Trip Code : BNAT-DA07
Trip Validity :Immediate – 31st December 2017
Duration : 8 hours
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Borneo’s incredible biodiversity is the world’s third largest island and is home to an astonishing amount of tropical life, including 688 bird species of which 60 are endemic. The island is shared by the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia, with endemic species being concentrated in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Not only does Sabah have superb birds, it also has the best infrastructure and the most accessible conservation areas in Borneo. In Kinabalu Park, there are 17 endemic birds that can be found in Borneo.
In recent years, Sabah has attracted growing numbers of international birdwatchers who come to see, observe and photograph the amazing variety of both colorful and cryptic species. You will be transferred to Kinabalu Park, proceed to a jungle walk with the park naturalist and guide. You will also be brought to visit the exhibition Centre and watch interesting slide shows on the animals and unique plants species found only at Mount Kinabalu.
Kinabalu National Park including Mesilau Nature Resort (not included in the tour itinerary) & Poring Hot Spring boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which includes 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies. Kinabalu Park is home to: Whitehead’s Trogon, Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s Spiderhunter, Fruithunter, Everett’s Thrush, Mountain Black-eye, Bornean Stubtail, Bornean Whistler, Bornean Forktail, Crimson-headed Partridge, Red-breasted Partridge, Bornean Whistling-Thrush, Chestnut-hooded Laughing-Thrush, Bare-headed Laughing-Thrush, Chestnut-crested Yuhina, Golden-naped Barbet, Bornean Green Magpie, Bornean Flowerpecker, Mountain Wren-babbler, Pale-faced Bulbul, Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher, Temminck’s Sunbird, Indigo Flycatcher, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Ochraceous Bulbul, White-browed Shortwing, Ashy Drongo, Hair-crested Drongo, Bar-winged Cuckoo-shrike, White-throated Fantail, Yellow-breasted Warblers, Mountain Warbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Temminck’s Babbler, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler various other woodpeckers and flycatchers.
Next, you will be transferred to Poring Hot Springs for birding. Not many birds are seen here and only a few that were not seen elsewhere, if you choose the right time of the year, You may be able to see the Blue Banded Pitta. The Hot springs are unique place to spot birds. Resident specialities include the dazzling Blue-banded and Bornean Banded Pittas as well as one of Borneo’s hardest-to-find endemics, Hose’s Broadbill. As elsewhere on this remarkable island, the range of possible birds is amazing with Maroon and Rufous Woodpeckers, Moustached and White-necked Babblers, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Everett’s White-eye, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and Bornean Spider hunter among a host of lowland rainforest treats in store.
Suggested things to bring / wear:
Towel & hat, insect repellent, sun block lotion, comfortable walking shoes / slippers / sandals, light clothing, poncho / umbrella
- Return Transportation
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Set Lunch
- Sabah Park Conservation Fee
- Air Fares & Tickets
- Tipping and personal expenses.
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