A pair of Mekong Wagtails were seen feeding young at Kaeng Chang
Mob, Ubon Ratchathani on 18th April. - Ralph Parks &
Migrants seen at Nakorn Sri Kuan Kan park, Samut Prakan, on morning
of 16th were; 2 Eastern Crowned Warblers, 3 Forest Wagtails, 1 Ashy
Drongo, 1 Crow-billed Drongo, 8 Hair-crested Drongos, 4 Black-naped
Orioles, 6 Chinese Pond Herons, 1 Black Bittern, 1 Malayan Night
Heron, 4 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 2 male and 4 female Yellow-rumped
Flycatchers, 1 adult male and 1 subadult male Mugimaki Flycatchers,
60+ Eyebrowed Thrushes, 4 Dollarbirds, 1 Black-winged Cuckooshrike,
12+ Ashy Minivets and 1 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler. 5 Vinous-breasted
Starlings, 2 Stork-billed Kingfishers, a pair of Laced Woodpeckers
and 50+ Pink-necked Green Pigeons were also seen. - Nick
Suan Rot Fai, Bangkok, on 16th included 2 Forest Wagtails, 2 Mugimaki
Flycathers, 2 Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, 2 Taiga Flycatchers, 1
Asian Brown Flycatcher, 1 Himalayan Cuckoo, 3 Thick-billed Warblers,
2 Pale-legged Leaf Warblers and 3+ Eyebrowed Thrushes. - Dave
seen at Nakorn Sri Kuan Kan park, Samut Prakan, on 15th April were;
1 Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, 1 Drongo Cuckoo, 200+ Eyebrowed Thrushes,
2 Crow-billed Drongos, 2 Ashy Drongos, 6 Hair-crested Drongos, 2
Black-naped Orioles, 1 Oriental Honey-buzzard, 1 Black Bittern,
1 Forest Wagtail, 5 Chinese Pond Herons, 2 Dollarbirds, 2 Black-winged
Cuckooshrikes, 12+ Ashy Minivets, 1 Arctic Warbler, 1 Pale-legged
Leaf Warbler, 1 Radde's Warbler, 1 male and 2 female Yellow-rumped
Flycatchers, 1 subadult male and 1 female Mugimaki Flycatchers,
1 Taiga Flycatcher, 4 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 4 Blue-tailed Bee-eaters.
2 Red-breasted Parakeets, 1 Hill Myna, 1 Stork-billed Kingfisher,
a pair of Laced Woodpeckers and 50+ Pink-necked Green Pigeons were
also seen. - Nick
A male Siberian
Thrush was seen at Suan Rot fai on 15th April. Other migrants seen
included 10+ Eyebrowed Thrushes, 1 Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo, 1 Brown
Shrike, 1 Himalayan Cuckoo, 1 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, 3 Asian
Brown Flycatchers, 2 Ashy Drongos, 2 Thick-billed Warblers and "several"
Ashy Minivets. - Dave
At Sri Nakorn Kuan Kan park, Samut Prakan, the following were seen
on 13th April; 1 Indian Cuckoo, 1 male Green-backed Flycatcher,
2 Drongo Cuckoos, 2 Forest Wagtails, 3 Black-winged Cuckooshrikes,
20+ Ashy Minivets, 1 Japanese Sparrowhawk, 2 Dollarbirds, 1 Black
Bittern, 20 + Eyebrowed Thrushes, 2 Crow-billed Drongos, 1 Ashy
Drongo, 4 Hair-crested Drongos, 1 Radde's Warbler, 1 Arctic Warbler,
1 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, 20+ Black-naped Orioles, 2 male and
3 female Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, 1 subadult male Mugimaki Flycatcher,
4 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 30+ Ashy Minivets, 2 Dollarbirds, 6 Chinese
Pond Herons. Also seen were 1 Stork-billed Kingfisher, a pair of
Laced Woodpeckers, 50+ Pink-necked Green Pigeons and 1 Vinous-breasted
Starling. - Nick
Suan Rot Fai,
Bangkok, on 13th April turned up the following species; 1 Ruddy
Kingfisher, 2 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 2 Taiga Flycatchers, 1 subadult
male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, 1 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, 2 Thick-billed
Warblers, 2 Brown Shrikes and "several" Ashy Minivets.
A Ruddy Kingfisher was found at Suan Rot Fai on 12th April. Other
migrant species included 1 Black Bittern, 1 Himalayan Cuckoo, 1
Dusky Warbler, 1 Thick-billed Warbler, 1 female Mugimaki Flycatcher,
7 Ashy Minivets, 2 Asian Brown Flycatchers. - Dave
Dowitchers were seen at Khok Kham on 12th April. - Dave
1 female Mekong Wagtail was seen at the Pak Mun dam, Ubon Ratchathani
on 4th April. - Nick
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
On the Mekong at Had Wijitra, Ubon Ratchathani province, 3 Mekong
3 Great Thick-knees, 5 River Lapwings, 7 Small Pratincoles and 150+
Wire-tailed Swallows were seen in the late afternoon of 3rd April.
Also in Ubon Ratchathani, on the river Mekong at Kaeng Chang Mob,
1 River Lapwing, c100 Small Pratincoles, 3 Mekong Wagtails and 50+
Wire-tailed Swallows were seen in the morning of 3rd April. On 2nd
April 2 Mekong Wagtails were also seen at Kaeng Kun Sung, Amnat
Charoen province in the late afternoon. - Nick
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
Highlights at Kaeng Krachan on 19th-20th March were a pair of Black-and-red
Broadbills at Km 9; a male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher at Bang Krang
campsite; a pair of Silver-breasted Broadbills, a pair of Black-and-yellow
Broadbills, a pair of Banded Broadbills, 2 Crested Jays and 1 Hooded
Pitta at stream 1; the pair of White-fronted Scops Owls back on
their day roost, an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher and 2 Tickell's Brown
Hornbills at stream 2.
At Lung Sin
hide, Kaeng Krachan, the highlights on 19th March were 1 Slaty-legged
Crake, 3 Scaly-breasted Partridges, 2 Bar-backed Partridges and
a Large Scimitar Babbler.
Sandpipers and 1 Dunlin were seen at Pak Thale on 18th March. At
nearby Wat Komnaram many pairs of Oriantal Pratincoles and Oriental
Skylarks were seen displaying. At Laem Pak Bia salt pans 5 Nordmann's
Greenshank were present as well as 30+ Pied Avocets.
At Sri Nakorn
Kuan Khan park, Bangkok, on 16th March, 2 Vinous-breasted Starlings
were seen and the following migratory species were noted; 2 Black
Bazas, 1 Taiga Flycatcher, 2 Pale-legged Leaf Warblers, 2 Ashy Drongos,
a pair of Black-winged Cuckooshrikes, 1 Ashy Minivet and 4 Black-naped
Mae Wong from 11-13th March included 1 Grey Peacock Pheasant, 3
Rufous-throated Partridges, 3 Rufous-browed Flycatchers, a pair
of Small Niltavas, 1 White-crowned Forktail, 5 Long-tailed Sibias,
1 Spot-necked Babbler, 1 Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo, 4 Burmese Yuhinas,
1 Chinese Leaf Warbler, 2 Coral-billed Scimitar-babblers, 2 Red-billed
Scimitar-babblers, 1 Asian Stubtail, 1 Jerdon's Baza and many Kalij
Pheasants along the road.
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Pak Thale, Laem Pak Bia, Sri
Nakorn Kuan Khan and Mae Wong were made by - Nick
Upton, Pieter Verhaj and Roger Marchant.
Some notable birds from the summit of Doi Inthanon on 10th
March were 3 Grey-sided Thrushes, 1 Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker,
1 Pygmy Wren Babbler, 1 male White-browed Shortwing and 1 Ashy Woodpigeon.
At Doi Lang,
on 9th, 2 Spot-breasted Parrotbills, 2 Long-tailed Broadbills and
2 Long-tailed Sibias were seen.
above sightings were made by Nick
Upton, Pieter Verheij and Roger Marchant.
Despite rain at Doi Lang on the 8th a number of notable species
were seen; 1 male Hume's Pheasant, 2 Giant Nuthatches, 2 Spot-breasted
Laughingthrushes, 1 male Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher, 4 Long-tailed
Broadbills, 1 male Ultramarine Flycatcher, a pair of Slaty-blue
Flycatchers, a pair of Slaty-backed Flycatchers, 8 Black-throated
Parrotbills, 1 male Green Cochoa, 2 Crested Finchbills, 1 male White-bellied
Redstart and 1 female Blue-fronted Redstart. - Nick
Upton, Pieter Verheij and Roger Marchant.
On 6th March a Common Shelduck was still present at Chiang Saen
Lake as were 3 Great Cormorants. A Swinhoe's Snipe was also seen
at the lake - identified by its tail when it stretched during preening.
On 5th March approximately 350 Chestnut Buntings came to roost in
reeds at Nam Kam nature reserve, Chiang Saen. These were joined
by 3 Common Rosefinches, 1 female Chestnut-eared Bunting, 1 male
Rosy Minivet and c550 Baya Weavers. In one of the hides at the reserve
a Baikal Bush Warbler was seen bathing.
At Yonok Wetlands,
Chiang Saen, birds of note included 1 male Chestnut-eared Bunting,
2 female Yellow-breasted Buntings, 1 Baikal Bush Warbler, 2 Grey-headed
lapwings and a male Daurian Redstart feeding with 6 male Siberian
Rubythroats and 2 Bluethroats in a burned patch of vegetation; all
on 5th March.
On 4th March,
despite massive habitat destruction on the Mekong, Chiang Saen,
2 Long-billed Plovers were seen as were 2 River Lapwings, 1 Little
Stint, 10 Grey-throated Martins and c100 Small Pratincoles.
Also on 4th
at nearby Chiang Saen Lake 1 Grey-headed Lapwing, 2 Great Bitterns,
2 Great Cormorants, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 12 Ferruginous Pochard
and a Common Shelduck were all seen.
above observations from the Chiang Saen area were made by Nick
A late afternoon at Doi
Lang on 3rd March resulted in sightings of 1 Northern Goshawk, 1
Speckled Woodpigeon, 1 male Slaty-backed Flycatcher, a pair of Slaty-blue
Flycatchers, 2 Spot-breasted Laughingthrushes, 1 female Rufous-bellied
Niltava, 1 Grey-crowned Warbler and1 male Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher.
3 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were still present at Pak Thale on 27th
February; 1 male White-faced Plover at Laem Pak Bia sand spit; 40+
Nordmanns Greenshank at Laem Pak Bia salt pans and 1 Black-faced
Spoonbill at Wat Khao Takrao. - Nick
Upton & Andy Langford.
A Baillon's Crake was seen in a fishpond in the Tung Bang Jak area;
Asian Golden Weavers were found nesting in the area and were in
breeding plumage, whilst at nearby Wat Khao Takrao a Black-faced
Spoonbill was still present along with 3 Black-headed Ibis and large
numbers of migratory ducks.
Sandpipers, 2 Red-necked Phalaropes and 1 Dunlin were seen at Pak
Thale on 21st February with 46 Nordmann's Greenshank and 6 Asian
Dowitchers at Laem Pak Bia; 3 near adult Rosy Starlings were seen
at the rubbish dump close to the abandoned building.
Kaeng Krachan on 18-20th February included 1 Bay Woodpecker and
1 male Great Hornbill at Panoen Tung; 4 Ratchet-tailed Treepies,
2 Long-tailed Broadbills, a Speckled Piculet and a female Maroon-breasted
Philentoma at Km 27.5; the 2 roosting White-fronted Scops Owls still
present at stream 2; several flocks of Silver-breasted Broadbills,
1 Buff-rumped Woodpecker, 4 Dusky Broadbills, 4 Tickell's Brown
Hornbills, 1 male Grey Peacock Pheasant and 1 Great Slaty Woodpecker
between streams 2 and 3; a pair of Banded Broadbills at Bang Krang
campsite. Large numbers of common species were easily seen in a
fruiting tree in front of the restaurant at Bang Krang campsite.
above sightings from Tung Bang Jak, Wat Khao Takrao and Kaeng Krachan
were made by Nick
Upton & Doug and Julia Bailey.
On a drained
pond near Wat Khao Ttakrao, on 17tth February, huge numbers of egrets
and shorebirds were present along with 26 Black-headed Ibis and
1 Black-faced Spoonbill. On another nearby pond 800-1000 Northern
Pintail, 500-800 Garganey, 20 Eurasian Wigeon and 8 Northern Shoveler
were counted. Rice fields near Nong Pla Lai raptor watch site contained
5 Bluethroats, 1 female Watercock, 1 Grey-headed Lapwing and 1 Eurasian
Wryneck on the morning of 17th February. - Nick
4 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 1 Red-necked Phalarope and 2 Little Stints
were the most notable shorebirds seen at Pak Thale on 11th February
whilst at Laem Pak Bia 3 Asian Dowitchers and 48 Nordmann's Greenshank
were seen on salt pans along with 40+ Pied Avocets; an adult Rosy
Starling was seen at the rubbish dump. At the King's Project, 2
male Greater Painted Snipe and 3 Ruff were found. At the sand spit
a pair of White-faced Plovers, 3 Grey-headed Lapwings and 2 Chinese
Egrets were seen. - Nick
Upton & Simon Riley.
Birds of note
in the rice fields near Petchaburi, on 10th February, included a
Great Bittern, 5 Grey-headed Lapwings, a male Pied Harrier, 1 Greater
Spotted Eagle, 1 subadult male Eastern Marsh Harrier, 5 Streaked
Weavers and more than 150 Cotton Pygmy Geese.
A morning at
Kaeng Krachan, on 10th Feebruary, resulted in 5 Wedge-tailed Green
Pigeons and a pair of Golden-crested Mynas at Km 9, Tickell's Brown
Hornbill feeding the female in a nest near stream 2 and the pair
of White-faced Scops Owls on their daytime roost. Also at stream
2 were 4 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 1 Bay Woodpecker and a pair of
At Wat Khao
Takrao, on 9th February, a Black-faced Spoonbill was the highlight
along with 1 Black-headed Ibis. Ducks present included Gadwall,
Wigeon, Pintail, Garganey and Shoveler.
On 9th February
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale and at Laem Pak
Bia 1 Asian Dowitcher and 59 Nordmann's Greenshank were present.
At a nearby freshwater site 1 male Greater Painted Snipe, 2 Watercock
and a pair of Fulvous-breasted Woodpeckers were seen.
above sightings from Petchaburi rice fields, Kaeng Krachan, Wat
Khao Takrao, Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia were made by Nick
Upton, Peter Nickless and Graham Jones.
On 8th February
a Black-faced Spoonbill, 1 Black-headed Ibis and 2 Greater Spotted
Eagles were seen at Wat Khao Takrao. 4 further Greater Spotted Eagles
and an Eastern Imperial Eagle were seen at Nong Pla Lai. - Nick
A Manchurian Reed Warbler was seen at Muang Boran fishponds on 4th
February; 8 Grey-headed Lapwings and 30+ Asian Golden Weavers were
On 3rd February
a Slaty-legged Crake, 2 Large Scimitar Babblers and both Scaly-breasted
and Bar-backed Partridges were seen at Lung Sin hide, Kaeng Krachan.
Kaeng Krachan from 1st-3rd February were Mountain Hawk Eagle at
Panoen Tung; Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Great Hornbill, Collared Babbler,
Black-throated Laughingthrush, Red-headed Trogon, Black-and-buff
Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Eagle and Bamboo Woodpecker at Km 27.5;
a pair of Kalij Pheasants at Km 24; Black-and-yellow Broadbill,
Spot-necked Babbler, Tickell's Brown Hornbill and White-fronted
Scops Owl between streams 2 and 3; Silver-breasted Broadbill and
Black-and-red Broadbill at Bang Krang campsite; Black-and-red Broadbill
and 3 Wedge-tailed Green Pigeons at Km 9; 1 female Orange-headed
Thrush at Ban Maka.
On 1st February
Spotted Owlet, Asian Barred Owlet, Black-headed Woodpecker and Rufous
Woodpecker were seen at Khao Look Chang.
More than 350
Cotton Pygmy Geese were seen on a fish pond at Tung Bang Jak, Petchaburi,
on 31st January; also seen were 6 Eurasian Coot, 28 Grey-headed
Lapwings and a Garganey. 2 Eastern Imprial Eagles, 3 Greater Spotted
Eagles, 2 juvenile Pied Harriers and 2 male Eastern Marsh Harriers
were seen at the Nong Pla Lai raptor watchpoint on the same date.
On 30th and
31st January the highlights at Pak Thale were 3 Spoon-billed Sandpipers,
6 Red-necked Phalaropes, 2 Far Eastern Curlews, 3 Pied Avocets,
1 juvenile Black-tailed Gull, 5 Terek Sandpipers and Mangrove Whistler.
A Dunlin and 4 Red Knot were also found amongst flocks of shorebirds.
On the same dates 50+ Asian Dowitchers, 43 Pied Avocets and 39 Nordmann's
Greenshank were found on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia. At the sand
spit 12 Malaysian Plovers, a pair of White-faced Plovers, 2 Chinese
Egrets and a first winter Heuglin's Gull were seen. At Wat Khao
Takrao, on 31st, 2 Black-headed Ibis and 2 Painted Storks were seen.
At Wat Komnaram, on 30th, 1 dark morph Booted Eagle, 10 Oriental
Pratincoles and 2 singing Oriental Skylarks were found.
At Khao Yai
the most interesting speices seen on 27th-29th January were Blue
Pitta, Siamese Fireback, Silver Pheasant, Banded Kingfisher, Banded
Broadbill, Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Red-headed Trogon and Great
Hornbill on the Khao Khieo road; Dusky Broadbill and Long-tailed
Broadbill at Km 33; Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Mugimaki Flycatcher and
White-throated Rock Thrush at the Boonsong Lekagul camp.
A pair of Limestone
Wren Babblers were seen at Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi on 27th January.
The summit of
Doi Inthanon was very productive on 24th and 25th January with a
male Snowy-browed Flycatcher, 1 male Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker,
1 Eurasian Woodcock, 2 Dark-sided Thrushes, 2 male White-browed
Shortwings, 2 Ashy Woodpigeons, 20+ Common Rosefinches, 1 male Brambling,
1 Pygmy Wren Babbler, a pair of Rufous-throated Partridges and a
Northern White-crowned Forktail all seen. Also on Doi Inthanon,
on the same dates, the following were seen: 8 Black-throated Parrotbills,
1 Slaty-bellied Tesia 8 Silver-eared Mesias, male and female Vivid
Niltavas, 1 female Sapphire Flycatcher, 1 male Slaty-backed Flycatcher
at Km 34.5; 1 Lesser Shortwing at Mr Daeng's; 2 Slaty-backed Forktails
and a female Plumbeous Redstart at Watchartin waterfall; 4 Red-billed
Blue Magpies at Km 10; 2 Blossom-headed Parakeets at the pre roost
gathering outside the park.
A Burmese Shrike
was seen at Mae Hia, Chiang Mai, on 23rd January a pair of Wire-tailed
Swallows were also seen.
stake-outs at Doi Lang were spectacular on 21st-23rd January with
2 Rusty-naped Pittas, 2 Spot-breasted Laughingthrushes, 1 Rufous-gorgetted
Flycatcher, 2 White-gorgetted Flycatchers, several female Siberian
Rubythroats, male White-bellied Redstart, 1 Abberrant Bush Warbler,
2 Spot-throated Babblers, several Large Niltavas, 1 female Rufous-bellied
Niltava, 3 Scarlet-faced Liocichlas, several Silver-eared Laughingthrushes,
3 Spectacled Barwings, 1 male Himalayan Bluetail, 1 male Eyebrowed
Thrush all seen at close range. Also seen on Doi Lang were 1 male
Hume's Pheasant, 1 Giant Nuthatch, 3 groups of Mountain Bamboo Partridges,
a flock of 20+ Black-throated Tits, 2 pairs of Spot-breasted Parrotbills,
1 Crested Bunting, 2 Black-eared Shrike-babblers, 1 first winter
Sapphire Flycatcher, 1 male Ultramarine Flycatcher, 1 male Pale-blue
Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-browed Tits, 3 Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers,
4 White-browed Laughingthrushes, 1 Slender-billed Oriole, 2 male
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrushes and 1 Mountain Hawk Eagle.
In the late
afternoon, on 22nd January, at the water tower, Thatorn, a pair
of Black-headed Buntings were seen, with the male in breeding plumage.
A male Black-faced Bunting was also seen as were a pair of Jerdon's
Bushchats and 2 Small Pratincoles. A male Pied Harrier was seen
in rice fields near Thatorn on the same date.
On 21st January
20+ Spot-winged Grosbeaks, 5 Pin-tailed Green Pigeons, 1 White-capped
Water Redstart and a female Plumbeous Redstart were all seen at
Fang Hot Springs.
On 20th January
some interesting birds were seen in the garden of Ban Luang Resort
at Doi Ang Kang, including 4 Crested Finchbills, 3 Little Buntings,
male and female Black-breasted Thrushes, 1 male Rufous-bellied Niltava.
Also at Doi Ang Kang were 2 Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers, 1 male
Siberian Rubythroat and 4 White-browed Laughingthrushes at the Chinese
cemetary; at least 8 Black-breasted Thrushes, 2 male and 1 female
White-tailed Robins, 1 female Japanese Thrush, 1 male Rufous-bellied
Niltava in the King's Project.
above sightings from Doi Ang Kang, Doi Lang, Fang Hot Springs, Thatorn,
Doi Inthanon, Mae Hia, Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi, Khao Yai, Laem Pak
Bia, Pak Thale, Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai, Khao Look Chang and
Kaeng Krachan were made by Nick
Upton, Nick Bray, Robert Carr, Bob Foskett, Lynne & David
Whitehead and David & Dianne Lucas.
A Watercock and a Green Sandpiper at the fisheries research station,
Bueng Boraphet were noteworthy on 31st December.
A Grey Peacock
Pheasant and a flock of White-necked Laughingthrushes were seen
at a blind at Chong Yen, Mae Wong national park on 30th December.
A group of 8
Red-billed Blue Magpies were seen at Wat Pa Khao Khieo, Klong Lan
district, Nakorn Sawan on 29th December.
A large flock
of migratory ducks held 1200 Northern Pintail, 800 Garganey, 9 Common
Teal, 2 Ferruginous Pochard and 1 Tufted Duck on 29th December.
A Watercock, 6 White-browed Crakes (along with 6 chicks) and 30+
Common Coot were also seen.
On 27th December
a short afternoon visit to Sab Sadao resulted in sightings of 4
Black-headed Woodpeckers, 5 Blossom-headed Parakeets, 1 Crested
Treeswift, 3 White-browed Fantails, a first winter White-throated
Rock Thrush, 2 Brown Prinias,1 Plains Nuthatch and a pair of Small
Khao Yai 25-28th December included a flock of 20+ Long-tailed Broadbills,
6 Siamese Firebacks and a pair of Red-headed Trogons on the Khao
Khieo road; a pair of Eared Pittas, 2 Slaty-backed Forktails and
8+ Long-tailed Broadbills on the nature trail at HQ; a Banded Broadbill,
1 male Siamese Fireback, 2 Great Hornbills and 2 Black-and-buff
Woodpeckers on Km 33 trail; a male Mugimaki Flycatcher and male
White-throated Rock Thrush at the Boonsong Lekagul camp; 1 Orange-headed
Thrush, a male Siberian Blue Robin and a Great Slaty Woodpecker
at Pha Gluai Mai campsite; 1 male Golden-crested Myna and a pair
of Great Hornbills on the road to Haew Suwat.
Wren Babblers were found at Wat Pra Phuttabaht Noi on 25th December.
On 24th December
5 Black-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Black Bazas and 1 Rufous Woodpecker
were seen at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi.
from Kaeng Krachan 21st and 23rd December were 4 Pin-tailed Parrotfinches
at Km 36; 2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies, 2 Heart-spotted Woodpeckers,
1 Grey Nightjar, 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher, 2 Long-tailed Broadbills,
4 Black-throated Laughingthrushes, 1 Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon and
20+ Yellow-vented Green Pigeons at Km 27-28; 2 White-fronted Scops
Owls, 8+ Tickell's Brown Hornbills, 5 Orange-breasted Trogons between
streams 2 and 3.
On 22nd December
4 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale as well as 1 Terek
Sandpiper, 1 Oriental Darter and 1 second winter Pallas's Gull.
At Laem Pak Bia sand spit a pair of White-faced Plovers, 2 Chinese
Egrets and 6 Malaysian Plovers were highlights. At Laem Pak Bia
salt pans just 1 Nordmann's Greenshank was found but 30+ Pied Avocets
and 28 Asian Dowitchers were seen.
At Lung Sin
hide, near Kaeng Krachan, 2 Large Scimitar-babblers, 1 Scaly-breasted
Partridge and 1 Chinese Blue Flycatcher were amongst the many birds
that were seen on 20th December.
above sightings from Mae Wong, Wat Pa Khao Khieo, Bueng Boraphet,
Khao Yai, Wat Pra Phuttabaht Noi, Khao Look Chang, Kaeng Krachan,
Lung Sin Hide and Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale were made by Nick
Upton and Don & Rita Roberson.
Highlights at Kaeng Krachan on 16-18th December included 2 White-fronted
Scops Owls at stream 2, a pair of Tickell's Brown Hornbills at the
regular nest site between streams 2 and 3, a pair of Pin-tailed
Parrotfinches at Km 36 whilst an afternoon raptor watch next to
the restaurant at Panoen Tung resulted in sightings of adult Rufous-bellied
Eagle, sub-adult Mountain Hawk Eagle, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Black-thighed
Falconet and 2 Black Bazas.
At Lung Sin
hide, near Kaeng Krachan, on 16th December, a Slaty-legged Crake
was the star of the show but a Large Scimitar Babbler, Common Green
Magpie, Orange-headed Thrush and 6 Siberian Blue Robins (including
1 adult male) were also excellent.
At Wat Khao
Takrao, on 15th December, a total of 15 Black-headed Ibises were
seen as were 150+ Northern Pintail and 1000+ Garganey.
At Laem Pak
Bia salt pans just 2 Nordmann's Greenshank were found on 15th December
and an adult Heuglin's Gull was present amongst a large group of
Brown-headed Gulls. Juvenile Rosy
Starling seen at the dump on 14th and 15th. At the sand spit a Black-legged
Kittiwake was the highlight whilst 1 juvenile Heuglin's Gull, 1
female White-faced Plover, 10+ Malaysian Plovers and 2 Chinese Egrets
were also observed.
At Pak Thale,
on 14th December, 4 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 1 second winter Heuglin's
Gull and a Mangrove Whsitler were of note.
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Lung Sin Hide, Wat Khao Takrao,
Laem Pak Bia and Pak Thale were made by Nick
Upton, Carolyn Bedge, Bob and Judy Fishel.
A Pomarine Skua
was seen at the Laem Pak Bia sand spit on 14th December. - Peter
Mae Ping national park included 2 Silver-breasted Broadbills, numerous
Black-headed Woodpeckers, 4 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 3 White-bellied
Woodpeckers, 1 Collared Falconet and a flock of 11 Yellow-footed
Green Pigeons on 11-12th December.
On 10th December
a few highlights included 1 Dark-sided Thrush and a male White-browed
Shortwing at the summit, 5 Silver-eared Mesias at Km 37.5 and 2
Slaty-backed Forktails at Watcharitan waterfall. 1 Blossom-headed
Parakeet and a Rufous-winged Buzzard were seen at the parakeet pre-roost
area near Inthanon Highland Resort.
On 9th December
1 White-capped Water Redstart and 2 Grey-headed Parakeets were found
at Fang Hot Springs.
Doi Lang, 6th-8th December included 2 Scarlet-faced Liocichlas at
the checkpoint feeding station, 1 Grey-faced Buzzard at the hilltribe
rice fields, 1 Yellow-browed Tit and 8 Black-throated Tits along
the top ridge whilst at the photographic stakeout area on the Fang
side of Doi Lang an adult Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher, 2 fist winter
male Sapphire Flycatchers, a Spot-breasted Parrotbill and a Spot-breasted
Laughingthrush were seen.
A male Pied
Harrier and 2 Siberian Rubythroats were observed at rice fields
a little south of Thatorn on 6th December.
Very slow birding
at Doi Ang Kang on 5th December resulted in just 1 Giant Nuthatch
at Km 33 with male White-tailed Robin and Black-breasted Thrush
at the King's project.
above sightings from Doi Ang Kang, Doi Lang, Thatorn rice fields,
Fang Hot Springs, Doi INthanon, and Mae Ping were made by Nick
Upton, Carolyn Bedge, Bob and Judy Fishel.
Notable birds on the top ridge of Doi Lang included 1 Chestnut-headed
Tesia, a male Black-eared Shrike-babbler and a male Yellow-bellied
Flowerpecker on 3rd December; a male Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
was seen a few kilometres downhill of the top checkpoint on 2nd
December. A few long-awaited winter visitors on Doi Lang included
1 Buff-throated Warbler, 5 Common Rosefinches and a male Chestnut
Bunting in scrubby undergrowth a few kilmotres above the rice paddies
on 3rd December. 3 Grey-faced Buzzards were present at the rice
paddies themselves on 2nd December.
Very slow birding
and few winter visitors at Doi Ang Kang on 1st and 2nd December
with Aberrant (Sunda?) Bush Warbler present at the Chinese Cemetary,
Chinese Leaf Warbler and Grey-backed Shrike at Km 27, Bianchi's
Warbler at Km 21. Other highlights included White-browed Laughingthrush
and Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler at the Chinese Cemetary as well
as male Black-throated Thrush and White-tailed Robin at the King's
project and a female Chetsnut-bellied Rock Thrush near Ban Luang.
Lots of rain
and poor visibility hampered birding at Doi Inthanon on 29th and
30th November, with hardly any winter visitors present. 2 Buff-barred
Warblers were seen on the summit and a female Rufous-bellied Niltava
was found at Km 37.5 where the best birding was to be found. A brief
glimpse of Black-tailed Crake at the campsite was apparently the
only observation of the bird in a number of weeks. At Watcharitan
waterfall 2 Slaty-backed Forktails, a female and a juvenile Plumbeous
Redstart and 20+ Dusky Crag Martins were seen. At Km 34.5 2 male
Asian Emerald Cuckoos, a pair of Large Niltavas, a Slaty-bellied
Tesia, 3 Fire-capped Tits and a flock of about 8 Black-throated
Parrotbills were the highlights.
from Doi Lang, Doi Ang Kang andDoi Inthanon were made by Nick
Upton, Robert Biggs, Tom and Muriel Cadwallender, Andy McLevy
& Richard Dunn.
1 male and 1 female Siberian Rubythroats were seen at Mae Hia, Chiang
Mai on 28th December. At the same site 1 Burmese Shrike and 1 Thick-billed
Warbler were seen.
Woodpeckers were seen at Khao Look Chang on 28th December.
with bad weather and extremely tough birding at Kaeng Krachan included
1male and 2 female Pin-tailed Parrotfinches at Km 36; a male Kalij
Pheasant and male Grey Peacock Pheasant at Km 23; 6 Wreathed Hornbills,
1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher and a Mountain Hawk Eagle at Panoen Tung
on 27th November. On 26th November 2 Great Hornbills were seen at
Km 9; 2 White-fronted Scops Owls and a pair of Banded Broadbills
at the second stream crossing. Highlights on 25th November were
1 Great Slaty Woodpecker between streams 2 and 3 ; 1 female Bamboo
Woodpecker, 1 Ratchet-tailed Treepie, a pair of Red-headed Trogons
and a pair of Red-bearded Bee-eaters at Km 27-28; 1 Great Eared
Nightjar and 3 Black-and-red Broadbills at Km 9.
Raptors at Tung
Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai on 24th November included 1 male Pied Harrier,
1 male and 2 female Eastern Marsh Harriers as well as a single Greater
Spotted Eagle. An Oriental Darter and 12 Pink-necked Green Pigeons
were also seen.
At Wat Khao
Takrao on 24th November 2 Spot-billed Pelicans, 12 Black-headed
Ibis were found.
Pak Thale/Laem Pak Bia on 23rd and 24th November were 3 Spoon-billed
Sandpipers, 37 Asian Dowitchers and around 20 Terek Sandpipers at
Pak Thale; 1 Milky Stork, 8 Nordmann's Greenshank, c20 Pied Avocets,
6 Red Knot amongst c2000 Great Knot on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia;
on the sand spit a pair of White-faced Plovers and 3 Chinese Egrets
were seen; 1 Watercock and an Indian Nightjar were seen on freshwater
pools at Laem Pak Bia; 2 Brahminy Stralings were in the company
of c20 White-shouldered Starlings at the abandoned building; 1 Oriental
Skylark, 1 Black-headed Ibis, 2 dark morph Booted Eagles and 25+
Grey-headed Lapwings at Wat Komnaram.
from Kaeng Krachan, Khao Look Chang, Mae Hia, Nong Pla Lai/Tung
Bang Jak and Pak Thale/Laem Pak Bia were made by Nick
Upton, Robert Biggs, Tom and Muriel Cadwallender, Andy McLevy
& Richard Dunn.
On 8th July interesting birds at Muang Boran fishponds included
3 Striated Grassbirds, 10+ White-browed Crakes and 40+ breeding
Wren Babblers were seen at Wat PraPuttabaht Noi on 8th July.
At Khao Yai, on 7th July, highlights were 1 Coral-billed Ground
Cuckoo, 1 male Blue Pitta, 1 male Siamese Fireback Pheasant, a Large
Scimitar Babbler and 1 Rufous Woodpecker all along the lower stretches
of the Khao Khieo road.
An afternoon visit to Sab Sadao, on 6th July, resulted in sightings
of 2 White-browed Fantails, 4 Common Woodshrikes, 7 Black-headed
Woodpeckers, a pair of White-bellied Woodpeckers, 1 Indochinese
Cuckooshrike and a female Chinese Francolin.
Highlights of a visit to Pang Sida national park 4th-6th July were
3 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 1 Rufous-winged Buzzard, 1 Black-and-buff
Woodpecker, 1 Hooded Pitta, 4 male Siamese Firebacks, 3 Black Bazas
and 1 Heart-spotted Woodpecker.
A single Oriental Darter and a Rufous-winged Buzzard were seen
in agricultural land near Sra Kaew town on 5th July.
Birds seen at Khao Soi Dao 2nd-4th July included 2 Dusky Broadbills,
1 Red-headed Trogon, 1 male Banded Kingfisher, 2 Rufous Woodpeckers,
1 Blue-winged Pitta and 2 juvenile Violet Cuckoos.
A short stop at Laem Sing, Chantaburi, on 2nd July produced a pair
of Copper-throated Sunbirds.
A few interesting birds at Khao Khieo, Chonburi, 30th June-1st
July included a juvenile Osprey, 2 Great Hornbills and 1 juvenile
At Bang Pra, on 1st July, interesting species included 1 Osprey,
2 Yellow-eyed Babblers, 1 Chestnut-capped Babbler, 2 Oriental Darters
and a male Greater Painted Snipe.
the Lat Krabang area, near Suvarnaphumi airport, on 30th June revealed
over 80 Spot-billed Pelicans and 30+ Painted Storks.
from Muang Boran Fishponds, Wat PraPuttabaht Noi, Khao Yai, Sab
Sadao, Pang Sida, Khao Soi Dao, Laem Sing, Khao Khieo, Bang Pra
and Lat Krabang were made by Nick
Upton and David Scott.
5 Streaked Wren Babblers were seen on a brief visit to Wat Tam Seua,
Krabi on 3rd June.
of a morning at Trang botanical gardens was a Red-crowned Barbet
on 2nd June. Also on 2nd a male Maroon-breasted Philentoma was seen
on H-trail at Khao Nor Chuchi.
On the afternoon
of 1st June a few hours at Ban Bang Phut, Phang Nga, produced 2
Mangrove Pittas and 1 Mangrove Whistler whilst on the afternoon
of 30th May, at the same location, 1 White-chested Babbler, 2 Ashy
Tailorbirds, 1 Ruddy Kingfisher, 2 Brown-winged Kingfishers and,
6 Mangrove Whistlers were amongst the birds seen.
from Ban Bang Phut, Trang Botanical gardens and Wat Tam Seua were
made by Nick
On 29th May
2 Ruddy Kingfishers and 1 Brown-winged Kingfisher were seen at Krabi
May the highlights from a very wet Krung Ching were 1 male Scarlet-rumped
Trogon, 1 male Rufous-collared Kingfisher, several Green Broadbills
and 2 Ferruginous Babblers.
On 25th May
a total of 8 Rain Quail were flushed from grassland at Huay Mae
Taeng reservoir, Ratchaburi; other birds of note included 50+ Small
Pratincoles and 8+ Oriental Skylarks.
On the morning
of 25th May 2 Black-headed Woodpeckers and a Rufous Woodpecker were
seen at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi.
Kaeng Krachan 22nd-24th May included many Long-tailed Broadbills,
2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies, 1 Bamboo Woodpecker, 1 Rufous-browed
Flycatcher at Km 27.5; 2 male Blue Pittas, 1 Hooded Pitta, 1 Blue-winged
Pitta, 2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 2 White-fronted Scops Owls, 20+
Tickell's Brown Hornbills, 2 Banded Broadbills, 2 Oriental Dwarf
Kingfishers, 1 Black-and-yellow Broadbill, 1 Dusky Broadbill, numerous
Silver-breasted Broadbills all between streams 2 and 3; 1 male and
1 female Kalij Pheasant at Km 24; 1 juvenile Malayan Night Heron
at Km 12; 2 Black-andred Broadbills at Km 9.
On 24th May
10 Spot-billed Pelicans and 9 Black-headed Ibis were with more than
250 Painted Storks at Wat Khao Takrao, Petchaburi. At nearby Tung
Bang Jak 3 male Watercocks were seen along with 1 female Painted
Snipe and large numbers of all three species of weaver at the nest.
visit to Muang Boran fishponds, on 21st May, turned up some interesting
birds including a10 Cotton Pygmy Geese, at least 30 White-browed
Crakes, 5+ Striated Grassbirds, 1 Ruddy-breasted Crake, at least
50 Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, 12 Black Bitterns, 1 Oriental Skylark
and 20+ Asian Golden Weavers.
At Khao Yai,
between 19th and 21st May the highlights were several groups of
Siamese Fireback on the lower part of the Khao Khieo road. In the
same area 1 Black-throated Laughingthrush, 2 Black-and-buff Woodpeckers,
1 Large Scimitar-babbler, 1 Jerdon's Baza, 2 male Blue Pittas and
1 male Banded Kingfisher were seen. At Pha Gluai Mai campsite 3
Siamese Firebacks, 2 Banded Broadbills, 2 Long-tailed Broadbills,
1 male Red-headed Trogon and 1 Hooded Pitta were all nice birds.
At Km 33 two Great Hornbills, 2 juvenile Heart-spotted Woodpeckers
and 1 female Red-headed Trogon were seen. At Haew Narok 2 Hooded
Pittas and 3 Dusky Broadbills were found in the car park.
On 19th May
3 Limestone Wren Babblers were seen on the main naga stairway at
Wat Pra Phuttabaht Noi, at about 7.30am with 1 Blue-winged Pitta
above sightings from Wat Pra Phuttabaht Noi, Khao Yai, Muang Boran
fishponds, Tung Bang Jak, Wat Khao Takrao, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai,
Khao Look Chang, Huay Mae Taeng, Krung Ching and Krabi mangroves
were made by Nick Upton, Richard and
Migrants at Suan Rot Fai, on 16th, included 4 Mugimaki
Flycatchers, 1 Dark-sided Flycatcher, a Yellow-rumped Flycatcher,
3 Forest Wagtails, 2 Thick-billed Warblers, 3 Asian Borwn Flycatchers
and 5 Black-naped Orioles. - Dave
On 13th April
an Oriental Darter, 3 Small Pratincoles and several Rain Quail were
seen at Huay Mai Taeng Reservoir, Ratchaburi. - Gerry
Notable birds seen at Kaeng Krachan between 8th-11th April included
1 male Banded Kingfisher, 4 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 2 Black-and-yellow
Broadbills, 1 Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, 1 male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher,
1 Large Hawk Cuckoo, 5 Dusky Broadbills, 2 Banded Broadbills, 5
Tickell's Brown Hornbills and numerous Silver-breasted Broadbills
between streams 2 and 3; 1 adult Malayan Night Heron at Km 14; 3
Ratchet-tailed Treepie, 2 female Bamboo Woodpeckers and numerous
Long-tailed Broadbills at Km 27; 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher at Km
30; a male Grey Peacock Pheasant displaying to a female in the road
at Km 25; 1 male Red-bearded Bee-eater at Km 36; migrating raptors
included 20+ Chinese Sparrowhawks at Km 36 plus 1 Oriental Honey
Buzzard and 2 Grey-faced Buzzards at Km 30..
At Khao Look
Chang, on 8th April, highlights were 2 Black-headed Woodpeckers,
2 Drongo Cuckoos, 2 Chestnut-winged Cuckoos and 1 female Yellow-rumped
Flycatcher; migrating raptors included 30+ Black
Bazas, 8 Grey-faced Buzzards and 2 Oriental Honey Buzzards.
at Pak Thale, on 7th April, included 10 Grey-tailed Tattlers, 4
Spot-billed Pelicans, 2 Terek Sandpipers and 2 Eastern Curlews.
Nearby Laem Pak Bia held 6 Red-necked Phalaropes and 6 Spot-billed
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Khao Look Chang, Pak Thale &
Laem Pak Bia were made by Nick
Upton, David & Pamela Graham.
On 9th April
migrant species recorded at Suan Rot Fai included c10 Ashy Minivets,
a Black-winged Cuckooshrike, 1 leucogenis Ashy Drongo,
2 Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, 3 asian Brown Flycatchers and a Thick-billed
Warbler. On the 6th April the same site held 1 Mugikai Flycatcher,
1 Chinese Sparrowhawk, 1 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, a Radde's Warbler
and 4 Thick-billed Warblers. - Dave
At Huay Mai Teng Reservoir,
Ratchaburi, on 8th April, 25 Rain Quail were seen as were c10 Small
Pratincoles and 4 Savanna Nightjars.
On 7th April
1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper was still present at Khok Kham.
4 Rain Quail,
3 Savanna Nightjars, 1 Small Pratincole were recorded at Huay Mai
Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi on 4th April.
from Khok Kham and Huay Mai Taeng Reservoir were made by Gerry
On 3rd April
migrant species seen at Nakorn Sri Kuan Kan park, Bangkok, included
the following: 1 Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo, 1 Drongo Cuckoo, 2 Dollarbirds,
13 Black Bazas, 2 Japanese Sparrowhawks, 1 Black Bittern, 3 Crow-billed
Drongos, 1 Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, 10 Black-naped Orioles,
2 Black-winged Cuckooshrikes, 3 Ashy Minivets, 1 Swinhoe's Minivet,
1 male Eyebrowed Thrush, 3 dauurica Asian Brown Flycatchers,
1 siamensis Asian Brown Flycatcher, 3 male & 1 female
Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, 5 Radde's Warblers, 2 Pale-legged Leaf
Warblers, 1 Arctic Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 1 Forest Wagtail.
30th March 2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were still present at Pak Thale
as were at least 2 Eastern Curlews; 1 Little Stint and 2 Dunlin
were also seen. On nearby pools 4 Spot-billed Pelicans were seen.
At nearby Laem Pak Bia 28 Pied Avocets were seen on salt pans with
1 Chinese Egret still at the sand spit. Returning by boat from the
sand spit a juvenile Christmas Island Frigatebird flew overhead.
Upton & Jon Coleman.
On 30th March
a male Narcissus Flycatcher and a Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo were seen
in the grounds of the Ministry of Public Relations, Bangkok.
- Dave Gandy.
27th March, at Chaing Saen, along the Mekong south of town, 6 Red
Avadavat, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Black-faced Bunting and 4 Barred Buttonquail
were seen. - Dave
Sargeant & Greg and Judy Little
4th February a visit to the Sab Sadao section of Thap Lan National
Park produced a single White-rumped Falcon, 3 White-browed Fantails,
6 Brown Prinias, 3 Black-headed Woodpeckers and a few Blossom-headed
Parakeets. - Dave
On the Mekong at Chiang Saen 1 Common Ringed Plover, 5 River Lapwings,
1 Long-billed Plover and c50 Plain Martins were seen on afternoon
of 3rd January. - Nick
At Chiang Saen
lake the following ducks were seen on 2nd January; 1 male Red-crested
Pochard, 1 male Mandarin, c6 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 male Baer's Pochard,
c10 Tufted Duck, c6 Ferruginous Pochard, several hundred Indian
Spot-billed Ducks, 500+ Garganey, c50 Northern Pintail and 5 Eurasian
Wigeon. - Nick
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers and 3 Eastern Curlews were seen at Pak
Thale on 22nd December. At the sand spit, Laem Pak Bia, on the same
date, 2 White-faced Plovers, 2 Chinese Egrets, 1 first winter Mongolian
Gull, 1 first winter Pallas's Gull and 5 Heuglin's Gulls were seen.
On 23rd December 5 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale
with 1 more at a nearby site; a Milky Stork was also seen in the
area. 1 Black-faced Spoonbill and 8 Nordmann's Greenshank were seen
on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia and a flock of 11 Red-necked Phalaropes
were seen close by. At Tung Bang jak/Nong Pla Lai raptor site, on
23rd, 4 Greater Spotted Eagles, 5 Eastern Marsh Harriers, 1 Peregrine,
1 Osprey and 1 juvenile Pied Harrier were seen in the last hour
above sightings were made by Nick
Upton, Stephan Bocca, Quentin Gofette, Frederic Francois &
Spot-winged Grosbeaks were present behind the geyser at Fang hot
springs on 19th December.
At Doi Lang
5 Cutias, 1 Fire-tailed Sunbird, 1 Chinese Leaf Warbler, 2 Black-eared
Shrike-babblers and a party of 15 Black-throated Tits were the highlights
of a morning on the high ridge. Lower down 2 Chestnut Buntings,
3 Little Buntings and 1 male Siberian Rubythroat were seen on the
rice fields on the mountain - all on 18th December. On 19th a female
Yellow-breasted Bunting and a Chinese Leaf Warbler were seen near
the small pond a few kms before the Doi Lang rice fields.
On rice fields
near Thatorn a male Pied Harrier was seen but the real highlight
was Thailand's second record of Buff-bellied Pipit.
On rice fields
on the Fang bypass 11 Grey-headed Lapwings, 5 Oriental Skylarks
and 1 Chestnut-eared Bunting were seen on 17th December. On some
rice fields near Thatorn a male Pied Harrier was found as well as
a female Siberian Rubythroat.
seen at Doi Ang Kang on 16-17th December included 1 Giant Nuthatch,
1 female Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher and 1 Slender-billed Oriole
at Km 31; 1 Crested Finchbill, 3 Grey-crowned Warblers, 1 female
Slaty-blue Flycatcher and a large flock of Silver-eared Mesias on
the Ban Luang road; 4 Crested Buntings at 3 Little Buntings as well
as a Buff-throated Warbler at Ban Nor Lae army camp; 12+ Little
Buntings, 6 Black-headed Greenfinches, 1 Abberrant Bush Warbler,
1 Pallas's Warbler at the Chinese cemetary; 1 Chestnut-headed Tesia,
a pair of Small Niltavas and a Bianchi's Warbler at Km 21.
Two days at
Doi Inthanon on 14-15th December produced 1 Black-tailed Crake at
the campsite at 4pm; 1 Dark-sided Thrush and 1 Lesser Shortwing
at Mr Daeng's; 2 Black-throated Parrotbills, 1 Slaty-bellied Tesia,
1 White-gorgetted Flycatcher, 2 Pallas's Warblers and 1 Hume's Warbler
at Km 34.5; 2 Dark-sided Thrushes, 1 Pygmy Wren Babbler, 1 female
Blue-fronted Redstart, 1 male Himalayan Bluetail, 3 Yellow-browed
Tits, 1 Buff-barred Leaf Warbler and 1 male White-browed Shortwing
at the summit; 1 Black-backed Forktail at Km 13; 2 Slaty-backed
Forktails and 1 male Plumbeous Redstart at Watcharitan waterfall.
a morning at Mae Ping were 1 White-bellied Woodpecker, 10 Black-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Collared Falconets, 1 Rufous-winged Buzzard, 20+
Grey-headed Parakeets, a flock of 30+ Blossom-headed Parakeets,
2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers and a Yellow-streaked warbler, on 13th
1 male Siberian
Rubythroat, 80+ Oriental Darters, 20000+ Lesser Whistling Ducks,
4 Savanna Nightjars were the highlights of a trip to Bueng Boraphet
on 12th December.
Rock Thrushes and a pair of Mugimaki Flycatchers were at a photographic
stakeout at the Boonsong camp at Khao Yai on 9th December. An Orange-headed
Thrush, a male Siberian Blue Robin and a male Blue Pitta were seen
at the Pa Gluai Mai stakeout on the 10th.
Wren Babblers were found at Wat Praputtabaht Noi on 9th December.
Spoonbill was found on salt pans near Ban Laem on 8th December and
2 Asian Dowitchers were seen along with 11 Black-headed Ibis near
Wat Khao Takrao. Also at Wat Khao Takrao 94 Black Kites were loafing
on a drained pool along with 1 juvenile Greater Spotted Eagle. At
Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai raptor watch site, also on 8th, 4 Greater
Spotted Eagles and 1 Booted Eagle were seen. On a fish pond at Tung
Bang Jak a Common Coot was in the company of 12 Cotton Pygmy Geese.
Kaeng Krachan on 5-7th December were 5 Great Slaty Woodpeckers and
1 Large Scimitar Babbler at Km 9; 1 Banded Broadbill and 1 Black-and-yellow
Broadbill between streams 1 and 2; 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher &
2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies at Km 27.5; 1 male Grey Peacock Pheasant
at Km 24; 1 Rufous-bellied Eagle at Panoen Tung; 1 Red-bearded Bee-eater
at Km 36 and 1 female Maroon-breasted Philentoma at Km 36.5.
On 4th December
3 Eastern Curlews were seen amongst a flock of 200+ Eurasian Curlews
and 2 Terek Sandpipers were seen on the foreshore at Pak Thale.
At the King's Project, Laem Pak Bia 60+ White-shouldered Starlings
were seen at a pre roost gathering and a Black-faced Spoonbill flew
into the mangrove roost. Also on the 4th, a male Red Avadavat was
seen in freshwater pools at Laem Pak Bia and on nearby salt pans
10 Pied Avocets, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Northern Pintail and 15 Nordmann's
Greenshank were seen. At the Laem Pak Bia sandspit, on 3rd December,
2 White-faced Plovers, 10+ Malaysian Plovers, 15 Heuglin's Gulls,
2 first winter Mongolian Gulls and 1 first winter Pallas's Gull
were seen. On salt pans at Laem Pak Bia, 1 Milky Stork and 1 Spot-billed
Pelican were amongst a group of 30+ Painted Storks.
above sightings were made by Nick
Upton, Arthur, Wim & Annie Gelvoet.
Doi Ang Kang on 2nd-3rd of December included Giant Nuthatch and
a flock of Grey-headed Parrotbills at Km 33; Daurian Redstart, female
Slaty Blue Flycatcher and Spot-breasted Parrotbill on the Ban Luang
Road; a small flock of Spot-winged Grosbeaks on the Km 21 ridge
trail; 2 Abberrant Bush Warblers at the Chinese Cemetary. - Ralph
Parks & Nit Lawrence.
Highlights from a queit Khao Yai on 29-30th November included 6
Long-tailed Broadbills on trail six, 8 Silver-breasted Broadbills,
1 juvenile Mountain Hawk Eagle and 2 Red-headed Trogons on the loop
trail at HQ and 3 Golden-crested Mynas near Pha Gluai Mai campsite
as well as an Orange-headed Thrush and male Siberian Blue Robin
at the stakeout. A White-throated Rock Thrush was seen at the Boonsong
visit to Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai on 28th November resulted in
sightings of 1 Eurasian Wryneck, 7 Pink-necked Green Pigeons, around
50 Red-throated Pipits, 40+ Black Kites, 1 juvenile Pied Harrier,
1 Booted Eagle, 3 Greater Spotted Eagles, 2 Eastern Imperial Eagles
and 5 Eastern Marsh Harriers.
Kaeng Krachan from 25-28th November included 2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies
and a Rufous-browed Flycatcher at Panoen Tung; 2 more Ratchet-tailed
Treepies, 1 Red-headed Trogon and a flock of 18 Long-tailed Broadbills
at Km 25.5; a White-throated Rock Thrush at Km 20; 2 Rufous-browed
Flycatchers, 1 Pale Blue Flycatcher and 3 Collared Babblers at Km
27.5; 2 Banded Broadbills at Bang Krang; 4 Great Slaty Woodpeckers
and 8 Silver-breasted Broadbills between streams 1 and 3.
On 25th November
1 Common Coot was seen on a fishpond at Tung Bang Jak along with
19 Cotton Pygmy Geese; a juvenile Pied Harrier and a Booted Eagle
were also seen in the area. 1 Milky Stork was seen feeding with
some Painted Storks at Pak Thale, also on 25th. At Wat Khao Takrao
on 25th, 40+ Black Kites and 2 Greater Spotted Eagles were seen.
A visit to Laem
Pak Bia sand spit on 24th resulted in sightings of 2 Chinese Egrets,
1 White-faced Plover, 1 first winter Pallas's Gull, 1 first winter
Mongolian Gull and 11 Heuglin's Gulls of various ages/plumages.
At the abandoned building 12 White-shouldered Starlings were seen.
On salt pans at Laem Pak Bia 6 Nordmann's Greenshank were found.
Land around some freshwater pools within Laem Pak Bia district held
2 male Greater Painted Snipe, 2 Fulvous-breasted Woodpeckers and
1 male Red Avadavat.
Also on 24th
November 3 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 3 Eastern Curlews (within a
flock of 500+ Eurasian Curlew), 4 Red-necked Phalaropes, 3 Red Knot
and a Great Cormorant were seen.
At Wat Komnaram,
on 24th November, 2 Black-headed Ibis were seen.
above sightings from Wat Komnaram, Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale, Wat Khao
Takrao, Kaeng Krachan and Khao Yai were made by Nick
Upton and Neil & Di Money.
On 24th November
a juvenile Amur Falcon was photographed at Wat Komanaram.
- Ralph Parks & Nit Lawrence.
5 Black-headed Woodpeckers were seen at Khao Look Chang
November. Also on 23rd, at Wat Khao Takrao, were 3 Greater Spotted
Eagles, 100+ Black Kites, 1 juvenile Steppe Eagle, 2 Booted Eagles
as well as a large flock of Garganey which contained some Northern
Pintail. At nearby Tung Bang Jak 1 Oriental Pratincole, 4 Spot-billed
Pelicans and 1 juvenile Pied Harrier were seen.
Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale on 22nd November with 2 on 21st.
3 Red-necked Phalaropes were present on both dates with 2 Terek
Sandpipers on 21st. A Mangrove Whistler was seen at the cost near
Pak Thale on 22nd.
At Wat Komnaram
1 Milky Stork was seen on 22nd November and 1 Black-headed Ibis
on 21st. 5 Grey-headed Lapwings, several Oriental Skylarks and 39
Garganey were seen on both dates.
On salt pans
at Laem Pak Bia 1 first winter Mongolian Gull and 2 Heuglin's Gulls
were seen on both 21st and 22nd November, with 2 Nordmann's Greenshank
on 21st and 18 seen on 22nd. A flock of 174 Red Knot were seen on
22nd with 1000+ Great Knot. At Laem Pak Bia sand spit 1 White-faced
Plover, 1 first winter Pallas's Gull, 1 adult Heuglin's Gull and
2 juvenile Heuglin's Gulls were the highlights. 1 Greater Painted
Snipe, 2 Eastern Marsh Harriers and 2 Grey-headed Lapwings were
seen on freshwater pools at Laem Pak Bia.
Tung Bang Jak on 22nd November included 5 Pink-necked Green Pigeons,
a pair of Fulvous-breasted Woodpeckers, 4 Spot-billed Pelicans,
1 male Eastern Marsh Harrier, 1 juvenile Pied Harrier, 2 Eastern
Imperial Eagles, 1 Greater Spotted Eagle, 17 Cotton Pygmy Geese
and 1 Eurasian Wryneck
above sightings from Wat Khao Takrao, Laem Pak Bia, Pak Thale, Wat
Komnaram and Tung Bang Jak were made by Nick
Upton & Peter McParland.
On 20th November
a quick visit to Khao Look Chang turned up 2 Black-headed Woodpeckers.
Also on 20th a single Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen at Pak Thale
with 1 Milky Stork, 1 Black-headed Ibis, 44 Garganey, 2 Grey-headed
Lapwings and 1 Oriental Skylark at nearby Wat Komnaram. At Nong
Pla Lai 4 Spot-billed Pelicans were seen on 20th with another 10
soaring at Tung Bang Jak. 3 Eastern Marsh Harriers, 5 Black Kites,
4 Greater Spotted Eagles, 1 Booted Eagle and 1 eastern Imperial
Eagle were all seen in the Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai area. Also
in fish ponds at Tung Bang Jak were 7 Cotton Pygmy Geese and 1 White-browed
On 19th November
2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers at Km 9; 4 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills at
Km 16; 1 Red-bearded Bee-eater and 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher were
the highlights at a very quiet Kaeng Krachan.
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Khao Look Chang, Pak Thale,
Wat Komnaram and Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai were made by Nick
Upton & Stephen Mawby.
On 16th November 3 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at
Pak Thale as was 1 Nordmann's Greenshank. At nearby Wat Komnaram
1 Milky Stork, 4 Black-headed Ibis, 70 Garganey, 1 Grey-headed Lapwing,
1 Oriental Pratincole and 4 Oriental Skylarks were found.
Salt pans at
Laem Pak Bia, on 16th, contained 1 Pied Avocet, 1 first winter Heuglin's
Gull and 500+ Great Knot as well as 1000+ Eastern Black-tailed Godwits
and at least 3 Nordmann's Greenshank. The Laem Pak Bia sandspit
held 14 Malaysian Plovers, 1 second winter Heuglin's Gull, 2 first
winter Heuglin's and 1 first winter Mongolian Gull.
above sightings were made by Nick
Upton and Nick & Jayne Walker.
On 15th November
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale and 1 Eastern Curlew
was identified in a flock of 500+ Eurasian Curlew. 2 Milky Storks
were feeding in a group of Painted Storks which included 1 leucistic
individual which is easily mistaken for a Milky Stork unless one
views it very carefully. At nearby Wat Komnaram 2 Black-headed Ibis,
3 Grey-headed Lapwings, 70 Garganey, 2 Red-throated Pipits and 2
Oriental Skylarks were seen.
At Laem Pak
Bia sandspit 10+ Malaysian Plovers and 1 White-faced Plover were
found. In freshwater pools at Laem Pak Bia 2 Chestnut-tailed Starlings
and 2 Grey-headed Lapwings were seen.
above sightings were made by Nick
Upton and David & Amanda Mason.
On 14th November
2 Pink-necked Pigeons and 1 Greater Spotted Eagle were seen on a
brief stop at Tung Bang Jak. At the King's project, Laem Pak Bia,
also on 14th, a Common Starling arrived at a pre roost gathering
at around 6pm. - Nick
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale on 9th November;
also 1 adult Little Stint. At Wat Komanaram 7 Black-headed Ibis
were present as were 5 Grey-headed Lapwings, 100+ Red-throated Pipits,
4 singing Oriental Skylarks and 11 Garganey. Also on the 9th 1 Milky
Stork, 5 Black-headed Ibis and 1 Spot-billed Pelican were seen near
Wat Khao Takrao. - Nick
Upton & Dinah Saluz.
On 3rd November 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen at Pak
Thale. 1 adult Little Stint and 5 Dunlin were also seen along with
1000+ Great Knot. At nearby Wat Komnaram, 1 Mily Stork was in the
company of some Painted Storks and 18 Black-headed Ibis were alongside
them. 30+ Grey-headed Lapwings were also present. On salt pans at
Laem Pak Bia at least 9 Nordmann's Greenshank were seen.
On 2nd November
over 100 Spot-billed Pelicans flew over Tung Bang Jak on their way
above sightings from Tung Bang Jak, Pak Thale, Laem Pak Bia &
Wat Komnaram were made by Nick
Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.
at Ministry of Public relations, Bangkok, include a male White-throated
Rock Thrush on 2nd November and a male Chinese Blue Flycatcher on
31st October. - Dave
At least 2 Spoon-billed
Sandpipers have been seen at Khok Kham since 22nd October. - per
4 different Eastern Marsh Harriers were seen at Tung Bang Jak/Nong
Pla Lai, Petchaburi on 25th October; 11 Grey-headed Lapwings were
also seen. At nearby Wat Khao Takrao an impressive 109 Spot-billed
Pelicans were seen on a fish pond.
of shorebirds at Pak Thale, on 24th October, included 1 Eastern
Curlew amongst a group of 250+ Eurasian Curlew with an estimated
1500+ Great Knot also seen. 5 Dunlin and 12 Red Knot were also seen
amongst big flocks of the commoner waders. On salt pans at Laem
Pak Bia a Heuglin's Gull was seen and a Red-necked Phalarope was
found near the abandoned building, also on 24th. The highlight of
the day was a Milky Stork, alongside 2 Painted Storks for comparison,
at Wat Komnaram where 6 Black-headed Ibis, 1 Eastern Marsh Harrier
and 36 Grey-headed Lapwings were also seen; 4 Black-headed Woodpeckers
were the highlight of a visit to Khao Look Chang in the morning.
12 White-shouldered Starlings and a Slaty-breasted Rail were seen
at the Kings Project.
2 Terek Sandpipers
and 4 Malaysian Plovers were seen on the beach near park HQ at Khao
Sam Roi Yot national park on 23rd October.
A rainy morning
at Radar Hill, Prachuab Kiri Khan, peoduced some interesting raptor
migration in between rain showers with a single dark morph Booted
Eagle, 1 Peregrine, several hundred Accipiters including
Japanese Sparrowhawk, Chinese Sparrowhawk, Shikra and Crested Goshawk,
4-500 Black Bazas, 1-200 Grey-faced Buzzards, 3 Crested Serpent
Eagles and 30+ Oriental Honey Buzzards.
At Nong Yai,
Chumpon, 2 Grey-headed Lapwings were seen on 22nd October. A single
Purple-backed Starling was seen in a large roost of Vinous-breasted
Starlings and other mynas. 3 Red-breasted Parakeets were also seen,
on the 22nd October, at Pencil Hill, Chumpon, resulted in 1 male
Pied Harrier, 2 female Eastern Marsh Harriers, 2 Greater Spotted
Eagles, 4 Booted Eagles, 2 Peregrines, 3000-3500 Black Bazas, c3000
Grey-faced Buzzards, c150 Oriental Honey Buzzards and c1000 Accipiters
including Shikra, Japanese and Chinese Sparrowhawks.
On 21st October
a 2 hour afternoon session of raptor watching at Radar Hill, Prachuab
Kiri Khan, produced around 5000 Black Bazas, 1000+ Grey-faced Buzzards,
500+ Oriental Honey Buzzards, 1 Greater Spotted Eagle, c1000 mixed
Accipiters including Chinese & Japanese Sparrowhawks
as well as 1 Crested Goshawk, 1 Crested Serpent Eagle.
On the morning
of 21st October, at Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai, Petchaburi, 4 Eastern
Marsh Harriers, 1 Peregrine, 4 Grey-faced Buzzards, 1 Japanese Sparrowhawk,
2 Oriental Honey Buzzards, 1 Osprey and 10 Black Bazas were the
migratory raptors seen. Also seen were 1 female Watercock, 1 Black
Bittern and a flock of c50 Oriental Pratincoles. Also on 21st, at
nearby Wat Khao Takrao, 12 Spot-billed Pelicans and 39 Painted Storks
above sightings from Wat Khao Takrao, Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai,
Laem Pak Bia, Pak Thale, Khao Look Chang, Radar Hill, Pencil Hill
and Nong Yai were made by Nick
Upton and Jules Tolboom.
Interesting migrant species seen at Suan Rot Fai in October include
a Dusky Warbler on 15th, a Two-barred Greenish Warbler on 13th,
a Thick-billed warbler on 6th, 10 Purple-backed Starlings and a
Lanceolated Warbler on 5th, a Yellow-rumped Flycatcher on 4th, a
flock of 10-15 Blue-throated Bee-eaters and 2 Plain-tailed Warblers
on 3rd and a female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher on 2nd.
Throught the beginning of October until the middle
of the month migrant species seen regularly at Suan Rot Fai included
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Arctic Warbler,
Asian Brown Flycatcher, Black-naped Oriole, Brown Shrike, Taiga
Flycatcher and Eastern Crowned Warbler.
made at Suan Rot Fai were made by Dave
14/10/11: A group of 10 Grey-headed
Lapwings were seen at Mae Hia on 11th October as were 3 Burmese
Shrikes. Other migrant species seen were 1 Oriental Reed Warbler,
1 Thick-billed Warbler and 1 Siberian Rubythroat.
A three day
visit to Doi Ang Kang on 9-11th October turned up a few nice birds
including 1 Red-faced Liocichla, 2 Grey-crowned Warblers and a Maroon
Oriole at Km 21, a singing Spot-throated Babbler near Ban Luang,
several flocks of Crested Finchbill, 1 subadult Spot-winged Grosbeak
and 3 Grey-backed Shrikes on the Ban Luang road a flock of 30+ Grey
Wagtails and 10+ White Wagtails near the Chinese cemetary, a flcok
of 9 Spot-winged Grosbeaks at Km 33 and a Grey-crowned Warbler at
Km 20. Migrant phylloscopus warblers included numerous
Yellow-browed, 1 Eastern Crowned and 1 Blyth's Leaf Warbler.
On the morning
of 9th October 1 female and 1 juvenile Asian Emerald Cuckoo were
seen at Huay Teung Tao, Chiang Mai. Also present were 1 leucogenis
Ashy Drongo and1 Rufous-winged Buzzard.
Birding at Mae Ping on 8th October was slower than
usual but highlights included several flocks of Black-headed Woodpeckers,
a flock of 5 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, a flock of c6 Common Woodshrikes,
3 Rufous-winged Buzzards, 1 Burmese Shrike and 1 Indochinese Cuckooshrike.
from Mae Hia, Doi Ang Kang, Huay Teung Tao and Mae Ping were made
Upton and Anli, Johan and Annette Theron.
On 7th October a Slaty-backed Forktail was seen at Watcharitan waterfall,
a White-browed Piculet and Siberian Rubythroat at the campsite and
a White-gorgetted Flycatcher on the Km 37.5 trail; both at Doi Inthanon.
At the summi of Doi Inthanon the highlights, on 6th October, were
3 Ashy Woodpigeons, 2 Pygmy Wren Babbler (1 adult, 1 juv), a pair
of adult Snowy-browed Flycatchers plus 1 juvenile, a pair of White-browed
Shortwings and 3 Black-throated Parrotbills; at Km 37.5 an Eyebrowed
Wren Babbler was seen next to the road.
seen at Doi Inthanon between 6-7th October included 1 Thick-billed
Warbler, 1 Dark-sided Flycatcher, 2 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 5-6
Taiga Flycatchers, 1 male Mrs Gould's Sunbird (perhaps resident?),
1 Eastern Crowned Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 1 Tiger Shrike,
1 Brown Shrike, 1 Siberian Rubythroat and 2 salangensis
from Doi Inthanon were made by Nick
Upton and Anli, Johan and Annette Theron.
sightings update for February-May 2011 makes for interesting
On 30th September a flock of Great Cormorants was seen flying over
Suan Rot Fai, Bangkok. Also seen was one Crow-billed Drongo. Also
seen at Suan Rot Fai in September were - 1 Yellow-rumped and 1 Brown-chested
Jungle Flycatcher on 29th. Coomoner mgrants included Yellow-browed
warbler, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Brown Shrike, Artic Warbler,
Eastern Crowned Warbler and Asian Brown Flycatcher. - Dave
On 28th September
a Grey Nightjar was photographed at Suan Rot Fai. - Mark Pearson
per Dave Gandy.
On 27th September,
at Suan Rot Fai, migrants seen were 3 Siberian Blue Robins, 2 Pale-legged
Leaf Warblers, a Forest Wagtail, 2 Plain-tailed Warblers, 5 Asian
Brown Flycatchers, 4 Brown Shrikes and an Eastern Crowned Warbler.
On 25th September a Chinese Sparrowhawk was identified at Suan Rot
Fai; the following were also seen - 8 Eastern Crowned Warblers,
6 Arctic Warblers, 3 female Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, 9 Asian Brown
Flycatchers, 3 Crow-billed Drongos, 6 Brown Shrikes, 2 Black-naped
Orioles and a Plain-tailed Warbler. - Dave
A single Black-naped Oriole was seen at Suan Rot Fai on 30th July,
presumably a returning migrant. - Dave
On 13th July a total of 23 Spot-billed Pelicans were seen flying,
in small groups, towards an evening roost at Tung Bang Jak, Petchaburi.
A male Watercock was also seen in the area and colonies of all three
species of Thai weavers were seen in abundance.
Kaeng Krachan national park between 11th and 13th July included
2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 2 Black-and-red Broadbills and 1 female
Streak-throated Woodpecker at Km 9; 1 male Eared Pitta, 1 Blue-winged
Pitta, a pair of Banded Broadbills and a female Banded Kingfisher
at stream 1; a Black-and-yellow Broadbill at stream 2; 4 Dusky Broadbills,
1 Banded Broadbill, 6 Silver-breasted Broadbills, 1 Banded Woodpecker
and 3 Rufous Woodpeckers between streams 2 and 3; an Oriental Dwarf
Kingfisher 200m beyond stream 3; 1 female Grey Peacock Pheasant
and 2 chicks at Km 24; 1 male Kalij Pheasant and 1 male Blue Pitta
at Km 25; 1 juvenile Blue Pitta at Km 26.5; 7 Ratchet-tailed Treepies,
4 Rufous Woodpeckers, 1 Bay Woodpecker, 1 Long-tailed Broadbill,
3 Rufous-browed Flycatchers, 15+ Pin-tailed Parrotfinches and a
Crimson-winged Woodpecker at Km 27.5; 2 Bar-backed Partridges and
a pair of Bamboo Woodpeckers at Panoen Tung.
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan and Tung Bang Jak were made by
and Neil Davidson.
An Ashy Woodpigeon was seen along the Mae Per trail, Doi Ang Kang
on 9th July. Also at Doi Ang Kang, on the 8th, a juvenile Burmese
Shrike was seen in farmland near Ban Koom; 2 Spot-throated Babblers
were seen along the Ban Luang road on 8th.
2 male Spot-winged
Grosbeaks were seen behind the geyser at Fang hot springs on the
morning of 8th July.
Doi Lang between the 5th and 8th July were 2 Lesser Rufous-headed
Parrotbills, 5 Collared (White-hooded) Babblers, 20+ Grey-headed
Parrotbills, a juvenile Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush and a female
Maroon Oriole a few hundred metres before the large concrete bridge;
a Mountain Hawk Eagle, 50+ Grey-headed Parrotbills, 30+ Crested
Finchbills, 1 Long-tailed Sibia and 2 Spot-breasted Parrotbills
in open country uphill from the farmland on Doi Lang; 4 Red-faced
Liocichlas, 1 male Large Niltava, 1 Spot-throated Babbler, 6 Lesser
Shortwings, 1 juvenile Snowy-browed Flycatcher, 3 Pygmy Wren Babblers
and a pair of Rusty-cheeked Scimtar Babblers along the top ridge.
Doi Ang Kang on 4th and 5th July were a Green Cochoa, 5 White-necked
Laughingthrushes, 1 White-gorgetted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Cuckoo,
2 Red-faced Liocichlas, 1 Bay Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Shortwing and
numerous Silver-eared Mesias all along the Km 21.5 trail; 1 male
White-tailed Robin and 2 females were seen along the Ban Luang road;
1 male White-tailed Robin along the Mae Per trail; 1 male Spot-winged
Grosbeak at the Chinese cemetary; 1 Giant Nuthatch and a Rusty-cheeked
Scimitar Babbler at the army checkpoint at the top of the road to
seen at Nam Nao from 1st to 3rd July included 1 female Bamboo Woodpecker,
3 Bar-backed Partridges, 1 Red-billed Scimitar Babbler and 2 Bay
Woodpeckers on the loop trail; 1 male Bamboo Woodpecker, 3 Red-headed
Trogons, 5 Red-billed Scimitar Babblers, 12+ Collared (White-hooded)
Babblers and 1 Eyebrowed Wren Babbler along the river trail; 2 White-bellied
Woodpeckers, 2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 3 Brown Prinias in dry woodland
and a Collared Scops Owl in the campsite.
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.
Firebacks and 2 Brown Prinias were seen at Sakaerat biosphere reserve
on 30th June.
Wren Babblers were seen at Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi on 29th June.
Pigeons and 3 Vinous-breasted Starlings were seen at Sri Nakorn
Kuen Kan 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.
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Wat Khao Takrao, Tung Bang Jak,
Sri Nakorn Kuen Kan park, Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi, Khao Yai, Sakaerat,
Nam Nao, Doi Ang Kang, Fang hot springs and Doi Lang were made by
& Rob King.
A Sooty Gull was present at Bang Poo from 13th April to 2nd May.
- Numerous observers.
On 2nd May 2
Brown Boobies were seen in flight halway between Ko Lanta and Ko
Rok; approximately 10 Bridled Terns were also seen. - Frank
A rainy morning
at Sri Nakorn Kuan Kan Park, Samut Prakarn, produced a few migrants;
63 Chinese Pond Herons, 8 Black Bitterns, 1 female Eyebrowed Thrush,
2 Forest Wagtails, 1 Crow-billed Drongo, 2 Brown-streaked Flycatchers
and 3 Blue-tailed Bee-eaters. Resident birds included 3 Stork-billed
Kingfishers, 20+ Pink-necked Green Pigeons, 4 Vinous-breasted Starlings
and a Laced Woodpecker. 3 escaped Tanimbar Corellas are also resident
in the park. - Nick
A Purple Cochoa
was seen at Doi Phu Kha on 1st May. - Piti Rothineelakul,
Phil D. Round et al.
Highlights at Kaeng Krachan from 23-26th April included
1 Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, 2 Large Scimitar Babblers, 1 Great Eared
Nightjar, 1 Chinese Sparrowhawk and 1 Blue-winged Pitta at Km 9;
2 Banded Broadbills, 1 male Banded Kingfisher, 2 male Blue Pittas,
1 Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher, 4 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills and
2 Silver-breasted Broadbills between streams 2 and 3; 1 male Hooded
Pitta at stream 1;
1 Red-bearded Bee-eater at Km 26; 1 male Kalij Pheasant at Km 27;
1 Speckled Piculet, 2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies, 2 Black-and-buff
Woodpeckers, 1 White-hooded Babbler, 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher,
2 Great Hornbills, 2 Black-throated Laughingthrushes, 1 immature
Rufous-bellied Eagle & 1 White-browed Piculet at Km 27.5; a
pair of Long-tailed Broadbills and 3 Yellow-vented Green Pigeons
at Panoen Tung; 1 male Banded Kingfisher at stream 3. Also 1 Blue-winged
Pitta at Ban Maka, 1 female Blue-breasted Quail on the road near
Ban Maka and a flock of 35 Blue-throated Bee-eaters in farmland
just outside Kaeng Krachan national park.
Woodpeckers and 1 Blue-winged Pitta were seen at Khao Look Chang,
Petchaburi, on 25th April.
At Tung Bang
Jak, on 25th April, 1 Black Bittern, 1 Cinnamon Bittern, 1 male
Watercock & 6 breeding plumage Pheasant-tailed Jacanas were
seen. Breeding colonies of Asian Golden, Streaked and Baya Weavers
were found in abundance.
above sightings from Kaeng Krachan, Khao Look Chang and Tung Bang
Jak were made by
Nick Upton and Frank Dijkstra.
4 Spot-billed Pelicans were seen on salt pans at Laem Pak
Bia on 22nd April and a Large Hawk Cuckoo was seen at the King's
migrant species were seen at Sri Nakorn Kuen Kan park in Samut Prakarn
province on 21st April; 1 subadult Malayan Night Heron, 1 Black
Bittern, 1 Chinese Pond Heron, 1 Ruddy Kingfisher, 1 Large Hawk
Cuckoo, 1 Indian Cuckoo, 1 male & 2 female Eyebrowed Thrushes,
3 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 1 female Green-backed Flycatcher, 1 subadult
male Mugimaki Flycatcher, 4 Forest Wagtails, 20+ Black-naped Orioles,
7 Dollarbirds, 1 leucogenis Ashy Drongo, a few Barn Swallows,
1 Crow-billed Drongo, 12+ Spangled (Hair-crested) Drongos, 1 Black
Baza, 1 Black-capped Kingfisher. The following resident species
were also of interest; 60+ Pink-necked Green Pigeons, 3 Stork-billed
Kingfishers (6 more heard), 1 male Laced Woodpecker. - Nick
On 16-17th April
migrants ringed at Laem Pak Bia included a Green-backed Flycatcher,
Mugimaki Flycatcher and Orange-headed Thrush. - Philip D.
in Suan Rot Fai on 15th April included 7 Eyebrowed Thrushes, 2 Thick-billed
Warblers, 1 Taiga (red-throated) Flycatcher and 2 Black-naped Orioles.
A Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo was photographed at Suan Rot Fai
on 13th April. Other migrants seen included 2 Thick-billed Warblers,
3 Brown Shrikes and anumber of Black-naped Orioles. - Dave
At Tung Bang
Jak/Nong Pla Lai good numbers of nesting Baya, Asian Golden and
Streaked Weavers were to be found on 11th April. Also of interest
were 6 Pink-necked Green Pigeons and 1 Stork-billed Kingfisher.
Kaeng Krachan on 10-11th April included a female Kalij Pheasant
at Km 10; Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, 2 Banded Broadbills and Heart-spotted
Woodpecker at Km12; 4 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills, 2 Black-and-yellow
Broadbills, 1 Great Slaty Woodpecker, 2 Silver-breasted Broadbills
and 1 Crimson-winged Woodpecker at Km 16; 1 Banded Broadbill at
stream 2; 2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies and 2 Long-tailed Broadbills
at Km 27; 4 White-hooded Babblers, 1 Great Hornbill, 1 White-browed
Piculet and 1 Rufous-browed Flycatcher at Km 28.
3 Oriental Darters
were seen at Bang Pra on 9th April.
above sightings from Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai, Bang Pra and Kaeng
Krachan were made by Nick
Upton & Melinda Quiat.
Sandpipers and a Little Stint were seen at Pak Thale on 9th April.
Suan Puttamonthon, on 8th April, were; 1 male Mugimaki Flycatcher,
5 Asian Brown Flycatchers, 2 Taiga (Red-throated) Flycatchers, 1
Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Pale-legged Leaf Warblers, 3 Black Bitterns,
1 Asian Paradise Flycatcher, 1 subadult gibsonhilli Orange-headed
Thrush and 1 Forest Wagtail. Also seen were 1 Indian Nightjar, 1
female Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker and 3 flocks of Small Minivets.
A good helping of migrants at Suan Rot Fai, on the 6th, included
a male Mugimaki Flycatcher, 2 male Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, 2
Black Bazas, a male Blue-and-white Flycatcher, a hepatic morph Oriental
Cuckoo,a Forest Wagtail and a Pale-legged Leaf Warbler. - Dave
On 5th April
photographs of a male Narcissus Flycatcher, from Suan Rot Fai, were
posted on a webforum. - "Gomsaku".
On 4th April
a male Narcissus Flycatcher was found at Suan Rot Fai along with
1 Forest Wagtail and 1 female yellow-rumped Flycatcher. - Dave
Gandy & Graham Gordon.
On 3rd April
"a couple" of Asian Dowitchers were seen at Khok Kham,
Samut Sakorn. - Peter