Overview

This exciting extension takes us deep into the vast and remote ocean of forest that cloaks the Sarawak province of Borneo. There, using recently-made logging tracks to gain access to these forests, we will endeavour to find several of the island's seldom-seen endemics, including two of the most poorly-known species on earth, namely Black Oriole and Dulit Frogmouth.

Fortunately, many of the species we will search for live in healthy numbers in the area, and we have a very high chance of finding such desired specials as Bornean Peacock Pheasant, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Whitehead’s Trogon,  Bornean Barbet, Mountain Barbet, Bornean Bulbul, Blue-banded Pitta, Whitehead’s and Hose's Broadbill, Bornean Frogmouth, Whitehead's Spiderhunter, Pygmy White-eye, Mountain Serpent Eagle and Bornean Leafbird! And while by no means guaranteed, we also have an excellent chance of finding both the oriole and the frogmouth, despite the fact that the former was only known from specimens until its recent discovery, while the latter has remained almost as poorly-known since 1891! In fact, our previous departures have enjoyed a 100% success rate with these two species, on top of recording all of the above-mentioned species. On its own, this tour offers a chance at seeing around half of the island's endemics, while as an add-on to our Malaysia & Borneo – Rainforest Mammals and Birds tour, the combination could add over 90% (all but three) of the island's endemics to your list!

Tour Facts Top Birds
Black Oriole, Dulit Frogmouth, Bornean Peacock Pheasant, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Bornean & Mountain Barbet, Bornean Bulbul, Blue-banded Pitta, Hose's Broadbill, Bornean Frogmouth, Whitehead's Spiderhunter, Pygmy White-eye, Mountain Serpent Eagle and Bornean Leafbird.
Top Mammals
Hose’s Langur
Habitats Covered
montane and sub montane forest
Expected Climate
cool but comfortable in the higher areas, warmer and more humid lower down. Rain and mist is possible.
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Our Mega tours are very fast-paced birding adventures designed for the dedicated lister and serious birder. The focus of the tour is to see as many of the endemics and area specials as possible in our given time. In order to cover the necessary route to maximise the species list we tend to spend a single night at most sites and travel large distances. There is very little down time aside from that spent driving from one site to the next. These tours are not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced or new birders; as well as anyone with serious mobility or health challenges.
Accommodation
simple lodges
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tricky species
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Our local leader and Adam Walleyn made a great team; we appreciated Adam’s great skill at spotting and identifying the mammals and herptofauna, which is an important part of any birding trip for us.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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