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

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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 BakoBun­tal 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@ while in­ter­ested mem­bers of the public can walk in on the ac­tual day.

Learn about the beauty of birds at a talk on ‘Bird Watch­ing in Sarawak’.

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