Indoor Meetings about Birds and Wildlife

In the jungle of Sarawak/Borneo
by Christopher Rose
and Dr Angelika Wosegien

Date: Thursday 16 November 2017 at 19:30


Yellow-rumped flowerpecker
Yellow-rumped flowerpecker

Sarawak is part of Borneo, the third largest island in the world, which is divided between three countries. The Bornean rainforest has – as one of the oldest in the world – an immense diversity of flora and fauna. Alfred Russel Wallace formed the theory of evolution here.

In Sarawak we visited Kubah and Bako National Parks, the Semenggoh Wildlife Reserve and Borneo Highlands. There is a brief look at the capital Kuching and a visit to an indigenous longhouse home to give some cultural insight. Visiting Borneo one should not miss to view the Orang-Utan and the endemic Proboscis monkey, we include these and two other monkey species.

The talk includes insects, animals, amphibians and many different bird species that a nature enthusiast could expect to see in this jungle environment. The talk is synchronised with birdsong/calls and wildlife sound recordings made on location. Kubah National Park is known for its rich amphibian diversity and we were able to photograph many species, but of course the highlight is the exotic colourful bird life. Semenggoh Wildlife Reserve is an important refuge for the Orang-Utan. We will give some insight into the status of their conservation. Bako National Park is the least visited by nature lovers, being accessible only by boat journey but was the most rewarding for wildlife diversity.

Spotted Stream frog Male Proboscis monkey
Spotted Stream frog Male Proboscis monkey


Christopher is an enthusiastic world birder, long standing life member of the RSPB and a member of the RSPB East Berks Local Group.

After meeting the biologist, Dr Angelika Wosegien (PhD in bird behaviour), in Lesvos they began travelling the world together organising exploratory journeys to differing regions. They have collated their photos and findings into slide/digital shows for the past 16 years in Germany where they mostly reside. Angelika’s research has been published in scientific journals and she has written articles for German bird/Nature magazines.

Their key interest is photographing birds. To make their shows appealing to a wide audience they also make images of all wildlife and flora and additionally high quality sound recordings. Always trying to photograph as many different species as possible they do not tire to observe birds of the commoner species as this often reveals interesting and undocumented behaviour.

Scarlet-rumped Trogon
Scarlet-rumped Trogon

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