Saturday, April 28, 2018

Birding in Bintulu - 2017

Black-bellied Malkoha
Note the grasshopper caught in between its beak.
There are many places in Bintulu that can be made birding locations.  However, the Kambatik Park where I stay remains the best place for me to carry out birding activities year in and year out on a daily basis. Stepping out into the jungle is not a problem because it is just at the back door.  My policy of making the park a nature park has given me dividends in the many encounters I had with exotic and strange birds.  This year a significant find was the Black-bellied Malkoha.  Fo rthe full story please follow this link....>>>>

Birding in Bintulu - 2016

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Rufous Woodpecker
For the record in 2016,  I continued to carry out birding activities in Bintulu.  The birding highlights in 2016 which were memorable were lifer moments with the Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Black-bellied Malkoha, Banded Woodpecker and the Rufous Woodpecker.

Birding has been an integrated part of doing the landscaping of the Kambatik Park, a place I call home.  The park has given me treasured moments with the birds in Bintulu. 

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

The historical Mango tree identified in photograph

The yellow arrow indicates the position of the mango tree.
Note: This aerial picture of Bintulu town is valid for the period  late 1950 - early 1960's
I have just come across a photograph that shows the government quarters where we stayed in the early 1960's (Quarters No.4) and next to it the government quarters where the historical Mango tree was planted.  This discovery ends my search for a clear photographic evidence of the tree and its location.  The tree is still standing even at this point of writing.  For more background story of this tree and its importance in relation to the history and development of Bintulu , please follow the links below....