Trip Reports

Port Fairy Pelagic Trip

Pelagic birds are a subset of seabirds that spend all their lives far out at sea, only coming into land to breed and are best seen via specialist ‘pelagic bird trips’.  Like most wildlife experiences, part of the attraction is the uncertainty of what may been seen but the possibilities included albatross, petrels, shearwaters plus a […]


Borneo Trip Report – 26th February to 4th March 2013: Part II SEPILOK

Continued from PART I Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs PART II:  Sepilok 1st March 2013 The next few days were going to be spent at the Rainforest Discovery Centre – a boon for wildlife photographers with its wide trails, towers and canopy walkways.  The area is not huge but a few days there really gives a […]


Borneo Trip Report – 26th February to 4th March 2013: Part I Mt Kinabalu and Poring Hot Springs

I had a last minute opportunity to go to Borneo for a week at the end of March.  There are numerous good spots for birdwatching, but one of the best places for photography, in my opinion, is the Sepilok area.  I was able to get a reasonable priced flight to Kota Kinabalu (KK) but connecting […]


Sri Lanka Trip Report – Jan/Feb 2013 (PART II)

Continued from Sri Lanka Trip Report – Jan/Feb 2013 (PART I) 31st January 2013 – Nuwara Eliya and Horton Plains An early start the next day to arrive at the Horton Plains National Park entrance for it opening to give us the best chance of seeing the whistling thrush. Around the gate in the first light […]


Sri Lanka Trip Report – Jan/Feb 2013 (PART I)

SRI LANKA TRIP REPORT – JAN / FEB 2013 Written by:  David Hill & Chris Hill SUMMARY: – 15 night trip to Sri Lanka between 25th January 2013 and 9th February 2013 – Key objectives were to see all the Sri Lankan endemic birds and also enjoy whale watching and leopard spotting – All objectives […]


Taman Negara – TRIP REPORT – December 2012

Taman Negara – Trip Report – December 2012 After a couple of previous trips to Sungai Relau (Merapoh), I was keen to get back and spend more time at  Taman Negara. The trip was very similar to my previous ones (July and October).  I drove from KLIA to Merapoh and stayed at the Sungai Relau […]


North Sulawesi – TRIP REPORT – November 2012

North Sulawesi – Trip Report – November 2012 I’d had the aim of visiting Indonesia and Sulawesi in particular for a while and I finally got the chance in November this year. Unfortunately, time was limited so I spent the 3 full days based at the Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve in Northern Sulawesi. 19th November […]


Taman Negara – TRIP REPORT – October 2012

Taman Negara – Trip Report – October 2012 I visited the Sungai Relau (Merapoh) part of Taman Negara for the second time in early October.  As I’d spent the previous night near Bukit Tinggi, I arrived at around 3:30pm after leaving there just after midday.  As before, I hadn’t made any prior arrangements but had no […]


Bukit Tinggi – TRIP REPORT – October 2012

Following a tip off about a nesting Banded Kingfisher at Bukit Tinggi, I arranged to make a side trip there at the start of a pre-arranged trip to Taman Negara.  As usual for my Malaysian trips, I flew into KLIA and hired a car there.  Bukit Tinggi is fairly easy to get to, taking about […]


Fraser’s Hill – TRIP REPORT – Sept 2012

21st September 2012 September allowed a long weekend trip up to one of my favorite spots in Malaysia – Fraser’s Hill.  As usual, I got a cheap flight up to KLIA and hired a car from Hertz Sime Darby.  The journey up was pretty uneventful and I was soon off the E1 Expressway on Route […]