The migration of birds is back. This annual phenomenon involves dozens of species flying from their wintering homes, crossing seas and continents to warmer climates. Besides birds, come visit the amazing fireflies and many species of butterflies at Kuala Selangor. This is the time and place to witness this natural occurrence like never before.
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) celebrates this annual event to promote the importance of birds as natural indicators of our planet’s environmental health. As a premier eco-tourism site in Selangor, the event also aims to create an awareness of the environment and as this year is aptly declared as the International Year of Forests by the UN.
The 2-day Festival of Wings 2011 is all about fun filled nature themed activities tailored for participants of all ages. Among other exciting activities that await you are drawing and coloring contest for kids, face painting, exhibitions and talks on the importance of mangroves and birds. Expect a Mangrove Tour catered for the public to get up close and personal with the mangrove eco system. And not forgetting the FOW-Bata Run which will be held on 22nd October 2011!
Festival of Wings 2011 activities also includes:
22 & 23 October 2011 (2 pm – 4 pm)
Stunning birds to look forward to:
Come and watch the nurturing Grey Herons (Pucung Kelabu) at its nesting tree in large flocks. The juveniles are now just learning from its parents to feed and fly. Widely distributed worldwide, this heron favours freshwater and coastal habitats, sometimes along seashore. At last count, there are over 40 herons overlooking the concrete watch tower at Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
Cousin to the American Bald Eagle, the Brahminy Kite (Helang Merah) rules the skies over much of our coasts and present even in the middle of Kuala Lumpur city. In Kuala Selangor, one can see it in flocks of 2 to 20! Stunning chestnut-brown in colour with a noticeable white head, this bird of prey feeds on fish and other large aquatic life.
Mangrove River Cruise & Mangrove Tour
22 October 2011 (10.30 a.m – 2 p.m)
23 October 2011 (9.00 a.m – 2 p.m)
22 October 2011 (8 p.m)
Drawing & Colouring Contest
23 October 2011 (10.00 a.m)
Talks on Mangrove, Birds & Fireflies
23 October 2011 (10.00 a.m)
Come, join our fun activities in Festival of Wings 2011 on 22 and 23 October 2011!.
Free admission to Taman Alam Kuala Selangor.
How to get there:
Use the LATAR, Guthrie or North-South Highway, and follow the road signs.
Visitors can board Selangor Bus No. 141 from Medan Pasar Bus Hub (100m north of Central Market and beside HSBC Building) in Kuala Lumpur. The bus departs half-hourly from KL between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. From Klang Bus Station, take Transnational Bus No. 156 or Cityliner Bus No. 100.
For more information, visit:
MALAYSIAN NATURE SOCIETY (MNS)
Kuala Selangor Nature Park / Taman Alam Kuala Selangor,
Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor.
Source: FOW 2011 blog and FOW brochure.
Video courtesy of terencebuzzard and youtube.