Hornbill Nest Resarch
The Hornbill is regarded as a symbol of love. When mating season comes, they will use dirt, debris and feces of birds to close its nest entrance to prevent danger from other animals, while keep their female inside. This is very important because the female will shed her feathers. Hatching eggs and cannot fly. The male will take care of the family and have to find food to feed their children until they are ready to fly and break out the nest cover. That's why this period is very important because if a male gets killed by human, it's equal to killing two others who live in the nests waiting for food from his father.
In addition, hornbills are also deeply involved with the ecosystem where they are used as fertility indicator of the forest. In the past Hornbills can be found almost anywhere in the country. But nowadays, they can be found only in dense rich jungles. With the diverse nature of their food like 100 species of plants, when the Hornbills take flight thought out the forest. The seeds fall to the ground and sprout grow into trees, as seedlings and growing together soon, it creates a large forest. A reason we called Hornbills "the forester".
But the birds are very susceptible to forest areas. Their habitat was threatened by human interference, thereby affecting the birds directly. And they might become extinct soon. Because the large trees cavity for the birds to create such a nest for, are now very low in number. Research and development of artificial nest thus formed, to develop artificial nest from old wine barrels. Siam Winery is a research project done in collaboration with the ecology researcher of hornbills from Mahidol University. Research by Prof. Dr. Pilai Poolsawas and designed by Aj. Chakorn Pasuwan from school of interior design, Silpakorn University, creating an artificial nesting made from old wine barrels. And then move to install to Monsoon Valley Vineyard, Kui Buri National Park Hill, National Budo Sungai Padi of Narathiwat. Yala's Paramapithai and nursery cage project under his majesty the king at Haat Sai Yai beaches. Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan.. Once installed, we will have to research about utilization. This project is considered to be the first time in the world that the old wine barrels in the waste industry, used to benefit the conservation of hornbills be by installed in the forest.
According to studies and researched behavior of the birds during mating season and the natural nest. This artificial nest prove no different to the bird. And we have a chance to change leftover material to recycled for a better benefit of the environment, for the benefit of the public