Pesta Sayap

“Welcoming the birds” – Unifying our voices for bird conservation

Venue: Kuala Selangor Nature Park

It’s that time of year again, when the spotlight falls on the wetlands of Kuala Selangor and its resident and migratory birds. Come 20 – 21  October 2018, Pesta Sayap (Festival of Wings) will host a range of activities at Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) highlighting the conservation of wetlands and its inhabitants.

Now in its 12th year running, Pesta Sayap 2018 is themed “Welcoming the birds” – Unifying our voices for bird conservation”. The public, MNS Members, birdwatchers and wetlands warriors are more than welcome to attend this day-long event, with its attendant nature walks and talks, exhibitions about MNS programmes and outreach, and plenty of activities to occupy the young and old alike.

Pesta Sayap Objectives

  •          To raise awareness on migratory birds and their wetlands habitats.
  •          To monitor and collect data on resident and migratory birds in the forest and wetlands habitat.
  •          Outreach to community and the public, especially youths, on being effective environmental stewards.
  •          To promote KSNP and its surroundings as a potential Ramsar site and Flyway Network Site important for local community
    livelihood as well as an ecotourism destination.
A range of activities highlighting the conservation of wetlands and its biodiversity for the school children, local community and public were held. Activities include mangrove plant fundraising sale and planting, nature videos, exhibits, guided walks, green music, nursery planting and community sharing sessions.

Started in 2004, the annual Pesta Sayap was developed to create awareness about the coastal wetlands and welcome the migratory birds that flew along the North Central Selangor Coast from the North. This celebration included the world famous synchronous fireflies and the beautiful mangrove forests and wildlife of Kuala Selangor Nature Park.