BB9C: Bird Watching in Borneo (16D15N)

16 Days of Birding Extravaganza! Borneo is home to 688 resident and migratory species of birds, 59 of them endemic to Borneo. We pride ourselves in being the Birding Specialist of Borneo with our own in-house specialist Bird Guides. Come with us as we take you through the best of Borneo in search of Borneo's birds including to Kinabalu Park, Poring, Sepilok, Sukau, Tabin and Danum Valley, staying in top-notch locations along the way such as Borneo Rainforest Lodge and a recently recognized National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World - Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Price:

RM 20,411.00 / person (Minimum 2 persons)
RM 4,386.00 / person (Single Supplement)

 

High Season Surcharge:

  • RM 159  per person at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Mar, Apr, 15 Jul - 15 Oct 2016)
  • RM 240 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July -August)
  • RM 30  per room per night at hotels in Kota Kinabalu (20 Dis - 1 Jan 2017, 7 Feb - 13 Feb 2017)

 

All rates are inclusive of 6% GST.

Every international adult guest who stays at SRL contributes MYR 20 for Conservation Contribution (CC)

Valid from 01 April 2017 and onward.

Includes:

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, private river cruise in Sukau, entrance fees and English speaking birding guide.

 

Exclude:

Domestic airfare/tax (Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan and Lahad Datu-Kota Kinabalu), camera fee  and items not mentioned.

 

Note:

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, swim wear, torch light, drinking water bottle, insect repellent, walking shoes, leech sock, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

 

Valid till 31 March 2017

DAY 1: KOTA KINABALU - KINABALU PARK

Drive 88 km to Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's first World Heritage Site. Bird watching in Kinabalu Park, home to over 300 species of birds. Stay overnight in Kundasang.

Kundasang
Lunch - Dinner

Kinabalu Park is home to: Whitehead’s Trogon,  Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s Spiderhunter, Fruithunter, Everett's Thrush, Mountain Black-eye, Bornean Stubtail, Bornean Whistler, Bornean Forktail, Crimson-headed Partridge, Red-breasted Partridge, Bornean Whistling-Thrush, Chestnut-hooded Laughing-Thrush, Bare-headed Laughing-Thrush, Chestnut-crested Yuhina, Golden-naped Barbet, Bornean Green Magpie, Bornean Flowerpecker, Mountain Wren-babbler, Pale-faced Bulbul, Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher, Temminck’s Sunbird, Indigo Flycatcher, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Ochraceous Bulbul, White-browed Shortwing, Ashy Drongo, Hair-crested Drongo,  Bar-winged Cuckoo-shrike, White-throated Fantail, Yellow-breasted Warblers, Mountain Warbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Temminck's Babbler, Blyth's Shrike-babbler various other woodpeckers and flycatchers.

DAY 2 - 4: KINABALU PARK

Full day bird watching in Kinabalu Park. Birdwatching in Poring on one of these days.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Poring is home to: White-crowned Shama, Bornean Brown Barbet, Gold-faced Barbet, Pygmy White-eye (Bornean Ibon), Dusky Munia, White-fronted Falconet, Bornean Banded Kingfisher, Banded Broadbill, Black-and-yellow Broadbill,  Diard's Trogon, Bold-striped Tit-Babbler, White-bellied Woodpecker, Crested Jay, Wreathed Hornbill, Scally-breasted Bulbul, Red-bearded Bee-Eater and various other bulbuls, babblers, woodpeckers and flowerpeckers.

DAY 5: PORING - SEPILOK

Morning Bird watching before departing to Sepilok in approximately 4-hour overland journey to the east coast. Night walk in the evening.

Accommodation around Sepilok area.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: RAINFOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE

Full day birdwatching in Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Accommodation around Sepilok area.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sepilok (Rainforest Discovery Centre) is home to: Bornean Bristlehead, Black-and-Crimson Pitta, Bornean Black Magpie, Bornean Brown Barbet, White-crowned Shama, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Bornean Banded Kingfisher, White-fronted Falconet , Crested Patridge, Red-naped Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Diard's Trogon, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Oriental-dwarf Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Hooded Pitta, Scarlet Minivet, Blue-throated Bee-Eater, Red-bearded Bee-Eater, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Indian Cuckoo, Wallace's Hawk-eagle, Blyth's Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Great Slaty-woodpecker, White bellied-woodpecker, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, various babblers, barbets, broadbills, bulbuls, flowerpeckers, sunbirds, hornbills, malkohas, pigeons and imperial pigeons, mynas, woodpeckers, among others.

DAY 7: SEPILOK - SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE

Birdwatching in the morning. At noon, depart to Sukau by boat on Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan. Lower Kinabatangan is home to 210 species of birds. Check into the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Join an afternoon cruise for bird watching.

Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sukau is home to: Bornean Ground-Cuckoo, Bornean Bristlehead, Crested Fireback, Black-and-Crimson Pitta, Blue-headed Pitta, Bornean Brown Barbet, White-fronted Falconet, White-bellied Fish-Eagle, Lesser Fish-Eagle, Gray-headed Fish-Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Wallaces Hawk-Eagle, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Jerdon's Baza, Brahminy Kite, Black Eagle, Bat Hawk, White-chested Babbler, Blue-eared Kingfishers, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Pied Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Malaysian Blue-flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Oriental Darter, Buffy Fish-Owl, Oriental Bay-Owl, Brown Wood-Owl, Black-and-Yellow Broadbill,  Black-and-Red Broadbill, Giant Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Storm's Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Red-naped Trogon, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White-crowned Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Bushy-crested Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Great Slaty Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, various egrets and herons, babblers, barbets, broadbills, bulbuls, flycatchers, flowerpeckers, sunbirds, malkohas, pigeons and imperial pigeons, woodpeckers, tailorbirds, waders, and many others.

Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.


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DAY 8 - 9: SUKAU

Morning and afternoon cruise for bird watching. Visit Gomantong Caves on one of these evenings to watch the exodus of bats and bathawks.
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

DAY 10: SUKAU - TABIN

Proceed to Lahad Datu and then onwards to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, another haven for bird watching enthusiasts which boasts approximately 220 species of birds.

Tabin Wildlife Resort
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Tabin is home to: Bornean Banded Pitta, Black-and-Crimson Pitta, Blue-headed Pitta, Black-throated Wren-babbler, Bornean Wren-babbler, Bornean Necklaced Patridge, Bulwer's Pheasant, Crested Fireback, White-Fronted Falconet, White-crowned Shama, Bornean Spiderhunter, Bornean Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pied Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Storm's Stork, White-bellied Munia, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, Long-billed Spiderhunter, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Grey-streaked Flycatcher, Purple-throated Sunbird, Plain Sunbird, Black-naped Monarch, Olive-backed Woodpecker, Red-naped Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Brahminy Kite, Black-shouldered Kite, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Crested Goshawk, Ashy Tailorbird, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White-crowned Hornbill, raptors and various babblers, barbets, broadbills, bulbuls, flycatchers, flowerpeckers, frogmouths, nightjars, sunbirds, malkohas, pigeons and imperial pigeons, woodpeckers, tailorbirds, and others.  

DAY 11: TABIN

Full day bird watching in Tabin.
Tabin Wildlife Resort
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

DAY 12: TABIN - BORNEO RAINFOREST LODGE

Transfer to Lahad Datu and Danum Valley. Check into Borneo Rainforest Lodge before continuing bird watching. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in Danum Valley.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Danum Valley is home to: Bornean Bristlehead, White Fronted Falconet, Crested Fireback Pheasant, Bornean Necklaced Partridge, Bornean Ground-cuckoo, Bornean Black Magpie, Bornean Wren-Babbler, Black-throated Wren-babbler, Blue-headed Pitta, Black-and-crimson Pitta, Bornean Banded Pitta, Bornean Blue-banded Pitta, Bornean Banded Kingfisher, Bornean Brown Barbet, Pygmy White-eye (Bornean Ibon), Bornean Blue Flycatcher, Bornean Spiderhunter, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Bat Hawk, Great Argus Pheasant, Giant Pitta, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Red-napped Trogon, Diard's Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Blue-rumped Parrot, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots, Jambu Fruit-dove, Fiery Minivet, Black-and-white Bulbul, Streaked Bulbul, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Large-billed Flycatchers, Malaysian Blue-flycatcher, Whiskered Treeswift, Buffy Fish-Owl, Brown Wood-owl, Barred Eagle-Owl, Crested Wood-Partridge, and various babblers, barbets, broadbills, bulbuls, flycatchers, flowerpeckers, frogmouths, nightjars, sunbirds, hornbills, malkohas, kingfishers, pigeons and imperial pigeons, woodpeckers, tailorbirds, and many others.

DAY 13 - 14: BORNEO RAINFOREST LODGE

Full day bird watching.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

DAY 15: BORNEO RAINFOREST LODGE - KOTA KINABALU

Bird watching in the morning. Depart from Lahad Datu to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Accommodation around Kota Kinabalu.
Breakfast - Lunch

DAY 16: DEPARTURE

Departure transfer to airport.
Breakfast
 
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