Borneo Island Birds
Pacific Reef Egret

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.