Birding                   in                  Borneo                   

Borneo is the 3rd largest island on earth with areas of dense rainforest. This forest, one of the oldest in the world, has high level of biodiversity including approximately 15,000 species of flowering plants, it’s home to almost 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals and almost 200 species of frogs.

 

As one of the top 10 best birding destinations, we offer a once-in-a lifetime experince to see the elusive endemic and spectacular birds in the wild. Pittas, Broadbills, Frogmouths, Trogons, Pheasant, Partridges, Kingfishers, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Hornbills, Wren-babbler, Flowerpeckers, Jungle Flycatchers, Spiderhunters are amongs those targeted. There are more than 70 endemic species, including the recently rediscovered Black Oriole and Dulit Frogmouth. The Spectacled Flowerpecker which was described only in 2019, can also be added to your life list of to-see-birds.

 

Birds are the attraction, but the critically endangered Bornean Orangutan and endangered Proboscis Monkey are easy to spot. Wallace's Flying Frog and Bornean Horned Frog are added bonus.


Visit Borneo all year round, December & January are rainy, but they are great for frogging. Kota Kinabalu in Sabah and Kuching in Sarawak are the gateways to birding destinations. 

 


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