The Borneo Bird Festival attracts ornithologists from near and far who flock to the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sandakan to celebrate Borneo’s bird species.
The Borneo Bird Festival aims to raise awareness of the over 568 bird species to be found in Sabah, 4 of which are found nowhere else in the world, and why conservation and ecotourism is important.
It also promotes birdwatching in Sabah. Although popular amongst an niche group of avid enthusiasts, the public at large is mostly unaware of what an interesting activity birdwatching can be.
Spread over 3 days, the Borneo Bird Festival offers various activities such as bird photography, guided bird walks, a bird race and a birdwatching competition.