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Big Bird Race is WWF-Hong Kong’s longest-running birdwatchers event. Generating strong enthusiasm locally and from overseas, the event has grown in the last three decades, attracting teams that will vie to spot the most species in 12 hours. Funds raised by teams directly contribute to the habitat management of Mai Po Nature Reserve, to give birds and other wildlife a better home.



​Common Name Pied Kingfisher
Scientific Name Ceryle rudis
Global Population >20000 (Global population size not quantified yet)
Diet Primarily prey on fish, but sometimes take crustaceans and aquatic insects
IUCN Status Least concern (LC)


Registration closes for Professional Race 03 April 2022
Fundraising Award submission deadline 21 April 2022 before 6:00pm
Big Bird Race 2022 & Prize Presentation ceremony 23 April 2022
Donation submission deadline 31 May 2022
Donation receipts issued
(For donations of $100 or above)
On or before
31 July 2022

Big Bird Race 2022 Adjudicator :
Mr. Paul Leader

Paul has lived in HK for over 30 years and has participated as a team member in over 20 Big Bird Races. Paul actively supports WWF and Mai Po as a member of the Mai Po Nature Reserve Management Committee and through his involvement in a 20-year study of reedbed birds in the reserve. He is pleased to be able to provide further support as Adjudicator of this year’s BBR.