Selangor International Bird Race 2019 (Wings of KKB, Pesta Sayap)

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Wings of KKB 2019

 

The Selangor International Bird Race 2019 will occur from 19 to 21 April at Kuala Kubu Bharu and the Selangor Heritage Park in Kuala Selangor. Known as the Wings of KKB, this bird race also promotes bird photography, bird painting, conservation with children and an overall nature experience.

Selangor International Bird Race 2019

Pesta Sayap Selangor
The scene at the Wings of KKB event in Kuala Selangor.

 

The event is organised by the Hulu Selangor District Office (MDHS), Selangor Tourism, and various governmental and NGOs from Selangor. The official social media hashtag for this year’s event is #SeeBirds, which promotes bird watching in this part of Selangor.

Participants in the race will travel from Kuala Kubu Bharu, end at the Selangor Heritage Park, and make various checkpoints along the way.

Among the birds spotted on this trail are the Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Large Niltava, Silver-Breasted Broadbill, Marbled Wren-Babbler, Rhinoceros, Great and Bushy Crested Hornbill.

 

Selangor International Bird Race
A visitor takes a look at some of the bird paintings on display.

 

Activities at Selangor International Bird Race

Among the many activities during the bird race, a lot of focus will be put on the school and university students. This is mainly for starting bird and nature conservation at an early age and has been one of many years’ main events.

Below is a list of events that take place during the Selangor Bird Race;

  • Birds Race (Open Category)
  • Birds Race (University Category)
  • Birds Race (School Category)
  • Bird Photography (Open)
  • Explorace (School Category)
  • Birds Painting (Open Category)
  • Birds Painting (School Category)

 

Selangor International Bird Race
One of the local birds was spotted in the state of Selangor.

 

Who Should Attend The Selangor Bird Race? 

The Wings of KKB or Pesta Sayap is one natural event suitable for all walks of life, meaning if you are interested in bird watching or photography, this is one event you can attend.

Even if you are new to this hobby, you are invited to attend it, where you can learn about the birds from this part of Malaysia.

Where is the Selangor International Bird Race held?

The bird race will be held in Kuala Kubu Bharu and at the Selangor Heritage Park in Selangor. From Kuala Lumpur city, it will take about 80 to 90 minutes to drive there.

Kuala Lumpur city’s distance is about 61 kilometres, and you need to get on Highway 1, which heads north of KL City. This road passes the iconic landmark of Batu Caves, Rawang and Serendah.

How to go to Pesta Sayap
Directions from KL Sentral to Kuala Selangor for Pesta Sayap.

 

How to go to Selangor International Bird Race?

To get here, you require transportation, and there are a few ways to do this. You can drive to Kuala Kubu Bharu or KKB town if you are local. Just use Waze for directions, as you will not go wrong.

If you are a tourist or visitor here, you can rent a car and self-drive to the bird race. There are two options where you can rent a car from a reputable car rental company in Kuala Lumpur. The other is by trying new car rental apps like GoCar or SoCar, which are relatively cheaper and easier with smartphones.

For the Selangor International Bird Race, you must have transportation from Kuala Kubu Bharu to the Selangor Heritage Park in Kuala Selangor, which is another one-hour journey.

Selangor International Bird Race 2019

  • Venue: Kuala Kubu Bharu & Selangor Heritage Park
  • Date: 19, 20, and 21 April 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Website: Wings of KKB
Selangor Pesta Sayap
The official information for Pesta Sayap or Selangor International Bird Race.

Conclusion

If you are a visiting bird watcher or photographer, you can participate in the Selangor International Bird Race 2019. However, you should register ahead of the event, and you can do so by visiting the official website for the Selangor bird watching event.

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