The aim of this short trip was to see Bornean Ground Cuckoo with a few days to try for a couple of the missing endemics that I need for Borneo. I had two nights at Poring Hot Springs looking for Blue-banded Pitta and Hoses Broadbill without any luck. A morning was spent at the Raffelesia centre looking for Bornean Barbet, only getting poor views as it moved around in the canopy. I then had a quick visit to Mount Kinabalu before flying to Sandakan and then onwards to Kinabatangan Jungle Lodge for three nights.
The highlights included a pair of Bornean Ground Cuckoos watched for 1 hour, some scope filling views, a wonderful Oriental Bay Owl, a very tame Brown Wood Owl, Short-toed Coucal and a heard only Bornean Frogmouth.