The Awana IBA was officially launched in the year 2010. About 10 years before that a World Bird Conference was held at the then Awana Golf and Country Resort. At that time more than 200 native and migratory birds were spotted. Today the area is still a popular spot for Birding by local and foreign birding enthusiasts.
Ms. Therese Alting, from Australia was one birding enthusiast who made a stop-over on her return flight from London. On bright sunny morning, she managed to spot 16 out of a list of 24 popular native birds of the Awana IBA. It made her day and stop-over memorable.
(To be continued)