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Borneo Bird Festival 2015

Festival Burung Borneo Sabah

This year, the Borneo Bird Festival 2015 will take place from the 23 to 25 October at the Kinabalu National Park in Sabah.

This birding event is also being organized for the 7th time here in Sabah making it one of the premier birding destinations here in Borneo Malaysia. 

Update: The main events taking place will be the Bird Photo Contest, Bird Photo Race, Bird Race and a Talk on Birds. 

Update: The venue and dates have been changed to the Kinabalu National Park (KNP), two hours from Kota Kinabalu City. You can also get more information from Bird Watching Asia

Borneo Bird Festival Review 2015

This three-day event sees bird watchers or birders from all over Malaysia, Southeast Asia, greater Asia and some even as far as Europe and America attending.

Apart from bird watching, there are specialized talks and forums conducted at the mini-amphitheater here. 

Also branded as a family activity, many locals from around Sabah make their way here to participate at the festival held throughout the weekend. There are many activities for adults and also children too.

Picture of the Bornean Bristlehead
Bornean Bristlehead is seen at the RDC, Sepilok
For the birdwatcher's, spotting endemic birds here is one of the main highlights and among the endemic birds that birders seek here, the rare Bornean Bristlehead is the prized bird to spot.

This beautiful bird can be seen here at the RDC Canopy Walk or its surroundings, and sometimes found around the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center area. 

Activities at the Borneo Bird Festival 2015

• Bird Race (Various Categories)
• Junior Bird Race
• Bird Photography Race
• Exhibition Booths
• Birding Equipment Showcase
• Guided Birding and Nature Walks 
• Children's Boot Camp
• Bird Sound Mimic Contest
• Treasure Hunt
• Coloring Contest

Photos of the Borneo Borneo Bird Festival in Sabah
Bird photographers Sabah
Bird photographers in action at Kinabalu Park, Sabah
Borneo Bird Festival Pictures
Birding equipment
Borneo Bird Festival Photography
Team Singapore spots a bird at Kinabalu Park
Pictures of Borneo Bird Festival
One of the local Kinabalu montane birds I photographed
Teams of Borneo Bird Festival
Team Japan checking a bird with a birding marshal 
Borneo Bird Festival 2015
Organizer: Sabah Tourism Board
Event Venue: Kinabalu National Park, Sabah (Tentatively)
Contact Person: Noredah Othman

  • 088 212121
  • 088 222666

Borneo Bird Race 2016
The Borneo Bird Race 2014 participating teams and bird marshals
Birding Kinabalu National Park
Early morning scene at Kinabalu National Park for the bird watchers and photographers
Photo of Mount Kinabalu Sabah
View of Mount Kinabalu from the Kinabalu National Park where the Borneo Bird Festival is held
The birding event does not mean hardcore birdwatching activity here. This event provides a positive impact towards introducing nature and eco-related activities, especially towards the children of today.

Getting outdoors and learning about the rainforest, birds and the ecosystem is a good start for the children.

You can also check out my other articles on Birding Events in Malaysia as it highlights all the bird watching happenings around Malaysia.

I have also done other articles on Bird Watching in Borneo and also about Bird Watching in Malaysia in general.


For those interested in bird watching, this is probably one of the best events to attend as it is pretty much complete.

The organizers have thought it thoroughly where both adults and children can participate in this family event. Professional and amateur birders are also welcomed to attend the Borneo Bird Festival 2015.

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