A single Black-naped Oriole was seen at Suan Rot Fai on 30th July,
presumably a returning migrant. - Dave
17/07/11: 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
Highlights from 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.
The above sightings from Kaeng Krachan and Tung Bang Jak were
made by Nick
Upton and Neil Davidson.
10/07/11: 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.
Highlights at 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.
Highlights at 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
Notable birds 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.
Slow birding 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.
The above sightings from Khao Yai, Sakaerat, Nam Nao, Doi
Ang Kang, Fang hot springs and Doi Lang were made by Nick
Upton & Rob King.