Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Waterbirds and Wetland Habitats Survey for the Sarawak Coast in Miri this week
Buff-banded Rail by Christopher Lee (c) 2010.
The image above was captured by Chris Lee at Kpg Chupak, Kuching. It was first observed by Karim Madoya in Kota Belud, Sabah a couple of years back. We believed this species has made it's progress from southern Phillippines all the way into southern Borneo, unfortunately there's a gap here in northern Sarawak after birders in Kuching spotted it amongst the paddyfields there. It has to here waiting to be ticked, Kpg Masjid swamps perhaps.
Dear Valued MNS Members.
Happy New Year 2011!
MNS Miri is organizing the waterbird and wetland habitats survey and all members are welcome to participate:
Event: Waterbirds and Wetland Habitats Survey for the Sarawak CoastDate: 8th January 2011 and 9th January 2011
Key Contact Person: Nazeri Abghani 016-8542212
A. Saturday, Bungai Beach-Kpg Batu Satu Leg 08th Jan
Meet at Baraya Resort either evening of 07th Jan to overnite there (room for 5 volunteers on sleeping bags in the living room) OR
Meet at Baraya Laut Resort 0700hrs on 08th Jan
We will be covering :
Bungai-Peliau-Tusan-Bakam Beach-Tg Lobang-Miri Marina-Kpg Pulau Melayu-Lutong-Kpg Batu Satu (up to Pottery Bridge)
Expect to end 1900 hrs.
B. Sunday, Kuala Baram-Sg Tujuh Leg 09th Jan
Meet at Shell Office Lobby 0700hrs
We will be covering : Kpg Batu Satu-Kuala Baram Lagoon-Pulau Bawai-Kpg Masjid-Sg Tujuh-Kpg Masjid Marshes, Pujut 7 Lakes, Curtin Lakes
Expect to end 1900 hrs
Members and volunteers can hop on-and-off based on their availability for the day.
Please feel free to distribute to other members or non-members who might be interested to participate in this first ever Sarawak wide waterbirds and wetland habitats survey.
If you have any questions please direct them to our key contact person
Puteri Shariza Megat Khalid
On Behalf of MNS Miri Branch
Posted by nabghani at 10:31 AM