Day 5 Poring Hot Springs
In the bamboo garden by the lodge, our morning walk began with a lovely White-crowned Shama.
massive Bornean Bamboo
a fallen leaf-like moth (sadly dead...)
a huge butterfly (I thought it was a bird!)
We walked on a path through the jungle, the kind of 'proper' jungle I had imagined:)
Canopy Walk - It was higher than I thought it'd be. You'd feel giddy if you don't like heights.
a rather elegant looking bird (difficult to see it in the photos...)
Crimson-winged Woodpecker - Argh!!!
a bat cave
When I zoomed in, I was able to see many bats dangling from the ceiling and ones flying below them.
Sighting List: Crested Serpent Eagle, Chestnut-bellied Malkoha,
Raffle's Malkoha, Bornean Banded (Oriental Dwarf) Kingfisher,
Gorden-whiskdered Barbet, Red-crowned Barbet, Crimson-winged Woodpecker,
Buff-necked Woodpecker, Black and Yellow Broadbill, Common Iora,
Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo, White-breasted Woodswallow, Barn Swallow,
Spectacled Bulbul, Hairy-backed Bulbul, Grey-cheeked Bulbul,
Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Black-capped Babbler, Sooty-capped Babbler,
Rufous-crowned Babbler, Oriental Magpie-robin, White-crowned Shama, Hill
Blue Flycatcher, Pied Fantail, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker,
Olive-backed Sunbird, Dusky Munia, Tree Sparrow
Banded Kingfisher (heard), Blue-eared Barbet (heard)
and Julius kindly drove us back to Kinabalu Park, just in case the
weather there got better and so that we might see some birds we would've
missed. They were right again! We were able to see new birds even
towards the end of our trip.
Sighiting List: Glossy
Swiftlet, Checker-throated Woodpecker, Hair-crested Drongo, Bornean
Green Magpie, Mountain Tailorbird, Mountain Leaf Warbler,
Yellow-breasted Warbler, Sunda Laughingthrush, Chestnut-hooded
Laughingthrush, Black-capped White-eye, Little Pied Flycatcher, Indigo
Flycatcher, Temminck's Sunbird
Sighting from car back to Kota Kinabalu:
Little Egret, Great Egret, Pacific Reef Egret, Brahminy Kite, Spotted
Dove, Asian Glossy Starling, House Swift, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Chestnut
Munia, Scaly-breasted Munia
That's the end of our birding trip with Osman and Julius from Borneo Eco Tours.
We had a great time with them and we would like to recommend them as your guide to you all who wish to have a special time in Sabah, Malaysia.
the tallest tropical tree species - shorea
We would like to go back to Borneo some time in the future, maybe on the eastern side of Sabah.