Winners List for Borneo Bird Festival 2022

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Borneo Bird Festival 2022 Winners List

It’s been a week since I got back from Sabah, and here is the winners’ list for the Borneo Bird Festival 2022 that took place from 22-23 October at the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sepilok, Sandakan.

The BBF, as it is also known, is in its 12th year and has been one of the major birding events in Southeast Asia, namely in Borneo. It has attracted tens of thousands of people over the years and hosted a series of the contest and bird races; therefore, below are this year’s winners list for the BBF 2022.

Winners List for Borneo Bird Festival 2022

To learn more, check out this article on the Borneo Bird Festival, and let’s get straight to the winner’s list below;

Sabah Junior Photo Contest Winner
Kaylen Angkee received the price from OMD World Imaging (Olympus Malaysia).

Junior Wildlife Photo Contest (Under 17 Years)

Winner – Kaylen Angkee

  • Identifiable Wildlife Species: 9
  • Prize: 1 unit OLYMPUS-Tough Series Camera, Model TG-6 worth RM1,999

2nd Prize – Waie Hamzan

  • Identifiable Wildlife Species: 7
  • Prize: 1 unit OLYMPUS Binoculars, Model: 10×50-S worth RM1,099

3rd Prize – Amalya binti Aming

  • Identifiable Wildlife Species: 4
  • Prize: 1 unit SONY Bellroy bag worth RM599 & Swarovski cap


Winner for Bird Photo Race
Jusimin Dauneh receives the 1st prize from Canon Malaysia Director, Mr Hunter Zhang.

Bird Photo Race

Winner – Jusimin Duaneh

  • Total: 49
  • Endemic: 1
  • Prize: 1 unit CANON POWERSHOT SX70HS worth RM2,499

2nd Prize – Evertius Enroe Soudi

  • Total: 39
  • Endemic: 0
  • Prize: 1 unit CANON POWERSHOT zoom worth RM 1,379

3rd Prize – Noor Hirzan Abdillah

  • Total: 36
  • Endemic: 1
  • Prize: 1 unit CANON SELPHY 1300 Printer worth RM 589 & 1 pc Swarovski cap

4th Prize – Azmil Pilantong

  • Total: 33
  • Endemic: 3
  • Prize: 1 unit FUJIFILM Instax Link Wide (Printer) & 1 unit wide twin pack Film worth RM 700

5th Prize – Geofarry Gunsalam

  • Total: 33
  • Endemic: 1
  • Prize: 1 unit FUJIFILM Sirui Sling Bag worth RM 300


Bird Photography Contest Winner Sabah Borneo
2nd Prize winner Alexander John receives his prize from SRISHTI Digital Life Sdn Bhd (Manfrotto).

Bird Photo Contest

Winner – Oliver Balanting

  • Title: Bornean peacock pheasant
  • Prize: SONY ILCE-6600M/B camera worth RM7,999 & Cash RM500

2nd Prize – Alexander John

  • Title: Whitehead’s broadbill
  • Prize: Gitzo GK2542-82D tripod worth RM5,949 & Cash RM300

3rd Prize – Koay Zhong Ying

  • Title: Blue-banded pitta
  • Prize: Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO Carbon with Ballhead worth RM2,158 & Cash RM300

4th Prize – Mark Louis Benedict

  • Title: Rhinoceros hornbill feeding on centipede
  • Prize: SONY Bellroy bag worth RM599

5th Prize – Mathew Mark Albanus

  • Title: Grey-headed fish eagle
  • Prize: SONY Bellroy bag worth RM599


Bird Video Contest

Winner – Jordan Sitorus (Kota Kinabalu)

  • Title: Crimson-headed partridge
  • Prize: SONY ZV-E 10L/B camera worth RM3,499

2nd Prize – Tuah Roslan (Shah Alam, Selangor)

  • Title: Bornean banded pitta
  • Prize: LOWEPRO Photo Sport Pro 70 AWIII(M-L) worth RM2,271

3rd Prize – Ahmad Shahir (Kota Bahru, Kelantan)

  • Title: Blue-eared barbet, male & female
  • Prize: Manfrotto MVH400AH Fluid Head worth RM555

*Special Prize – Jadda Suhaimi

  • Title: Bornean peacock pheasant
  • Prize: SONY Bellroy bag worth RM559 & 1 Swarovski T-shirt


Bird Team Tabin Wildlife Resort
Tabin Wildlife Resort Team receives the grand prize from Sony Malaysia.

Sabah Bird Race 2022 Winners

Winner – Tabin Wildlife Resort Team

  • Species: 148
  • Members: Napoleon Dimus, Heryzan bin Jumadil & Josua Johan
  • Prize: 3 units SONY ZV-1/B worth RM3,399, 3 pcs Swarovski caps worth RM138 each, Medal & Cash RM 1,500

2nd Prize – Team Timbolog

  • Species: 140
  • Members: Vivian Rudolf, Ezra Alim & Lister-Jones Robert
  • Prize: 3 units OMICRON Binoculars worth RM400 each, 3 pcs Swarovski caps worth RM138 each, Medal & Cash RM 900

3rd Prize – Team Tripos

  • Species: 129
  • Members: Azmil Pilantong, Milerie Lane M. Asinti & Mohd Razif bin Ali
  • Prize: 3 units SONY Bellroy bag worth RM559, 3 pcs Swarovski cap worth RM138 each, Medal & Cash RM 600


Team Sony Malaysia
The Sony Malaysia team at the Borneo Bird Festival 2022.

All prizes are sponsored by Sony Malaysia, Manfrotto (SRISHTI Digital Life), Canon Malaysia, FujiFilm Malaysia, Olympus Malaysia (OMD World Imaging), Swarovski and  Omicron (Trifid Optics). The Borneo Bird Festival is also supported by Sabah Tourism Board & Birdwatching Asia.


Once again, a huge congratulations to all winners of the Borneo Bird Festival 2022 and the participants and visitors who came from far. The organisers once again would like to convey their sincerest gratitude and thanks to everyone involved who supported this bird and nature event.

David Hogan Jr of Birdwatching Asia compiled this winners list for Borneo Bird Festival 2022. I want to extend my thanks to the Sabah Tourism Board, the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club, the Borneo Bird Festival committee, sponsors and everyone who made this event possible. See you at the Borneo Bird Festival 2023.

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