Being able to return something back to the planet is what my wife and I would really want to do. We have done so much charity work and given attention to people, but little do we realize that Mother nature needs attention too. The planet we live on is dying and it is over populated, something must be done before the future generation will have nothing. Long time ago, conservation experts, enthusiasts, teachers in science, spoke about the future generation, and that future generation is us today. We have come to the planet’s limitations and now I am speaking about the future generation. if we don’t participate and do something about it, that future generation that they talked about years ago is our present today, the future generation that I am speaking about is ten to twenty years from now; if we are already maxed up our planet today, then what will happen to that future generation that I am talking about?
We have chosen to support the Spoonbill Sandpipers conservation effort as this bird Critically Endangered. Breeding in Siberia and wintering in Asia, it is a mission impossible. As they fly out from their breeding area in Siberia, the birds follow a flyway in which it goes through different countries and hostilities. In the process of the annual migration, they have been taken by natural death, hunted, starved, and trapped. Something must be done to make their migration destination ready, prepared, and safe for them to regain strength as they go back for breeding. Breeding area, migration flyways, and migration destination are the most important areas to keep and protect.
THE JOY OF SEEING THE SPOONBILL SANDPIPERS
We cried a little when we found them in Pak Thale as guided by Philip Round. He was not really our guide, but accidentally he was as he personally shared his joy to us. I drove very early in the morning last November 11, 2016 at 3:00 o’ clock in the morning just to be there before the sun punishes and baking us crisp and dry. Almost three hours of driving, as soon as we arrived at Pak Thale, we wasted no time, we geared up and walked on the big wide bunds, stopped and went, carefully scanning each Salt Flat if there are Spoonies. I was not easy since there are only few of them and they mixed up with other birds that look exactly like them except for the spoonbill. Follow the full story here.
100% PROFIT FOR THE SPOONIES
We are pleased that we sold a lot to give to the conservation efforts of Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, the people who bought my bird paintings are people with great hearts. They are not just bird lovers but they also supported conservation by taking my birds home for them to hang on their walls. We can’t just believe that they really would want to help and help making awareness on conservation. I wasn’t able to get their names but I would be including their photographs in this article to give thanks to their participation.
The main attraction at Pak Thale are the Spoonbill Sandpipers, but they are not the only great birds to be had, there are many more. Finding solutions in conserving one species includes all. It is the famous proverb of doing little is also doing much. Well, that proverb, I just made up. Maybe similar to others. There Painted Storks, Openbilled Storks, Milky Storks, Terns, Sandpipers, Plovers, Curlews, Godwits, Raptors, Swifts, Mynas, Stilts, and many more to watch. Sometimes rare migrants show up and that can be a lucky day for a birder.