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You don’t have to go far to be immersed in the numerous birdlife of Borneo. Journey with us bird watching around Kota Kinabalu and afield to Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs. The west coast of Sabah is home to about 350 species of birds, of which around 35 are endemic to Borneo.

Tour Highlights

  • Birding at Likas Wetlands
  • Exploring the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu
  • Bird watching in Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs

Day 1 : Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in before heading out in the late afternoon for Birding at the Likas Wetlands. Overnight at Dreamtel Hotel. (No meals)

 Note: Likas Wetland closed on Monday

Day 2 : Kota Kinabalu - Tambunan - Kundasang

Depart in the morning after breakfast to the Tambunan area for birding. In the afternoon, we make our way to the foothills of Mt Kinabalu. Overnight at Hill Lodge, Kinabalu Park. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3 : Kinabalu Park

Spend a full day bird watching around Kinabalu Park, exploring the various trails and avoiding the crowds. After birding for the day, we overnight at Hill Lodge, Kinabalu Park. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Kinabalu Park is home to: White Throated Fantail, Yellow Breasted Warbler, Kinabalu Friendly Warbler, Mountain Leaf-Warblers, Grey-throated Babbler, Borneo Whistling Thrush, Chestnut-capped Laughing Thrush, Chestnut-crested Yuhina, Temminck's Sunbird, Sunda Whistling Thrush, Black Laughing-thrush, Black-breasted Triller, Indigo Flycatcher, Golden Napped Barbet, Whitehead's Trogon, Whitehead's Spiderhunter, Mountain Blackeye, Bornean Stubtail (Endemic), Crimson-head Partridge, Red-breasted Partridge, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Ochraceous Bulbul, White-browed Shortwing, Mountain Blackbird, Ashy Drongo, Short-tailed Magpies, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Bar-winged Cuckoo-shrike, Whitehead's Broadbill, Blue-winged Leafbird, Bornean Barbets, various other woodpeckers, warblers, trogons, bulbuls, besra and flycatchers.

Day 4 : Poring Hot Springs

Spend another full day bird watching, this time in Poring Hot Springs. We'll follow the various jungle trails in the area and also use the platforms of the canopy walkway for spotting before returning in the evening to overnight at Hill Lodge, Kinabalu Park. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Poring is home to: Banded Broadbill, Diard's Trogon, Gold-Whiskered Barbet, Pygmy White-eye, Blue-banded Pitta, Bold-strip Tit-Babbler, White-bellied Woodpecker, Brown Barbet, Thick-Billed Spiderhunter, White-browed Shama, Dusky Munia, Siberian Blue Robin, Crested Jay, Wreathed Hornbill, Scally Breasted Bulbul, Banded Kingfisher, White Fronted Falconet, various other bulbuls, broadbills, babblers and flowerpeckers.

Day 5 : Kota Kinabalu

We waste no time as we spend the final day bird watching at a higher altitude. After lunch, we make our way back to Kota Kinabalu to be dropped off at a hotel in the city or at the airport for your flight out. (Breakfast & Lunch)

Includes

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

Excludes

Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) & Lahad Datu (LDU) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI), camera fee and items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.

  • Sun block lotion
  • Swimwear
  • Personal toiletries
  • Torch light
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Raincoat

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.