Can you give the details of the field guides you mentioned?
2009/10/22 David Adams <>
> Any Aussie birder with a chance to visit Borneo should go. If I win
> the lottery, that's where I'll be heading. (Actually, it's more a
> matter of convincing my wife who likes Borneo but doesn't lie awake at
> night thinking about it the way I do.)
> I can only speak for Sabah and Sarawak, but they're *fantastic*.
> Sarawak is underbirded and also fantastic. I think birders go to Sabah
> largely because birders go to Sabah. (Well, it's remarkable in it's
> own right..) The island is quite enormous so it's pretty easy to
> underestimate how much time you'll need. Anyway, the birds are
> remarkable, the mammals are amazing, and the remaining forest (when
> you get to it) is stunning. For Asia, the place is really uncrowded.
> You can do the trip expensive or cheap, your call. We found the local
> food to be really tasty and local people exceptionally nice. If you're
> sorting things out on your own, you may need to think through
> alternatives to suggest instead of waiting for alternatives to be
> offered. I'd really l like to learn enough Bahasa Malaysian to travel
> in more detail.
> One of the biggest problems for birders, until now, has been the lack
> of an up-to-date (or even available) field guide. I have both new
> guides on order. I ran into Susan Myers on a trip to Sabah and she's
> the real deal. She's not on this list (at least she wasn't), but she's
> an Aussie. She is easily one of the most hard-core birders you could
> ever hope to meet - and very helpful in person.
> I have the bad habit of _not_ writing up trip reports but do have one
> from Sabah in 2006 up. I never did get around to writing up Sarawak
> but, if someone's going, I can try and dig up some details and
> suggestions. Here's a link to a bit of detail on Sabah:
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