Saturday, March 12, 2011

Raptor Watch

Saturday evening, 12 Mar '11 : berkesempatan ke Raptor Watch yang diadakan di PNB Ilham Resort Port Dickson. This yearly event is held at PD, cuma tak pernah sampai lagi. Kebetulan my brother ajak pi tengok, terus capai my compact dan ikut skali dengan budak2.  

What is Raptor Watch (RW)?

RW is organised by Malaysian Nature Society, is a festival to celebrate the return of the migratory birds of prey or better known as raptors on their journey back to their breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere. RW is a public event meant to raise awareness on the conservation of raptors and their habitats.

Where is the location?

Event Location

RW is celebrated in Tanjung Tuan every year on the grounds of Ilham Resort and Training Centre. The event site is located at the foothill of Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve where Malaysia’s oldest lighthouse is situated.

Tanjung Tuan is also known as the Blue Lagoon on the 10th mile from the Port Dickson town heading south.

About the location
Tanjung Tuan is a headland, which also happens to be the closest landmass to Indonesia Island Sumatera. Raptors have been using this promontory for thousands of years to crossover the Straits of Malacca.

Tanjung Tuan is the only remaining patch of coastal forest on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has been gazetted as a Forest Reserve, Wildlife Reserve, Fishing Prohibited area and an historical site.

Tanjung Tuan is well known for its virgin old growth forest where very large tropical lowland forest trees can be found. Its waters are rich with coral life and sea grass, which attracts a myriad of fish and turtles. Its secluded beaches are ideal as turtle egg laying grounds.ds of years to crossover the Straits of Malacca.

Amongst the participating organisations :


Event starts at 10.00 am till 5.00 pm. Kami sampai pun around 6.15 pm. Patut la booth semua dah kosong. According to the hotel staff, burung2 tu akan berkeliaran di udara, dalam area Tanjung Tuan. That's why one can see a photographer holding his camera yang canggih2, dan lens yang panjang2 (even it was after 5.00 pm).  

Tengah jalan2 around the area, sambil dok ambil gambar using my compact, tetiba ada message kat kamera ... warning : battery exhausted... lepas tu terus padam.. boleh???

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