TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE
|# Excl Vagrants:||313|
|# Near Endemics:||21|
|Habitat: Rainforest, mangroves, conifers|
ABOUT THE BIRDING
Tabin Wildlife Reserve is located in the lowlands of eastern Borneo. The accessible parts of the reserve are secondary forest. Birding is mostly along the roads and can be quite good. However, deep forest and primary forest species are not easily seen, since the few patches of primary forest are not easily accessible. The greater openness of the forest at Tabin makes some birds easier to see than in the Danum Valley, especially raptors, hornbills, and canopy flock species. Tabin is best known as the best place to see the highly endangerred Sumatran Rhinoceros, which require mineral sources such as the mud volcano at Tabin. Also present are Borneo Pygmy Elephant, a subspecies of Asian Elephant, an Asian buffalo or Bantang, and various primates including the Orang Utan. Night drives for nocturnal animals are of particular note to those interested in wildlife.
LOCATION OF SITE
Tabin Wildlife Reserve is located in eastern Sabah, Borneo, 1¼ hours drive from Lahad Datu, which can be reached by air or highway. Lahad Datu is 7 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu or 4 hours from Sandakan.