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: 27 June - 1 July, Birding tour in Chiang Mai   /  1 July A Day trip Bang Phra

What our clients say!

  • Dear Mr Panuwat
    We had a wonderful time at Kaeng Krachan.  Ms Nang was a superior guide, getting us 92 species.  In addition, we saw gibbons and an elephant.  Mr. An was a great driver and cooked an excellent lunch for us.  We will put up a review on Trip Advisor when we have more time.  
    Thanks for the opportunity to see some wonderful birds and countryside.
    mark and thea Sinclair
    18-19 Jan. 2016
  • Hi Par,

    I hope this finds you well. I just got back home from Malaysia. I wanted to tell you how much my group enjoyed the Thailand tour you put together for them - it was a great success! (1-10 March 2016 Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Saraburi ) Personally, I thought it was one of the very best organised trips I have been on in a long time - great accommodations and super guiding from yourself, so many thanks for that. We all thought that "Mr. Smith" and yourself made a really great team and your efforts to find some of the more difficult birds for us was second to none. I really hope that we can work together on more tours in the near future. In the meanwhile I will not hesitate to send anyone who wants to bird in Thailand your way. I wish you all the very best with Wild Bird Eco and your own exploits.
    We'll stay in touch…
    Dave Beadle
    World Wide Bird Guide
    March 23, 2016
  • Par,
    Mark and I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip in Thailand visiting Pak Thale, Kaeng Krachan and Khao Yai. The birding was fantanstic, and we got to see our target birds, including the spoon-billed sandpiper, hornbills and broadbills. The food was also great and you and Ton were the perfect guide and driver.
    Mark has put the best of his photos online (and let us know if the link does not work).
    Thanks again for a wonderful trip.
    Janet and Mark
  • Hi K Par
    How are you? I hope yesterday at church was good for you and that God visited you. We are studying Galatians 3 in our Church in Sydney .
    I am writing to say Hi and to say thank you for a marvelous trip to Khao Yai. I wish it could have been longer. You are a great guide and I pray more and more customers can find your business.
    Let me know when your website is working again.
    David Skelley
  • Hi Par
    I wanted to write you to thank Pank and you for this unforgettable trip one more time. We lived an experience rich in events. I’m sure that now my daughters have a new way of apprehending holidays. For the moment, Marie and Cilia are at their grandmother's home and it was a true happiness to hear them telling this trip in Thailand.
    I think that you will post some photos of our trip on your website. I agree for that but we would like to choose the photos of us that you want to use. As Pank gave to me his memory cards, I can suggest you some photos. What do you think about that?
    To finish, I don’t know when we will come back but I’m sure that one day, you and us, we shall go to Kaeng Krachan NP or somewhere else in February. Don’t forget to give us your news from time to time. And make the most of life!
  • Hi Par,
    Thank you a lot for wildlife touring in Thailand we had such good time and beautiful memory too. Even working
    as a slave I still have a lot fun.
    Take care,
    Pest Management, Horticulture
    Hong Kong International Theme Parks Limited
  • Hi, Par. Sawat dii khrap!
    I arrived at Japan last night. It became a great trip very much by your favor. 
    Thank you for your kindness very much.
    I want to go to Thailand again. At that time, I want to ask you for the guide. 
    Well, I append the file of the list of the bird to this mail.
    Please refer for the guest from Japan.
    And, please contact me if you come to Japan. And,please give my best
    regards to your lovely madam.
  • Hello Par,
    Now there is no more problem we can open the web site again.
    You finish the trip report of our tour, very nice J !

    On part III the last photo is too big it’s difficult to see it at all.
    On other trip reports your guests look serious but on our tour we make more jokes…
    I say it again it was a very pleasant tour with you, we saw and picture many bids and see also nice landscapes, temples, meet people… in your beautiful country. I think the friendly of our guide and drive makes also the tour nice.
    Have a good weekend
    God bless you
  • Rebecca and Rob, San Diego, US:
    Our excursion to Khao Yai with Par was the highlight of an already wonderful trip.
    Par was knowledgeable and a joy to bird with.
    Accommodations were comfortable and pleasant. We've birded around the world and this trip was one of the best.
    Par's skill and commitment to finding even the shyest of species was admirable and payed off. Worth every penny.
    Associate Professor
    Biology Dept
    San Diego State University
  • Duration :  25 Feb. - 4 Mar. 2017

    Hi Par 

    I wanted to let you know I had a great trip in Thailand. Right from the start, my guide Dteng was on time and we got a long great the rest of the trip. I got many good pictures of many beautiful species of birds, as well as many beautiful areas of Thailand. We ended up with 230 species, which is great, so I was pleased with Dtengs knowledge as well as his effort to get the birds. I also want to say thanks to Dui whom was a great driver. The whole tour was well planned and each birding stop was great. I think the wildbirdecotour is a very professional bird tour company, and I appreciate this in picking a tour company. I would love to come back and take another tour with Wildbirdecotour.
    Thanks so much,
    and Happy Birding
    Jeremy Parrish
  • Thank you, Par.
    I really enjoyed my last birding trip in April with Mac and Pank at Sukumvit, Bang Poo, Kaeng Krachan and Sam Roi Yod. This time, I want to see the beautiful birds of Chiang Mai. Looking forward to the trip.
  • One day birding had a fabulous day! over 50 lifers. If you ever come to California I'll take you birding.
    I take you to yosemite & show you San francisco.

    Vaya con Dios (Go with God in spanish) my brother
    Stephen FROST
  • Dear Par
    Sawaddee Krab, Sabai dee mai krab? Greetings from ‘Leo Safari’
    Please excuse my delay in sending a letter to you; but I have been quite busy with preparing for Andaman trip since returning from Chiang Mai.
    I am writing today to thank you and your company for your wonderful job during our visit to Thailand.
    Hotel accommodation and food was good. All the participants have been satisfied with the kind and accommodating staff at the hotels, drivers
    We hope we can convince more Indians to visit.
    We are still basking in the warm memories of our fantastic trip.
    Please convey my regards to Yha (How was the Valentine Day??)
    With warm regards,
  • Dear Par
    We arrived home 3:30 AM in the morning.I went to office start my work today,so I am sleepy now.
    I HAVE TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU FOR THIS AMAZING TRIP.And your wonderful team.Because of you we have many excellent pictures and memories.Thailand is totally different to me now.
    Hope to see you soon and sent my greeting to Don .
    With warm regards,
  • Hi Par,
    Thank you for those “head shots”. We will remember our great trip with you and especially the Spoon-bill Sandpiper and Ph/”FHEE” pheasant.
    Thanks again for a great experience.

    Keep well,
  • Dear Chintana,
    "My two days spent birding with Chintana and her driver included some of the most enjoyable time I've ever spent in the field. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of the local birds is extensive. We found nearly all of our target species between Chiang Dao and Doi Inthanon. The highlight of my trip was the lucky appearance of two Black-Tailed Crakes which brought tears to my eyes. "
    Sincerely, Mark Agnor Chicago
  • Dear Chintana,
    "We'd love to thank you for the wonderful days in Doi Inthanon and Chiang Dao. You were a great guide, not only a passionate birder but also one of the most all-round guides we've met!
    Chintana, once again thank you for the great birding days together. You could really notice birding is one of the things you love to do. Also many thanks for the other lessons you 'teached' us on the road or during meals (when we were not distracted by all the birds and other animals ;-) )concerning history, culture and much more"
    From: Hanneke and Ties The Netherlands.
  • Dear Chintana,
    "Chintana is a superb birding guide: knowledgeable, energetic, patient, intelligent, positive, inquisitive and comfortable. She is thoroughly acquainted with all of the birds, their calls, plumage variations, habitat, distribution and behavior. I learned to appreciate her excellent eyes and ears, often locating birds that I hadn't suspected were near us. Chintana is a teacher at heart, always making sure to point out the key points of identification, comparing   a bird to others that might be similar, and repeating its name. We did a good deal of walking, and as we did, she continually called out the names of birds we were seeing, even if they had been seen well before. We never moved on until     I had an opportunity to see the bird well. The pace was relaxed and thorough. "
    From: Gene Bauer Northfield, Minnesota
  • Hi Pat.                                                thanks for the great trip. we got your snipe pictures, they are great.  We did not get your pictures of the owl's. And the link to the flickr- account. Could you send them to us?                                             Thanks again. Speak to you later. Edwin and Anne-Marie
  • A Day Trip Doi Chiang Dao 12th May 2016                  
    Khun Sasirat,

    The trip was wonderful!!!! Khru Somchart was a fun guide. A member said that Khru Chart was the best guide at using the scope, that they have ever met (and they have done birdwatching all over the world). We all loved him. His English explanations were clear. He always identified the birds correctly. Also, he was flexible with our needs, and happy to change locations whenever we wanted.

    The driver was very good too.

    Thanks so much. We will recommend this to any birders. I got 10 new birds on my life list, which is amazing to me.

    Thank you again!!!!!
    Wendy (Birdgirl) Chamberlain,
  • Dear Panuwat                                We compleated our trip with guide Mr.Kampol  driver Mr. Pongpat yesterday and I must say that they were both excellent.We are extremly satisfied with our trip and would recommend your company to anyone requiring a bird watching trip in Thailand.Apart from his excellent knowledge of the birds, Mr Kampol has a wealth of knowledge of all of Thailands natural history.Once again thank you very much.                               Kind regards                               Peter Kemp from Scotland  
  • Dear Mr Sasirat,

    Thank you so much for providing me with Mr Kampol - He must be the world's best bird guide! I didn't notice the time as Tui was so enthusiastic and energetic, finding a new bird for me to see every minute or so so it seemed. I saw 76 species and heard 2 more but they stayed hiding!
    Another plus was that I got to see a lot of Bangkok that I would not have seen. So that was special too.

    I do hope I get the chance to do birding in Thailand again.

    Thank you again for a truly memorable experience

    Cheryl Warburton
    A Day Trip 19th Nov. 2016
  • Dear Mr.Sasirat,

    this trip was very well. I have seen during this trip a lot of view of new birds for me.
    I regret not having spent more time at Kaeng Krachan. the stay in Mae Wong was the most interesting with the too short lookout Kang Krachan. the last day to the lake was less interesting because of lack of water.

    the driver and the guide have a great knowledge of birds of Thailland. Very good.
    the vehicle is very good. no problem with the food or hotel.
    I regret that Mr Tui, the guide, is not sent me the list of species observed because I have a hard time finding some names.
    I have not yet addressed and treated all the photos but I diffused daily since my return a species on facebook and in my website www.ornitho.photos

    it's a very good trip for me.
    Best regards,
    Gilles adt
    Trip 12-21th Aug. 2015 Bird Photo tour

8 Days Central Of Thailand

Mahachai – Lame Pak Bia - Kaeng Krachan – Khao Yai

Mission Possible   

maccPhetchaburi (Thai: เพชรบุรี) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Prachuap Khiri Khan. In the west it borders Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar.   Geography  Phetchaburi is located at the northern end of the Malay Peninsula, with the Gulf of Thailand to the East and the Tanaosi mountain range forming the boundary to Myanmar. Except these border mountains most of the province is a flat plain area. With an area of about 3000 km² the Kaeng Krachan National Park is Thailand largest national park, covering nearly half of the province. It protects mostly rainforests in the mountains along the boundary to Myanmar, but also the Kaeng Krachan reservoir is part of the park. The only significant river of the province is the Phetchaburi River. Here is the place of Par’s Farm the bungalow for birder guest of Wild Bird Eco Tour.  

Bann Pak Thale the name of Sub-District (Tambon), is a large area of salt pans with some mangrove remnants and a sand spit, in Petchaburi province. This is probably the premier birdwatching site for shorebirds in Thailand with many rare species putting in regular appearances. The appropriate time to watch birds is winter, during November – March. You can see the popular, hard to find birds like Spoonbill Sandpiper and Nordmann’s Greenshank every year.

This region is very open and exposed which allows for good views of the birds but, as with any shorebird watching, a telescope is highly desirable. In addition to the coastal areas there are large expanses of freshwater wetlands further inland, consisting of rice paddies and fishponds which are inhabited by Crakes, Rails, Egrets and, in the winter, large raptors.

011The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, is a small wader. It belongs to the calidrid sandpipers, but its placement inside this group is not resolved. While it is usually assigned to the monotypic genus Eurynorhynchus, its peculiar morphological adaptations and equivocal DNA sequence data (Thomas et al., 2004) preclude determination of closest relatives and evolutionary history at present. (photo by KC Choo, Feb.2007) The most peculiar feature of this species is its spatulate bill. The bird is 14–16 cm in length. The breeding adult has a red-brown head, neck and breast with dark brown streaks. It has blackish buff and pale rufous fringing. Non-breeding adults lack the reddish coloration, but have pale brownish-grey upperparts with whitish fringing to wing-coverts. The under parts are white.

This bird's breeding habitat is sea coasts and adjacent hinterland on the Chukchi Peninsula (the edge of Russian Far East, photo map) and southwards along the isthmus of the Kamchatka peninsula. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper migrates down the Pacific coast through Japan, North Korea, South Korea and China 

overKaeng Krachan (Thai: แก่งกระจาน) is the largest national park of Thailand, located at the northern end of the Malay Peninsula. Due to its location near the touristical town Hua Hin it is a popular park. 

Geography The park covers parts of the districts Nong Ya Plong, Kaeng Krachan and Tha Yang of Phetchaburi Province, and of Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. It consists mainly of rain forests within the eastern slope of the Tenasserim Mountain Range. The highest elevation is at 1200m, the mean elevation of the area is at Two main rivers originate within the park, the Pranburi River and the Phetchaburi River.The Phetchaburi is blocked by the Kaeng Krachan dam at the eastern border of the park. The dam creates a lake covering an area of 46.5 km². The dam was built in 1966. 

History The park has been included in the list of ASEAN heritage parks. In 2005 it was also submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future world heritage site. Thailand's largest national park , Kaeng Krachan is a superb park for trekkers and a paradise for birdwatchers. dominated by semi-evergreen forests, with hill evergreen forest above 1,200 m. the lower reaches of two major streams have been dammed and are mostly deforested, but the upper reaches may still contain some moist, valley bottom forest at low elevation.   Fauna and Flora The forests contain a very diverse collection of tree species, both continental trees like oaks, chestnuts, and maples, but also trees found on the Malay Peninsula like palms. 57 species of mammals 


212Small Pool   Thai  call Bo Nok  “ Bo” in mean Small Pool , “ Nok “ is mean Bird , the magic place for bird watching, for here is wonderful place to see many specie bird come to take a baht  drinking and feeding, Create by local people in the village,  people live around the forest park they had to be hunter before make a farm. He know well about the trail of mammal and bird living around his area, he will make small pond like a trap and build 2-3 hind for people hide in side with camera, In every day farmer fill a fresh water 15 liter (pool size wide 3 foot - long 4 foot – water deep 4 inch) and leave some fruits for bird and mammal eat. Bird start to active on 07:00 – 17:00 if a day the weather around 30 C. or sunshine no cloudy, bird much more active at small pool for take a bath.  since 2008 the first pond build by Uncle Sin ,his pond show a lot of bird live around here more 35 specie per day such as Bar-backed Partridge, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Kalij Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Crested Goshawk, Red- legged Crake, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Eared Pitta, Emerald Dove, , White-browned Scimitar-Babbler, Large Scimitar-babbler, Black-crested Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Racket-tailed Treepie (photo by Phil photographer from Malaysia, he’s in hide), Green Magpie, Lesser and Geater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Siberian Blue Robin, White-rumped Shama, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, etc.  And also small mammal such as Greater Mouth Deer, Squirrels.   The small pool located out side Kaeng Krachan by the forest edge, now around here also have 8 small pool but not every one successful bird come for show , if you want to go for birding or bird photography, Please contact Wild Bird before booking tour because we don’t put program it’s here in every itinerary and we will need to check information before take you there. 

mapEKhao Yai   (Thai เขาใหญ่) is a national park in Thailand. It lies largely in Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Khorat), but also includes parts of Saraburi, Prachinburi and Nakhon Nayok provinces. It was the country's first national park, established on September 18, 1962. A major role in its establishment was done by Boonsong Lekakul, one of the 20th century's most famous conservationists in Thailand.  

          A total of 333 species of birds and 71 species of mammals have been reported in Khao Yai.  The montane bird fauna is not well represented in Khao Yai, not only because the park is relatively remote from the higher forested mountains of the north and west, but partly because it has only small, isolated areas of unexceptionally high mountain tops. Some typical montane birds include the White-browed Shrike-Babbler and the White-tailed Leaf-Warbler, both of which may be found around Khao Khieo and the other high peaks. Khao Yai bird fauna is chiefly composed of those lowland and hill slope (submontane) birds, which have fairly wide latitudinal ranges. Some other lowland species, such as Siamese Fireback, Pompadour Pigeon and Javan Frogmouth, which may once have been abundant in the evergreen forests which formerly covered the surrounding plain, are found only at extremely low density around the Khao Yai headquarters area. Some typical resident species inhabiting the evergreen forests of the headquarters area include Silver Pheasant, Indian Hanging Parrot, Green-billed Malkoha, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Mountain Scops-Owl, Orange-breasted and Red-headed Trogons, four species of hornbills, 3 barbets, Greater Flameback and Heart-spotted Woodpecker, 4 species of broadbills, Blue Pitta, Blue-winged Leafbird, Asian Fairy bluebird, a variety of bulbuls, including the Puff-throated and Grey-eyed Bulbul, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Green Magpie, Abbott’s Babbler, White-bellied Yuhina, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Hill Blue Flycatche, White-throated Kingfisher, Indian Roller, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Bright-capped Cisticola.   (Blue Pitta photo by KC Choo)  Khao Yai is host to many migrant or wintering birds, most of which are visitors from the north and which inhabit the park from October through to March and first of week in April starting breeding of Broadbill.   Khao Yai is about one and a half hours north east of Bangkok or 1.30 hr. from Airport. 

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