Race & Fundraising Award | WWF Hong Kong


 
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After last year’s postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are thrilled that Big Bird Race 2021 was successfully held on 20 February under a new two-person team format in line with social distancing measures.

It was a great day out for avid and novice birders alike, with 22 teams fanning out across Hong Kong’s bird-rich areas, including Tai Po Kau, Long Valley and of course Mai Po.
 
A total of 192 species were identified during the 12-hour period, including collared crow, black-winged kite, Kloss’s leaf warbler, speckled piculet, Oriental White Stork and Brown Wood Owl.
 
“The teams involved rose to the challenge and produced a very creditable result in terms of the number of birds seen and the amount of money raised for essential habitat management work at Mai Po, Hong Kong’s premier wetland nature reserve.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      --Geoff Carey, BBR adjudicator

 Congratulations to all our participants for a job well done and of course to the winners! Check out the results below.

Big Bird Race Awards (Professional Team)

Winning Team
Most Birds Seen Champion (2 members)
All Stars Team 1 (Number of species: 148)
Most Birds Seen 1st Runner Up (2 members)
Jebsen Eagles (Number of species: 145)
Most Birds Seen 2nd Runner Up (2 members)
科戴勝 (Number of species: 122)
Bird of the Day (2 members)
All Stars Team 2 (Kloss's Leaf Warbler)
Wetlands Specialist (2 members)
Jebsen Eagles (42.76%)
Dip of the Day (2 members)
Po Po Team (Daurian Redstart)
 
Most Birds Seen Champion (2 members)
 
 
 
 
 
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The champion team that records the most bird species will be awarded two WWF HK$800 activity vouchers, two JEKCA panda Lego sets, two TOGETHER BAND straps, two WWF recycled plastic bottle cross-body bags (large), and two KnitWarm towels (total prize worth up to HK$7,500).
Most Bird Seen 1st Runner Up (2 members)
 
 
 
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The runner-up team with the most recorded bird species will be awarded two TOGETHER BAND straps and two WWF recycled plastic bottle cross-body bags (large) (all prizes worth up to HK$2,500).
 
 
Most Birds Seen 2nd Runner Up (2 members)
 
 
 
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The third runner-up team with the most recorded bird species will be awarded two Chrono Cuckoo watches and two woven recycled newspaper wallets (all prizes worth up to HK$1,500). 
Bird of the Day (2 members)
 

 
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The team that records the rarest or most special bird species will be awarded two KnitWarm warm towels, two Proof 001 Vacuum bottles and two ice towels (all prizes worth up to HK$3,500).
 
Wetlands Specialist  (2 members)
 


 
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The team with the highest recorded wetland waterfowl species will be awarded two KnitWarm towels and two sets of bird pins (total prizes worth up to HK$3,500)
 
Dip of the Day (2 members)
 
 
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The team that records errors or fails to record common bird species will receive two secret gifts (each set worth up to HK$220).
 

Big Bird Race Awards (Youth Team)

 
Winning Team
Most Birds Seen Champion (2 members)
虎紋伯勞1B (Number of species: 77)
Most Birds Seen 1st Runner Up (2 members)
One Punch Man A (Number of species: 74)
Most Birds Seen 2nd Runner Up (2 members)
虎紋伯勞2B (Number of species: 70)
Bird of the Day (2 members)
One Punch Man B (Eurasian Hoopoe)
Dip of the Day (2 members)
DMHC Team 2B (Black Winged Stilt)
Most Birds Seen Champion (2 members)
 

 
 
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The champion team that recorded the most number of bird species will be awarded two WWF Pandas, two Chrono Cuckoo watches. and a one-day bird-ringing session.
Most Birds Seen 1st Runner Up (2 members)
 
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The first runner-up team with the most recorded bird species will be awarded two Chums Daily Pack.
 
Most Birds Seen 2nd Runner Up (2 members)
 
 
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The second runner-up team with the most recorded bird species will be awarded two KnitWarm towels and two ice towels.
 
Bird of the Day (2 members)
 
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The team that records the rarest or most special bird species will be awarded two sets of bird pins.
 
Dip of the Day (2 members)
 
 
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Teams that record errors or fail to record common bird species will receive two secret gifts (each set worth up to HK$220).