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News and Information on Birding Sites Throughout Thailand and the Andaman

A 16-day family vacation through the north of Thailand took us to Doi Intanon, Doi Chiang Dao and Doi Angkhang, and allowed us to find a few new birds and reconnect with plenty of old friends.

Categories: Trip Report

The Great Thick Knee is an extremely shy bird which frequents sandbars and stony banks along large rivers. Photo by Mr. Peter Ericsson.

Categories: Bird of the Month

A visit to Petchaburi province for the Chinese New Year Festival allowed me some time to visit Laem Pak Bia and twitch two lifers for my 2014 list, including Thailand's first ever record for Bay backed Shrike, found by Mr. Peter Ericsson.

Categories: Field Report

A two-day trip to Klong Saen and Laem Pak Bia over Christmas helped to extend the run of lifers for 2013 to 30 birds, highlighted by the sighting of a Himalayan Griffon Vulture.

Categories: Field Report

When someone mentions the term “wader” the first images that come to mind are birds which forage along a predominantly wet environment. Our Bird of the Month is one wader which prefers quite the opposite: the Northern Thick Knee.

Categories: Bird of the Month

Baan Pak Talae, a quiet seaside community in Petchaburi, doesn't sound much like a prime birding site. However, this is the best location in Southeast Asia to twitch the endangered Spoon billed Sandpiper.

Categories: Reviews

This month’s spotlight is centered on a bird which is quite familiar to Europeans but still unknown to many Thai birders: the Eurasian Woodcock.

Categories: Bird of the Month
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    Special Thanks to Peter Ericsson, Ian Dugdale, Weine Drotz and Hermann Drotz for contributing their photos to this website. All photos displayed in this website are used with permission from the owner.
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