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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Friday, July 28, 2023

Birding with Peter and Jia Min Part II

 23-27th July 2023

Peter came to KK last March for the Bulwer's Pheasant at Mt. Trusmadi and for the 2nd time, with Jia Min covering Sepilok Forest Reserve and Lower Kinabatangan River. During the trip, we got some of the finest birds such as Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Storm's Stork and White-crowned Hornbill including the endemic Black-crowned Pitta. 

At Kinabatangan River, we stayed at Sukau Greenview for few days. Weather was good throughout but missed the Bornean Clouded Leopard the night before! They will be back for the Borneo Bird Festival this coming Oct

Images from the trips. ALL RIGHT RESERVED

View of the Sulu Sea from Puu Jih Shih temple, Sandakan

Rainforest view from the canopy walkway, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok

At Gomantong Caves access road

A bit of fiesta for the Bornean Pygmy Elephant

Morning cruise at Menanggul tributary...

Oriental Darter

Juvenile Wallace's Hawk-Eagle on the nest 

Blue-eared Barbet

Orang Utan

Black-crowned Pitta

Banded Broadbill

Red-bearded Bee-Eater

The tiniest Rufous-backed Kingfisher

My favourite Rufous-collared Kingfisher

The baby Orang Utan

Orang Utan enjoying tarap fruits

White-bellied Erpornis

Female Lesser Green Leafbird taking bath from the tree hole at Rainforest Discovery Centre

A pair of noisy Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Lesser Adjutant

Quite lucky to see this endemic Bornean Pygmy Elephant with its baby at the river

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Storm's Stork

Endemic Proboscis Monkey with its huge nose the acts as a air ventilator

Crested Serpent Eagle

Saltwater crocodile...

Pig-tailed Macaque

Purple Heron

A pair of Rhinoceros Hornbill checking out the nest box

The rare White-crowned Hornbill

Bushy-crested Hornbill 

The common Buffy Fish-Owl

Stork-billed Kingfisher from the night cruise

Happy birding!

Friday, July 7, 2023

Birding with Roman and Alicia

 5-6th July 2023

2 days at Mt. Kinabalu for relaxed birding while admiring the view of the mountain and during the trip, we got most of the endemics such as Red-breasted and Crimson-headed Partridge, Whitehead's Trogon, Bornean Shortwing and Mountain Wren-Babbler. Weather was good and they currently at Poring Hot Spring searching for the biggest flower in the world; Rafflesia...

Bird list at my ebird

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Taken with Swarovski Optik STX95 spotting scope + smartphone

Mt. Kinabalu

Pale-faced Bulbul taken with Swarovski Optik STX95 spotting scope + smartphone

Ramon and Alicia on the lookout for the Sunda Bush Warbler

Half way down the road, we saw fruiting trees with plenty of birds etc

Sunda Cuckoo with the endemic red worm frame taken from video with Swarovski Optik STX95 spotting scope + smartphone

Happy birding!