Talk: Radar Hill : Watch Site for Raptor Research in Thailand

Date : 19 May 2018
Time : 8pm - 9pm
Location : Function Hall, Level 1, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Open to the Public

Radar Hill, where more than 30 species of raptors have been recorded, is an important site for raptor research in Thailand. Located in central Thailand, the site was discovered in 2005 and the first season-long migration count conducted in autumn 2008. It is here where populations of raptor species formerly regarded as resident was found to be migratory. Easily accessed by road, no hiking involved, Radar Hill continues to draw raptor lovers and is also where many of the photos in the book - A Photographic Guide to the Raptors of Thailand - were obtained. Join us to hear first hand from Dr Chaiyan, the raptor research done at Radar Hill over the years. 

About the Speaker
Dr Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua, D.V.M Ph.D, a veterinary pathologist by training, has been interested in raptors since the early 2000s. He has co-authored the Photographic Guide to the Raptors of Thailand (2008) and the ARRCN’s Field Guide to Raptors of Asia: Vol. 1, Migratory Raptors of Oriental Asia (2012). An active researcher, he is currently working the ARRCN’s Vol. 2 Field Guide on the Sedentary raptors and Raptors of Thailand. As head of Kasetsart University Raptor Rehabilitation Unit (KURRU), he has helped to rehabilitate and release more than 300 raptors in a decade, including large raptors such as the Cinerous and Himalayan Griffon Vultures in recent years and feels that more needs to be done to raise the profile of these and other raptors within Asia.
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