Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yo! Hi!

Today we went to pulau ubin and it was really fun (even though we did not manage to see the hornbills)mr andrew was our guide and we took a bumper boat was really fun but the price increased to $2.50(sometimes i'm abit $$ minded)we watched a "movie" about the hornbills and i gained alot of info.

  • the scientific name of the northen hornbill is called the"albirostris"
  • you can differenciate its gender by its horn(casque)~the bigger the horn,it will be a male.
  • in general,its name is"Anthracoceros albirostris"
  • people thought they were exictinct from 1855-1993 but it was saw in 1994 at pulau ubin

from yours sincerly,

rebecca choo 5j( i may post again tmr)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hornbill Project~ Trip to Pulau Ubin

Hi people!

Yesterday, I went to Pulau Ubin along with my teammates-Asfarina, Clenlin, Jun Wei, Rebecca, Wallace, Wenn Ler. And my teacher, Mdm Mindy Neo and an expert with birds, Mr Andrew. The trip was really wonderful and fun!

We listened to a talk about hornbills given by Mr Alan. His talk was very informative as we get to know and learn more about hornbills. I learnt that hornbills were actually in extinction for 138 years, and they were only found around 1994 in Pulau Ubin! So that means that they had been in extinction from about 1855 to 1993. And they just came out of nowhere. ^^

After that, we took a walk around Pulau Ubin, hoping to see at least a hornbill flying around, but too bad we didn't get to see it (it only came out after we left, I wonder whether were we that scary...?). But surprisingly, we got to see two snakes during the walk! Guess what, the first one we saw was so colourful that I thought that it was actually a rubber band for tying hair (whoops). The second one was bright green in colour. It camouflaged so well that I almost can't identify it! It actually looked like a vein with a leaf at the end (head of the snake). We also saw a female spider two to three times the size of a bee ( I guess?). With a male that is smaller than the female. o.O

Too bad, time flies quickly, and we went back to school right after that. I really wish to go there again to see and learn more about animals! Oh, and my email is : So then, bye bye! ;)


Trip to Ubin Island

Today,we we went to Ubin to research on the hornbills.

The trip was quite eventful,we saw two snakes one was dead which was unfortunate...the other was eying a gecko.although we did not see any hornbills the trip was still quite the boat trip.

my email is can u guys send me the pics of the trips?

Ng Yong Zhin 6J

Our Trip To Pulau Ubin

Hiya everyone,
My trip to Pulau Ubin was great and I learn a lot of things. We saw two snakes who have poison at the back fang, we were told from Uncle Andrew who knows a lot about birds and animals at Pulau Ubin. One snake was dead and the other on was alive. The thing that make me sad is that we did not see any oriental pied hornbill. I learn that the female hornbills know their direction around their nest and they will position their backside right at the exit of their nests and poo out. While the young hornbills will poo inside and their mothers will throw their poo outside like us when we are young. We sat on bumboats to get forth and back from Singapore to Pulau Ubin. The bumboats were bummy and shaky but it was fun. From this trip, I learnt a lot of things and it was great fun. If there is any thing that you want to e-mail me, my e-mail is :
See you guys soon,
Wenn Ler 5J

Monday, February 2, 2009

Our Hornbills Rock members met on 20th Jan 2009 to get an idea on what the project is all about. No doubt, they were very excited and soon everyone had a part to research on with regard to hornbills. We are all looking forward to the trip to Pulau Ubin/Changi with Andy and Andrew and the kids are looking forward to asking all their questions.