1/2&1 Day Spoon-billed Sandpiper @ Khok Kham
Half day , One day trip
Spoon-billed Sandpiper @ Khok Kham
Samut Sakhorn is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces in the south west of Bangkok only 30 Km. And in a part of Bangkok metropolitan Region
Geography Samut Sakhon is at the mouth of the Tha Chin Klong River, a distributary of the Chao Phraya River, to the Gulf of Thailand. At the coast are many fields used for sea salt production.
Khok Kham (no.14 in a map) is located about 45 kilometers from Bangkok and comprises of mangrove forests and mudflats, WE call a bay of Bangkok. Khok Kham is an internationally important site for resident waterbirds and migratory shorebirds. Many species feed at the mudflats at low tide. There are 189 species of resident bird species and 84 migratory birds species, of which 12 are listed as globally threatened. The site is one of Thailand’s Important Areas for Birds and Biodiversity Conservation.
Important species Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper) Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Numenius madagascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Mycteria leucocephala (Painted Stork)
However, for here is large numbers of shore birds in the winter months with many exciting species seen regularly BUT some specie not show up here like Lame Pak Bia in Phetchaburi province bird such as Nordmann's Greenshank or high number Spoonies a regular found only
1-2 bird and this is an ideal place to go as a day trip from Bangkok, especially if time is limited or Do you have a smaller budget. Please reading a some important bird not show up for here : Nordmann's Greenshank, Malaysian Plover, White-faced Plover, Spot-billed Pelican, Black-headed Ibis, Black-faced Spoonbill, Milky Stork and fresh water birds. (If you want to see all, please booking Lame Pak Bia program)