Borneo Birding

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  • Duration: 7 days
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    • Price from: MYR 6155 ,
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Sabah is a destination renowned among nature lovers for its flora and fauna, and ultimately for its bird life. With a vast array of habitats with their own specialized birds, Sabah is a haven for birding enthusiasts.

In Borneo, a total of 622 resident and migratory species of bird, with 32 endemic species have been recorded. 24 of these endemics are found on either Sabah’s hill slopes or in its montane forest. Mount Kinabalu is regarded as a distribution center for all except for one of Borneo’s montane birds.

Among the most sought-after endemic species are the Whitehead’s Trogon and Whitehead’s Broadbill, the Blue-headed Pitta and the vividly colored Blue-banded Pitta, the large and distinctly colored Bornean Ground Cuckoo, the rare and ungainly Bornean Bristlehead, as well as the Golden-naped Barbet with its signature trilling call.

This 7-day,6-night tour will bring you to all the best bird-watching destinations in Sabah, maximizing your opportunity of spotting some of the rarest bird species in the region!

Included: Land Transfers, Accommodation, English Speaking Birding Guide, Entrance Fees, River Cruise, Meals As Mentioned In The Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrival

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, we will meet and transfer you to Kundasang. If time permits we will have our first birding activity in the afternoon.

Included

Transfer to Kundasang • English Speaking Birding Guide • Accommodation in Kinabalu Pine Resort

Meals

Dinner

Day 2
Kinabalu Park

For these days our birding activity will be focusing in Kinabalu Park. The park is UNESCO’s World Heritage Site which host 326 bird species. The birding activities will be done on selected trails.

Among the common birds are:

Bornean Flowerpecker, Black-Capped White-eye, Sunda Laughing-Thrush, Hooded Laughing Thrush, Chesnut-Crested Yuhina, Blyth’s Shrike-Babbler, Temminck’s Sunbird, Grey-throated Babbler, Yellow-Breasted Warbler, Mountain Leaf-Warbler, Sunda Bush-Warbler, Ochraceous Bulbul, Mountain Tailorbird, Bornean Green Magpie, Bornean Treepie, Grey-Chinned Minivet, Black and Crimson Oriole & Sunda Cuckoo-Shrike.

Among the Endemic species:

Eyebrowed Jungle , Mountain Black-eye, Golden-Naped Barbet, Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s Spi-derhunter, White-head’s Trogon, Kinabalu Serpent Eagle & Crimson-Headed Partridge.

Included

Entrance Fees • English Speaking Birding Guide • Accommodation in Kinabalu Pine Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 3
Kinabalu Park / Sandakan

Morning bird watching at Kinabalu Park before we depart by land to Sandakan. Overnight at Sepilok Nature Resort.

Included

Entrance Fees • English Speaking Birding Guide • Transfer to Sandakan • Accommodation in Sepilok Nature Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Day 4
Sandakan / Sukau

Transfer to Rainforest Discovery Centre for birding. After lunch, depart for an estimated 2 hours overland journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Among the common birds are:

Storm’s Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle, Bat Hawk, Buffy-Fish Owl, Scarlet-Rumped Trogon, Stork-Billed Kingfisher, Blue-Eared Kingfisher, White-Crowned Hornbill, Bushy-Crested Hornbill, Oriental-Pied Hornbill & Wringkled Hornbill.

Among the Endemic species:

White Fronted Falconet, Bornean Brown Barbet, Black-Crowned Pitta, Bornean Black Magpie & Bornean Bristlehead

Included

Entrance Fees • English Speaking Birding Guide • Land Transfer to Sukau • Accommodation in Sukau Rainforest Lodge [Superior Room]

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 5
Sukau

After breakfast, you will proceed to go on your first bird-spotting river cruise. Your second river cruise will take place in the afternoon after lunch. The rest of the evening is free at your own leisure.

Included

English Speaking Birding Guide • Accommodation in Sukau Rainforest Lodge [Superior Room]

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 6
Sukau / Sandakan

Return to Sandakan by land after breakfast. We will drop you off at Sepilok Nature Resort for your overnight accommodation.

Included

Land Transfer to Sandakan • English Speaking Birding Guide • Accommodation in Sepilok Nature Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Day 7
Departure

It’s time to say goodbye! After breakfast, you will be transferred out to the Sandakan Airport to catch your flight home. Thank you for travelling with Rustic Borneo, we hope to see you again soon!

Included

Airport Transport

Meals

Breakfast

Price information

Price

MYR 6155 / person (min 2 people)


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01 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019 @ MYR 170

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Package excludes

Flight tickets, Personal Expenditure, Additional tours, Items Not Mentioned

Prices valid until 31 Mar 2019
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