Thought to be extinct in Singapore as it had not been seen for more than 150 years, the hornbill it was rediscovered in 1994!
From a single individual, the population of the Oriental Pied Hornbill in Singapore has now increased to more than 50, mainly due to the research team's efforts in providing suitable artificial nest boxes and improving the habitats for the birds to breed.
This 40-minute documentary feature is a work of passion, which highlights the trials and tribulations of past years of research work to bring the King of the Forest back to Singapore.
The event is free but registration is required. To register, please email by 11 January 2010 to email@example.com with your preferred date. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Dates: 16 & 17 Jan (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
More about the Oriental Pied Hornbill in Singapore
- Hornbill breeding takes flight in Singapore Pair produces 3 chicks in a year after being released into the wild, Chang Ai-Lien, Straits Times 2 Jan 10;
- Latest information and sightings about Oriental pied-hornbills on the Bird Ecology Study Group blog.
- New generation nesting box for the Oriental Pied Hornbill on the Bird Ecology Study Group blog.
- Hornbills can thrive in urban Singapore Straits Times Forum 6 Apr 09;
- Wild hornbill seeks Mr Right Grace Chua, Straits Times 24 Mar 09;
- 'Intelligent nests' for pied hornbills in Singapore Grace Chua, Straits Times 8 Jan 09;