Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) - Sandakan, Sabah

Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) is managed by the Sabah Forestry Department. It is one of the most popular Environmental Education (EE) centres in Sabah. A pristine lowland dipterocarp and Mangrove forest with astounding 300 species of birds recorded in the area. The 4300hectares Sepilok-Kabili Forest Reserve and became birders attention worldwide for its iconic Bornean Bristlehead, Black and crimson pitta, Blue-headed pitta, Giant pitta, Black hornbill, Rhinoceros hornbill and more. It is home to the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

Notable Sightings

06 June, 2013

  1. Rufous-chested Flycatcher. An inconspicuous and scarce resident of the lowland forest. Seen by 1 team.
  2. Short-toed Coucal. A rarely seen bird of the lowland forest. Again only seen by 1 team.
  3. Bornean Bristlehead. The face of Sepilok RDC but only seen by 1 participant. On the last day of the Borneo Bird Festival (09 June, 2013), it made an appearance along the Ridge Trail.

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