Klias Forest Reserve is a protected forest reserve on the Klias Peninsula, in Beaufort, Sabah. The area of 3,630 hectares was designated as a Class 1 Protection Forest by the Sabah Forestry Department in 1984. The reserve is mostly flat, consisting mainly of peat swamp forest, with a small area of mangroves.
The reserve is home to more than 220 species of birds, some of the highlights here are the rare Hook-Billed Bulbul, Red-Billed Malkoha, Red-Naped Trogon, Scarlet-Breasted Flowerpecker, Violet Cuckoo, Mangrove Whistler and the Great Slaty Woodpecker.
BIRDing locations + trails
Birding at the reserve are mainly done on the 2.7 kilometre boardwalk. The boardwalk is an ideal place to see birds as you walk through the peatswamp.
Dormitory-style rooms are available at the Klias Peatswamp Reserve itself which can accommodate up to 16 to 30 people.
The reserve is situated approximately 110 kilometres from Kinabalu, it is reachable via sealed and gravel road, it is advisable to use a 4WD vehicle.