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Area 4: Western Thailand
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Western Thailand contains the largest remaining area of forest on mainland Southeast Asia. The west is a mountainous region where many northern montane birds are at the southernmost limit of their range and some of the southern lowland species are at the northernmost limit of their range, making for a huge number of species present. Extensive areas of unvisited forest close to the Myanmar border provide adventurous birders with a chance to discover additional species for the Thai list on remote mountains.

Specialities of the region include Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Rufous-browed Flycatcher and Rufous-necked Hornbill. Doi Mokoju is the only know Thai location for Grey-bellied Wren Babbler Spelaeornis repatus.

1 Kaeng Krachan National Park

2 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

3 Hellfire Pass

4 Mae Wong National Park

5 Ban Maka

The limits of the western region are a little difficult to define but I have used the approximate area of overlap in the ranges of northern and southern birds to create the western region's boundary.

As well as a very healthy avifauna, the western region contains the most viable populations of many large mammals in Thailand, including tiger, gaur, Asian elephant, wild water buffalo, tapir, banteng, leopard and many others.

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