“Welcoming the birds” – Unifying our voices for bird conservation”
It’s that time of year again, when the spotlight falls on the wetlands of Kuala Selangor and its resident and migratory birds. Come 20 – 21 October 2018, Pesta Sayap (Festival of Wings) will host a range of activities at Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) highlighting the conservation of wetlands and its inhabitants.
Running since 2004, Pesta Sayap 2018 is themed “Welcoming the birds” – Unifying our voices for bird conservation”. The public, MNS Members, birdwatchers and wetlands warriors are more than welcome to attend this day-long event, with its attendant nature walks and talks, exhibitions about MNS programmes and outreach, and plenty of activities to occupy the young and old alike.
Pesta Sayap Objectives
- To raise awareness on migratory birds and their wetlands habitats.
- To monitor and collect data on resident and migratory birds in the forest and wetlands habitat.
- Outreach to community and the public, especially youths, on being effective environmental stewards.
- To promote KSNP and its surroundings as a potential Ramsar site and Flyway Network Site important for local community livelihood as well as an ecotourism destination.
Started in 2004, the annual Pesta Sayap was developed to create awareness about the coastal wetlands and welcome the migratory birds that flew along the North Central Selangor Coast from the North. This celebration included the world famous synchronous fireflies and the beautiful mangrove forests and wildlife of Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
Festival of Wings is an open public event. All exhibition booths will be set up on 20th October 2018 from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. You may register upon arrival and explore the booths and activities offered. For the guided mangrove walk, you may register yourselves at the Nature Guide Booth, where one of our experienced guide will take you for a guided nature walk into the trails at Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
About Bio Blitz Seminar ( 21 October 2018)
Bioblitz 2018 Seminar is organized by the Malaysian Nature Society on the 21st of October 2018 in conjunction with Festival of Wings. The seminar aims to present the latest data on the results of scientists and volunteers research on biodiversity in Taman Alam Kuala Selangor (KSNP). The presentation of the seminar will then be used as a supporting document for the preparation of Taman Alam Kuala Selangor as the new Ramsar Site in Malaysia.
This seminar is an invite-only event and prirority is given guest speakers and associated MNS community groups. Those who are interested to join the event need to register via email to email@example.com. Click here to download the event tentative.