|Collared Kingfisher Halcyon chloris ©Laurence Poh http://www.laurencepoh.com/|
Number of bird species: 370
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Annotated Checklist of the Birds of BruneiG.A. Vowles (Editor); R.S. Vowles (Editor) Paperback - 84 pages (April 1997) Centro de Estudos Ornitologicos no Algarve
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Jabatan Natural History Brunei Museumhttp://www.museums.gov.bn/rujukan1.htm
The first collection of the section is Collard Scops owl - Otus bakkamoena found in 19 July 1966. Now hundreds of species collected including one world unique species found in Merimbun Heritage Park namely White Collared fruit bat - Megaerops wetmorei). Recent collection is whale mammalia found stranded on Penanjung Beach, Tutong District dated 4 July 2002...
Andulau Forest ReserveWebsite
The Andulau region straddles Brunei's administrative districts of Belait and Tutong. The area is known for its inland Peat Swamp Forests...
Ulu Temburong National ParkWebsite
The Bushy Crested Hornbill Anorrhinus galeritus may sometimes be seen near the accommodation but other dramatic species, such as the Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros are more likely to be heard flying overhead than actually be seen. Broadbills, such as the Black-and-yellow Broadbill Eurylaimus ochromalus, may be found foraging for food, and along the rivers fast-flying Swiftlets will be seen hunting for insects...
2011 [January] - George WatolaReport
Brunei is generally disregarded as a birding destination, due to neighbouring Sabah and Sarawak having most of the Bornean endemics such as Fruithunter and the Kinabulu specialities. However, Brunei has its own charm, and as a stopover is well worth considering...
2011 [June] - Nigel Milius & Wendy HareReport
Overall, it was an interesting, safe and friendly place with a very laid back attitude (when asking about the procedure for returning the hire car we were told to leave it anywhere in the airport car park with the keys under the mat!), though the birding was often frustrating with lots of things calling but frequently only being glimpsed briefly, if at all. As we had virtually no knowledge of the calls, our lists were a bit smaller than hoped for, but we still thoroughly enjoyed our time here...
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The island of Borneo, once a land of the mythical and mystical, has rapidly become one of the most exciting and richest destinations for wildlife. There are still vast tracts of forest remaining, in spite of widespread logging and clearings, supporting a wonderful and truly exotic array of animals and plants. A visit to Borneo is a marvelous and unforgettable experience.
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