Thailand is the most important range state for wintering Spotted greenshank in tropical Asia. About a quarter to a third of the world population of this wading bird winters in Thailand. Key sites for Spotted greenshank are coastal mudflats of Laem Phak Bia, west of the city of Bangkok, and at Prasae estuary to the east of Bangkok. However, not everything is known about where the wintering Spotted greenshank live, therefore, researchers will search for identify additional sites in the Inner Gulf of Thailand. In addition to these field surveys, protecting and managing their habitat will be a top priority. The project team will work with local landowners to manage the roosting and foraging areas of the Spotted greenshank.
Research: Improve our understanding of Spotted greenshank wintering sites across the Thai coastline, focusing surveys on eastern Inner Gulf of Thailand, and the coast of Peninsular Thailand.
Practice: Collaborate with local stakeholders to secure important roosting and foraging sites of the species through co-management of salt pans surrounding Pak Thale Nature Reserve, and salt ponds owned by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) at the Pak Tale-Laem Phak Bia Flyway Network Site.
Outreach: Promoting awareness of Spotted greenshank and associated shorebird communities with local people. Establish a network of local conservation groups in known wintering range of the Spotted greenshank.
Project location - Thailand, Asia