Taloor (Houbara Bustard) Bird Hunting – Hobby of Arabian Sheikhs
Eagle in action
Taloor ((Houbara Bustard) ) is the name of bird found in desert of Sindh. Basically this bird migrated from Siberia in winter season and stop in desert of Sindh due to favorable climate and food. This bird is more or less look like a local chicken.
For the hunting of this bird UAE Sheikhs are coming to Pakistan Sindh desert through special charter flights of C130 and other planes on Kadanwari Airport specially built for this purpose although some private companies also using this air port for their charter flights.
In the middle of desert Sheikhs developed Zoo to secure nature of desert with out disturbing its natural shape. In this Zoo you can see different types of Deers, Rabbits, goats, ships, buffalos and Falcon’s. This is a very well planned zoo and fully barricaded with fence. The food for all animals produced in fields, these fields are the part of Zoo. The owner of this Zoo Shekh Salman also developed Gardens’ of dates and oranges. Uniqueness of these gardens is that you can see straight line of the trees in any angle. We have visited this zoo with my friends accompanied by Shaikh Salman. We drive for three hours in this area to see different views.
Sheikh entertains us with Rose tea and barriers locally grown. The barriers have very good taste and also good for man strength.
In middle of desert Sheikhs develped a base camp with most of the faclities avialbe in it. A buitifull mosque is built for prayer. Recreation hals and zoo for desert safary and for viewing natural animal life of deers.
Night relaxing setup
In base camp there is place with wood fire glowing during the night and around the fire comfortable sofas are placed. We served wit Gava with dates
There are 10 to 15 Eagles in base camp. I have also held an eagle on my hand with all safety protection. These eagles covered with tunix like horse while in hut and resting. For hunting this cover on eyes removed and eagle target the toolr in no time.
Zoo near by base camp
Sheikh Salman develped a Zoo on a huge area in which you can see hundred of Deers of different types, Rabbits.