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33rd Singapore Bird Race


The NSS Bird Group will be holding the 33rd Singapore Bird Race on 7-8 October. Everyone is welcomed to participate.

This year's race is held in partnership with Friends of Buloh and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves. There will be three categories with different starting dates and times. All categories will end at the Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre at 60 Kranji Way.

Race Categories
Marathon : 20-hour race
Sprint : 5-hour race
Photography : 4.5-hour race for photographers (only birds photographed will be counted)

Marathon Category
- Start Date/Time:  7 October 2017 at 4.30 pm
- Ending Date/Time:  8 October 2017 at 12.30 pm 
- Team Size:  2-4 members
- Starting Point:  Any location decided by the team but must be within the boundary of Singapore
- Ending Point:  Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre, 60 Kranji Way

Sprint Category
- Start Date/Time:  8 October 2017 at 7.30 am
- Ending Date/Time:  8 October 2017 at 12.30 pm 
- Team Size:  2-4 members
- Starting and Ending Point:  Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre, 60 Kranji Way

Photography Category
- Start Date/Time:  8 October 2017 at 7.30 am
- Ending Date/Time:  8 October 2017 at 12.00 pm
- Team Size:  2-3 members
- Starting and Ending Point:  Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre, 60 Kranji Way

Program for 8th October
7.00 am      Sprint and Photography teams to report and collection of race pack
7.15 am      Briefing
7.30 am      Flag-off
12.00 pm    Race ends for Photography Category
12.30 pm    Race ends for both Marathon and Sprint Categories.  Buffect lunch (halal and include vegetarian options)
1.15 pm      Talk on Birds of Singapore by Dr Yong Ding Li
2.00 pm      Announcement of results
2.30 pm      End

Note:  As there is no flag-off for the Marathon Category, organizers will call and brief the team leaders a week before the race.  The rules and regulations, checklist and official team log will be emailed to the team leader.  The race pack can be collected at the end of the race.

Registration
Please register via email to Ee Ling (ellee1584@gmail.com / HP: 96935870) with the following information:
1.  Category
2.  Team Name
3.  Name of team members and please indicate whether they are NSS members or the public
4.  Team Leader
5.  Contact email and mobile number for the Team Leader

Registration Fee
$20 per head for NSS members
$25 per head for non-members 

Fees are payable by bank transfer to NSS account (DBS a/c no.  0339023574).  Please indicate your team name and category by email to Joe Lim (joe@nss.org.sg).

Closing date for Registration
23 Sept 2017, Saturday 

More details of the race and rules and regulations will be posted on the NSS website by 23 Sept 2017.  Do keep a look out.
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