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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Monday, July 6, 2020

Birding + Camping at Kalangadanku

5-6th July 2020

While waiting for the KB4WDC gang, I took several hours to look for some rarities at Tempasuk Plain as well on the beach at Kuala Abai, Kota Belud. Didn't see much except there were juvenile resident Peregrine Falcon and also 1st winter Gull-billed Tern with adult in breeding plumage. Then spent the night at Kalangadanku Eco Camp next to Nahaba River and saw a single Barn Swallow but no sign of the Pin-tailed Parrotfinch at the semi ripen paddy field

Bird list:
  • Wandering Whistling Duck
  • Cinnamon Bittern
  • Javan Pond Heron
  • Purple Heron
  • Little Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Great Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Oriental Darter
  • Brahminy Kite
  • Black-shouldered Kite
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Common Moorhen
  • Black-backed Swamphen
  • White-breasted Waterhen
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Whiskered Tern
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Zebra Dove
  • Spotted Dove
  • Lesser Coucal
  • Edible-Nest Swiftlet
  • Glossy Swiftlet
  • Collared Kingfisher
  • Common Iora
  • Pacific Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Yellow-vented Bulbul
  • Yellow-bellied Prinia
  • Striated Grassbird
  • Asian Glossy Starling
  • Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  • Scaly-breasted Munia
  • Black-headed Munia
  • Dusky Munia
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Images taken with Swarovski Optik and Huawei Mate 10 Pro. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Common Moorhen

Yellow-bellied Prinia

Javan Pond Heron in breeding plumage

 Wandering Whistling Ducklings


View of the famous Mt. Kinabalu

Using the Swarovski Optik BTX95 for the juvenile Peregrine Falcon perched high on the hill

Was hoping for the Pin-tailed Parrotfinch here


Refreshing water from Mt. Kinabalu!

Camping and gathering with the Kota Belud Four Wheel Drive Club for a night at Kalangadanku

Happy birding!