On 31st January highlights of a morning at Ban Krang, Kaeng
Krachan were two pairs of Spot-winged Starlings in a flowering tree
about 100 metres uproad from the campsite, 1 Grey Peacock Pheasant
between streams 2 and 3, 2 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills in the same area
with 2 Scaly-breasted Partridges at stream 3. -
On 30th January
1 juvenile Greater Spotted Eagle, 1 juvenile Imperial Eagle, 4 Eastern
Marsh Harriers, 2 juvenile and 1 female Pied Harriers, 3 Black-shouldered
Kites, 1 male Common Kestrel, 12 Black Kites and 4 Brahminy Kites
were seen at the Tung Bang Jak raptor watch point between 4-5pm.
Other birds seen at the same location included 200+ Red-throated
Pipits and 1 Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker.
2 Cotton Pygmy
Geese, 9 Grey-headed Lapwings and 2 White-browed Crakes were highlights
in Tung Bang Jak rice fields, also on 30th January.
On the morning
of 30th January, 1 Black-headed Woodpecker, 1 Black Baza, 1 Forest
Wagtail and 1 Large Cuckooshrike were notable at Khao Look Chang.
Sandpipers were present at Pak Thale on 29th January.
Upton & Neil Davidson.
A male Falcated Duck was reported from Chiang Saen lake on 27th
January. - per Phil Round.
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale on 24th
January as was 1 Black-faced Spoonbill and 1 Terek Sandpiper. At
Wat Komnaram, Pak Thale, a Black-headed Ibis and 2 Oriental Skylarks
were present. On the same date, near the abandoned building, Laem
Pak Bia, 12 Pied Avocets and 60+ Red Knot were seen. At Laem Pak
Bia sand spit 1 male and 2 female White-faced Plovers were seen
as well as 2 Chinese Egrets.
At Tung Bang
Jak raptor watchpoint 2 adult Greater Spotted Eagles, 1 juvenile
Imperial Eagle, 2 juvenile Pied Harriers, 1 female Common Kestrel,
1 3rd winter male Eastern Marsh Harrier, 2 female and 2 juvenile
Eastern Marsh Harriers, 2 Black-shouldered Kites, 4 Brahminy Kites
and 8 Black Kites were seen in a 1 hour period between 4 and 5pm.
Greenshank were counted on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia on 23rd January.
Also in the same area were 6 Red Knot & 3 Dunlin. On some freshwater
pools, at Laem Pak Bia, 5 Ruddy Shelduck and 2 Painted Storks were
seen. At the King's Project, Laem Pak Bia a single Slaty-breasted
Rail was seen and at the rubbish tip, near the abandoned building,
the long-staying Brahminy Starling was still present.
1 adult Slender-billed
Gull and 5 Black-headed Gulls were amongst the gull flock at Bang
Poo on 23rd January.
Lapwings, 5 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 8 Asian Golden Weavers, 5 White-browed
Crakes and over 70 Pheasant-tailed Jacanas were seen at Muang Boran
fishponds on 23rd January.
above sightings from Pak Thale, Tung Bang Jak, Laem Pak Bia, Bang
Poo and Muang Boran fishponds were made by Nick
Upton, Calle Andersson and Lena Lonnberg.
Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale on 23rd January. On pools close
to the abandoned building, Laem Pak Bia, 12 Pied Avocets and a Long-billed
Dowitcher were present on 23rd January. - Smith Sutibut.
3 Black-headed Woodpeckers, 1 Large Cuckooshrike, 1 Drongo Cuckoo,
2 Rufous Woodpeckers, 1 Black Baza and a Forest Wagtail were seen
at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi on the morning of 16th January.
At Pak Thale
1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen on 16th January.
Also on 16th
January 20 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 28 Grey-headed Lapwings, 2 Painted
Storks, 9 Red-throated Pipits, 4 Asian Golden Weavers and c 250
Streaked Weavers were seen at Tung Bang Jak whilst at the Tung Bang
Jak/Nong Pla Lai raptor watchpoint 1 male Pied Harrier, 1 dark morph
Booted Eagle, 10 Black Kites, 3 Black-shouldered Kites, 1 Osprey,
1 male and 2 female Eastern Marsh Harriers were recorded in a 1
hour time period in the late afternoon.
On 15th January
1 juvenile Black-headed Ibis and 2 Komnaram. On salt pans in Laem
Pak Bia district 23 Pied Avocets were counted and in nearby freshwater
wetlands 5 Ruddy Shelduck, 43 Painted Storks, 2 Pheasant-tailed
Jacanas and 1 male Painted Snipe were found. At the tip near the
abandoned building, Laem Pak Bia, the Brahminy Starling was still
present and 1 Eurasian Wryneck was also seen. On 14th January 3
Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 5 Terek Sandpipers, 4 Red Knot, 5 Dunlin,
5 Painted Storks, 2 Heuglins Gulls and 1 Black-faced Spoonbill were
seen at Pak Thale. At Laem Pak Bia sandspit a pair of White-faced
Plovers were observed and 2 Chinese Egrets were seen foraging on
the mudflats. In salt pans at Laem Pak Bia 31 Nordmann's Greenshank
were counted amongst large numbers of Great Knot and Eastern Black-tailed
Godwit. 2 Slaty-breasted Rails were seen in the reedbed at the King's
above sightings from Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale, Khao Look Chang and
Tung Bang Jak were made by Nick
Upton & Francois Grenon.
At Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai raptor watch point 2 Greater Spotted
Eagles, 11 Black Kites, 3 Eastern Marsh Harriers, an Osprey, a Peregrine
and 2 Black-shouldered Kites were seen on afternoon of 11th January;
also in the Tung Bang Jak area 18 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 11 Pink-necked
Green Pigeons, 20 Grey-headed Lapwings, 3 Painted Storks and 12
Red-throated Pipits were seen on the same date.
Woodpeckers and a Black Baza were seen at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi.
Sandpiper was seen at Pak Thale on 10th January; 1 Eastern Curlew
was spotted amongst around 200 Eurasian Curlew as they landed nearby
and 10 Red Knot and 1 Dunlin were also seen. A single Black-faced
Spoonbill was seen feeding with 5 Painted Storks, also at Pak Thale
on 10th. At Laem Pak Bia sandspit a pair of White-faced Plovers
were present on 10th. 19 Nordmann's Greenshank were found amongst
a flock of 800+ Great Knot on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia; a single
Pied Avocet was also seen. At the rubbish tip near the abandoned
building, Laem Pak Bia, the long-staying Brahminy Starling was still
to be found foraging in the trash. In nearby freshwater wetlands
2 female and 3 male Painted Snipe were flushed and at the temple
in front of the King's project a female Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
was found pecking on a dead tree. In the King's project a Slaty-breasted
Rail was seen in the reedbed.
above sightings from Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale, Tung Bang Jak and Khao
Look Chang were made by Nick
Upton & John Alexander.
Sandpipers, 2 Red-necked Phalaropes, 1 Terek Sandpiper and 5 Red
Knot were seen at Pak Thale on 9th January 2010; 2 subadult Heuglin's
Gulls were seen lounging with Brown-headed Gulls nearby. 6 Nordamnn's
Greenshank and 9 Pied Avocets were seen on salt pans at Laem Pak
Bia. A male and female White-faced Plover and 1 Chinese Egret were
seen at the sand spit, Laem Pak Bia. - Nick
Upton & Terje Axelsson.
On 8th January
Pintailed Parrotfinch, Yellow-vented Green Pigeon and Red-bearded
Bee-eater were highlights at Km 36, Kaeng Krachan. - Peter
On 7th January, 2 Chestnut-crowned Bush Warblers, 2 Baikal
(Spotted) Bush Warblers, a pair of Red Avadavats, 4 Plain Martins,
1 female Common Rosefinch and a female Black-faced Bunting were
seen at Nam Kam nature reserve, Chiang Saen. At Nam Kam Nature Reserve,
Chiang Saen, the following were seen on 6th January; 2 Chestnut-crowned
Bush Warblers, 1 Chinese Bush Warbler, 4 Baikal (Spotted) Bush Warblers,
a pair of Jerdon's Bushchats, 2 Striated Grassbirds, 2 Yellow-eyed
Babblers, 3 Chestnut-capped Babblers, 2 Siberian Rubythroats.
On the Mekong,
at Chiang Saen, 1 Long-billed Plover, 14 Citrine Wagtails and approximately
150 Small Pratincoles were seen.
above observations from Nam Kam and the Mekong were made by Nick
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
On a short stretch
of the Mekong river, near Chiang Saen, on 5th January, 1 Common
Ringed Plover, 2 Long-billed Plovers, 10 River Lapwings, 44 Small
Pratincoles, 5 Citrine Wagtails, 1 Plain Martin were amongst numerous
other waders, wagtails and hirundines. 3 juvenile Red Avadavats
were seen in reeds along the river. - Nick
3 Siberian Rubythroats,
2 Eurasian Wrynecks, 1 Bluethroat and a male Pied Harrier were seen
at Yonok wetlands on the morning of 5th January 2011. -
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
could be identified at Chiang Saen lake on 4th January included
1 male Baer's Pochard, 5 Ferruginous Pochards, 24 Northern Pintail,
1 Northern Shoveler, 4 Common Teal, 50+ Garganey, 2 male Common
Pochard, more than 100 Indian Spot-billed Ducks, 1 Chinese Spot-billed
Duck and many hundreds of Lesser Whistling Ducks (many other ducks
were present but were unable to be identified due to distance and
poor light); 1 Eurasian Wryneck, 7 Great Cormorants and many Common
Coot were also seen. - Nick
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
Ibis was seen on a flooded field in front of a temple in Pak Thale
district on 4th January. - Peter Ericsson.
Vulture was seen in the Tung Bang Jak area from at least 30th December
2010 to 5th January 2011. - Many observers.
Highlights from Mae Ping, on 2nd January 2011, included a female
White-rumped Falcon, 1 White-bellied Woodpecker, 8 Grey-headed Parakeets,
5 Blossom-headed Parakeets, 9 Black-headed Woodpeckers, 1 Rufous-winged
Buzzard, 1 White's Thrush, 1 Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, 2 Silver-breasted
Broadbills, 5 Black Bazas and 7 Collared Falconets.
On 1st January
2011 two Rufous-throated Partridges and 3 Slaty-bellied Tesias were
found on Km 37.5 jeep track, Doi Inthanon. At Km 34.5 a Slaty-backed
Tesia and a White-gorgetted Flycatcher were seen on the same date.
At the summit a male Himalayan Bluetail and a Eurasian Woodcock
above sightings from Doi Inthanon & Mae Ping were made by Nick
Upton, Richard King and Liz King.