Posts Tagged ‘Bird-watching’


Sarawak Bird Race

Sarawak Bird Race

Bird lovers are in for a treat this month as Sarawak will organise a Sarawak Bird Race this coming 29th till 30th October 2011. This year is the fourth year that it is being held and it promises more fun and activities for everyone to enjoy. Aptly themed ‘Because Birds are Important’, this year’s Bird Race is jointly organised by Borneo Highlands Resort together with Malaysian Nature Society and Permai Rainforest Resort. Their aim is to promote bird watching and educate the people on the importance of the birds’ preservation to the environment.

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Borneo Bird Watching Festival 2011

Borneo Bird Watching Festival 2011

Sabah is one of the favourite destinations in Malaysia for many nature lovers. Not only is it famous for its breathtaking indigenous flora and fauna, it is also a well known haven for birds. It was recorded that Borneo is home to a total of 622 resident and migratory species of birds, with 32 endemic species recorded. Out of the 32, 4 of these endemic species can be found on either Sabah’s hill slopes or in its forests.

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Birding Trip to Merapoh

Birding Trip to Merapoh

Birdwatching is one of the activities that is fast becoming a favourite past-time for many avid nature lovers here in Malaysia. Though some birdwatchers may travel overseas to indulge in their favourite past-time, birdwatchers would be pleased to know that they do not need to travel so far in order to catch a glimpse of these birds. Bird watching groups formed by bird lovers in Malaysia do organise bird-watching trips to our Malaysian forests on a regular basis. Certain tour companies also offer bird-watching tours for bird lovers to explore and participate.

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