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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Birding with Singaporean gang

 11-13th December 2022

It was a target birds trip and we got the Bulwer's Pheasant, Crested Partridge and Bornean Banded Pitta from the hide at Mt. Trusmadi. The weather was misty at Mt. Alab bird hide, only Crimson-headed Partridge, Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush and Snowy-browed Flycatcher appeared. Overall the trip was satisfying and they will be back next year for a trip to Danum Valley and Tabin Wildlife Reserve

My current Sabah Big Year 2022 list at 477 and hoping to get into 480 by end of December...

Images taken with Nikon. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

Along the road at Tambunan Rafflesia Forest Reserve

Bird hide at Tambunan

Border of Trusmadi Forest Reserve

Misty morning at Mt. Alab

Thick mist at Mt. Emas but we got the Grey-chinned Minivet here

Shooting the Red Avadavat and endemic Dusky Munia at Penampang paddy fields


Final stop at Sadong Jaya for the resident Nankeen Night Heron

Sunda Laughingthrush (only found in Java and Borneo)

Crimson-headed Partridge (endemic)

Little Pied Flycatcher

Golden-naped Barbet (endemic)

Bulwer's Pheasant, the star bird for the trip. Considered rare endemic in Sabah. It was my lifer after searching it for 15 years...

Female Bornean Banded Pitta (endemic)

Crested Partridge aka Roul-Roul

Grey-throated Babbler, quite common in flock at the mountains

The female Roul-Roul looks confiding

Low's Squirrel (endemic)

Another common montane Temminck's Babbler

Female Siberian Blue Robin (migrant)

Dayak Blue Flycatcher (endemic)

Grey-hooded Babbler

Happy birding and festive seasons :D

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