This album is part of the 'Heart of Borneo' series of nature sound recordings which I will publish over the coming months. Each album will showcase a different soundscape from Borneo's unique tropical rainforests.
In 2019 I spent several days recording in the spectacular lowland and hill rainforests of Tawau Hills Park on the east coast of Sabah, Borneo. While now cut off from the remaining intact forests of Borneo's interior, Tawau Hills is a significant, healthy 300km2 block of undisturbed forest. With both lowland and mid-altitude hill forests this reserve boasts an incredible diversity of plants and animals.
The tracks on this album were all recorded deep in the reserve in the area around Mount Lucia lodge where there was a nice mix of species found in the lowlands and some which were more common at mid-altitudes. Notes on each of the tracks can be found in the 'Track Listing' below.
A big thanks to Shavez Cheema from 1StopBorneo Wildlife for helping organize the trip and sharing his knowledge of the forest!