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Birding Tour Borneo: Spectacular Birds and Other Wildlife 2017



Birding Borneo is quite something as it is the third-largest island in the world and is awash with avian riches. With over 50 endemics and pristine Dipterocarp forests, montane cloudforests, riverine habitats, and mangrove swamps you should enjoy an amazing trip filled with stunning birds like pittas, trogons, and broadbills, as well as many mammalian treasures like Bornean orangutan, proboscis monkey, crab-eating and southern pig-tailed macaques, Malay civet, and an array of reptiles and butterflies.

Our tour will bring us to most of the important birding venues of the Malaysian province of Sabah, which covers the northernmost part of this vast and amazing island, including five of its IBAs (Important Bird Areas identified by BirdLife International): the Crocker Range, Mount Kinabalu, Kabili-Sepilok, the Kinabatangan floodplain, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, and Danum Valley.

The weather can be a bit cool in the mornings in the highlands, where rain is always a possibility, and very hot and humid in the lowlands. Borneo is tropical; you never know when a rainstorm will brew up anywhere, so be prepared with a lightweight raincoat and something to cover your optics. We also recommend leech socks for Danum Valley, although some bug spray may keep the leeches away.

There is one uphill hike at Mount Kinabalu to search for some of the highland endemics along the summit trail. While on the Kinabatangan River we are exposed to the sun for hours at a time, so we recommend a hat and some sunscreen.

Most of the hotels are good to very good. The food here can be a bit spicy, but they often tone it down for those with a less sturdy palate.

This tour can be combined with our The Best of Peninsular Malaysia, with optional extension to Banding Island 2017 tour for a complete Malaysian mega tour.

Duration: 15 days

Limit (Group Size): 6 - 8

Date Start: August 26, 2017

Date End: September 09, 2017

Tour Start: Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Tour End: Lahad Datu, Borneo

Price: MYR23,780 per person sharing

Single Supplement: MYR4,308

Price includes:
Accommodation
All meals (except for dinner on the first night, i.e. breakfast on Day 2 through lunch on Day 15)
All transport while on tour
English-speaking birding guide
Entrance fees
Price excludes:
International flights
Domestic flight (Lahad Datu – Kota Kinabalu)
Drinks
Camera and video fees (Poring Hot Spring)
Insurance
Tips
Any personal expenses, e.g. laundry, gifts, etc.

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Andrew Walker is Birding Ecotours’ UK representative, and he also guides some of our birding tours in many parts of the world. He lives in York, North Yorkshire, England, where he is the York Ornith ...

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We spent three weeks with Andy in Thailand and enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Andy worked so hard to find the birds, and get us on them.  He was very patient and took the time we needed. He knew all the best places to go, knew what birds would be expected, identified them in an instant  and still managed to find some pretty good rarities along with the “known birds”, Himalayan Cutia anyone? And we spent literally hours getting great looks at Spoon-billed Sandpiper.  Andy got us very close without disturbing the birds or any other birders.  It was a highlight of the trip.  We are hoping to see Andy in York later this year for a days birding on his home patch! Bob and Terrie, Idaho USA

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