Sarawak Extension: Sep 26—Oct 04, 2011
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Dusky Broadbill— Photo: K. David Bishop
For the first time, we are offering an intriguing extension to the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. Very few, if any, other bird tours visit this fascinating part of Borneo; however, David Bishop recently spent six weeks exploring Sarawak and is full of excitement at the prospect of leading this tour.
We will visit the magnificent World Heritage Site, Mount Mulu National Park, where a five-star lodge permits us to explore some wonderful forests while based in real comfort. In addition to many of the species we may have encountered in the lowland forests of Sabah, we will also have a chance for such highly prized Bornean endemics as the exquisite Hose's Broadbill; with a bit of luck, Bulwer's Pheasant; Crestless Fireback; and several additional mammals.
We will conclude this extension with a couple of days in the mountains above Kuching, arguably the best place in the world to see the likes of the rather elusive Pygmy White-eye, Bornean and Mountain barbets, and the enigmatic Fruithunter. This can also be a good place for one of the world's loveliest pittas, the Blue-banded Pitta. Join us on what promises to be an exciting voyage of discovery into a rarely visited and yet very attractive and little-known part of Borneo.
This extension may be taken in conjunction with Grand Borneo, September 12-27, 2011.