Kenyir Bird and Nature Quest 2016

The Kenyir Bird and Nature Quest 2016 running for the fourth year, will be held over two days with events that include lectures, workshops, and activities such as bird watching, tracking elephants, jungle trekking and cave visits. This naturalist activity orgnaised by the Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Terengganu branch and Ping Anchorage MICE, will offer participants a deeper experience, raising awareness of Terengganu’s environmental heritage.

For Birdwatching in Terengganu, the state has a total of 290 species of birds where you can find 9 out of the 10 species of hornbills in Malaysia. Lake Kenyir Resort is also one of the best places to do bird watching in Terengganu due to the location surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and lakes. 

Bird watchers during the recent Kenyir Bird & Nature Quest
Topics and workshops that will be discussed in the Kenyir Bird and Nature Quest 2016 are;

The Wild Elephants of Kenyir - Wong Ee Phin, PhD Student, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus(UNMC)
• The Importance of Bird Photography in Studying Birds - Allen Jeyarajasingam, Author of “ A Field Guide to the Birds of Malaysia and Singapore”
• Citizen Science : Getting Started with My Garden Birdwatch - Khoo Swee Seng, Malaysian Nature Society
• Exploring in the Dark, Bewah Cave, Taman Negara - Mohd Khairul Abu Bakar, Secretary, Terengganu Nature Guide Association

Participants during the Kenyir Bird & Nature Quest workshop
Other activities include a Technical Tour where participants will do some jungle trekking with naturalists and Elephant researchers. There will also be a cruise by boat to the National Park, and then some jungle trekking to explore the biggest Melunak tree followed by a visit to the Bewah Cave. 

Kenyir Bird and Nature Quest 2016
Venue: Lake Kenyir Resort, Taman Negara
Date: 28 & 29 May 2016 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 8.00 am onwards 
Contact: Ms. Ain +6 09 6262020
Price MNS Members: RM190.00
Price Normal: RM265.00
Includes: 1 Night Accommodation (Twin Share), Meals
Transport: Own 

For more information on the event and registration, please see -

Mr. Henry Goh of the Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) speaking at a recent event in Terengganu
Bird Watching in Malaysia is now a popular growing hobby with many states around the country organising these events. There are bird races, bird talks conducted by professionals and even invited foreign experts in this field. In the last three to five years, there have been many local and international birding events in Malaysia which has seen a huge growth in the number of birders locally. There is even an international race which is the Borneo Bird Race that takes participants around three states of Borneo. 

This two day program is suitable for anyone wanting to know more about the flora and fauna of Terengganu in Malaysia and if you are a bird watcher, this is a great place to do birdwatching as the Kenyir Bird and Nature Quest 2016 is one of the highlights for this growing hobby in Malaysia. 

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