Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
We are pleased to inform you that MNSKB has produced a brochure on
Bird Watching in Sarawak in collaboration with Sarawak Tourism Board in early January 2017. The brochure was sponsored and supported by Sarawak Tourism Board. The full text and images are attached herewith.
We would like to acknowledge and record a vote of thanks to Kuching Branch members, Hans Hazebroek and Chien Chi'en Lee for co-producing the text and design of the brochure and use of their bird photos. We also appreciate Kuching Branch member, Yeo Siew Teck for his invaluable advice and input on the brochure.
Au Nyat Jun
MNS Kuching Branch
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Kubah National Park
Kubah National Park is located about 20 kilometres from Kuching and takes about 40 minutes to get there by road. The Park covers 2,230 hectares and is a sandstone plateau,between 150-450 metres high.
The park has a beautiful lowland forest with a great diversity of birds. Endemic species such as Bornean Banded Kingfisher, Bornean Wren Babbler and Blue Banded Pitta are found here. Other birds include the Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker and Asian Paradise-Flycatcher.
Date: Sunday 15th January 2017
Venue: Kubah National Park
Meeting Point: Park Carpark
Transportation: Advisable to carpool.
Direction: Drive towards Matang Family Park, shortly you will see
the park's entrance sign-posted on the lefthand side.
Cost: Park Entrance Fee RM10.00 (locals)
RM5.00 (senior citizens 55 years old & above)
MNS Members Free
Non-Members RM10.00 per pax (including children)
Trip Leader: Eddy Wong 014 395 1415
For Registration and Indemnity purposes, please register by email
at Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org your:
1) Full Name as in your IC/Passport;
2) IC/Passport Number; and
3) Mobile Number.
- Registration closes on 8th January 2017.
Wear dull clothing
Enough drinking water, energy snacks & packed lunch
Binoculars, camera, scope (if any)
Good walking footwear (no flip-flops)
Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
Bird Field Guide Book
Notebook and pencil for sketching birds
There will be a relatively gradual climb along tar-sealed road up to 900 feet high from the park office.
There is no canteen at the park.
Subject to weather conditions, we may finish earlier than the scheduled time.
There will be a debriefing to exchange notes on the birds seen before we end the trip.
Branch Committee Member