The world's third largest island, divided between three countries – Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei – Borneo is home to some of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated to be 140 millions years old, and an avifauna of around 600 recorded bird species. It is a haven for birdwatchers and a frontrunning biodiversity hotspot.
A range of habitats contributes to a diverse and exciting birdlife, which features colourful forest dwellers, mighty canopy dwelling hornbills, soaring raptors, as well as a host of charismatic endemics species and subspecies confined to this unique and special island.
Birds of Borneo is the perfect companion for any wildlife-savvy visitor to the island. It includes superb photography of more than 300 commonly encountered species, including all endemics and many subspecies. Concise text, covering key information on identification, habitat and distribution, and the best birdwatching sites, accompanies the photos to guide identification.
The Avifauna of Borneo
How to Use This Book
The Habitats of Borneo
Where to Watch Birds on Borneo
Susan Myers is an experienced bird tour leader, specialising in leading tours in South and Southeast Asia, and Japan, with the US company WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide. She grew up in Australia and has been travelling and birding in Asia for over 30 years now. A particular fascination with the tropical forests of the Sundaic region led to her writing the Birds of Borneo field guide, also published by Helm. Many years of exploration dealing with the heat, humidity and biting invertebrates have not dimmed her enthusiasm one little bit for the amazing biodiversity and the wonderful birds of this very special region.