Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2018 Results

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Results for Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2018
Orange-headed Thrush. Photo by Henry Goh.

Malaysia’s longest-running bird watching event has concluded its 31st year, and here are the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2018 results. The event occurred at its home in Bukit Fraser or Fraser’s Hill in Pahang from 30th March to 1st April 2018.

Fraser’s Hill is also home to over 250 species of birds, providing a cool temperature climate due to its elevation in a mountainous area. Over three decades, thousands of bird watchers from around the world have visited Fraser’s Hill to spot some fantastic birds here.

Results for Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2018

The results were calculated and announced on the final day of the bird race on 1st April 2018. For this year’s race, a total of 52 teams participated, with three members in each group. There were also teams from six countries around Asia that participated in the race.

Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2018
The official banner for the bird race at Fraser’s Hill

This year’s Fraser’s Hill Bird Race Arbitrators are also members of the Malaysia Nature Society or MNS and have been actively participating and contributing to the bird race for a long time. They are;

  • Allen Jeyarasingam – Chief Arbitrator
  • Henry Goh
  • Kanda Kumar
  • KS Durai
  • Mohd Izereen Bin Mohd Shukri


Below are the winners of the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2018 in the different categories.

Participants Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2018
Participants of the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2018

Fraser’s Hill Bird Photography Contest Winners

  • 1st Place – Nur Azimah Theresa Abdullah
  • 2nd Place – Lim Teck Leong
  • 4th Place – Mohd. Zohairi Mohd Tahir

Consolation Prizes

  • Norydthzuan Bin Muhamad
  • Mohd Aswad Bin Mohd Sa’dan
  • Arunan A/L Gopal
  • Mohd Zaki Bin Kosrin
  • Wong Roo Pea
  • Tan Gim Cheong
  • Mohd Zohairi Mohd Tahir
  • Kusaini Bin Jabngin
  • Mohd Zaki Bin Kosrin
  • Wong Yat Leng


Winner for Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2018
Nur Azimah Theresa Abdullah receiving her prize from Henry Goh of MNS

Fraser’s Hill Bird Race Student Category Winners

Winner – MC Warriors Team  (Species Spotted: 49 species)

2nd Place – Hawk Eye Team (Species Spotted: 33 Species)

3rd Place – Team Famous Bird (Species Spotted: 32 Species)



Team Philippines at Frasers Hill Bird Race
The Philippines team at Fraser’s Hill with Henry Goh

Fraser’s Hill Bird Race Novice Category Winners

  • Winner – WAM Team – Birds Spotted: 54 Species
  • 2nd Place – Bird Ranger Team – Birds Spotted: 44 Species
  • 3rd Place – Banded Woodpecker Team – Birds Spotted: 41 Species

Consolation Prizes:

  • 4th Place – Burung Punggut Team – Birds Spotted: 38 Species
  • 5th Place – Oblongifolia Team – Birds Spotted: 37 Species
  • 6th Place – KRPHS Team – Birds Spotted: 35 Species
  • 7th Place – Oriole Bujang Team – Birds Spotted: 33 Species


Bird Watching Team Sandakan
The Flycatchers (Sandakan) Bird Watching team with Henry Goh

Fraser’s Hill Bird Race Advance Category Winners

  • Winner – Piculets Team – 79 Species
  • 2nd Place – Flycatchers Team (Sandakan) – 70 Species
  • 3rd Place – Prantincole Team – 68 Species

Consolation Prizes

  • 4th Place – Taman Negara Flycatchers Team – 60 Species
  • 5th Place – Penang Wings Team – 54 Species
  • 6th Place – Imam’s Team – 52 Species
  • 7th Place – WBCP Team – 51 Species


Fraser's Hill Long Tail Broadbill
The unique Long-Tailed Broadbill was spotted at Fraser’s Hill. Photo by Henry Goh.
2018 Fraser's Hill Bird Race
VIPs at the Omicron booth during the event
Clock Tower Fraser's Hill
The iconic Fraser’s Hill Clock Tower
The list above is the final Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2018 results issued by the local judging committee. The panel for the photography judges are;
  1. Muhammad Alzahri
  2. Lee Hong Leng
  3. Rosmadi Hassan
  4. Michael Chong Swee Cheong
  5. Syaziliwati Mohd Hazri



This birding event is brought to you by Pahang Tourism in collaboration with the Malaysia Nature Society (MNS). This annual event has taken place for the last 31 years and is Malaysia’s oldest bird watching event.
There are also bird watching events and bird races held throughout Malaysia, open to local and international participants. You can see them in Malaysia’s list of bird-watching events, which highlights them.
Most bird race festivals are held all over Malaysia, and some are in the state of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. The largest festival in Malaysia is the Borneo Bird Race in Sandakan, Sabah, organized by the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club and Sabah Tourism Board.
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Fraser's Hill International Bird Race Winners Results.

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