Monday, April 20, 2015

Paya Indah Wetlands Dengkil Selangor April 2015

18th April 2015 Saturday morning trip to Paya Indah Wetlands Sanctuary in Dengkil, Selangor. Putrajaya is the nearest to Dengkil which is the gateway to Paya Indah (if travelling from KL using MEX highway). Breakfast at Restoran Hamid Maju which I came across after exiting Putrajaya and entering into outskirts of Dengkil. Heard the calls of the Lapwing whilst having my breakfast. Saw the Red-wattled Lapwing in Paya Indah Wetlands. 

Interpretive Hall in the Wetlands which was closed that Saturday. Educational posters including one on waterbirds and banners of mammals including the mysterious otter. More of this day trip to Paya Indah Wetlands with my friend from Muar and pictures are posted in Facebook. 

  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Birdsong Hero Ultimate

Great game to instill learning by listening to songs of different species of birds (including a Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, a Plover, a Kestrel and even a Robot!) and looking at the spectogram of each birdsong. There was a total of 10 questions in this Ultimate Song version of Bird Song Hero.






First attempt at Ultimate Bird Song Hero, I scored a 90%, but this was a game where players learn from their mistakes. and I got to hear and look at the spectogram of the bird species that was identified wrongly.  The robot sounds off in Ultimate Song No 6 against the Tui and Musician Wren. 
Amazing that these were mainly backyard birds in America. Cornell Lab of Orthnitology continues to do incredible work with such gaming tool to make birdwatching fun and interactive. It was a learning experience for me, giving me a chance to become a kid all over again. Will definitely bookmark this website for a few more repeat games.

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