Birding Tour in Borneo, Malaysia
This 4-day Borneo birdwatching tour focuses on the lowland Dipterocarp Forests of the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, home to an amazingly rich diversity of birds, including rare and endemic species, due to the abundance of food plants. The relatively low canopy allows sufficient natural light to make bird viewing and photography a truly rewarding experience.
Tabin Wildlife Resort is an exclusive hideaway within the vast expanse of magnificent rainforests. It combines an exciting blend of Borneo mystic, traditional ambiance, and personalised service. You will look forward to returning to the charming timber lodges after an exciting day of jungle activities.
Enjoy the leisurely pace of timeless Tabin in this birdwatching Borneo tour. Listen to the sounds of the rainforest, the soothing flow of the river the cool rhythms of waterfalls, and the gentle cares of breezes in Tabin. Rekindle your association with nature. Gibbons calls at dawn, unknown insects and melodious birds songs, the magic of Borneo can be felt here. Experience the unfolding excitement of nature in Tabin.
Tabin’s high concentration of mineral-rich mud volcanoes and salt springs are the best gift of nature. Served as salt-lick, the mud volcanoes are frequented by wildlife and birds as evident in the plenty of animal tracks found here. The adventurous ones can experiment with the effects of the volcanic mud said to be responsible for a fine complexion.
A large number of tropical plants thrive here, some known for their medicinal and therapeutic properties, while others are awaiting to discovered are researched upon. Wild orchids, lianas, jungle vines, towering strangler figs, and rare ferns are amongst the interesting collections of rainforest vegetation. Flowers and fruits in the rainforest often carry an exotic contrast of colors with unique shape and scents to attracts wildlife, birds, and insects to maximize pollination.
Tabin is a birdwatcher's paradise. About 42 indigenous families representing more than 300 species have been recorded. Birders can enjoy a good sighting and photography environment due to trees that are lower in height enabling more light to penetrate the forest floor. Endemic species of Borneo such as the White crown shama, Black and crimson Pitta, Yellow rump flowerpecker, dusky munia, Blue-headed pitta, and the Borneon wren-babbler are present. Rare species such as the speckled piculet, chestnut-capped thrush, Sinch’s bulbul, and Strom stock have been recorded. All the eight Hornbill species of Borneo, which are easily identified with their loud whooping sound when flapping wings been sighted.
Borneo Birdwatching Tour highlights include:
- Trekking to the active Mud Volcano which provides a mineral salt lick to wildlife.
- Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a refreshing shower under the waterfall.
- Enjoy the night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.
- Night walk around the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog,s and nocturnal.
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Alternative Tour Name: 3D2N Birding @ Tabin