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Slow birding at Khao Yai between 29th June and 1st July only produced 1 Orange-headed Thrush and a flock of 18 Brown Hornbills on the Khao Khieo road plus 1 Blue-eared Kingfisher behind HQ.

20+ Siamese Firebacks and 2 Brown Prinias were seen at Sakaerat biosphere reserve on 30th June.

4 Limestone Wren Babblers were seen at Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi on 29th June.

10+ Pink-necked Pigeons and 3 Vinous-breasted Starlings were seen at Sri Nakorn Kuen Khan park, Samut Prakarn on 29th June.

2 juvenile Black-headed Ibis, 1 Spot-billed Pelican and 100+ Painted Storks were seen at Wat Khao Takrao on 28th June. At nearby Tung Bang Jak 12 Spot-billed Pelicans, 1 male Watercock, a female Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker and numerous colonies of all three Thai weaver species were highlights.

At Kaeng Krachan, between 26th and 28th June, the following species were highlights; 1 Crow-billed Drongo, 2 Large Scimitar Babblers and 2 Black-and-red Broadbills at Km 9; 8 Blue-winged Pittas between the park entrance and stream 1; 8 Silver-breasted Broadbills, 1 Banded Broadbill, 1 Crimson-winged Woodpecker and1 female Banded Kingfisher between streams 2 and 3; 1 male Eared Pitta and 1 Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher 200 metres beyond stream 3; 1 male and 2 female Kalij Pheasants at Km 24; 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher, 2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies, 1 female Olive-backed Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Broadbills, 20+ Rusty-cheeked Hornbills, 10+ Pin-tailed Parrotfinches and 6 Collared (White-hooded) Babblers at Km 28.

The above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Wat Khao Takrao, Tung Bang Jak, Sri Nakorn Kuen Khan park, Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi & Khao Yai were made by Nick Upton & Rob King.
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