There are at least 55 species of nest-sealing hornbills, plus another two species that are classified as ground hornbills, making a total of 57 hornbill species in the world. Hornbills are found in various habitats across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, from savanna grasslands to tropical evergreen forests.

They are not to be confused with the large-billed toucans of South America, which are a type of barbet. Tropical areas of Asia provide habitats for 32 species of hornbills and, of them, 13 species are found in Thailand.

8th International Hornbill Conference

Conference date 22nd to 24th May 2023, hybrid conference.  Conference Program– please click here. Objectives This conference is held to: Create a platform for researchers and conservationists in Asia, Africa and other countries to present their research progresses, findings and innovations. Provide a forum for the exchange of views, dissemination of ideas and the development

Hornbill Management and Conservation Program

Hornbill Research Foundation of Thailand and Thailand Hornbill Project also join Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi the deputy director general of the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of Thailand to announce the Hornbill Management and Conservation Program. The first Helmeted Hornbill Action Plan was officially launched during the meeting.

The First IUCN SSC Hornbill Specialist Group Steering Committee Meeting

Between 26-28 August 2018, Assistant Professor Dr. Vijak Chimchome, Secretary of Hornbill Research Foundation and the Principal Investigator of Thailand Hornbill Project had participated in the First IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Hornbill Specialist Group Steering Committee Meeting at KU Home, Kasetsart University in Bangkok.

International Hornbill Research Training

Hornbill Research Foundation (HRF) and the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) are currently hosting the International Hornbill Research Training between 1-11 May 2018 at Khao Yai National Park and Budo Sungai Padi National Park.

The Story of Scar Face, the Rhinoceros Hornbill from Nest Number 29

The male Rhinoceros Hornbill is distinguished by a vertical black streak on its yellow casque as well as a red diaphragm around its eyes.

Hornbills and Artificial Nests

The use of artificial nests can increase growth rates of hornbill chicks in the wild areas where few large trees capable to have natural cavities remain.

วันรักนกเงือก 2561

“วันรักนกเงือก”เป็นกิจกรรมที่จัดขึ้นในวันที่ 13 กุมภาพันธ์ ของทุกปี ซึ่งเริ่มตั้งแต่ พ.ศ. 2547 เป็นต้นมา ภายใต้แนวคิดที่ว่า “ชักชวนผู้คนร่วมมอบความรักให้แก่นกเงือกร่วมกัน ก่อนที่จะมอบความรักให้แก่กันในวันวาเลนไทน์”

The Struggle Life of Hornbills

While scouting the hornbill’s nests in Khao Yai National Park during the hottest month of year in Thailand , I saw the female Great hornbill