MNS to give talk on bird-watching at IIC April 9

KUCHING: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Kuching Branch is organising a talk on ‘Bird Watching in Sarawak’ at the Islamic Information Centre (IIC), Jalan Ong Tiang Swee on April 9 starting 7pm.

The talk by Yeo Siew Teck, a long-time member of MNS Kuching Branch, will deliberate on the beautiful birds in Sarawak’s forests and the importance of protecting the birds’ habitats and environment.

MNS Kuching Branch in a press release, said a big part of Borneo’s 650 bird species has been recorded in Sarawak, including most of Borneo’s endemics such as the Bornean Bristlehead,

Blue-banded Pitta and Black Oriole.

Sarawak has the highest number of national parks and nature reserves in Malaysia, with over 600,000 hectares of totally protected areas.

From lowlands and shorelines to cold mossy forests in the highlands such as Ba Kelalan, Payeh Maga and Bario Highlands to the very important coasts of Bako-Buntal Bay, where shorebirds come

annually.

Yeo, who works with Cat City Holidays Sdn Bhd, first got interested in birds through MNS Kuching Branch and has not stopped since.

Through his experience in bird-guiding, bird tours overseas, he continued to gain expertise, especially in imitating bird calls.

Yeo has also represented the state Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture several times in promoting bird tourism overseas and has often been invited to give talks at tourism-related workshops.

The talk is free-of-charge. MSN Kuching Branch members can register with the secretariat at mnskuching@gmail.com while interested members of the public can walk in on the actual day.

Source : The Borneo Post

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