Thursday, 27 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Kuala Kubu Bharu is a historical town and our township planned by 1ST Town Planner for Federated Malay State of Malaya, Mr. C. C. Reade with Garden City Concept.
We have matured trees that had been conserved for more than 80 years that attract birds and other wild life to choose Kuala Kubu Bharu as a hometown.
Due to this advantages, Hulu Selangor District Council feel responsible to share the beautiful environment, scenery and variety species of birds from different habitat (Garden to Mountain birds) with everyone especially birders and photographer.
We welcome all birders and photographers, to join us in out 3rd year event “Wings of KKB 2014: Selangor Bird Race” as shown:
Date: 25 – 27 April 2014
Venue: KKB to Awana Hotel, Resort World Genting
Thank you for your support and see you there, further information please call 03-6064 1331 or 03 6064 1155.
See you soon,
TUKIMAN BIN NAIL
HULU SELANGOR DISTRICT COUNCIL
Monday, 3 March 2014
DATE : 8 - 9 March 2014 VENUE : PNB Ilham Resort, Tanjung Tuan
RW, organised by the Malaysian Nature Society, is a festival to celebrate the return of the migratory birds of prey or better known as raptors on their journey back to their breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere. RW is a public event meant to raise awareness on the conservation of raptors and their habitats.
One of the main objectives of RW is to ensure the continued conservation of Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve by promoting RW as a national eco-tourism event. During the spring migration, thousands of raptors can be seen flying across the Straits of Malacca. Having to use massive amount of energy flying across the Straits of Malacca, the raptors will be flying low at the event site making it possible to have a good view of these magnificent birds.
Tanjung Tuan has been listed as an important raptor site by BirdLife International, National Geographic Society and Hawkmountain. But for many years Tanjung Tuan has been facing a development threat. The sea front of Tanjung Tuan is expensive real estate. As Tanjung Tuan is an extension of the Port Dickson holidaying coasts, its value as a vacation spot is high. For many years plans after plans were drawn by local authorities to develop Tanjung Tuan. And throughout these years, Malaysian Nature Society has been striving to keep Tanjung Tuan intact.
The need to conserve Tanjung Tuan was mainly for the migratory raptors. Tanjung Tuan is an important stop over site for migratory raptors after crossing the Straits of Malacca. It provides food for the raptors as well as a resting spot. For raptors arriving late in the evening, it provides shelter for the night before they take off for flight the next day. Without Tanjung Tuan, many raptors may never make it back, due to exhaustion and lack of food. The conservation of Tanjung Tuan is also important for its surrounding marine life and its forest growth. The trees in Tanjung Tuan acts a gene bank for tropical timber trees and the waters of Tanjung Tuan is rich with coral and sea-grass, both important for green turtles that lay eggs in secluded beaches of Tanjung Tuan.
For more check http://mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com/