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Birdwatching in Thailand News

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Latest birdwatching in Thailand sightings for May and April (Updated 25/05/08)

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Resident Waterbird count conducted at Muang Boran Fishponds.

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Foreigner killed in southern Thailand: Hala-Bala is still unsafe for birders.

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Suspended Hooks and Nets continue to kill birds at Muang Boran Fishponds.

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Persecution of Birds: A Mist Net was found whilst birding near Petburi on 19th April.

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Request for sightings of a wing-tagged, subadult Imperial Eagle released in January 2008.

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Illegal trade in wildlife such as birds and squirrels flourishes at Chatuchak Market.

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Increasing numbers of birds dying in nets & on hooks at Muang Boran Fishponds.

Photo Galleries (Updated 27/04/08)

Wildlife Abuse for Tourists (Udated 10/03/08)

Latest National Park Fees (Updated 02/02/08)

National Park Fees lowered to 200 baht (Updated 07/12/07)

 Bird Guiding
  Day Tours : Visitors to Bangkok can now book tailor-made day tours: day tour options.
  Longer Tours : Extended tours can also be arranged. Check the suggested itineraries: Thailand bird tours.
 What's New?
Book Review: The Birds of the Bangkok Area by Philip Round. An excellent new reference book for ornithologists visiting or living in Thailand. (Added 29/05/08)

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Kaeng Krachan, Tung Bang Jak & Khao Yai Trip Report by Nick Upton. Four days of slow birding but with a good number of quality species. (Added 15/05/08)
Book Review: Pipits and Wagtails by Alstrom, Mild & Zetterstrom. Superb guide to a challenging group of birds with excellent illustrations and text. (Added 06/05/08)

Photo - Robert DeCandido
Accommodation Review: Ban Maka by Robert DeCandido. Reasonably priced and quality accommodation for birders close to Kaeng Krachan. (Added 22/04/08)

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Kaeng Krachan National Park. Updates include photo galleries, links to blog entries and information on park gate opening/closing times. (Updated 31/03/08)

Photo - Mike Buckland
Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale. Updates include a photo gallery and new information on how to get to the Spoon-billed Sandpiper site. Updated 24/03/08)

Photo - Mike Buckland
2 Days Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale & Kaeng Krachan Trip Report by Nick Upton. An excellent selection of quality species made for a memorable trip despite its short duration. Added 12/03/08)

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Doi Inthanon. Latest updates include new birding hotspot and accommodation notes, checklist, photo gallery & a map for a Blossom-headed Parakeet pre-roost site. Updated 03/03/08)

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Doi Ang Kang. Updates for this popular northern birdwatching site include a new map, birding hotspots, accommodation and photo gallery.(Updated 01/03/08)

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Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale, Khao Yai & Kaeng Krachan Trip Report by John Raven. Where to see target birds at some of the hotspots. (Added 29/02/08)

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Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale Day Trip by Praveen J. In search of Spoon-billed Sandpiper and other wetland specialities of the area. (Added 02/01/08)

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Birds in the Hand - some photographs from a ringing/banding trip. The final set of photos from a trip to Laem Pak Bia in August 2003. (Updated 07/12/07)

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The Pittas of Thailand. Pittas are some of the most sought-after bird species. Here are some notes on the 12 species of pitta that occur in Thailand. (Added 15/11/07)
 Books & Maps
A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand by Craig Robson
An essential book for those birdwatching in Thailand. Well-illustrated with distribution maps - the most up-to-date field guide for Thailand. Read Review
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