Monday, September 22, 2014

Birdwatch Palawan joins Borneo Bird Race

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- A three-member team from Birdwatch Palawan Ornithological Society (Birdwatch-Palawan) is joining the 2nd Borneo Bird Race 2014 that will take participants to five prime birding destinations in Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei Darrusalam.

The Birdwatch-Palawan team is headed by Rommel Cruz who will be assisted by fellow members William Cabanillas and Ariel dela Torre.

The race will be participated-in by a three-member team from the same birdwatching club. Birdwatch-Palawan is the country's only participant to the race.

The 2014 Borneo Bird Race, tagged as "the great Borneo birding experience", begins on Sept. 24 with 24 participants coming from eight birdwatching clubs in Hongkong, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

The teams will race for 10 days in over 1,000 kilometers route in search of more than 200 species of birds in a wide range of habitats from coastal regions, freshwater swapms, lowland forests to the hills and mountain ranges in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei.