Glen and Dennis did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.
Our Malaysia & Borneo – Rainforest Birds & Mammals birding tour visits some of the world’s most famous birdwatching sites, including Fraser’s Hill, venue of the legendary annual Bird Race, the grand Taman Negara National Park, Danum Valley, which protects the largest pristine lowland rainforests in SE Asia, Kinabatangan River and the fabled Mt. Kinabalu. A rich mix of typical Southeast Asian birds, peninsular Malaysian specialties and Bornean endemics combine to create a truly fantastic birding holiday adventure. To boot, Malaysia is a modern Asian country where first-class facilities exist within an extensive network of parks and reserves, all of which combine to make this one of our most enjoyable and rewarding tours.
Our exciting Borneo – Black Oriole & Dulit Frogmouth Extension takes us into Sarawak province, where we will venture into some remote mountain forest zones in search of two of the island’s least-known and most seldom-seen endemics. Both the Black Oriole and Dulit Frogmouth are quite simply among the most mythical birds to have ever been discovered on the island, and we are therefore very pleased and excited to offer the fantastic opportunity of seeking these incredible rarities on our Borneo birding tour!
The Budget Borneo Birding tour has been designed to provide prime Bornean birding and wildlife viewing at an economical price, and at a shorter duration for those with less time to spare in the field.
For all these departures we can expect to see several species of fabulous pittas, trogons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, broadbills, leafbirds, ioras, pheasants, babblers, bulbuls, as well as a broad range of exciting mammals, including Orangutan. We will bird along forest trails, boardwalks, through mangrove forests, rainforest canopy walkways, and even from boats as we cruise along jungle rivers. Highlights might include the magnificent Great Argus displaying at close quarters, Crested Fireback, Crimson-headed Partridge, Whitehead’s Trogon, Rhinoceros & Helmeted Hornbill, Great Slaty Woodpecker and the eye-searingly bright Banded, Blue-headed and Garnet Pittas.