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Probably a Bornean Sunda Tree Mice

Access road to the station with Mt Kinabalu at the background

Camping facilities by Sabah Parks

Lance at work

Bornean Leafbird

 Long-tailed Broadbill

Next camping trip is from the 15-17th July 2016. Happy fasting everyone.

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