Prizes await Brunei Bird Race winners

|     James Kon     |

BIRDWATCHERS, photographers and nature lovers who are looking to try out bird watching photography as a new hobby are welcome to register for the second race of the Brunei Bird Race Series (BBRS); Tasek Merimbun Edition.

Organised by Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism with the support from relevant government agencies, non-government organisations and private sectors, the on-line registration for the second race of the Brunei Bird Race Series (BBRS); Tasek Merimbun Edition is open for public at www.brunei.events starting from today until Saturday, August 3.

The race is open for all fit individuals aged 12 years and above, according to a statement from Tourism Development Department.

The Tasek Merimbun Edition of the BBRS 2019 will be held for two days and offers participants the experience of ‘night birdwatching’ at the Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park hiking trails.

Among the other check points or areas included in the bird watching race are Bukit Udal, Kiudang, Tanjong Maya and the Tutong River.

The flag-off event is scheduled to be held at Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park on August 3 at 2pm by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong as the invited guest of honour.

The race is expected to finish around 10.30am the next day, August 4 with the final submission of bird species photographs by participants at the closing registration table at The Lanes Hotel, Pekan Tutong.

Prizes are up for grabs for the bird watcher with the most number of bird species spotted and photographed.