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Perlis Bird Race 2024

Good news for birdwatchers and photographers as the Perlis Bird Race 2024 is at the end of October 2024 at Wang Kelian. This is also known as the Northernmost Bird Race in Malaysia, at the smallest state bordering Thailand.

Perlis Bird Race

The Northernmost International Bird Race
The Northernmost International Bird Race, Wang Kelian, Perlis. Image credit: The Northernmost International Bird Race Facebook page.

Like any other bird race, the main event is the 24-hour race in which teams of three compete to see who spots the most birds within that time. There will also be a bird photography contest, but not much is known now.

While it is pretty exciting to know that a bird race in Perlis has been scheduled, it would also be nice if the organisers continue focusing on the bird photo race, as this is currently one of the best formats to curb dishonesty within the gentlemen’s bird races.

Northernmost Bird Race Wang Kelian
Teams looking for birds in Perlis.

For the record, this is not the first birding event in Perlis as there was the Wang Kelian Bird Race in October 2023, under the same organisers who ran that event as a test module before announcing this official event for 2024.

For the coming birding event in Perlis, there will be on-ground activities, booths showcasing various government departments, and maybe even some optic or camera brands at the event. And, of course, the official launching, speech and other formalities.

A bird clinic may also be part of the first day, while a special section is dedicated to raising schoolchildren’s awareness of birds and birdwatching. The flag-off event is also held on Saturday morning and will conclude by noon on Sunday.

Not much information was available when we wrote this article (19 June 2024), but we will provide more when it becomes available. So far, we know that this event is organized by NEST and the Wildlife Department of Perlis (Jabatan Perhutanan Perlis).

Northernmost Bird Race Perlis 2024
At the last Wang Kelian Bird Race in Perlis. (Photo from The Northernmost Bird Race Wang Kelian, Perlis 2023 Facebook)
Prizes for Perlis Bird Race
The prizes for the recent Wang Kelian Bird Race 2023. (Photo from The Northernmost Bird Race Wang Kelian, Perlis 2023 Facebook)
Teams Perlis Bird Race
Some of the international teams took part in the last bird race. (Photo from The Northernmost Bird Race Wang Kelian, Perlis 2023 Facebook)
The Northernmost International Bird Race Wang Kelian, Perlis 2024

Conclusion

Once we obtain more information, we will update it here in this article, and also, we hope to be able to attend the Perlis Bird Race 2024, which will take place at Wang Kelian. We hope to see you there. Happy birding.

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