Date: 3 & 4 (Sat & Sun) November 2012
Venue:Taiping Sentral mall & Scott’s Hill, Taiping, Perak (refer to map below)
Contact: K C Lim (016-553 8431)
During the autumn months beginning from late September, thousands of raptors (or birds-of-prey) can be seen migrating over Taiping, enroute to the Indonesian archipelago where they will spend the winter months. These are the same flocks that have flown from far eastern Asia to Indochina and down the Thai-Malay peninsula to arrive in our skies. Raptor migration has been monitored in Taiping since 2000, with seasonal counts reaching 60,000 raptors of at least 10 species.
For the second year running, MNS Perak Branch Bird Group will be organizing the Taiping Raptor Festival 2012 at Scott’s Hill, Taiping on 3 & 4 November. It is hoped that the event will lead to protection of Scott’s Hill as well as promote raptor-watching as an eco-tourism activity in Taiping. Come and join the festival to wish the raptors safe journey!
|Date & time||Activities and venue|
|Sat & Sun 3 & 4 Nov|
|7.30 am – 10.00 am||Birdwatching for public at Taiping Lake Gardens|
|10.30 am – 9.00 pm
(close at 5.00 pm on Sunday)
|Festival opens at Taiping Sentral car park:
|10.30 am – 1.30 pm||Public raptor watching on Scott’s Hill in Taiping Villa|
|8.00 pm – 9.30 pm
|Slide presentation on “The birds found in Taiping and its vicinity” at Taiping Zoo auditorium|