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Koh Yao Noi bird watching
Learning Ecology and Conservation with Thai Hornbills
Hornbill found on Koh Yao Noi

And with the abundant nature of "Ko Yao Noi", Ko Yao District, Phang Nga province makes it a habitat for hornbills The hornbill that lives on the island is "Gag Bird" (or Curry Bird) is the smallest bird in the hornbill family. And is considered the only island where hornbills live with people in the community The villagers on the island are considered hornbills that are part of the community. It is normal to see that hornbills come out to eat fruit in the villagers' homes.


From a joint study with a professor at Mahidol University Found that the hornbill has enough food Various fruit varieties But startling is to steal the hornbill to sell One has a price of 4,000-5,000 baht. Hornbill can't penetrate the nest Requires a large natural hole because of the large hornbill While the big trees are decreasing everywhere

However, this problem has been resolved. The matter has been stolen. Villagers in Ko Yao, especially the Health Volunteers, are helping to look after each other. Causing the baby bird theft problem to be reduced to zero within 3 years

As for the burrow Solved by creating an artificial nest With Mahidol University as the designer Many trial and error have been resolved until the resolution that the cavity must be 50 cm wide, 50 cm long, 1 meter high and make 12-13 cm holes.

Need to make a thick edge in the hole Because the birds will bring the soil to close the entrance, leaving only 2-3 cm of space for the fathers to bring food to feed the mother birds only. If not making a hole, the ground will not stick. Can't shut the mouth And have to put the ground into a layer of 10 cm thick to help maintain the temperature While the mother bird will bring the soil from here to mix with saliva to seal the hole

The hornbill life cycle In February, the male will fly to find the hole until satisfied. Then allow the female to lay eggs After closing the mouth The mother bird will release wings and tails and lay eggs. Reed until becoming a big child for about 2 months, then began to practice flying in the nest. Is the reason why the cavity must be 1 meter high.


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Watch Hornbill Day trip
Booking this tour Is part of the conservation of hornbill together with people in this community.


Price per person

Pick up from Kohyao
Watch Hornbill Day trip 2200 THB
Included in the trip
1. Round trip
2. Local guide
3. Lunch at Hornbill cafe koh yao noi
4. Facilitator to create artificial burrows for Hornbills on Ko Yao Noi
5. Supporting the Hornbill Conservation Group
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