Borneo Birding and Orangutan Tour, 5 Days
The best month to bird watching are during dry season (May – September) and the best time is in the early morning. Birds are probably the most active and alert in the morning because they are out trying to find food. Depending on where you are, the advantage of going birding early in the morning is that no one else is around to disturb the birds. You will be able to watch their natural behavior.
ARRIVAL PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – RIVER BIRDWATCHING (L,D)
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. On the way up Sekonyer River you will see the different vegetation around the river bank like Nipah Palm, Pandanus, water lily and other kind of vegetation. Around the river also habitat of Pink-Necked Green Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Brahminy Kite, Heron, Bulbul, Fantail, King Fisher, Broadbill, etc. Meals on the boat and overnight at klotok boat.
PESALAT AREA – RIVER BIRD WATCHING (B,L,D)
Early breakfast at klotok boat. At 5:00 AM we start our program to see some bird in the secondary forest around Pasalat area. Here you will see some kind of birds such as Pink-Nacked Green Pigeon, Little Green Pigeon, some kind of Bulbul, Long-Tailed Parakeet, Chestnut, Bellied Malkoha, Coucal, Trogon, Hornbill, Barbet, Woodpecker, Minivet, Leafbird, Babbler, Flower pecker, etc. Back to the boat then our cook will serve lunch on boat. In the Afternoon, boating up Sekonyer River for River Bird Watching Safari. You will enjoy take some pictures or observe them with your binocular from the boat. Meals on the boat and overnight at klotok boat.
ORANGUTAN EXPLORATION (B,L,D)
After breakfast board the klotok to travel up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans used to be were reintroduced into the rain forest. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight at klotok boat.
RIVER BIRD WATCHING – CAMP LEAKEY – NIPAH PALM AREA (B,L,D)
We will boating around the river for River Bird Watching Safari. You will enjoy take some pictures or observe them with your binocular from the boat. Lunch on board. Return to Camp Leakey then take some tracking in to the forest. Here you will see some kind of birds in the primary forest such as Shama bird, Trogon, Drongo, Hornbill, if you are lucky you will see Asian Paradise- flycatcher, pheasant, etc. At the appropriate time return to boat then boating down to the Nipah Palm area to see thousand fireflies.
RETURN KUMAI – PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT ( B )
After breakfast boating down to Kumai before transfer by car to Pangkalan Bun airport for your flight to next destination. TOURS END