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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 [...]

The Bird Festival in Retrospect

Good view of a Borneo Bristlehead spotted in the forest

Staff members going home

BBooks has been back in KK from Sandakan for two days now, and looks back on the occasion with fond memories. It was great to have our stall within 20m of the forest, it must be a record. Even better, to [...]

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 [...]

Sandakan; Sabah Colour Guide

Sandakan is one of those places whose names have a magical ring, promising all kinds of exotic surprises. The commercial centre of the large northeast district bearing the same name, Sandakan not only has an intriguing past but is the gateway to the rich wildlife of Sabah. Within less than a couple of [...]

Sepilok Bulletin Vol 1,2,3,4 & 5 ( each)