March - November 2023
12 DAYS BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHY
PACKAGE: Birding Photography
DURATION: 12 Days
DESTINATION: Tabin , Sepilok, Telupid, Poring, Kinabalu Park & Trusmadi
PRICE : USD 3443 Per Person (4 Persons)
BIRDINGBORNEO PHOTO TOURS
DAY 01, DAY 02 and DAY 03
Pick up at Lahad Datu Airport or a hotel in Lahad Datu. Depart for Tabin Wildlife Reserve. We will be birding here for 3 days. Meals: Full Board. Overnight at Tabin.
The forest in Tabin has a rich diversity of birds, including rare and endemic species. Based on the record, Tabin has all the 8 of Sabah’s Hornbill species; other species that have been sighted here include Blue-headed Pitta, Black-and-crimson Pitta, Malaysian Blue Flycatcher, Temminck’s Sunbird, Purple-throated Sunbird, Everett’s White-eye, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, and rarely seen species such as Storm’s Stork, Jambu Fruit Dove, Large Green Pigeon, White-fronted Falconet, Great-billed Heron and Giant Pitta.
Depart for Sepilok. Birding at RDC. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Sepilok B&B.
The Rainforest Skybridge at RDC and some spots in Sepilok are amongst the best locations for birders to observe lowland and hilly birds such as Borneon Bristlehead and Black-crowned Pitta (unique endemic to Borneo) and many species of woodpeckers, Bulbuls, barbets, Minivels and Spider-hunters.
Depart for Telupid. Birding at BPP Hide. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Telupid.
Telupid provides an opportunity to see the rare and endemic Bornean Peacock Pheasant (after more than 20 years absent from visual records).
Depart for Poring Hot Spring. Birding around Poring. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Keenomulok Homestay.
Poring Sub-Station, the lowland of Kinabalu National Park, provides an opportunity to see the fascinating Blue-banded and Bornean Banded Pittas as well as one of Borneo's most difficult endemics, Hose's Broadbill. There are also a range of rare species such as White-necked Babbler, White-tailed Flycatcher, Rufous-collared and Banded Kingfishers, and even Chestnut-capped Thrush.
DAY 07, DAY 08 and DAY 09
After breakfast depart for Kinabalu Park. We will be birding here for 3 days. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Cottage Hotel.
Standing at 4095 metres, the slopes of Mount Kinabalu is covered with lush montane forest, containing a huge variance of birds, many of which are endemic to the highlands of Borneo. Birding activities will take place along the road towards the summit and on some trails in search for highlands birds such as Kinabalu Serpent Eagle, Red-breasted and Crimson-headed Partridges, Bare-headed, Sunda and Rufous-hooded Laughingthrushes, Mountain Wren-Babbler, Bornean Stubtail, Mountain Black-eye, Pale-faced Bulbul, Bornean Swiftlet, Bornean Green Magpie, Bornean Whistler, Bornean Whistling-thrush, Bornean Forktail, Fruithunter, the superb Whitehead's trio (Trogon, Broadbill, and Spiderhunter) and the elusive Everett's Thrush.
DAY 10 and DAY 11
Depart for Trusmadi Range. We will be birding here for 2 days. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Tambunan 7 Lodge.
Trusmadi range is located in the interior division with the length of about 80 km. Not only it serves as a vital water catchment area for Sabah, but it also home for some Borneo endemic and highlands bird species such as mountain serpent-eagle and Bornean frogmouth.
Depart for Kota Kinabalu International Airport or the city. All Meals: Own Account.
3 nights at Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Hill Lodge.
1 night at Sepilok Bed & Breakfast – Hornbill Room.
1 night at Telupid – IPS Room.
1 night at Keenomulok Homestay.
3 nights at Cottage Hotel – Deluxe Room.
2 nights at Tambunan Nature Lodge.
Meals stated in the itinerary
Entrance Fee to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Rainforest Discovery Centre, BPP Hide, Poring Hot Spring, Kinabalu Park, Trusmadi
Transfer and tours as stated in the package
Guide – English speaker and wildlife photographer
Airfare, Guide Tips, Travel Insurance
Personal Items, Insect Repellent, Swim Wear, Sun Block, Own Drinking Bottle, Personal First Aid Kit
Not all meals are included.
Visitors are advised to organise their own travel insurance (please submit a copy to us)