Great news for Malaysians as the Asian Bird Fair 2019 will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, and this will be the talk of the bird watching society from all over Malaysia.
This is also the second time that the Asian Bird Fair is being held in Malaysia, where the first was held in Langkawi Island back in 2015, and for birders and bird watchers, this is huge news.
Asian Bird Fair 2019 Kuching, Sarawak
As this event will be the 10th Asian Bird Fair, it is organized by the Wild Bird Club of Malaysia, the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), in partnership with Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY).
This is the only information available, but soon, there will be additional information on the organisers, participants, etc.
The Asian Bird Fair 2019 will also be the second time the event is taking place in Malaysia, where the first one was the 5th Asian Bird Fair in Langkawi Island, held in August of 2015. Sarawak is probably selected because Borneo’s island is one of the sought after bird watching destinations, which has gained popularity in the last few years.
This bird fair will also help open up opportunities, network with like-minded people, create additional awareness and interest in this hobby and sport. This also means that if you of your company is a birding tour company or supplying any birding equipment, this is the one fair you should attend.
Where Was The Last Asian Bird Fair Held?
In 2018, the Asian Bird Fair was held in Chiayi, Taiwan, and saw an attendance of over 180 delegates from 29 countries from around the world.
What was even more surprising was that a total of 30 birding service providers had also participated in the trade show.
When Is The Asian Bird Fair 2019
This much talked about bird fair will take place from 26 to 30th September and held in the city of Kuching. The official venue is at The Waterfront Hotel, which is in the main city area.
Asian Bird Fair 2019
Date: 26 to 30 September
Venue: The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak Borneo
The Asian Bird Fair (ABF) is an annual event created to highlight the different bird fairs in Asia and promote the protection of birds and their habitats, encourage birdwatching and other ecotourism activities in Asia.
Initiated by 3 passionate birdwatchers, Michael Lu (Philippines), Victor Yu (Taiwan) and Andrew Sebastian (Malaysia), they are the executive committee and founders of the Asian Bird Fair or ABF Network.
Their idea was supported and endorsed by 6 founding organizations, namely;
Bird Conservation Society of Thailand
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Nature Society (Singapore)
Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
Wild Bird Society of Taipei
Chinese Wild Bird Federation
ABF was also formalized at Malaysia’s Raptor Watch in 2010, with signatories committing to promote each other’s bird events jointly and special considerations and allocation be granted to member organizations.
For all bird watchers, photographers and enthusiast in Malaysia and around the region, the Asian Bird Fair is one event that is highly recommended to visit or even participate in.
Borneo is home to over 650 species of birds, and a huge portion of these birds can be spotted all over the state of Sarawak, which is still a new player in this hobby. Bird Watching Asia has actively been promoting the many places in Sarawak as a birding destination since 2019.
And having the Asian Bird Fair 2019 Kuching Sarawak will hopefully open up the local and regional birding society to new destinations for bird watching all over Sarawak.