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Due to the busy holidays season during February for the Chinese New Year, there will be no Member’s Night on February. We would be back in action in March again

Date/Time: 21 March 2015 (Sat), at 8:00pm sharp

Venue: Perak MNS Ipoh Building , 70 Jalan Chan Chee Keong, Ipoh Garden South

Tou Jing Yi, had recently visited Cambodia on a work trip, and had taken the opportunity to explore some birding experiences at Cambodia, along the largest freshwater pond in South East Asia – Tonle Sap, and also in the city of Angkor – Siem Reap, where the famous Angkor Wat lies. He will share some of his experiences in Cambodia.

All are welcomed.


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Date: 20-21 December 2014 (Sat-Sun)

Ooi Beng Yean is organizing an overnight bird watching trip to Genting Highland where some of the common montane birds are expected to greet us early in the morning. We shall depart Ipoh on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm, spend a night at or around Genting Highland. Early next morning, we shall drive up to Ulu Kali to see those birds relentlessly looking and feeding on moths/insects that are stuck onto the fences or vegetations at the venue. For starters on bird photography, it may be one of the best sites to try your hand on your cameras as some of the birds may go very near to you.

Those interested, please confirm with trip leader, Ooi Beng Yean early (01759082206 or email bengyean@gmail.com) so that he can pre-book suitable accommodation for participants as well as to inform participants of trip details Arrange your own car transport preferably by carpool.

All costs are on share basis.

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Date: Sun 14 December 2014

Trip Coordinator: Dr. Chan Kai Soon

December is a peak month for migratory birds. Dr. Chan shall be organizing a day trip to our ex-mining water ponds at Malim Nawar to check for migrant water birds. Please contact Dr. Chan (0125315679) for trip confirmation & details for those interested.

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MNS will be the host in the fifth of this series of bird fair which is going to be held in Pulau Langkawi. For more information, please visit the MNS Homepage and the special facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asian-Bird-Fair/681286655243108

The trip to the Bird Fair from Perak Branch will be led by Ooi Beng Yean. Limited places are reserved for members who like to join Ooi on first come first serve basis. If interested, please contact Ooi (0175082206) or via bengyean@gmail.com for trip details.

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This year’s Taiping Raptor Festival will be held on 1st & 2nd November 2014 at Taiping Sentral Mall and Scott’s Hill.  Programme as below:


Date & Time Venue Activity
1 & 2 Nov 2014 (Sat & Sun)

9.30am – 5.00pm

Taiping Sentral Mall
  • Mini exhibition
  • Audio video presentation on raptors, birds & nature
  • Sales of nature-related merchandise
  • MNS membership registration
  • Free Mangrove & firefly tours (T&C apply)
1 & 2 Nov 2014 (Sat & Sun)

9.30am – 1.30pm

Scott’s Hill, Taiping Villa Raptor watch at Scott’s Hill, Taiping Villa

(free shuttle van service will be provided)


Please bring your family and friends around for seeing in person the awesome phenomenon of raptors (eagles) flying over the top of Scott’s Hill.  Private cars are not allowed at the hill top but we will provide free van shuttle service from the Mall to the hill top which is only about 5-8 minutes drive away.

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The Malaysia Nature Society will hold a video show on “Facets of the Avian World”

Venue: Xpand Me Smart Office, 20, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 11, Taman Ipoh Selatan, Ipoh.
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Date: 16 Feb 20144 (Sunday)

Admission is free and membership applications will be accepted during the event. For details, call 016-5268128.

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Date: 26 & 27 (Sat & Sun) October 2013
Venue: Taiping Sentral Mall & Scott’s Hill, Taiping, Perak
For more information : Email to mpbg88@gmail.com or contact Lim Kim Chye (016-5538431), Ng Kit Wan (019-5439647 – after 5pm)

2013 Flyer_English

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 over our skies. Raptor migration has been monitored in Taiping since 2000, with seasonal counts reaching 60,000 raptors of at least 10 species.

2013 Flyer_English_2

Few of the Taiping residents and local authorities are aware that this spectacular show is being played out over the town every year. To raise awareness of this wonder of nature, MNS Perak Branch Bird Group will be organizing the 3rd Edition of Taiping Raptor Festival 2013 at Scott’s Hill, Taiping. It is hoped that the resulting publicity will also lead to protection of Scott’s Hill as well as promote awareness that Taiping and Malaysia in general has been the migratory highway for these raptors since time immemorial.

Map to Taiping Sentral:

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