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Birdwatching in Thailand
There are many birds and animals from several zoogeographic zones residing together in Thailand. Comparing to our neighborhood countries, Thailand has a unique outstanding zoogeography. As Thailand located above the equator zone, it is one of those countries in the world, which contains good condition for Tropical Rain Forests.
"Kaeng Krachan National Park."
There are many birds and animals from several zoogeographic zones residing together in Thailand. Comparing to our neighborhood countries, Thailand has a unique outstanding zoogeography.
Thailand as situated in the middle of the Oriental Region, which is geographically called Indo-Chinese Sub-Region, a zone that
supports various kinds of bird species. Thailand support 986 specie bird or 10% from total specie bird in the world.
The best season for birding is winter. October to February, is the most suitable time for birdwatching in Thailand, because
many of those, which have their origins in Pale-arctic Region in Northern Asia, usually migrates to reside and retreat in Thailand.
The winter-retreated birds are normally called Non-breeding Visitors. In this season, both Thai and foreign birdwatchers are quite excited because the numbers of bird species found in Thailand, will be double! In rainy or dry season, many kinds of the migrants come to build their nest and laid there eggs. They are called "Breeding Visitor".
8 day birdwatching tour - Spoonbill Sandpiper - Kaeng Krachan - Khao Yai .
Expect 200+ species of birds
DAY 1 Bangkok Airport Spoonbill Sandpiper (only Nov-Apr).
06:30 pick up at hotel in Bangkok or Bangkok airport. Drive to Lame Pak Bia, Phetchaburi province far from airport 2 hr.,
- check in Prakarung house and then bird watching in the King Project Lame Pak Bia and the rice filed bird such as Long-tailed Shrike, Indian Roller, Coppersmith Barbet, Green Bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Plan-backed Sparrow, Black-capped Kingfisher, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Common Snipe, Pied Starling, Flyeater, Hoopoe, Indian Nightjar, Oriental Pratincole, Black-shoulder Kite, Scaly-breasted Munia and more 30 sp.
Meals incl: D
Overnight: Pakarung House (standard, air-con, towel, private toilet, no hot shower)
DAY 2 Kaeng Krachan.
Up early morning. After breakfast drive 15 min. to site of Spoonbill Sandpiper. After Spoonbill we will drive 7 km to look for Nordsman’s Greenshank, Black-faced Spoonbill, Painted Stork, Ruff, etc. After lunch we drive 1 hr. to Kaeng Krachan, check in and then birding at the foothill inside park all day. Bird such as Giant Pitta, Great Hornbill, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Orang-breasted Trogon, Green Magpie to name a few. In the evening we will go to the pond waiting to see: Lesser-mouth Deer, Black-giant Squirrel, Barking Deer, Stump-tailed Monkey, Guar, Leopard, Wild Elephant and more.
Overnight: Samarn Birdcamp (Std.)
DAY 3 - 4 Kaeng Krachan.
Every day we bird inside the park and at a small pool outside the park.
We start to birding along the road: Km. 7 - 13 Dry Forest: Black-naped Oriole, Blue-winged Leafbird, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Greater Yellownape, Great Slatly Woodpecker, Black-and-Red Broadbill(Apr.-June), Creasted Serphent Eagle, Black Baza(winter), Black Thighed Falconet , Asian Fairy Bluebird, Grey-rumped Treeswift etc.
Km. 15 - 18 Ban Krang Camp: Foothill ever green forest and pass three streams. Red-wattled Lapwing, Red Jungle Fowl, Asian-barred Owlet, Orange-breasted Trogon, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Ocharaceous Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Green Iora, Green Magpie, Sultan Tit, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Bronze Drongo, Ashy Drongo, Common Flamblack, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Green-eared Barbet , Striped Tit-Babbler, Banded Kingfisher, Oriental Dwaf-Kingfisher(April - June), Blue Pitta, Brown Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Black Thighed Falconet and more.
KM. 30 - 36 Pha Nean Thung: Evergreen forest for half day looking for birds such as Red-breasted Bee-eater, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Flavescent Bulbul, White-browed shrike-Babbler, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Great Barbet, Streak Spiderhunter, Red-headed Trogon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Dark-sided Flycatcher, etc. Mammals like White-handed Gibbon, Dusky Leaf Languor also present on top of the mountain. Twilight time birding along the track in the forest to see Large-tailed Nightjar, Indian Nightjar, Brown Hawk-Owl, Collared Scops-Owl, Asian Barred Owlet (the gate park open 06:00 am - close 19:00 pm).
Overnight: Samarn Birdcamp (Std.)
Meals: B/L box/D
DAY 5 Kaeng Krachan - Khao Yai.
After birding in morning, we drive 5 hour to Khao Yai stopping to bird on the way and arrive at Khao Yai 17:00 pm.
Overnight: Bungalow in side park (Std.) – basic room, no air-con, private toilet, towel
DAY 6 -7 Khao Yai.
Every day bird and mammal watching inside the park.
Heaw Narok Waterfall we look for Banded Kingfisher, Pied Hornbill, Black-crested Bulbul, Abotte’s Babbler, etc. and we check in at the park office to get a key and check into the house.
Zone Thanarat Bungalow: Habitat here is scrub and we will look for forest edge birds such as Hill Myna, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Red-wattled Lapwing, Red Jungle Fowl.
Khao Khiew road with tall trees and dense bush we look for Orange-breasted Trogon, Red-headed Trogon, Blue Pitta, Siamese Fireback(hard), Greater Flameback, Thick-billed Pigeon and more.
Pha Diew Dai view point has hill evergreen forest where we look for Red-headed Trogon, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Puff-throated Babbler and more.
Pha Kaw Mai Campsite in the afternoon we look for Blue Pitta, Siamese Fireback, Buff-breasted Flowerpecker, Blue-breasted Bee-eater. Trekking at the trail no. 33 and Dong Tuie trail (7 Km. long or 4 hr.) is home to Great Hornbill, Brown Hornbill, Wreath Hornbill and bird feeding on the ground as such White-creasted Laughingthrush, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Green Magpie, White-browed Scimitar-Babbler, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Banded Kingfisher and Bule Pitta, Eared Pitta and Red-headed Trogon. We may see mammals such as White-headed Gibbon, Sambar Deer, Red Manjack Deer, Civet, Black Giant Squirrel, Variable Squirrel and more. Later we bird Orchid trail along the river to Haew Suwat waterfall 2.8 km looking for Blue Pitta, Eared Pitta, White-crowned Forktail, Long-tailed Broadbill.
Wang Jum Pee habitat stream we bird for Slaty-backed Forktail, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Banded Kingfihser. Mammal such as Samba Deer, Wild Elephant, Barking Deer, Civet, White-handed Gibbon, Mangoes, Jackal, Wild Dog, etc. At twilight we look for Brown Hawk-Owl and have a good change to see Wild Elephant and Civet Cat feeding on the road side.
Overnight: Bungalow in side park (Std.)
Overnight: Bungalow inside park (Std.)
DAY 8 Khao Yai - Suvanabhum Airport.
Birding all day inside the park before we drive (3 hours) back to Suvanahum Airport or Hotel in Bangkok.
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
8 day tour price is: 2 pax THBath 42,440 per person, 4 pax THBath 31,900 per person.
Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure.
50% deposit is required to confirm booking.
Included: English speaking bird guide with Telescope and Staff. Private van with driver and fuel. Meals and refreshment as indicated.
Field equipment. Park entrance fees. Express way toll and car parking. Accommodations. Excluded: Souvenirs, Thai massage, any kind alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, extra bed in room, travel insurance and Domestic and International flight ticket.
This’s itinerary best for migrant bird mid November – April and then June – July.
This is a sample itinerary, and the routes and timing may change according to local conditions, but the general content of the trip will remain the same.
Things to Bring: Blind sheet or hidden gear, Light walking boots or sports shoes, Long trousers and long-sleeved shirt for walking
in the forest, Plastic cover sheet, Slippers, Mosquito repellent, hat and Lotion sun block.
This’s program good for birder & bird photographer (for bird only photography please specify).
All trips are available year round, but prices may be adjusted around special holidays. Advance booking is required. Allow minimum two months prior to departure date. To check availability for tours on short notice, fill out “Request for Quote” form with desirable dates.
Should you only need a guide for a day please send a message to Par.
Par Panuwat Sasirat, your local Birdingpal guide
Par Panuwat Sasirat(1971) is the owner of Wild Bird Eco Tour, expert bird leader since 1995, columnist bird watching in Kom Chad
Luek Thai newspaper and written pocket book “Bird watching with Par”. I have good skills for birding, good friendly relationships
and know delicious Thai food.
Pank Thongchai Siriport, your local Birdingpal guide
Pank Thongchai Siriport,(1960) the senior bird guide in Wild Bird Eco Tour. He have good skill leading birdwatching groups in the country, bird photagraphy and good relationship with you.
He lead many photographic bird tours each year for photographers from around the world who visit Thailand for it's beautiful birds.
Hi Par, I want to thank you for an amazing experience - you worked very hard, and so did I! But, the results were worth it all. My highlights would definitely be the Spoonbilled Sandpiper, Silver Oriole, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, all the Kingfishers, and Stonechat. I thought Khao Yai was fantastic and we will spend more time there next time.
Cheers, K C Choo, Canada, www.kcchoophoto.com
Hello Par and Pank, We enjoyed the trip very much. No commplaint from anyone. Steven like your company service better than from the other company...so He want to go again in December with BirdEco. Do not worry ...we are only 50% birder...So saw so many
lifer in this trip and is very happy. I think altogether he spotted about 25 lifers. Steven (sharkspin) got his Indian Roller/Green Bee-eater and Hoopoe....and he have good food so he is very happy. Me? I got many action shot of Gulls and terns in breeding
plumage. Also got the Green Bee-eater nest...so I am happy. We had a good time ....and enjoyed having MAC and Pank to be our guide too. I will definately plan another trip to Thailand and will definately use WildBirdEco because of the good service and more importantly ...because of my friends who are WildBirdEco. Or maybe Sharkspin will plan ...he is hooked.
Hilary Hoe, Singapore, www.fleetingvisions.com/
Some facts about Thailand.
Thailand is a country in South-East Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Myanmar (Burma) to the north-west, Laos to the north-east, Cambodia to the south-east and Malaysia to the south. With great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture and, hey, great beaches, Thailand is a magnet for travellers the world over.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South-East Asia - Craig Robson
A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand - Craig Robson
A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand - Boonsong Lekagul & Philip D.Round
A Field Guide to the Water Birds of Asia – Bharat Bhushan
A Photographic Guide to Mammals of Thailand & South-East Asia – Charles M.Francis
A Field Guide to Mammals of Thailand – John Par