WWF Big Bird Race 25 Apr (rescheduled)

8 Mar

Common Name Saunders’s Gull
Scientific Name Saundersilarus saundersi
Global Population ~14,400
Diet Mudskippers, crab, fish and worms
IUCN Status Vulnerable(VU)

Big Bird Race is WWF-Hong Kong’s longest-running birdwatchers event. Generating strong enthusiasm locally and from overseas, the event has grown in the last three decades, attracting teams that will vie to spot the most species in 12 hours. For novice birdwatchers, WWF-Hong Kong has a secondary-school race (for Trainee teams) to give young participants a chance to learn more about birds and birdwatching through a full-day training course and participate in the Big Bird Race. Funds raised by teams directly contribute to the habitat management of Mai Po Nature Reserve, to give birds and other wildlife a better home.

The funds raised directly contribute to the conservation and management of the Mai Po Nature Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

All local birdwatchers are welcome to team up and participate in the competition!

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020 – Rescheduled to Saturday, 25 April 2020

Time: 6:00am – 6:00pm (12-hour competition)

Place: Geographically, teams may start anywhere in Hong Kong but must end at Island House to submit their log books.

Minimum team donation: HK$6,500
*Each team will be made up of four members, including a team captain. Teams may be accompanied by one extra non-bird-watching recorder.
To register please follow this link

Registration deadline 28 March 2020

Remarks: Successful applicants will receive an email booking confirmation.

Booking confirmation cannot be exchanged for cash.

Booking confirmation cannot be sold to another party.

WWF reserves the right to cancel the Walk for Nature event if:
the Red or Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted at 5 am on the event day, or
there are other adverse incidents beyond the control of WWF, such as the closure of Mai Po Nature Reserve by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department due to infection control.

For enquiries, please email to events@wwf.org.hkor call 2526 1011 (Press 4, 3 after selecting language).

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organizations, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF is currently carrying out more than 1,300 conservation projects around the planet – from small-scale local conservation projects to large-scale species protection projects which span all continents.

WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted our mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align ourselves with WWF’s global strategy.

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