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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 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 3

Quentin Phillipps, of the eponymous Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, signs off a copy

On this, the third day of the Festival, we ran out of stock of the two books we came to sell (the Phillipps and Myers guides to the birds of Borneo) (see postings for Sept 29th) Launching at this [...]

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 [...]

Birds of Borneo – Myers Field Guide

A brand new field guide to the birds of Borneo, fully up to date, with 50 endemic species listed.   This compares with 35 endemics just a few years ago.  There are 631 species described in all. High quality colour reproduction of more than 1,600 artworks spread over 246 colour pages.  The accurate and up to [...]

Birds of Borneo – Phillipps Field Guide

Brand new fieldguide to the birds of Borneo, listing 664 species, including 51 endemics. Over 2,000 full colour artwork images by Karen Phillipps with birds pictured on the right hand page and species listed and described on the left. Fast find identification plates to the birds of particular habitats such as rivers and streams, lowland [...]