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BORNEO: SABAH & SARAWAK

Sunday 22nd July - Saturday 11th August 2018

CRAIG ROBSON

This stunning Blue-banded Pitta was voted bird of the trip (Craig Robson)

This stunning Blue-banded Pitta was voted bird of the trip (Craig Robson)

The second Birdquest to cover both states of Malaysian Borneo was another great success. There were some fantastic highlights amongst the total of 323 species, not least Storm’s Stork, ‘Bornean’ Crested Fireback, Mountain Serpent Eagle, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Short-toed Coucal, 6 frogmouths, Whitehead’s Trogon, Helmeted and Wrinkled Hornbills, 5 pittas (including Blue-banded), Whitehead’s and Hose’s Broadbills, Bornean Bristlehead, Black Oriole, Hook-billed Bulbul, White-necked, Bornean and Black-throated Wren-Babblers, Mountain Blackeye, and Whitehead’s Spiderhunter. Mammals featured prominently too, with Bornean or Pygmy Elephant (the local form of Asian), Bornean Orangutan, Leopard Cat, and Proboscis Monkey.

Dulit Frogmouth - one of the stars of Sarawak! (Craig Robson)

Dulit Frogmouth - one of the stars of Sarawak! (Craig Robson)