Tuesday 19th of September 2017 and I found a driver and I decided to rent his car for a few hours. First back to Ming Garden Hotel and Residences so I can change clothes. Then we will go to Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre. We passed a restaurant called Little Italy and I decided to go there for dinner after my bird watching at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre.
It was 16 thirty when we arrived to Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre. I stepped inside and I was surprised that there was a entrance fee. 15 Ringgits to enter the mangrove. They handed me a map and a bird check list but I said no thanks.
Cross the bridge and you are in the mangrove
View from the bridge
View from the bridge
Boardwalk is coming to an end
I left the Centre and I crossed a bridge and I was in the mangrove. I turned left to walk the board walk around the mangrove. I had been walking for 30 meters or so when I spotted an Egret. The Pacific or Eastern Reef Egret but that was a very scared bird. I continued and no sign of any birds at all. I saw some birds flying around ahead of me but then I discovered that the boardwalk came to an end.
You will have to walk on the ground and as it was muddy and full of water I went back to the bridge. No sign of the Egret when I walked back and when I reached the bridge I turned left to continue on the boardwalk in to the mangrove.
I didn't see any birds but I could hear some birds. I could hear the Stork-billed Kingfisher. I started my recording of the Stork-billed Kingfisher and I played the bird sound while walking down the boardwalk.
List of Kingfishers at the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre:
Walking along the boardwalk
I spotted the Stork-billed Kingfisher when the bird was flying after me. But even though it is the biggest Kingfisher it might be the most scared. I came to the three way intersection and I turned right towards the bird hide. I sat down to wait to see if I could see the Stork-billed Kingfisher. The bird came flying by 2 times. And it is really a beautiful bird, but no chance to get any pictures.
I was happy that I had seen the Stork-billed Kingfisher and I continued to the bird hide. Should have been here in the morning, now I had the sun against me and it would not have been any good pictures. But the sun should be in the back in the morning and it should be better.
Reaching the bird hide
View from the bird hide
View from the bird hide
Bird watching tower
End of the boardwalk
End of the boardwalk, you can walk to the other end of the board walk
I leave the bird hide and I walk to the other end of the boardwalk passing a bird watching tower close to the end of the boardwalk. Same here, you can walk on the mud trail to the other end of the boardwalk. But I decide to go back on the boardwalk. Only God knows what lives out there so better safe than sorry to walk on the boardwalk.
A visit here is highly recommended and if I ever come back I will come here again. The close at 6 o'clock so I didn't have much time. The taxi driver was waiting at the entrance and he dropped me at little Italy wee I had my dinner before returning to Ming Garden Hotel and Residences. Little Italy, not a place I will come back to again.
Anyway, 5 o'clock wakeup call tomorrow morning and I will go bird watching at Tanjung Aru Beach/ Prince Philip Park. Click HERE to find out what kind of excitements I will run in to in the park.
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