Monday, August 28, 2017

Borneo Bird Club: 9th Borneo Bird Festival 2017

Borneo Bird Festival is one of the largest nature festival in Malaysia, a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo and its surrounding nature.

It is aimed to create public awareness to nature conservation, promote birdwatching, and encourage eco-tourism activities.

The 9th edition of this annual Festival will be held in the west coast of Sabah.

The Sabah Bird Race, where teams shall travel to the cool highlands of Crocker Range Park in search of the most species of birds along the hills and mountain ranges of Borneo.

At the end of the day, each team will experience the beauty of this land as they count the numbers of recorded species, and the longest list shall earn the prestigious credit and shall be declared the 'SABAH BIRD RACE' Champion!

Crocker Range Park is a known hotspot for Bornean hill and montane endemics, the Bornean Barbet, Bornean ibon, Bornean leafbird, Whitehead’s spiderhunter, Bornean banded pitta, Bornean falconet.

The Headquarters of the Keningau head-station of Crocker Range is frequented by birders and can be rewarded by Sunda Laughing Thrush, Chestnut-hooded Thrushes, the endemic Mountain Barbet, Bornean ibon, the smallest raptor in the world Bornean falconet, Bornean flowerpecker, Dusky broadbill, the migrant Mugimaki flycatcher.

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