Birding                   in                  Borneo                   

Borneo Island - the 3rd largest island on earth with dense area of rainforest. The forest is known as one of the oldest rainforest in the world with high level of biodiversity, with estimated 15,000 species of flowering plants, it’s home of over 680 species of birds, 220 species of mammals and almost 200 species of frogs.

The island has been chosen as one of the top 10 best birding place in the world due to the spectacular bird species, birders focus their efforts to look for Pittas, Broadbills, Frogmouths, Trogons, Kingfishers, Barbets, Pheasants, Hornbills, Flowerpeckers, Jungle flycatchers, Spiderhunters and others. Notably there are almost 60 endemic species which are occur nowhere else, the rare and elusive endemic species ~ Bornean Black Oriole and Dulit Frogmouth were rediscovered in the recent year and allow birders to get more comprehensive endemic bird list.
Apart from birds there are many mammals and frogs are easily to spot here, notably the Bornean Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey eventhough they are listed as endengered species. As for frog the Wallace's Flying Frog and Bornean Horned Frog are always highlighted in the frog list.
Visit Borneo can be all year round, although December & January month has lot of rain fall but it's greatly for frogging. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Kuching, Sarawak are the gateway city to access other destinations. 

 


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