Birding tour 7 days in Thailand , seen 65 sp.
Guest : Andre Weiss Pryde from Switzerland
Locations : Spoonbill Sandpiper > Kaeng Krachan NP. > Khao Yai NP. Thailand
Duration : 3rd - 9th Jan. 2014
Bird guide : Par's
Driver : Sua Tui 's
Seen : 265 Species New Species : 65 species Click to watch picture more
Bird highlight : Mangrove Whistler, Spoonbill Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Nordmann's Greenshank, Pain-backed Sparrow,Crested Jay, Oriantal Scope Owl, Brown Hornbill, Sultan Tit, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Wreath Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Rufous-browed Flycather, Crimson-winged Woodpecker, Great-Slaty Woodpecker, blue-breasted Bee-eater , Brown fish-Owl, Eared Pitta, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Siamese Fireback, Dusky Broadbill , Banded Broadbill, Silver Pheasant, Golden Crestrd Myna,Hainan blue Flycatcher.
Mammal highlight : Banded Langur, White-headed Gibbon, Black Giant Squiler, Lesser Mouse Deer, Wild Asian Elephant, Asian Porcupine, Sambar Deer, Red Muntjac,Pig-tailed Macaque, Smooth Otter
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Day 1 birding at Mangrove forest , seen 98 species
Day 2 we transfer earlt morning to watch Spoonbill Sandpiper, today seen 2 Spoonbill Sandpiper, 4 Asian Dowitcher, 15 Nordmann's Greenshank, 4 Pain-backed Sparrow
Day 3 transfer from Petchaburi Province to Kaeng Krachan NP. birding at km.1-18
Day 4 birding all day in Kaeng Krachan NP. at Km18-36 , Peneon Thung
Day 5 birding half day and then transfer to Khao Yhai National Park birding night bird
Day 6 birding early morning at thr hight of Khao Yai , seen Eared Pitta which is target eveybirder in Khao Yai NP.
Day 7 birding last day at Khao Yai NP.
Mr.Andre Weiss Pryde wrote passport to Mr. Sau Tui, driver, in Thai Language
And sent mail to us ( what is our cilent say ? )
Thanks again for the wonderful week and the awesome birds we saw! The book I mentioned about the guy who saw all pittas in a year is called "The Jewel Hunter" by Chris Gooddie. He was also in Khao Yai for the Eared Pitta but he failed there on the Blue Pitta. It's a good read, especially when you know how tricky pittas can be.
All the best from cold and rainy Switzerland