Borneo Island Birds

Borneo Island Birds

Layang Layang Island

This world famous dive destination is known as the jewel of the Borneo Banks. it is made up of a group of tiny atolls with some very impressive 2000meters wall dive. This offshore island is also a protected bird sanctuary with large congregations of Sooty Terns, Black-naped Terns, Great Crested Terns, Brown Boobies and Brown Noddies.

Bruit Island

It is a low-lying island, totaling 40,000 hectares, with extensive mudflats and mangrove forests on the northern and western shores. The northern area of 1776 hectares around Tanjong Sirik has been proposed as a national park. A visitor during migration may record 10,000 waders, 14,000 terns, 500 egrets and 20 Lesser Adjutants, although numbers, especially of waders, have fallen recently.

Species recorded include: Gargany, Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwits, Eurasian and Far Eastern Curlew, Marsh, Green, Sharp-tailed and Broad-billed Sandpipers, Asian Dowitcher, Red Knot, Temminck’s and Long-toed Stints, Black-winged Stilt, Grey-headed Lapwing, Caspian, Common and Whiskered Terns, Chinese, Cattle, Great, Intermediate and Little Egrets, Purple Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Schrenck’s Bittern, Lesser Adjutant, Wheatear and Middendorff’s Warbler.