Borneo, Day 2, 27 March 2016, Mount Kinabalu NP & Kundasang

Collecting our hire car at the airport we were soon leaving the Kota Kinabalu area on a week long loop out into the mountains and back. By lunchtime we were at the entrance gates to Mount Kinabalu NP where we quickly grabbed some lunch in the cafe opposite, paid our entry fee to the park and began exploring. On this first afternoon/evening we walked the Upper Liwagu Trail, the Powerstation Road and the Bukit Burung and Bukit Tupal trails. Birds seen included Blyth's Hawk-eagle, 2 Ochraceous Bulbuls, 2 obliging Bornean Whistling Thrushes, Little Pied Flycatcher, 2 Indigo Flycatchers, a Snowy-browed Flycatcher on the road, White-throated Fantail, 4 Arctic Wablers, a Yellow-breasted Warbler, c5 Chestnut-crested Yuhinas, 2 Grey-throated Babblers, Sunda and Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrushes, Blyth's Shrike-babbler, 3 Bornean Whistlers with their very distinctive song, Black-capped White-eye, a stunningly luminous male Temminck's Sunbird, Bornean Green Magpie and Bornean Treepie.

In Kundasang which was our base for 3 nights we got a half price hotel deal and also a free upgrade - bonus! Around the village were Long-tailed Shrike, Oriental Magpie Robin, Dusky Munias, a fly-over Mountain Imperial Pigeon and Grey Wagtail.    

Bornean Whistling Thrush

Bornean Whistling Thrush

Long-tailed Shrike

Indigo Flycatcher

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