Friday, 2 March 2018

2nd March 2018 Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak

We made an early start opting to walk the Waterfall Trail and back before any other visitors might arrive. Unfortunately no Pittas were heard let alone seen. On arriving back at the canteen heavy rain commenced so we enjoyed a brunch and then braved the rain to return to our chalet where we saw a few birds from our sheltered verandah. After the rain eventually stopped we headed to the Innoue Trail. On leaving the Innoue Trail at dusk we met a former employee of the National Park who told us that he used to see a Garnet Pitta hop around right behind the Hilltop chalet literally at first light in the morning and at dusk in the evening albeit that was a couple of years ago when he worked there. As there was still a glimmer of light, we quickly returned to the hilltop chalet just in case, but saw nothing. At least we knew where we would be at first light...

Plume-toed Swiftlet 40
Pacific Swallow 2
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul 4
Streaked Bulbul 4
Oriental Magpie-Robin 3
White-rumped Shama 1
Asian Brown Flycatcher 1
Tree Sparrow 4

Suspension bridge along the Waterfall Trail at Lambir Hills NP

The Waterfall trail at Lambir Hills National Park

Torrential rain whilst enjoying the open air dining ' brunch'!

Pacific Swallow sitting out the rain at Lambir Hills National Park

Asian Brown Flycatcher at Lambir Hills National Park