Did some bird survey in the month of November. The purpose of this survey was to record the endemics and thier extend of habitats. Since this is only a preliminary survey, the survey is done randomly and will need more time to cover the extend of the forest of Telupid and Kinabatangan. Will continue to post Part 2 of this survey soon.
This is our 2nd break (from guiding) and decided to try our neighborhood jogging park. The result were quite surprising and my lifer was a Japanese Sparrow Hawk for that day. It was hovering for a minute and then disappear in the hills. Later saw it again with CK, this time it was eating something on a tree but quite obscure to take any picture and then it was gone.
Birding with good friends and below are pictures that I managed to take.
The outing was rewarded with a Temminck's Stint - calidris temminckii (identified by CK) a non breeding winter visitor and several sighting of Buff Banded Rail has confirm my curiosity of this bird arrivals. Unfortunately I am unable to take a picture.
Several White Winged Tern - chlidonias leucopterus was also seen with Scope's.
Took the first out to Sandakan and meet up with Bailey our transporter. We stop for breakfast at Mile 10 before proceeding to Sepilok Orang Utan Centre. (note: Jordan Sitorus was in the same plane only releasing this when he called my name and also met up with Alfons at the breakfast point).
Got some pictures of orang-utan, proboscis monkeys, languar monkeys and a violet cuckoo (this was the big surprise - but picture was only good for identification quality.
RDC canopy walk-way
Juvenile Orang Utan
Violet Cuckoo sigted at RDC
Silver leaf Langur
Mark with foreground of Proboscis
Mark in the middle of crowd trying to video the Orang Utan