Tuesday, 13 March 2018

13th March 2018 Kinabatangan River, Sabah

We were out soon after dawn for a boat trip with Romzi along the Menanggul River until c.11am. Highlights included a Storm's Stork that came flying along the river and fortuitously perched in a tree above us, a Sabah Dwarf-Kingfisher, a Blue-winged Pitta that flew back and forth across the tributary, a party of 3 Bristleheads, a pair of Bornean Black Magpies and a surprise Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker. We were out again at around 2pm for a boat trip along the Russan River and then the Kinabatangan River for the afternoon. Whilst the trip didn't go to plan as we failed to find any White-crowned Hornbills it was very enjoyable seeing such a wealth of birdlife along the rivers. After dark we went spotlighting by boat along the Menanggul River hearing a Large Frogmouth and seeing a Bornean Wood Owl.

Green Imperial Pigeon 10
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha 2
Plume-toed Swiftlet c.100
White-breasted Waterhen 2
Common Sandpiper 1
Oriental Darter 10
Lesser Adjutant 2
Striated Heron 1
White-bellied Fish-Eagle 1
Buffy Fish Owl 1
Bornean Wood Owl 1
Diard's Trogon 1
Scarlet-rumped Trogon 1
Bushy-crested Hornbill 15
Oriental Pied Hornbill 10
Black Hornbill 2
Wrinkled Hornbill 3
Great Slaty Woodpecker 1
Common Kingfisher 2
Dollarbird 4
White-fronted Falconet 3
Black-and-red Broadbill 10
Blue-winged Pitta 1
Bristlehead 3
Common Iora 4
White-breasted Woodswallow 2
Sunda Pied Fantail 2
Sunda Slender-billed Crow 6
Barn Swallow 10
Puff-backed Bulbul 1
White-chested Babbler 6
Malaysian Blue Jungle-Flycatcher 8
Dusky Munia 1
Tree Sparrow 6

Our first of many boat trips along the Menanggul River

some early morning mist added to the atmosphere

Buffy Fish Owl along the Menanggul River

Storm's Storks along the Menanggul River

White-fronted Falconets along the Menanggul River

Bristlehead along the Menanggul River

Black-and-red Broadbills along the Menanggul River

Male Malaysian Blue Jungle-Flycatcher

White-chested Babbler along the Menanggul River

Sabah Dwarf-Kinfisher along the Menanggul River

Oriental Darter along the Menanggul River

Male Scarlet-rumped Trogon along the Menanggul River

Male Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker along the Menanggul River

Bornean Black Magpie along the Menanggul River

Water Monitor along the Menanggul River

Midday siesta on the balcony of the Menanggul homestay

Out on the Kinabatangan River

Butterfly along the Kinabatangan River

Limestone karst along the Kinabatangan River

White-bellied Fish-Eagle along the Kinabatangan River

Plume-toed Swiftlet colony along the Kinabatangan River

Long-tailed Macaques along the Russan River

Lesser Adjutant along the Russan River

Oriental Pied Hornbills along the Kinabatangan River

Male Wrinkled Hornbill along the Kinabatangan River

Proboscis Monkey along the Kinabatangan River

Colourful sunset along the Kinabatangan River