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Birds of the Sepilok Forest – a Photographic Guide

This is a neat little book of 110 pages has 200 colour photographs of birds seen at the Rainforest Discovery Centre and surroundings at Sepilok, near Sandakan on the E. Coast of Sabah, East Malaysia on the island of Borneo. 300 bird species have now been recorded, with 15 endemics, including the icon of  Borneo [...]

Tales from the Bird Festival – Day 5

Snake's eye view of the canopy walkway

The Festival was very quiet today. So the birdlife is sulking because there was nothing much to disrupt. However out in the forest things were stirring….snakes. A Japanese birder rushed to our bookstall early on to say he had met a very large snake on the canopy walkway. [...]

Tales from the Bird Festival – Day 4

We seem to have been here half a century. Today yet more stock arrived from KK on the Tung Mah Express to satisfy the insatiable demand for the two field guides. It’s gradually emerging that one (Myers) is the choice of the dedicated birder, while the other (Phillipps) is scoring with the less committed. It [...]

Tales from the Bird Festival – Day 2

The second day of the Festival opened hot and muggy. An overnight storm failed utterly to clear the air. It’s been like something out of Conrad all day. Lots of local families, being Sunday and free entry to the Rainforest Discovery Centre. This is half an hour outside Sandakan on the E. Coast of Sabah, [...]

Tales from the Bird Festival – Day 1

Borneo Books set up shop on the edge of the rainforest for the Borneo Bird Festival today. Our stall looks out on forest with some tall trees, one 50m tall. Flying squirrels are frequent in the evenings – the look like flying tea trays as they glide from way, way up. They can do about [...]

We are at the Borneo Bird Festival 2009

Borneo Books will be represented at the Borneo Bird Festival, and will have for sale amongst others two brand new books on the Birds of Borneo.

Birds of Borneo – Phillipps Field Guide

Birds of Borneo – Myers Field Guide

So if you are visiting the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Seplilok, please drop by our Stand [...]

Wanna new bird book?

Shortly you will have a choice, as two field guides to the Birds of Borneo are being launched. We should have stock of both at our stall at the Borneo Bird Festival at the Rainforest Discovery Centre at Sepilok (Sandakan – Sabah) Oct10 – 15th. Both the latest thing in bird identification.

Birds of Burma; The ( Fourth Edition )

Mystical Burma is hidden inside the pages of this classic book, now re-issued and updated by the late author, B.E. Smythies. From the time he began his forestry career there in 1934 until his last revision of these pages in 1999, his was one of the key influences in Burmese ornithology. Fewer than [...]

Birds of Java,Sumatra & Bali; A Photographic Guide to


Birds of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo