12 May 2011

14 May (Sat): Talk and walk at Sungei Buloh for World Migratory Bird Day

With the theme “Land Use Changes from a Bird’s-Eye View”, this year's World Migratory Bird Day highlights humankind's dramatic impact on the global environment.
World Migratory Bird Day highlights the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. It is celebrated world wide on the second weekend each May since 2006.

What are migratory birds?

Many different species of birds regularly make journeys at certain seasons of the year. These are generally called migratory birds. The most spectacular migratory birds regularly fly long distances along routes called a flyway. These flyways may cover huge distances over continents and across oceans. Singapore is on the East-Asian flyway.
From the Australian Online Coastal Information website

Sungei Buloh is one of the ideal places in Singapore to observe migratory birds that visit our shores.
Kids looking at shorebirds at Sungei Buloh

Why do birds migrate? How did bird migration routes become established? Why are migratory birds important? More in this post on the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity blog.

Find out more about migratory birds and their habitats in Singapore, as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve celebrates World Migratory Bird Day with this talk and walk.

14 May (Sat): Talk and walk for World Migratory Bird Day at Sungei Buloh

Let's celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2011 at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. This year's theme is, "Land Use Changes from a Bird's-Eye View", A Unique Perspective on the World's Changing Environment.

Each year migratory birds fly thousands of kilometres across entire continents covering the vast expanse of the planet, its many different climates and landscapes. Listen to Mr David Li, Conservation Officer and shore bird expert, explain about these amazing birds. A guided tour about what Sungei Buloh does in our Shorebird conservation programme will follow after the talk.

The event is free but pre-registration is requires. Limited to 40 persons. To register, email mendis_tan@nparks.gov.sg

Time: 9.30am-noon
Venue: SBWR Visitor Centre.
Website and contact: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/

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