The tiny sovereign state of Brunei Darussalam is located on the north coast of Borneo. As one of the most developed and richest countries in all of Asia – hosting a large, unspoilt wilderness may come as something of a surprise. However, the ‘Green Jewel of Brunei’ is indeed just that, 500km² of untouched lowland rainforest.
Birding from boat, trail and immense canopy walkway – there will be no shortage of exciting species to encounter, not least the Bornean endemic Spectacled Flowerpecker (which has yet to be formally described). Various species of hornbill include Rhinoceros, Wreathed, Black, Bushy-crested, Helmeted, Wrinkled and White-crowned while Black-and-red, Black-and-yellow, Green and Banded Broadbill add verdant colour. We can expect to add a number of kingfishers, woodpeckers, barbets, bulbuls and sunbirds to our list. With a little luck, we could also encounter a number of mammals such as Hose’s Langur, Müller’s Bornean Gibbon, Pale Giant, Prevost’s, Slender and Least Pygmy Squirrel or even the rare Leopard Cat.
Our short tour makes for a convenient extension to any of our tours of Malaysia & Borneo.