World Migratory Bird Day – Samutsongkram Province
Thai Wetlands Foundation
Number of Participants:
47 participants in total. Activities were planned for 30 students from primary school near Donhoilod Ramsar site, Samutsongkram Province and 15 students from Phetchaburi Rajabhat university located in Phetchaburi Province.
The participants gained knowledge and understanding about the importance of Migratory Birds and their habitats during the wintering season.
Thai Wetlands Foundation announced its World Migratory Bird Day event at Ban Bangkaew mangrove and nature education center, Donhoilod Ramsar site, Samutsongkram Province on May 7th, 2017.
Morning activities included taking a short trip by boat to see waders and shorebirds at Donhoilod (mudflat, which is part of the Ramsar site). Children were so excited to use binoculars and see birds close up through the lens of the telescope. Lecturers also gave talks about migratory birds and their food sources during the migratory season. In the afternoon, activities included watching a cartoon about migratory birds and Spoonbill Sandpiper nestlings. These videos also described the status and threats to the birds, especially those caused by any changes to their habitats. After the videos, activities also included children creating imaginative paintings of birds, and a quiz game to test the children on everything they learned throughout the event. Of course, prizes were also included with the game.