TH10 Ban Pak Thale
Ban Pak Thale ( Popular tour booking !! )
The key site to see Spoonbill Sandpiper
Phetchaburi is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand or in the South West of Bangkok.Neighboring provinces are 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 fat 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 rain forests in the mountains along the boundary to Myanmar, but also the Kaeng Krachan reservoir is part of the park.
The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, is a small wader which breeds in northeastern Russia and winters in Southeast Asia.This bird is critically endangered, with a current population of fewer than 500–probably fewer than 300–mature individuals The main threats to its survival are habitat loss on its breeding grounds and loss of tidal fats through its migratory and wintering range.
This bird's breeding habitat is sea coasts and adjacent hinterland on the Chukchi Peninsula and southwards along the isthmus of the Kamchatka peninsula. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper migrates down the Pacific coast through Japan, North Korea, South Korea, South China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.
Bann Pak Thale the name of Sub-District, Bann = Village Pak = Mouth, Entrance, Bay Thale = Sea, Ocean. it's all world meaning The village is located near the sea.
This is a large area of salt pans with some mangrove remnants and a sand spit, in Petchaburi province. This is second home of wader from around the world, also Spoonbill Sandpiper present here on every year, start on mid of October – mid of April.
How much population or number of Spoonbill Sandpiper present in Bann Pak Thale : This is popular question from our client, There are about 3 - 4 birds that appear once every year. In all Thai bay around 7 – 9 birds.
When to start : Every year Spoonbill Sandpiper arrival on last week of October, Migrant back to Russia on first week of April.
This's 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 Nordmann’s Greenshank, Terrek's Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Malaysian Plover 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 Stork, Crakes, Rails, Egrets, Ibis, Stork, large Raptors.
For birdwatching Spoonbill Sandpiper, we are guarantee* to see them in a few hour or half day trip.
NOTE* : 06:30-10:00 am. It's the period of time to high chance to see Spoonbill Sandpiper in key spot 09:30 the heat wave coming up from ground or salt farm, it's hard time for take picture (out of focus). 11:00 time to low tide and low chance to find Spoonbill, possible to bird fly away to seaside, 99% can't find bird there and start again on next day in same spot. Please concern your plan to start from a first day, and tell me in your schedule time.