Fwd: [OB] Raptor Watch Week 2007, Malaysia

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Subject: Fwd: [OB] Raptor Watch Week 2007, Malaysia
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:54:47 +1100
Sorry for the cross post, but for anyone who is going to be in
Malaysia on the weekend of March 10&11, this event is a must.


Carl Clifford

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From: Kim Chye & Yian <>
Date: 15 February 2007 10:18:05 AM
To: OBC <>, kukila
<>, birders <>
Subject: [OB] Raptor Watch Week 2007, Malaysia

Dear all,

Please forward to firends who may be interested.

Kim Chye

The Raptors have Landed!!

It is that special time of year again... the annual migration of
thousands of raptors as they return to their breeding grounds in the
north. Tanjung Tuan in Malacca (10mins away from Port Dickson) is THE place to watch this amazing natural phenomenon. This year, Raptor Watch is even bigger and better - listed as one of Melaka State's top 12 VMY events, we are expanding the focus to ensure that there is
something for everyone - the birder and naturalist, as well as the
city slicker.

So make your way down to Tg Tuan for the weekend and witness for
yourself the breathtaking sight of hundreds of raptors circling
overhead as they pause to catch the thermal and continue on their
journey home to Korea, Japan, Siberia and Kamchatka... For those less- inclined to birding, there will be many activities on hand to keep young and old entertained. We promise you lots of fun, great company and an incomparable atmosphere!

Raptor Watch Weekend at PNB Ilham Resort, Tanjung Tuan, Melaka

Dates:                         Sat 10th & Sun 11 th March 2007

Time:                          10am – 5pm

Location:                     PNB Ilham Resort, Tanjung Tuan, Malacca

(10mins from Port Dickson, 1hr from Kuala Lumpur)


Contact:                      03-22879422 (MNS HQ) or 017-6729367

Confirmed activities:
§  Mangrove & forest walks

§  Handicraft stalls

§  Games and craft stalls

§  Lucky draw/ charity raffle

§ Shopping - MNS merchandise, the Nature Owlet, products by Leica, Nikon, Minox, Swarovski, and more...

§  Food & drink

§  Exhibition - MNS, Ma Da'erah Sanctuary, Melaka Tourism, Negri
Sembilan Tourism, Marine Parks Dept, Melaka Zoo, Ladies' Club of PD
and more...

§  Wild Frame Photography Competition

Open to all - register at the Registration Booth at Raptor Watch
Weekend in Tanjung Tuan.

Registration fee of RM5 entitles you to a free issue of Traverama
magazine and the submission of 5 photos.

Categories: Nature & People

Photos are to be taken at Tanjung Tuan during Raptor Watch Weekend
(from 10am-10th Mar to 4pm-11th Mar) and downloaded onto the
organiser's laptop in (preferably) jpeg format by 4pm on Sunday.

Participants stand to win attractive prizes from Traverama (courtesy
of Sheraton Subang), Nikon and Advanced Images Photography & Digital
Magazine. Winning entries will be published in Traverama's April issue.

Log on to for more information.

§  The Lighthouse Run

Held on Sunday 11th March 2007 at 3pm.

The run of about 2km begins at PNB Ilham Resort and ends at the
Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse (with some detours including beach, slope &

Open to anyone 15-35yrs old

Categories: Men & Ladies

Registration fee of RM5 is a 100% contribution to Raptor Research

Top 3 of both categories stand to win attractive food hampers and

Log on to for more information.

§  Talks @ Raptor Watch Weekend 2007

Saturday 10th March 2007

1pm                  Nikon Product Review – by Nikon Representatives

2.30pm             Ma Da'erah Turtle Sanctuary – by Zulkifli Othman

3.30pm             Zoology in Boston – by Dr Velleyan of Zoo Negara

4.30pm Autumn Raptor Migration at Taiping, Perak – by Lim Kim Chye

Sunday 11th March 2007

1pm Mangrove Ecology & the Mangroves of West Malaysia – by Dr Harinder Singh

2pm                 Raptor Migration between Japan & the Asian
Continent–by Tadashi Kawahara

3pm                 Responsible Ecotourism – by Reza Azmi

4pm                 Nikon Presentation

§  Performances & Other Happenings @ the Gazebo

Saturday/ Sunday 10th & 11th March 2007

PD Ladies Club Performance

Acoustic Recital by Adam

As if the Earth Matters – Environmental Education by Kenny Peavy

Product Review by Schmidt Marketing (Leica & Minox)

Raptor Watch Weekend 2007 is supported by the Melaka State
Government, Melaka State Tourism Promotion Division, Negri Sembilan
State Government, Negri Sembilan State Tourism Promotion Division and Kementrian Pelajaran Malaysia.

The event is sponsored mainly by PNB Ilham Resort, Shell Refining
Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad, Schmidt Marketing (Malaysia)
Sdn. Bhd., Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, BP Asia Pacific (Malaysia) Sdn.
Bhd., Traverama (Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn. Bhd.), Nikon (M'sia) Sdn.
Bhd. and  Nestle Products Sdn. Bhd.

Volunteers' accommodation is provided by Eagle Ranch Resort .

For more information on Raptor Watch Weekend 2007 - log on to

Kim Chye & Yian,
Taiping, Malaysia

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