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Our Guam Resort Mascot Inspires Island Preservation

Pacific Islands Club Guam Mascot Inspires Island Preservatio
Enjoy your family vacations with Siheky, our friendly mascot. This Micronesia Kingfisher is ready to welcome you to our island paradise. Based on local legend, Siheky is a name derived from an old fable that tells of a village woman who was turned into the first sihek by ancient taotaomo'na spirits. Dressed up in red, white, and blue, our mascot is beloved by kids and adults. Keep an eye out for him roaming the lush grounds of our resort or making an appearance at the PIC Waterpark. Today, Siheky has become an iconic symbol of PIC, so make sure you snap a selfie to show everyone back home.
 
We created our PIC mascot, Siheky to help preserve and increase awareness for this nearly extinct bird. Our subspecies of sihek is found only on Guam. Today, there are about 100 endangered Guam kingfishers that remain as a captive population in US mainland and Guam breeding facilities. There are plans to reintroduce the Guam birds back to their native range if protected areas can be established in remaining forest tracts on Guam. Other subspecies live free on Palau and Pohnpei and the Collared Kingfisher lives on neighboring Mariana Islands.

The story of Siheky

In a land far far away a brave young bird started a journey
He  went by the name…  Siheky
He traveled far, and he traveled wide
It got pretty lonely with no one by his side
The journey was treacherous there was no land that was near
Afraid and alone, grew greater his fear
He longed for a home, a place where he would belong
To his surprise while flying one day, he heard this beautiful song
It called out to him, this beautiful melody
Of laughter and cheer, it was a place he had longed to be
He landed on the grounds of the beautiful Pacific Islands Club hotel
But this would just be the beginning of Siheky's long-lived tale
Happiness and joy filled the air, The spirit of PIC drew Siheky near
The people loved Siheky, and as well Siheky grew fond of them too
Was this a dream or did Siheky's wish finally come true?
The people loved Siheky and as a mascot he was meant to be
Siheky's presence was indeed a beautiful gift to PIC
For a long time Siheky had searched for a place to call his own
He was finally happy to find his nesting ground,
In his heart he knew PIC was his home.