The Asian Bird Fair 2024 will be held at Las Pinas in the Philippines, as it was officially announced during the handover dinner, which was held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, in October 2023. Sabah was the main host for ABF2023.
Asian Bird Fair 2024
Las Piñas is one of the highly urbanised cities in the Philippines with deep respect for the environment. It is located south of Manila and is known nationwide for its bamboo organ, salt beds, and jeepney factories. This place is also distinguished as one of Metro Manila’s fastest-growing communities.
One of the popular locations is the Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park, a 175-hectare protected area in the south of Manila Bay and is home to various species of migratory birds and fishes.
The Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park is a protected area at the coasts of the cities of Las Piñas and Parañaque in Metro Manila, Philippines. The entire wetland is a declared Ramsar site under the Ramsar Convention of UNESCO.
Las Piñas–Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA)
This area comprises two primary islands: Freedom Island and Long Island. The area is covered with mangroves, ponds and lagoons, mudflats, salt marshes, and mixed beach forests. The entire LPPCHEA covers an area of 181.63 hectares (448.8 acres); about 114 hectares (280 acres) of which are by tidal mudflats, and 30 hectares (74 acres) of which are by its mangrove forest
The LPPCHEA contains a mangrove forest and swamps providing a habitat for many migratory bird species, which devises the East Asian–Australasian Migratory Flyway. At least 41 recorded migratory birds are coming from as far as China, Japan, and Siberia in the protected area.
The migration season is from August to April, and there could be 5,000 individual birds daily. Among these birds are the Little Egret, Black-Crowned Night Heron, and the Common Moorhen. Among the endemic species in the area is the Philippine Duck, and the LPPCHEA is the only known breeding ground for the ducks in Metro Manila.
You can get more information about the Las Piñas – Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Wetland Area.
When is the Asian Bird Fair 2024?
At the time of writing this article, there has not been an official date set, but according to the organisers, they are looking at the end of October 2024. Once we get confirmation, we will share it here in this article.
Once the date is announced, I recommend those interested to start making travel and accommodation arrangements. If you are one of the invited vendors or speakers, please get in touch with the organising committee for arrangements.
For those planning to attend as a delegate or visitor, you should consider the travel arrangements as soon as possible, as multiple airlines fly into Manila, and then plan your journey to Las Pinas.
Where is the Asian Bird Fair 2024?
The ABF2024 will be held at Las Pinas in the Philippines. This time, it will be one of the largest and best bird fairs as it returns home to one of the organiser’s homelands. You can expect a lively and colourful bird fair too.
The ABF was created by three passionate birdwatchers in 2010 – Michael Lu (Philippines), Victor Yu (Taiwan) and Andrew Sebastian (Malaysia). They are the Executive Committee and founders of the ABF Network.
Birdwatching Asia is the only birding media in the region, and we have been extensively covering most of the bird fairs, festivals, races and other birding news from around Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the world. It would be an honour to once again be the official media for the coming Asian Bird Fair 2024 in Las Pinas, Philippines.
Meanwhile, check out our other birdwatching events and articles about birding and stay tuned for more updates about ABF2024. Have a great time birding out there!