Wednesday, 7 March 2018

7th March 2018 Ba'kelalan, Sarawak

A look along the road to the military camp was proving rather quiet so we drove up to the ridgetop above Ba'kelalan along the Bario road and walked the whole way back down to the junction above Ba'kelalan. Not long after beginning our descent, still at virtually the highest elevation, we saw 3 Whitehead's Broadbills and a Whitehead's Spiderhunter quite readily from the roadside. Much lower we heard a male Bornean Banded Pitta that after following a myriad of logging trails we managed to approach quite closely, and after what felt like an eternity looking into the dark forest undergrowth, it eventually obliged - brilliant!

Little Green Pigeon 1
Mountain Imperial Pigeon 6
Banded Bay Cuckoo h
Grey-rumped Treeswift 2
Plume-toed Swiftlet 20
White-breasted Waterhen 1
Cinnamon Bittern 2
Eastern Cattle Egret 30
Little Egret 2
Oriental / Sunda Honeybuzzard 1
Kinabalu Serpent-Eagle 3
Bornean Barbet 2
Black-thighed Falconet 1
Black-and-yellow Broadbill 1
Black-and-crimson Oriole 2
White-breasted Woodswallow 1
Sunda Pied Fantail 1
Bornean Treepie 2
Sunda Slender-billed Crow 3
Pacific Swallow 10
Sunda Yellow-vented Bulbul 8
Bornean Bulbul 3
Scaly-breasted Bulbul 1
Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush 4
Ashy Tailorbird 1
Yellow-bellied Prinia 2
Oriental Magpie-Robin 4
Dark-sided Flycatcher 1
Blue-and-white Flycatcher 2
Bornean Leafbird 2
Crimson Sunbird 2
Tree Sparrow 10

Forest stretching away into the distance from the Bario road

the road to the military camp above Ba'kelalan

 Female Black-and-yellow Broadbill at Ba'kelalan

Siberian (Dark-sided) Flycatcher at Ba'kelalan

the Bario road leading to the ridge-top

Badau & DC birding near the ridge-top above Ba'kelalan

A highly venomous Red-headed Krait on the Bario road

An edible (not that we tried!) Orchid near the ridge-top

Male Whitehead's Broadbill at Ba'kelalan

Whitehead's Spiderhunter at Ba'kelalan

Adult Kinabalu Serpent-eagle at Ba'kelalan

Looking down on Ba'kelalan

Common Four Ring (?) at Ba'kelalan

Honeybuzzard sp. at Ba'kelalan

Male Bornean Banded Pitta at Ba'kelalan