Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia 11-17th November 2007

Published by Ashley Banwell (otusbrooki AT

Participants: Ashley Banwell, John Gregory


Photos with this report (click to enlarge)

Bay Owl
Bay Owl
Storm's Stork
Storm's Stork

The aim of this short trip was to see Bornean Ground Cuckoo with a few days to try for a couple of the missing endemics that I need for Borneo. I had two nights at Poring Hot Springs looking for Blue-banded Pitta and Hoses Broadbill without any luck. A morning was spent at the Raffelesia centre looking for Bornean Barbet, only getting poor views as it moved around in the canopy. I then had a quick visit to Mount Kinabalu before flying to Sandakan and then onwards to Kinabatangan Jungle Lodge for three nights.

The highlights included a pair of Bornean Ground Cuckoos watched for 1 hour, some scope filling views, a wonderful Oriental Bay Owl, a very tame Brown Wood Owl, Short-toed Coucal and a heard only Bornean Frogmouth.


Species Lists

Purple Heron
Great Egret
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Storm's Stork
Jerdon's Baza
Oriental Honey-Buzzard
Black-shouldered Kite
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Lesser Fish-Eagle
Gray-headed Fish-Eagle
Mountain Serpent-Eagle
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Chestnut-necklaced Partridge heard only
Great Argus heard only
White-breasted Waterhen
Common Greenshank
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Dove
Little Cuckoo-Dove
Emerald Dove
Zebra Dove
Little Green-Pigeon
Pink-necked Pigeon
Green Imperial-Pigeon
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon
Long-tailed Parakeet
Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot
Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Plaintive Cuckoo
Asian Drongo-Cuckoo
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha
Bornean Ground-Cuckoo
Short-toed Coucal
Greater Coucal
Bornean Frogmouth heard
Oriental Bay-Owl
Mountain Scops-Owl
Buffy Fish-Owl
Brown Wood-Owl
Glossy Swiftlet
House Swift
Gray-rumped Treeswift
Common Kingfisher
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Rufous-collared Kingfisher
Blue-throated Bee-eater
Oriental Pied-Hornbill
Black Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Helmeted Hornbill
Bushy-crested Hornbill
White-crowned Hornbill
Wrinkled Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Gold-whiskered Barbet
Bornean Barbet
Mountain Barbet
Blue-eared Barbet
White-bellied Woodpecker
Maroon Woodpecker
Gray-and-buff Woodpecker
Great Slaty Woodpecker
Black-and-red Broadbill
Black-and-yellow Broadbill
Black-headed Pitta
Hooded Pitta
Blue-winged Pitta
Barn Swallow
Pacific Swallow
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Gray Wagtail
Oriental Pipit
Gray-chinned Minivet
Straw-headed Bulbul
Black-headed Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Cream-vented Bulbul
Red-eyed Bulbul
Ochraceous Bulbul
Yellow-bellied Bulbul
Hairy-backed Bulbul
Greater Green Leafbird
Blue-winged Leafbird
Sunda Bush-Warbler
Oriental Reed-Warbler
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
Ashy Tailorbird
Mountain Warbler
Yellow-breasted Warbler
Yellow-bellied Warbler
Eyebrowed Jungle-Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Ferruginous Flycatcher
Snowy-browed Flycatcher
Little Pied Flycatcher
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Indigo Flycatcher
White-tailed Flycatcher
Malaysian Blue-Flycatcher
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher
Siberian Blue Robin
Oriental Magpie-Robin
White-crowned Shama
White-crowned Forktail
White-throated Fantail
Pied Fantail
Black-naped Monarch
Bornean Whistler
Sunda Laughingthrush
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
White-chested Babbler
Black-capped Babbler
Moustached Babbler
Scaly-crowned Babbler
Gray-throated Babbler
Gray-headed Babbler
Chestnut-winged Babbler
Striped Tit-Babbler
Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler
Brown Fulvetta
Chestnut-crested Yuhina
Plain-throated Sunbird
Purple-naped Sunbird
Purple-throated Sunbird
Scarlet Sunbird
Little Spiderhunter
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Whitehead's Spiderhunter
Black-sided Flowerpecker
Black-capped White-eye
Black-and-crimson Oriole
Asian Fairy-Bluebird
Ashy Drongo
Hair-crested Drongo
Crested Jay
Short-tailed Magpie
Bornean Treepie
Slender-billed Crow
Asian Glossy Starling
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Dusky Munia