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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bird Race is coming ! - starts 8th October 2010 at Buntal.

Dear MNS Kuching Branch members and MNS friends:
Well the third Bird Race is coming next week! - starts 8th October 2010 at Buntal.
MNS is holding a Waterbird Community Awareness Talk at the Dewan Buntal at 2.00pm by Rose Au to highlight to school children and the nearby residents of the importance of the migratory birds who come to Buntal each year.
MNS members are welcome to attend the launching of the Bird Race at Buntal.
The Flag Off for the Bird Race will be held at 3pm after the Community briefing.
The tide will be right for people to see waders from vantage points from Seafood Restaurants on the coast.
It is not too late- We are still looking for participants for the Race ! - it covers more area and runs for 2 days. So far there are 9 teams and we hope for more to sign up this week. The Race starts in Buntal at 3pm on the 8th October and takes the contestants through Kubah, Semenggoh and Borneo Highlands where the Race ends at 10.30am on Sunday the 10th October.
We are having fun and educational programmes for visitors to Borneo Highlands on this Sunday - with a Mini bird Race from 8.30am - 12.00noon. Make the day trip this Sunday 10 October and go on the jungle walk - come suitably attired with proper footwear for walking, hat,  insect repellant and sun block. Light snacks will be available for purchase. This is not all we have going on!
There will be exhibition of Sarawak birds from Sea to Mountain on display.
We will have digiscoping demonstrations / Beginners binocular training and merchandise including Bird Guide Books for sale. Our special guest Mr Quentin Phillipps will be on hand to sign his Birds of Borneo Guide Book and will give an interesting talk on his experiences.
We have volunteers to help on the event and we look forward to an exciting time.
Please inform any interested birding enthusiasts who can to take part. This will help to build our knowledge of the birds around Kuching and hopefully add to the existing lists. You can check out the types of birds on i-witness. Check out the Sarawak Bird Race 2010 at www.birdrace2010.borneohighlands.com.my and sign up to have an interesting time next weekend.
Kind regards
Sue Teal
KBBG KB Secretary

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