23 November 2013 is Singapore’s inaugural Native Birds’ Day. This event seeks to heighten the awareness of Singapore’s indigenous birds and Jurong Bird Park will be marking the occasion with special events on 23 and 24 November.
A Native Birds’ Forum will be held on 23 November at the Jurong Bird Park from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and photographer David Tan will also be leading a photography trail on both 23 and 24 November at the Park while sharing wildlife photography tips and tricks.
To highlight Singapore’s native birds, a special photography exhibition will be set up at near the Park’s entrance.
Children Can Learn About Singapore’s Native Birds
On both days, children can visit the Education Awareness Booth at the Jurong Bird Park’s Penguin Coast and also take part in a colouring and face-painting activities between 11.30 am and 4.00 pm. Local birds such as the hornbill casque will also be making appearances throughout the day.
In a special 15-minute show segment at 1.45 pm at the Penguin Coast, Otto, a yellow-naped Amazon will sing “I left my heart in San Francisco”. A mini-contest will be held there to find the child who can mimic the bird the best.
Other Activities on Native Birds Day
Jurong Bird Park and NParks will join hands to place a pair of pink-necked green pigeons and a pair of black-naped orioles into a purpose-built rehabilitation aviary at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West.
“The Native Birds’ Day Festival is a weekend where we want to bring everyone together to celebrate our native birds and get everyone to learn about them in a fun and engaging way,” explained Mr Lee Meng Tat, CEO, Wildlife Reserves Singapore.