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31/08/09 : A pair of Streaked Wren Babblers were seen at the Tiger cave Temple, Krabi on the 31st. Also present were 3 male Banded Kingfishers and a Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher. - Nick Upton.

On the 29th August a group of 3 Maroon-breasted Philentomas mobbed the observer at Krung Ching waterfall, Nakorn Sri Thammarat. Othe rinteresting birds seen at this location over the 28th and 29th were Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Banded Pitta, Buffy Fish Owl, Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher, Maroon Woodpecker, Green Broadbill and Blyth's Hawk Eagle. - Nick Upton.

27/08/08 : A Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was present at Khok Kham on the 26th August. - Peter Ericsson.

Some interesting sightings from Khao Sok included a Buffy Fish Owl, 2 Red-bearded Bee-eaters, a sub-adult Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher, 1 female Tiger Shrike, 1 Black-and-red Broadbill, 2 Black-and-yellow Broadbills and 3 White-bellied Munias on the 26th August. On the 25th a party of 5 White-crowned Hornbills were feeding at Khao Sok HQ before flying to their roost and a Chestnut-naped Forktail was performing well on a trail. On the 24th a party of 7 Bushy-crested Hornbills were seen flying over the accommodation area outside the national park at Khao Sok. - Nick Upton.

On the 24th and 23rd August the following interesting species were seen at Krung Ching: Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Green Broadbill, Dusky Broadbill, Buffy Fish Owl and White-crowned Hornbill. - Peter Ericsson.

23/08/08 : Mangrove Pittas were not calling but 1 was seen well, foraging near the mangrove boardwalk, Krabi on the 23rd. 3 Common Sandpipers were present on the waterfront at Krabi on 22nd. Brown-winged Kingfishers were abundant along the mangrove boardwalk, Krabi on 23rd and 22nd. - Nick Upton.

19/08/08 : A few migrant shorebirds at Bang Pra on 17th included a few Little Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank. Rufous Treepie, Laced Woodpecker and White-crested Laughingthrush were all present in woodland at Bang Pra.

Shorebird numbers were lower than expected at Bang Poo with small numbers of Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Common Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Whimbrel and singles of Greater Sand Plover and Marsh Sandpiper.

6 Pacific Golden Plovers were seen at Bang Poo Soi 119 as well as small numbers of Asian Golden Weaver.

The above sightings from Bang Pra, Bang Poo and Soi 119 were made by Nick Upton & Michael Lenz.

15/08/08 : At Bueng Boraphet at least 40 Spot-billed Pelicans were present on 14th & 13th. On the 14th 7 Oriental Darters were seen as was a single adult Chestnut-tailed Starling, and on the 13th 3 Darters were found. Also on the 13th 3 White-winged Terns were seen at Bueng Boraphet and a colony of Asian Golden Weavers was thriving in the crocodile enclosure. - Nick Upton & Alex Vargas.

Asian Dowitchers are present at Khok Kham with more than 50 birds on the 13th and 18 birds on 12th.

Reports of Asian Dowitchers were submitted by Dave Gandy & Peter Ericsson.

10/08/08 : Numbers of waterbirds at Muang Boran Fishponds were low on 9th August but good numbers of breeding Asian Golden Weavers were seen. At least 4 family groups of White-browed Crakes were seen with small, black chicks and amongst 30+ Pheasant-tailed Jacanas was at least one male with 3 tiny chicks. - Nick Upton.

04/08/08 : A single Gull-billed Tern was seen fishing off of Cha-Am's north beach on 3rd August. 58 Little Terns, 20-30 Lesser Sand Plovers and 2 Pacific Reef Egrets were also present. - Nick Upton.

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