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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Global Big Day October 2021

 9th October 2021


Due to the battery malfunction on my Land Cruiser in the morning, the trip to Sayap substation were diverted to driving around Tuaran and Tamparuli town and it did not disappoint either. Saw and heard 52 species of birds including Mangrove Blue Flycatcher, Bold-striped Tit-Babbler, Black-backed Swamphen, Yellow Bittern and plenty of Brahminy Kite with juveniles at Laya-Laya Wetlands.

The list was compiled under Kondiu Team at ebird and by the time of writing, the team is currently with 85 species of birds recorded around Sabah. Other highlights from Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok by Mirwan was the Rufous-bellied Eagle, Bushy-crested Hornbill, Red-naped Trogon and Copper-throated Sunbird. The team at Mt. Kinabalu saw the endemic Whitehead's Trogon, Bornean Treepie and Bornean Treepie among other montane species.

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Stork-billed Kingfisher, the largest in Borneo 

Cinnamon Bittern, quite shy and lucky to capture in the open

Pied Triller


Ponds at the rubber factory and saw many Whiskered and White-winged Black Tern

One of the natural grassland in Sabah favoured by the Long-tailed Shrike and Red-collared Dove

Small patch of wading pool for the Water Buffalo including the Black-winged Stilt, Wood Sandpiper and Spotted Dove

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Got the White-browed Crake and Black-backed Swamphen here

Sulaman Wetlands at Kg. Serusup

Yours truly with the 8x30 CL binocular

Mt. Kinabalu from Kg. Indai

Wandering Whistling Duck

Mangrove Blue Flycatcher

Happy birding and stay safe everyone.