Monday, January 15, 2018

AGM 2018 and Post-AGM Birding at Genting Highlands

Annual General Meeting of Wild Bird Club Malaysia is not merely getting members to meet and vote. It also served as a platform for members all over the country to communicate and consolidate friendship through the bird watching activities. A day after the AGM, a bird-watching session at Old Pump House road, Gothong Jaya, just served the purpose right.

As early as 7:30am, a party of 31 members from all over the country, which includes Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johore, Pahang, and Sarawak gathered infront of Goh Tong Jaya Police Station for a briefing by the trip leaders before setting off to hunt for birds.

Covering 6.4km, the whole trip was filled with joy, laughter, excitement and surprises. A lone Great Hornbill posed high on a big tree enabled us to have a good look and opportunity to point our binoculars and cameras, but while on the other side, a noisy Banded Bay Cuckoo just refused to show up. 
Great Hornbill (Picture Credit: Tang Tuck Hong)
Great Hornbill (Picture Credit: Dr Lum Wei Wah)
Bar-Winged Flycatcher-Shrike (Picture Credit: Ang Teck Hin)
For the 4 hours we spent there, 47 species of birds seen or heard were as follow (as recorded in eBird Malaysia):
Green-Billed Malkoha (Picture Credit: Dr Chan Kai Soon)
16 species of birds were also recorded during Pre-AGM birdwatching session at Selesa Resort Golf Course, Pahang. Dr Chan Kai Soon's list as below: 

eBird Malaysia

eBird Malaysia was the result of a partnership between Wild Bird Club Malaysia and Cornell Lab of Ornithology USA. You can read more about the introduction of eBird Malaysia here. Notes on the Field Identification of the Green-Plumaged Barbets of Malaysia by Mr Allen Jeyarajasingam (with images by Andy Lee and Choy Wai Mun) was the first article that was published in eBird Malaysia portal. Submissions of articles to eBird Malaysia are welcomed from all. Kindly refer to the Guidelines for Submission of Articles here.

Text on AGM 2018 and Post-AGM Birding at Genting Highlands by Lee Keen Seong
Text on eBird Malaysia by Yeo Yee Ling
Pictures by Tang Tuck Hong, Ang Teck Hin, Yeo Yee Ling, Valleamah Sinniah, Lee Keen Seong, Dr Chan Kai Soon and Dr Lum Wei Wah