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Magnificent Birds of Borneo

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Magnificent Birds of Borneo

Sabah is located on the northern most tip of Borneo and because of the varied habitats contained within its borders, supports one of the most stunning arrays of flora and fauna. This includes an amazingly abundant bird life that is becoming a star attraction for birders and nature enthusiasts from around the world.

Sabah has a remarkable range of habitats from montane forest to peat swamp, lowland rainforest to interior plains, and from the largest floodplain in Malaysia to coastal regions and islands that offer a truly exciting and rewarding experience for bird watchers.

A total of 688 resident and migratory species of birds have been recorded for Borneo, with 60 endemic species. Of major interest is the fact that many of these endemic species are found on either Sabah’s hill slopes or in its montane forest. The number of montane species is so significant that Mt Kinabalu, at 4,095m and one of the highest mountains in South East Asia is regarded as a distribution centre for all of Borneo’s montane birds. The lowland forest is home to more than 300 species of many colourful birds.

Locations to see these birds are easily accessible with comfortable place to stay.

email contact for trips:
carol@northborneosafari.com
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Birds of Borneo

688 bird species, 60 endemic species Remarkable!

See Borneo Bird Race video here:

Borneo 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, It is a haven for birding enthusiasts. In Borneo, a total of 688 resident and migratory species of bird, with 60 species endemic to Borneo and 33 are montane species. Mount Kinabalu is regarded as a distribution centre for 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 coloured Blue-banded Pitta, the large and distinctly coloured Bornean Ground Cuckoo, the rare and ungainly Bornean Bristlehead, as well as the Golden-naped Barbet with its signature trilling call.See photo essay here:

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BIRDS OF BORNEO.mov

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 624 resident and migratory species of bird, with 53 species endemic to Borneo and 33 are montane species.

Mount Kinabalu is regarded as a distribution centre for 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 coloured Blue-banded Pitta, the large and distinctly coloured Bornean Ground Cuckoo, the rare and ungainly Bornean Bristlehead, as well as the Golden-naped Barbet with its signature trilling call.

See photo essay here:
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Sabah, Borneo Bird Photography 2019 沙巴,婆羅州鳥攝之旅2019 ( with English subtitles)

#沙巴鳥攝粵語, #鳥攝粵語, #Sabah Bird Photography
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Birds of Borneo 2013

Birds of Borneo 2013

Birds of Borneo

Kara Sun birding in (presenting wildlife of) Sabah (Borneo) - Part 1 (Inubong,Mt. Kinabalu)

This was a great birding trip! My friend Alven had invited me since several years to visit him n go birding with him n finally i did this trip.I guess the most amazing part of this trip apart from the birds was his super funny smart boy Xavier,that did entertain us a lot.I am working on more episods now.Sabah is a great country to travel for wildlife,even though more than half of its forests are already lost to mainly palm oil plantations...but if eco touorismn brings them a good income...there is still hope...in fact elss fires are burning in sabah now compared to kalimantan.this film is mainly 4k,the bad looking recordings unfortunatelly still taken with my canon powershot,but had to take in these scenes as wellmas otherwise some connecting parts were missing.
I have used music from lots of great artists,to name 2 in particiular,which is Jan Morgenstern,a very talented german film music producer,my intros of these sabah films start with one of his tracks,you can find more info about him here:

and the great trance track i used from my friend Sebaastian Spang called Six Senses - Amlia. you might find it rather unsual for me to have chosen this music to include it in this documentary,but it gives me a special feeling and as i am doing music videos as well,in which nature occurs..i thought i jsut give it a short try the other way around ;-). other music used is produced by these artists: scott holmes,dexter brian,damiano baldoni,audiobinger,moonplaisir,rocco ganata,stephan siebert,etasonic.all produce great film music as well!
Thanks for alven,chang and xavier for filming me or making interviews with me and hosting me in their houses and alven making this great trip possible n skipping all his work for our 12 travel days.
i recentlly found out that subtitles are given to my video,unfortunatelly they only nearly match with my spoken narration,so sorry for that guys.

Bird Of Borneo and some endemics.mov

Sabah has a remarkable range of habitats from montane forest to peat swamp, lowland rainforest to interior plains, and from the largest floodplain in Malaysia to coastal regions and islands. More than 622 resident and migratory species of birds have been recorded for Borneo, with 54 ENDEMIC species. Of major interest is the fact that 24 of these endemic species are found on either Sabah's hills or in its montane forest. The number of montane species is so significant that Mt Kinabalu, at 4,095m and one of the highest mountains in South East Asia is regarded as a distribution centre for all Borneo's montane birds.

contact:
email: cedeprudente@gmail.com

Birds of Sepilok - Rainforest birds of Sabah

Birds recorded from RDC, Sepilok, Sabah Borneo in May 2015. All footage recorded with Canon EOS 7D with 400mm f/4 DO lens.

- Common Hill Myna 00:00
- Pink-necked Green-Pigeon 00:30
- Thick-billed Green-Pigeon 01:37
- Green Imperial Pigeon 02:07
- Black Hornbill 02:34
- Black-and-Yellow Broadbill 03:33
- White-crowned Shama 05:43
- Grey-cheeked Bulbul 06:07
- Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 06:17
- Buff-rumped Woodpecker 07:24
- Buff-necked Woodpecker 08:03
- White-bellied Woodpecker 09:08
- Rufous-backed Kingfisher 09:28
- Pied Fantail 11:49
- Black-headed Bulbul 12:18
- Chestnut-winged Babbler 12:57
- Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler 13:16
- White-chested Babbler 13:45
- Scarlet-rumped Trogon 14:24
- Diard's Trogon 15:53
- Red-naped Trogon 16:25
- Cream-vented Bulbul 17:36
- Long-billed Spiderhunter 18:42
- Little Spiderhunter 19:12
- Blue-throated Bee-eater 20:12
- Black-and-Crimson Pitta 20:57
- Wallace's Hawk Eagle 21:56

Birds of Borneo - the tropical birdwatcher's paradise

Borneo - the third largest island in the world, is mind-blowingly rich in biodiversity... making it the ultimate destination for environmentalists, scientists, and nature enthusiasts. And it's doubly as enticing to birdwatchers around the world for its incredible variety of beautiful, colourful, enigmatic bird species (approximately 688, and about 62 are endemic). These are prime stamping grounds for birders, both near and far!

From the mountain forests of UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinabalu Park, to the great flood plains of Kinabatangan and the untamed jungles of Danum Valley, Sabah Borneo beckons. But while they are a birdwatcher's dream, traversing unfamiliar terrain and spotting local avian life at the same time can be a challenge - which is why your best bet would be to have an experienced birding guide at your side. For exploring the twisting serpentine waterways of Kinabatangan, you'll find no better guides and hospitality than at Sukau Rainforest Lodge ( a charter member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World!

But what about the rest of Sabah Borneo? Luckily, there’s no shortage of birding specialists here! With over 25 years of experience and dozens of accolades, multi-award-winning tour operator Borneo Eco Tours are well-equipped to make this dream birdwatching destination a reality for you. To book your complete, custom-tailored birding tour, visit

Or contact directly via
Email: info@borneobirding.com
Phone: +60 88 438300

Be sure to follow us at our social media channels for the latest news, photos, and updates!
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Borneo Bird Festival 2012 Sabah, Malaysia

4th Borneo Bird Festival 2012
Kinabalu Park, Sabah, Malaysia

In apprecitation of Nature's beauty, its significance to human relations and benefits, Sabah is now looking forward to the promising event well known as Borneo Bird Festival (BBF).

Borneo Bird Festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo, it is aimed to create public awareness to bird conservation, to promote birdwatching, and enhance the eco-tourism activities.

For the first time in 4 years, the merriment will be housed at the Malaysia's First UNESCO World Heritage site and Borneo's premier birding destination, the Kinabalu National Park on 5th-7th October 2012.

In Borneo, a total of 624 resident and migratory species of bird, with 54 species are endemic.

With the theme Winged Wonders of Kinabalu, the activities from talks, demos, exhibitions, competitions, tour packages to children's camp, body paint and tattoos to the misty and cool guided Bird Watching walk will mostly be featuring the magnificent birds of Kinabalu Parks specially noted for its:
33 endemic montane birds
16 are found in the highlands of Kinabalu Park, such as Whitehead's Trogon, Black-breasted Fruit-hunter, Sunda Laughing-thrush, Mountain black-eye, Whitehead's broadbill, Whitehead's Spiderhunter, Black-sided flowerpecker and more.

16 bird species
are:

Together, let's have fun and make the 4th BBF memorable and fulfilling!

For more information:

Kara sun birding (presenting wildlife of) Sabah -Part 2 (Mt.Kinabalu) 4K

this is part 2 of my 4 part episodes from my 12 days trip to the amazing island of borneo.my good frined alven had invited me to go birding with him already since some years,so i thought i shoiuld really do it one day,since i was in love with borneo ever since.forest destruction on borneo is massive and ungoing,yet the few intact or protected patches are containing bursting wildlife and i am more than concerned that we must all do our best to keep these animal strongholds intact.i have used music from lots of artists,whom i herebuy wanna thank a lot for their beautiful work,if you are interested to work with them,i will name you these producers herebuy: Audiobinger,Greendjohn,Dexter Brian,Moonplaisir,Scott Holmes,Stephan Siebert,TorleyJan Morgenstern for the intro track,he can be found at:

a very warm and special thanks for this film goes to my mexican friend Angel,who has spent endless hours with me teamviewung,trying to find out,how to erase the audio problems with me..the solution at the end was simple,but it was nothing i could figure out in the beginning,so this was a hard lecture,getting more n more used to work with premiere instead of stupid magix.
thanks alven,chang and cp for joining me on my trip and giving me great interviews,you are true bird lovers and i hope to see you again in the future.
i also wanna give my special thanks to my good friends Ulla Lohmann and Doug Laurent,that kept on critizising my work and that were due to their posiotive reactions on my first sabah film encouraging me to continue with my film work,which takes me all the time left in my life now.thanks a lot as well to philipp wagner that was finally able to id exactlly the dragon i filmed.

Borneo Bird Festival 2019 (Trailer)

Greetings! The Sandakan Borneo Bird Club in collaboration with Sabah Tourism Board and Sabah Forestry Department is proud to held the 11th Borneo Bird Festival 2019 at Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)on 26th - 27th Oct 2019.
RDC is situated within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve in Sandakan, where more than 300 species of birds have been recorded. Sepilok forest attracts birdwatchers and bird photographers for its many species of Bornean birds and its endemic residents, the Bornean Bristlehead, Bornean Falconet, Black-crowned pitta.
Look out for the Sabah Bird Race, Photo Race, Photo Contest, Exhibits, Bird Mimic, Children’s Bird Race and more…

The Borneo Bird Festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo. It is aimed at creating public awareness of bird conservation, promoting birdwatching, and encouraging eco-tourism activities.

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[EP1] Birds of Borneo| High Resolution| Pure Natural Audio| Sabah| Sandakan

Hi there, this is the first episode of Birds of Borneo, I will continue to upload more on every Monday and Friday at 12PM UTC.

Birds in the video:
0:00 BLACK-NAPED MONARCH (Hypothymis azurea) 12.5cm
0:45 BAYA WEAVER (Ploceus philippinus) 15cm
1:42 BUFF-NECKED WOODPECKER (Meiglyptes tristis) 15cm
3:00 CHESTNUT-COLLARED KINGFISHER female (Antenoides concretus) 23cm
4:00 CHESTNUT-COLLARED KINGFISHER male (Antenoides concretus) 23cm
5:00 DUSKY BROADBILL (Corydon sumatranus) 27cm

The names of the birds stated above are cited from the book BIRDS OF BORNEO.

If you like the video and these cute birds in Borneo. Please subscribe and turn on your bell notification for the newest update of my adventure records.

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BORNEO BIRD FESTIVAL 2017

Taman-taman sabah, Keningau.

5th Borneo Bird Festival 2013

In apprecitation of Nature's beauty, its significance to human relations and benefits, Sabah is now looking forward to the promising event well known as Borneo Bird Festival (BBF).

Borneo Bird Festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo, it is aimed to create public awareness to bird conservation, to promote birdwatching, and enhance the eco-tourism activities.

In Borneo, a total of 688 resident and migratory species of bird, with 59 species are endemic.

For more information:

Way back 2008:

Sepilok Forest in Sandakan is one of Borneo's greatest treasure!

Borneo Bird Festival..one of the biggest nature festival in Malaysia is happening on 26th - 27th October 2019!

The venue at the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sepilok, Sandakan, a 4,294 hectares (10,610 acres) of virgin rainforest. A 30minutes drive from the airport.

Home to many endemic wildlife species of Borneo, the Orangutan, Sun bear, Proboscis monkey, Maroon langur, Tarsier, Slow loris, Flying squirrel! and the enigmatic Bornean Bristlehead, Black and crimson pitta, Blue-headed pitta, Giant pitta, numerous reptiles, snakes, beetles and thousands of flowering plants species! huhhh! too many to mention.. see you there.

Look out for the Sabah Bird Race, Photo contest, Photo Race, Workshops, Exhibits, Bird Mimic, Children’s Bird Race and more…

The Borneo Bird Festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo. It is aimed at creating public awareness of bird conservation, promoting birdwatching, and encouraging eco-tourism activities.

Places to stay around Sepilok:

FOR INQUIRIES EMAIL: borneobirdclub@gmail.com

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Birds of borneo

5th Borneo Bird Festival 2013

Borneo Bird Festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo, With the theme
birding in the Heart of Borneo, the 3-day event encompassed a diversity of birding activities that strengthened the progressive attitudes towards its conservation and to recognize its economic value in the eco-tourism industry.

The Borneo Bird Festival will be held at the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sepilok
Sandakan, Sabah. The RDC is a centre for environmental education situated within the famous Sepilok Forest Reserve.
For the birding hobbyists, join the bird photography race, bird photgraphy contest, bird sound mimic contest, scheduled guided birding walks, see the many interesting Talks from invited experts, visit the informative exhibition and the many kids activities

Have a great time at the Borneo Bird Festival!

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