Borneo Lowland Birds

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

The reserve occupies over 200,000 acres of lowland rainforest and is home to over 200 species of birds as well as nearly all of Borneo’s wild animals. Thousands of species of insects and plants abound here, to be shared with a fair share of hornbills, barbets, spiderhunters, pitas, sunbirds, trogons, babblers, pheasants and many others.

Danum Valley Conservation Area

It is located in eastern Sabah, near Lahad Datu. The protected area occupies much of the upper catchments of the Segama River and comprises mostly rugged terrain at between 150 -1,000 m asl. The species recoded here include Storm Stork, Wallace’s Hawk-Eagle, Bulwer’s Pheasant, Bonaparte’s Nightjar, Fairy Pitta, Blue-headed Pitta, Large Billed Flycatcher and others.

Lambir Hills National Park

A relatively small park occupies only 6,952 hectares. The sandstone hills are covered with heath or kerangas forest, while the lower slopes are clothed in mixed dipterocarp forest of many species. There is a tree tower and canopy walk through primary forest. Birds include: Black Hornbill, Grey-chested Jungle-Flycatcher, Bornean Blue-Flycatcher, White-crowned Fork tail, Abbott’s Babbler, Grey-breasted Babbler, Chestnut-backed Scimitar-Babbler and Long-billed Spiderhunter.