Birdwatching Sites in Western Thailand
Chalerm Ratanakosin National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Erawan National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Khao Laem National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Lam Klong Ngoo National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Sai Yok National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Srinakarin Dam National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Thong Fah Poom National Park (Kanchanaburi)
Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (Kanchanaburi)
Hellfire Pass (Kanchanaburi)
Khao Namphu Wildlife Conservation and Development Station (Kanchanaburi)
Kroeng Kawia Swamp – Kroeng Kawia Waterfall (Kanchanaburi)
Laem Pak Bia Mangrove Research Center (Petchaburi)
Baan Pak Talae (Petchaburi)
Wat Khao Takraow (Petchaburi)
Haad Wanakorn National Park (Prachuap Kirikan)
Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park (Prachuap Kirikan)
Kuiburi National Park (Prachuap Kirikan)
Namtok Huay Yang National Park (Prachuap Kirikan)
Pala-U Waterfall (Prachuap Kirikan)
Khun Prawoh National Park (Tak)
Langsang National Park (Tak)
Namtok Pra Charoen National Park (Tak)
Taksin Maharat National Park (Tak)
Laan Saeng National Park (Tak)
Tung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary (Tak)
Mae Teun Wildlife Sanctuary (Tak)
Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary (Tak)
Note: Text reviews are not complete for sites marked with an asterisk.
The list is organized alphabetically in order of the provinces where the sites are located. Reviews for some sites are currently in the works or have been postponed to a later date. If you are in need of specific information which pertains to a site which is not reviewed, please contact me by e-mail and I will try to assist with whatever information I have available.
Birding in Western Thailand
The western part of Thailand is perhaps the most forested of all the regions in the country. It is home to thousands of species of birds, mammals and reptiles and one of the reserves have even been declared a UNESCO Natural Heritage site. Many of these places are still prime untamed wildernesses teeming with wildlife due to the remote locations of the parks and the stringent regulations which restrict most visitors to these sites.
Even areas which are not covered in forest are still attractive to birds and birdwatchers alike. The miles of salt pans and mudflats which line the coastland attracts millions of waders and dozens of rare and endangered birds from giant Griffon Vultures and Imperial Eagles to tiny Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Ruff.
[To view a map of all the birdwatching locations in Western Thailand, click here]
This area is a birdwatching goldmine and one that is not easily passed up by birders visiting the kingdom.
The five western provinces are Kanchanaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi and Tak.