Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2nd Borneo Bird Festival

Hi friends, here is a photo-summary of the 2nd Borneo Bird Festival in Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sepilok Sandakan over the week end from 15th to 17th of October 2010. It was a carnival there over the three days and the event was well attended by both local and foreign visitors. 

Informative and thoughts provoking lectures were delivered by famous names from the birding and ornithological fraternity of Borneo and Southeast Asia.
To the delight of birders and photographers, the evergreen star bird, Bristlehead Pityriasis gymnocephala, affectionately called BB, showed up on the second day. The up and coming starbird, the resident Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda, which is equal match to Bristlehead also showed up every day on its favorite pond. 

 The opening
 The Borneo Bird Club Booth
Bird photographers' rigs
 Bird Race Flagging off
 The usual shower in the Rainforest
 The usual shower in the Rainforest
Professor Pilai Poonswad, Thailand Hornbill Project
Mr Dennis J.I.Salvador, Philippine Eagle Foundation
 Professor Frederick H Sheldon, Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA
 Mr Quentin Phillips, author of Phillipps' Field Guide to The Birds of Borneo
 Mr David Bakewell, MNS Bird Conservation Council Waterbirds Group
Photographers waiting for the Ruddy Kingfisher

 Waiting for the Red-giant Flying Squirrel to wake up at dusk.

Happy Birding.


Paul Wu said...

Hi Wong, thanks for sharing the pics! Looks like a very successful event indeed.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Yes, it is, Paul. Some of the lectures were excellent.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photos and write-up
Will sure try to make it there soon.
Choo Eng, Penang.

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Thanks, Choo Eng, Chien has made appointment with the Ruddy Kingfisher for you already....