Friday, October 02, 2009

Mini Bird Race is back at Borneo Highlands Resort

KUCHING: The Mini Bird Race will be held for the second time at Borneo Highlands Resort (BHR) this coming Saturday.

Jointly organised by the resort and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), this annual event is aimed to promote the love and appreciation of nature to the general public, as well as to gather bird-watching enthusiasts from all over.

“A bird race is a fun race where teams of two will compete in searching, identifying and recording as many species of birds as possible within a stipulated time.

“There are around 160 species of birds at Borneo Highland Resort so far, but with this event we hope that participants might come across new species to add on to that number,” said MNS Kuching Branch (Bird Group) Secretary Susan Teal at a press conference yesterday.

The cost to participate is RM100 per team of two, inclusive of return transfer, afternoon teabreak, event t-shirts and insurance.

According to Teal, each team will be given a log book where they record what they have seen and heard during the race, which will flag off at 8.30 am and finishes at 2.30 pm.

There will be three expert birders who act as the arbitrators to verify that the birds recorded are actually found in the highlands.

She revealed that this year they are targetting a maximum of 50 teams to participate. So far, 23 teams have signed up.

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