Saturday, March 08, 2008

The migration your great grandchildren may never see


This was to have been the weekend of the Port Dickson Raptor Watch, but alas, the politicians decided to have an election instead. So the Malaysian Nature Society changed the dates to next weekend.

If you live in Malaysia or Singapore - this is an annual event and is not to be missed, suitable for everyone from 1 to 101 years, at the Ilham Resort at Tanjung Tuan, P.D.

For a full website about the event and all the things that are going on: see here at http://raptorwatch.org
For photos of past years' watches see here.

Remember is it FREE.
It is nature at its most untamed.
There are walks and (we hope) birds overhead on their way back from Indonesia, possibly by the thousand.
There are stalls and things to buy that are nature related.
There are free talks.
People to show cameras, digiscoping, birds, migration, etc etc.
There are lawns and beaches and forests and turtles and a lighthouse. Places for a picnic, or food stalls in the hotel grounds.
There are games for the kids.

And - what with global warming, and politicians doing what they do best - who knows how long this remarkable journey of the eagles and hawks will continue.

1 comment:

Jo said...

My son in law (have you ever checked his wildlife page from my blog) would absolutely adore seeing something like that. He paints raptors more than any other critter, they are his love. It must be wonderful and thrilling, and I can just bet you are disappointed its been postponed. Lets hope the birds know they aren't supposed to arrive til next week.

The nearest thing I know of similar this is the flight of the humming birds thousands of which accumulate in Texas prior to their long flight across the sea to South America.