Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2022

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Lumba Burung Bukit Fraser 2022

Finally, after two whole years of Covid19 lockdowns and restrictions, things are looking better this year and the Fraser’s Hill Bird Race 2022 is back again this July.

These last two years saw incredible growth in new birders due to the lockdowns, as many were seeking something to pass the time, and birdwatching was one of them.

Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2022

With the first official bird race of 2022, we can expect a large turnout at Fraser’s Hill; also, because of the international borders opening and travel restrictions lifted, even those from Singapore may even make their way to the event.

Fraser’s Hill has been one of the best places for bird watching in Peninsular Malaysia, mainly due to the cool climate, untouched and undeveloped forest and the multiple trails.

Bukit Fraser International Bird Race 2022
The FHIBR2022 poster from Tourism Pahang.

The last birding event held here was Fraser’s Hill Bird Race 2019, which saw a massive turnout from local and international participants and visitors. In total, there were teams from 12 countries who took part.

This year, the news of the bird race returning was unofficially announced in March and dates were also set. This would give participants and visitors a chance to book their accommodations and travel arrangements for the event in advance.

2022 FHIBR
Participants during the Fraser’s Hill Bird Race 2019.

As usual, there will be a series of events that will take place during the three-day bird race here, which are;

  • Bird Race for multiple categories
  • Bird Photography
  • Bird and Conservation Talks
  • Exhibition
  • Guided Tours
  • Bazaar
Lumba Burung Bukit Fraser
Participants and students take a group photo during the last birding event at Fraser’s Hill.
2022 Fraser's Hill International Bird Race
The logo for the bird race.

More detailed information will be shared once I get it from the organisers, but for those who have been here, it will most likely be the same setup as previous years.

For those who want to know who were the winners, here are the results of the last Fraser’s Hill Bird Race 2019.

Registration and Entry form for FHIBR2022

Please see this article where you can download and print the registration and entry form for the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2022. The entry form is for team participation and must be submitted before 15th July 2022;

  • Three team members with one appointed team leader
  • RM60 entry fee for the team participation
  • For Cheque or Money Order payment
  • You can also contact the organisers to ask about online payment – pahangtourism2015@gmail.com
  • Cut Off Submission is 15th July 2022

Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2022

  • Date: 22 – 24 July (Fri, Sat & Sun)
  • Venue: Fraser’s Hill, Pahang
  • Organiser: Pahang Tourism
2022 Fraser Hill Bird Race
A bird is photographed during the event.

Conclusion

For the new birdwatchers and bird photographers, I recommend you visit the Fraser’s Hill Bird Race 2022, as it will be one of the premier birding events in Malaysia, where most birders will be present.

I will be there, as usual, to document and cover the event for my publication here. And it would be great to meet some of my readers if you are planning to attend.

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