So far, more than 80 species of birds have been recorded at Kota Kinabalu Wetland. Most of the birds you will see here are the waterbirds like egrets & herons. There are 6 types of egrets, but the most common egrets you can see here are the Little Egret, Intermediate Egret and the Great Egret. You can see them walking on the mud during low tides and during high tide, they will perch on the rail.
White Collared Kingfisher other than waterbirds, there are also some canopy birds such as kingfisher, pigeons, dove, starling and lots more. We also have birds that come from places as far as Siberia and Northern China. Those are the migratory birds. If you come here between the month of October and April, you can see the Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, Plover and many more. It is important to conserve this sanctuary, as it is one of the migration paths so that the birds can stop to feed along the way.
There are many other fauna live in the mangrove mud, which is actually very rich in food of all types. Tilapia is an abundant fresh water fish that also lives in brackish water. During low tide, if you see some deep round pool, those pools were made by the male tilapia for courting and shelter when the tide water goes out.