Thursday, March 18, 2010

Upcoming Events in Miri and away!

One of our regulars at the Lambir Hills nitewalk.

Saturday, 20th March, Lambir Hills National Park Trek
Come trek one of Lambir trails with Sara and crew, early start. The particular trail to tackle will be announce by Sara later.

Meet : Taman Awam 0700hrs or Lambir Hills Ticket Counter 0730hrs

Please email Sara directly for details.

Saturday, 20th March, Lambir Hills National Park Nite Walk
It's been a while since our last nitewalk through Lambir, here we go again. Those who have never been to a nitewalk and macro-photographers are encouraged to attend. This will be an extended walk, bring water and snack, and tripod!

Meet : Lambir Hills Canteen 1800hrs

Optional overnite (bring sleeping bag and change of clothing) for those interested to birdwatch or attempt extra trekking the next day. Please contact Nazeri for details.

Sunday, 21st March, Lambir Hills National Park Birdwatching Innoue Trail
We will be doing a relaxing early (depending on what time we complete our nite walk) birdwatching in and around the pond and head of the Innoue Trail. Last time we were there we saw Black-back Kingfisher, and Asian Fairy Bluebird among others.

Meet : Staff Quarters by the hut near the little pond 0630hrs

Saturday-Sunday, 10-11th April, Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary CFZ Survey and Birdwatching
Together with staff from Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary we will be conducting and overnite firefly survey along Sg Sibuti covering the sanctuary border.

10th April
1600hrs Arrival at Sanctuary Office
1800hrs Quick dinner
1830hrs Start 3 hours slow boat ride in the river from park jetty to estuary
2230hrs Complete the firefly survey, either camp or homestay at Kpg Kuala Sibuti

11th April
0530hrs Wake up call
0600hrs Birdwatching in the Sibuti mangroves and along the river
1000hrs Arrival at Sanctuary jetty
1030hrs Travel to Miri

Places are limited, please respond early so we can arrange transport. Bring a life-jacket. Preference will be given to those who can carry out future firefly surveys in Miri. Fuel cost to be shared amongst participants. Please bring fishing gear if you'd like to try your luck at the estuary.

Friday-Sunday, 16-18th April, Similajau Get-Together
It's been a rather long while since we visited Similajau National Park, this will be a short weekender to explore what's new at our favorite little park.

16th April
1330hrs Depart from Miri. Car pool and meeting point to be decided later (for those from Miri).
1600hrs Arrive Similajau NP, and immediately board a boat to Golden Beach. Explore area nearby, set up camp, night walk.

17th April
0630hrs Trek back to Park HQ, checkin at accomodations at Park HQ upon arrival.
1400hrs Lunch or afternoon tea. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
1900hrs CFZ Firefly survey along Sg Likau (time to be confirmed by Musa), and birdwatching for nitejars and owls for those interested upon return.

18th April
0630hrs Early morning call for birdwatching, exploring mangrove plankwalk or shorter trails near Park HQ.
1000hrs CFZ Firefly presentation by Musa
1200hrs Checkout and lunch
1300hrs Travel to Miri

Limited places available, please contact Sara to book your spot. Cost of boat, supplies, accomodation will be on a shared cost basis.

Saturday Sunday, 17-18th April Bkt Teraja HOB Survey with PNHS

We seek expressions of interest from members willing to contribute their birdwatching expertise, equipment and time to this survey led by PNHS to take place over the specified weekend in Brunei.

Those willing to contribute to this survey, please email us.

PNHS will cover the cost of food & accommodation & services as provided by the longhouse.

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