On the 23rd and 24th of June, the usually quiet and secluded jungle will see a suffuse of visitors, all of whom are bird watchers, who flock to the beautiful hill station, and compete against one another to identify as many birds as they can.
The objective of the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race is to preserve nature and simultaneously promote Fraser’s Hill as a bird sanctuary. Even though there are other bird watching destinations in the country, Fraser’s Hill is still a preferred destination because large species of mountain birds thrive comfortably there in the most conductive habitats, and at certain times of the year, migratory birds make their presence felt, although briefly.
The competition will be divided into three distinctive categories – the advanced category for the serious and experienced bird watchers, the novice category for those who just take up bird watching out of curiosity or treat bird watching as an academic hobby and the local category for the local residents who know the whereabouts of the birds in Fraser's Hill and see the birds every day.
To find out more about this exciting event, look under the events section of the Fraser’s Hill Development Corporation website: www.pkbf.org.my