Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area
Bueng Khong Long non-hunting area is a large wetland in total covering 11,000 rai, which located in Amphoe Seka and Amphoe Bueng Khong Long, Bueng Kan province. The lake is a massive fresh water reservoir initiated by his Majesty the King and the Royal Thai Irrigation Department with the intention to provide water supply for agriculture in the dry season. The project was done in B.E.2523 and two years later it was announced to be the Beung Khong Long Non-Hunting area. In B.E.2544 Bueng Khong Long has been registered as the World’s Wetland of International Importance number 1,098 and the 2nd wetland of Thailand. Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area is shaped like a crescent. It’s surrounded by sparse forest and dry evergreen forest with several sandbars in the center where it’s a habitat of various aquatic animals and plants like the rare Mekong Bumblebee Goby as well as migrating birds during winter like the plumed egret, tailed jacana and the lesser whistling duck.