Hornbills win hearts and minds

Junior Thai bird enthusiasts transformed into hornbills at FREELAND‘s education booth for the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand’s Free the Birds event in Bangkok’s Railway Park.

Hornbill Activity at Free the Birds Event

Over a sunny weekend last month, staff helped children construct their own beaks and learn about Hornbill behaviour. Parents also got involved – learning about threats to the species from climate change and the exotic pet trade.

Visitors to the booth purchased mushroom packs from FREELAND’s Khao Yai community outreach projects to grow organically at home. FREELAND’s outreach projects provide sustainable livelihood alternatives to poaching.

Free the Birds Mushroom Packs for Sale

The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand runs bird watching trips to Khao Yai for young and old (next trip scheduled for December 21). See their website for details and other great resources on Thailand’s amazing bird life.

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