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7D6N BIRD CALLS OF BORNEOCategory: Special Interest

Code: JLN-004
Duration: 7D6N
From: RM 0.00
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Day 1
Enjoy your first and second day birding at the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sandakan situated not from
the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Expect to see Black & Crimson Pitta, Diard’s Trogon, Bat
Hawk, Black & Yellow Broadbill, Little Green Pigeon, Rufous Woodpecker, Violet Cuckoo, Rufouscollared
Kingfisher, White-bellied Woodpecker, Jerdon’s Baza, Rhinoceros Hornbill and White-rumped
Sharma. The canopy walkways make viewing an enjoyable experience. The lucky ones may find the
Bornean Bristlehead, endemic to Borneo and a birder’s must-see. Accommodation at Sepilok Nature
Resort (L,D)

Day 2 & 3
Onward to the serene village of Sukau situated within one of the most wildlife-rich wetland rainforest area.
Among the birds seen along the river are Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, the
rare Storm’s Stork an endangered Oriental Darter. River cruise to the Oxbow lake in search of more birds.
Listern out for the calls made by Giant Pitta. Raptors such as Crested Serpent Eagle, Lesser Fish Eagle,
Jerdon’s Baza, Brahminy Kite and White-fronted Falconet are frequently sighted. River cruise to watch
Proboscis monkeys and be amazed by the physical feature and agility of this much talked-about primate.
Accommodation in Sukau (B,L,D)

Day 4
Travel to Tabin Wildlife Reserve and check into Tabin Wildlife Resort. While you sip your coffee, you will
be kept busy watching active Blue-banded Kingfisher, Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, Red-throated
Sunbird and the Black and Yellow Broadbills. A hide built facing the river provides a wonderful site for
viewing Oriental Darter, Stork-billed kingfisher and Lesser Fish Eagle. Around the resort you may find
White-bellied Munia , Lesser Coucal and Storm’s Storks. All the eight species of Borneo’s hornbill exists
in Tabin and you will most likely see a few of them. After dinner, go look out for nocturnal wildlife and
birds. (B,L,D)

Day 5
Trek to Lipad mud volcano, a favourite salt-lick. Look out for the endemic Black and Crimson Pitta,
Finsch’s Bulbul, Black-throated Wren-babblers, White-crowned Forktail, Dark-throated Oriole, Green
Imperial Pigeons and Jambu Fruit Dove. The adventurous ones can try out the volcanic mud on their face,
said to be responsible for good complexion. B,L,D)

Day 6
Birding along the core area road, you will be entertained by wild bird songs and the calls of Borneo
Gibbons. Dollar bird, Rufous woodpecker, Bronzed Dragon, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Speckled
Piculet, Chestnut-capped Thrush, White-fronted Falconet, Long-tailed Parakeet, Temminck’s Sunbird,
Purple-throated Sunbird are some of the species to be expected. Wild ginger plants are favourite of the
Thick-Billed Flowerpecker. (B,L,D)

Day 7
After breakfast, either relax in Sunbird Café to enjoy more birds in its garden, or venture to the riverside
bird hide to discover further species. Early lunch then depart Tabin. (B, L)

Involvement : jungle trekking, river cruise

Tour Includes : Transportation, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Meals as stated, River cruise, and twin share
accommodation in Sepilok, Sukau and Tabin
Please Bring : Own toiletries, Insect repellant, Comfortable walking shoes, Torch light, Cap/Hat and Raincoat and
personal birding equipments

Important Notes
Other Notes : All airfares excluded. Tabin Wildlife Holidays reserves the right to charge or cancel tour should conditions beyond our control render it necessary. Tour are subject to availability