WMBD: Birdwatching and Bird Photography

In conjunction with World Migratory Bird Day on 10th and 11th of May, MNS Miri has invited an uber bird photographer and birdwatching specialist Choo Tse Chien to Miri to lead bird watching trips, present a slideshow and talk as well as dispense tips and general advice on bird photography. We will also go birdwatching and go thru the basics of bird photography at Similajau National Park, Bintulu and Lambir Hills National Park, Miri.

Our intended audience are schoolgoing children, MNS members and the public in the Lutong and greater Miri area including MNS member schools in Bekenu/Subis districts. We hope to increase public awareness of birds in general and introduce birdwatching to the general community.

Our invited speaker, Choo Tse Chien will be concentrating on some of the rare, unique and colourful birds of Malaysia. There will also be ample opportunity to grill Tse Chien on the technical details of the specialised equipment required for bird photography. Schoolchildren and the public attending our talks and birdwatching outing during that week will have a chance to see a pro at work as well look thru the big lenses required for this specialised field of photography. Of course MNS Miri will also be arranging spare binoculars and scopes for those wanting to give birdwatching a try.

There will also be a guided birdwatching trip to Similajau on the morning of the 10th May and a nightwalk at Lambir Hills.

Please find the program below:
08th May :
0900-1100 Talk and slideshow at Piasau School
1400-1600 (tentative) Talk at SMK Lutong
1900-2100 Talk and Captain's Cabin or KRP in Lutong

09th May :
0900-1100 Talk and slideshow at SMK Bekenu
1400-1600 Talk and Slideshow at SK Kpg Angus
Evening in Similajau. Members welcomed.

10th May:
0600-1000 Birdwatching and Photography in Similajau.
1400-1600 Talk and slideshow at Pustaka IT Miri
1800-2200 NiteWalk in Lambir

11th May:
0600-0800 Birdwatching and Photography in Lambir
0900 Program ends.

Local schools are encouraged to book time for the talk at their schools, the talk is provided without charge at school venue. Slots are still available. Please contact Lee Bor Seng and/or Nazeri Abghani for details.

Miri, Sarawak 4° 23' 58.1748" N, 113° 59' 28.9788" E
Start date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 02:00
Website: 
http://www.mns.org.my/artstate.php?aid=223