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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Birding with Peter

 17th - 20th March 2023

As this was Peter's first trip to Sabah, we decided to visit Mt. Alab, Mt. Trusmadi, Tambunan and Mt. Kinabalu, Kundasang for some of the montane endemics such as Penan Bulbul, Whitehead's Trogon and Red-breasted Partridge. Weather was good throughout except on the final morning at Mt. Kinabalu, but we took detour to Kota Belud paddy field for more birds and was rewarded with plenty of flying shots of the migrant Oriental Pratincole.

Some of the bird images taken during the trip. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

At Mt. Alab hide and you can get the Indigo Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Mountain Leaf-Warbler and few more common montane species

On the way down to another bird hide

Waiting for the Crimson-headed and Red-breasted Partridge

Access road to Mt. Trusmadi

The best bird hide so far with comfy chairs and workstation with free flow of coffee, tea and mineral water with basic cooking facilities. This is the place for the Bulwer's Pheasant!

Peter from Singapore

Looking through the Swarovski Optik STX95 spotting scope at Mt. Kinabalu

Rainy morning at Kundasang...

Good weather at Tempasuk Plain, Kota Belud

Oriental Pratincole

The endemic Whitehead's Trogon

Mountain Leaf Warbler, another subspecies with yellowish colour

The hardly seen Red-breasted Partridge

Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Crested Partridge

Crocker Jungle Flycatcher aka Chestnut-tailed Jungle Flycatcher

Asian Emerald Dove

Unexpected Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler came to the hide while it was raining! My 2nd sighting of this bird in Sabah and considered extremely rare...

Oriental Pratincole 

Happy birding!