Borneo Bird Festival on Oct 22-23

SANDAKAN: The Borneo Bird Festival 2022 will return on Oct 22-23, at Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sepilok, after two years of hiatus due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourism Malaysia Sabah has collaborated with the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club (SBBC) to introduce the latest birdwatching guide for Sabah to support the event.

Sabah is undoubtedly one of the top birding destinations in Malaysia, and over the years, the tourism board and local community have developed an excellent infrastructure that caters to nature lovers, birders and bird photographers.

This fun birdwatching guide highlights all the popular birding locations around Sabah, including the world heritage site Kinabalu Park, Kinabatangan Floodplains, Danum Valley, Tabin and Sepilok forests.

It also provides information about each of the sites, the birds that can be seen there, trails, accommodations and how to get there.

The highlight for many birdwatching enthusiasts is none other than the 66 endemic species found only on the Borneo island, such as Bornean Bristlehead, Blue-Headed Pitta, Bornean Ground-Cuckoo, Whitehead’s Trogon, Whitehead’s Spiderhunter, and Crimson-Headed Wood-Partridge.

With this new, vibrant birdwatching guide, birders and nature lovers can easily plan which areas they would like to visit.-HS

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