The Habitat BiodiverCity series has been created to support our efforts to champion urban biodiversity. Through our programmes and education activities we aim to nurture greater awareness of urban biodiversity and the importance of nature-friendly spaces in cities if we want to sustain natural systems and have birdsong in our lives.
We are delighted to have teamed up with Dave Bakewell to create the Backyard Birding video series that will transform your approach to birding. Dave Bakewell is a highly regarded bird expert in Penang who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and believes that birders need to have strong basics. So put away your newfangled apps for now, and dust off your field notebooks – it is time to go old-school! Visit Dave’s blog where he has uploaded a series of articles on birdwatching for beginners.
In this first episode of Backyard Birding, pick up some basic tips on how you can start to discover more of the bird diversity that can be enjoyed from your balcony or backyard.
In the previous episode of Backyard Birding, we learnt a few tips on observing birds from right where we stay. This time, Dave shows us some of the common birds that you can easily see around you–up close.
Pigeons and doves are birds that have adapted well to city life–they are a common site fluttering in front of temples, cooing on windowsills and feeding noisily on fruiting trees.
Malaysian Butterflies & their Conservation
With Dr. Cyren Wong of Naturetalksback, we learn why butterflies are important to sustaining our natural ecosystems, and how we can help them to thrive, even in urban landscapes.