Kajian Keberkesanan Pemilihan Lokasi Melalui Kaedah “Ceklok” untuk Pembinaan Rumah Burung Walet (RBW)
Keywords:Bird’s Nest Entrepreneur, Location, Colony, Birdcall
This study explained one of the best methods in the selection process for the construction of bird nest house (BNH). The biggest problem encountered by swiftlet entrepreneurs is to identify locations with a large population of swiftlets. Swiftlet entrepreneurs often made a mistake when choosing a location as there has been no systematic and organised method in the selection process of the micro-habitat for the bird’s nest. Therefore, this study identified one of the best measures to determine the location through the Bird Call method or location check. This method has been implemented to 18 locations for the construction of BNH which has been exposed to courses organised by Damak Swiftlets Trading and Wan Damak Empire from 2014 to 2017 in selected areas throughout Malaysia. The study found that almost all locations that were developed using location selection methods can produce successful BNH. In conclusion, the study suggested that the location should be a place that has many swiftlets. Entrepreneurs are not required to have ownership of the land to build successful BNH.