For the love of birds


Popular event: Hulu Selangor District Council secretary Azman (standing third left) and Resorts World Genting, Communications and Public Relations vice-president Katherine Chew with sponsors and organisers at the launch of the Wings of KKB.

WINGS of KKB: Selangor Birds Race 2015 in Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB), one of the events listed in Visit Selangor Year 2015 and Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015, will take place from April 24 to 26.

The popular bird watching event and race has five categories - schoolchildren, higher education institutions, open and professional photography and Explorace.

Participants need to complete a total of 10 checkpoints starting at KKB town and ending in Genting Highlands and there are attractive prizes for winners including an Omicron binocular and a Canon DSLR 1200D camera as well as hotel stays.

Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS) secretary Azman Dahlan said the race aims to promote bird watching.

“Wings of KKB has placed KKB on the map as an area rich in history, heritage, flora and fauna.

Family affair: Hapizah Juri (right) and husband Mat Samadi Mat Sahir (second from right) and their children participating in last year’s event. From left: daughter Nur Atiqah Mat Samadi, their son Muhammad Isfahan and his friend Hafiz Shiroe, as well as their daughter Nur Atilea Mat Samadi. – filepic
Nature lovers: Contestants aiming for a good shot during the Wings of KKB 2014 Selangor Bird Race in Kubu Baru.- filepic

“Resorts World Genting is the main sponsor with Genting Highlands being one of the other main locations,” said Azman said during the launch, recently.

Among the species that bird watchers will discover along the route are Great Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Fire-tufted Barbet and Red-headed Trogon in the highlands.

Birds like Oriental Pied Hornbill can be found in KKB, Black Crested Bulbul in Taman Milenium, Little Cuckoo Dove in Hulu Tamu Hotsprings and Whiskered Treeswift at the Sungai Kedondong forest.

Entry forms can be downloaded from wingsofkkb.blogspot.com or call 03-6064 1331 for details.

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