The forest and scrub along the roadsides were pretty quiet, with best birds two pairs of Grey-chinned Minivet, pair of Little Pied Flycatcher, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, two Grey Bushchat, seven Japanese Tit, 3 Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpeckers, Rufous-winged Buzzard and Blue-eared, Blue-throated and Great Barbet.
Mid morning I headed down to the checkpoint and up the gully behind the checkpoint, at the start of the trail a pair of Black-backed Forktails fed quietly until chased off by the much larger and aggressive Northern White Crowned Forktail. A little further along a pair of Scaly-breasted Partridge scurried of into the forest and a few meters further an Orange-headed Ground Thrush showed briefly. Also along the gully were two Red Junglefowl, Speckled Piculet, Lesser Yellownape, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, two Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Sulphar-breasted Warbler and two Purple-naped Sunbird.
Whilst photographing butterflies at the checkpoint car park a pair of very noisy Sultan Tit showed well and a single Oriental Pied Hornbill flew over.