: At Laem Pak Bia a male White-faced Plover, 3 Pallas's
Gulls and a Chinese Egret were seen at the sand spit on 27th December.
Also at Laem Pak Bia were at least 10 Nordmann's Greenshank.
The male Japanese
Thrush was present on 25th December after being seen for around
1 week at Khao Yai.
above sightings were made by Dave
: On 29th a male Grey-winged Blackbird, a pair of Chestnut
Thrushes, 2 Black-eared Shrike-babblers, 2 Eyebrowed Thrushes, 10
Long-tailed Sibias, 1 male Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher, 1 Scarlet-faced
Liocichla, 1 male & 4 female Himalayan Bluetails and 1 male
Fire-tailed Sunbird were seen at Doi Lang. On 28th a party of 8
Black-throated Tits were seen at Doi Lang.
A Giant Nuthatch
was found at Km 38 (used to be Km 31 but kilometre posts renumbered),
Doi Ang Kang on 28th December. 30 Black-headed Greenfinches were
seen at the Chinese Cemetery, Doi Ang Kang on 27th December along
with 1 male Slaty-blue Flycatcher. A Chestnut-headed Tesia was seen
at Km 21 on the same date as was a female Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher
and 2 Chestnut Buntings. Also on 27th 1 male Black-breasted Thrush,
1 Dark-sided Thrush and 1 male Grey-winged Blackbird were present
behind the restaurant at the King's Project, Doi Ang Kang. At Ban
Luang a Eurasian Sparrowhawk was seen.
above sightings from Doi Ang Kang and Doi Lang were made by Nick
Upton & David Scott.
A number of
Thai photographers obtained pictures of 3 Himalayan Griffons and
several Cutias at Doi Lang on 28th December.
: Interesting reports from Chiang Saen include 3 Long-billed
Plovers on the Mekong on 21st, a reported Great Snipe was flushed
from a pool on 20th December, Baer's Pochard, Mallard and Common
Shelduck seen throughout the month on the lake and 6 Ruddy Shelduck
on the Mekong on 18th December. - Mick Davies & Dowroong
: On 20th December the duck flock at Chiang Saen lake contained
2 Baer's Pochard, 20+ Ferruginous Pochard, 1 female Baikal Teal,
2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 95 Common Teal, 12 Northern Pintail, 1 Common
Shelduck, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck and more than 200 Spot-billed
Ducks, although numbers of Garganey were low. On the Mekong at Chiang
Saen many waders were present including 17 River Lapwings, 2 Long-billed
Plovers and 1 Common Ringed Plover. More than 10 Citrine Wagtails
and 50+ Plain Martins were also seen. - Nick
: 1 White-bellied Woodpecker & 3 Black-headed Woodpeckers
were seen at Km 13, Doi Inthanon on 18th December. On 17th December
a male Fire-capped Tit was observed along the jeep track at Km 37.5,
Doi Inthanon, a flock of Black-throated Parrotbills were found at
Km 34.5 and a male Blossom-headed Parakeet was seen near Inthanon
2 Giant Nuthatches
were seen at Km 31 (now renumbered as Km 38), Doi Ang Kang on 16th
December and a flock of 8 Long-tailed Broadbills were present along
the Mae Per forest trail. On 15th a male and female Black-breasted
Thrush were foraging behind the Mae Per kitchen and a male Black-breasted
Thrush was seen behind the kitchen of the restaurant in the King's
Project, Doi Ang Kang. 2 Black-headed Greenfinches were seen at
the Chinese Cemetery, Doi Ang Kang on the 15th with a flock of around
60 on the 14th. Also at the Chinese cemetery a Little Bunting was
seen on 15th and a Spot-breasted Parrotbill on the 16th. On the
15th December a male and female Blue-fronted Redstart were found
along the ridge trail at Doi Ang Kang and 1 male Mrs Hume's Pheasant
was in the company of 4 females at Km 34 (now renumbered as Km 40).
On the 14th a Chestnut-headed Tesia was seen along the Km 21 trail
at the same location.
A male and female
Jerdon's Bushchat were seen along the river near the Orange farm,
close to Thatorn on 14th December.
A female Spot-winged
Grosbeak and 2 juveniles were seen feeding near the large concrete
bridge at Doi Lang on 14th December. On the same date a male Fire-tailed
Sunbird was seen on the ridge, Doi Lang. On the road up Doi Lang
on 14th a fall of migrants produced 1 Eurasian Woodcock, a male
Daurian Redstart, several Eyebrowed Thrushes and a Crested Bunting.
On 13th December 1 Scarlet-faced Liocichla was present at a feeding
station at the second checkpoint, Doi Lang as were several Himalayan
Bluetails and a female Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher. A White-gorgetted
Flycatcher was seen along the ridge, Doi Lang as were 2 Spot-breasted
Parrotbills, 1 Oriental Hobby, 1 Eyebrowed Thrush and 1 Chestnut
Thrush. On the 12th a Chestnut Thrush, a flock of Speckled Woodpigeons,
1 juvenile Daurian Redstart and a flock of Northern House Martins
were seen at Doi Lang.
On the morning
of 12th December, burnt rice paddies near Yonok Wetlands, Chiangs
Saen produced a Rosy Pipit, 6 Chestnut-eared Buntings, 1 Bluethroat
and a Citrine Wagtail. On the 11th the Harrier roost at Yonok contained
around 60 birds, the majority of which were male Pied Harriers but
1 male Western Marsh Harrier was seen and 1 probable female Western
Marsh Harrier. Several hundred Small Pratincoles were seen feeding
at dusk in the same area. The duck flock at Chiang Saen lake contained
1 Common Shelduck, 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Northern Shovelers, 2
Baer's Pochard, 4 Northern Pintails, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 20+ Ferruginous
Pochards and, 3 Tufted Duck on 11th December. Also seen at Chiang
Saen lake on 11th were 2 Siberian Rubythroats, 1 subadult Common
Crane, 1 Eurasian Wryneck, 2 Chestnut-tailed Starlings, 8 Great
Cormorants, 1 River Lapwing and 1 Grey-headed Lapwing. On the Mekong
on 11th a single Long-billed Plover was seen. 13 River Lapwings
were on the Mekong, Chiang Saen on 10th December as were 40-50 Plain
Martins. At Yonok 4 Small Pratincoles were seen along with 3 Citrine
Wagtails on exposed mud. A Burmese Shrike was also seen and the
harrier roost contained around 70 birds, most of which were male
Partridge was seen at Km 16, Kaeng Krachan on 9th December. 1 Yellow-vented
Warbler was observed at Km 25, Kaeng Krachan on 8th December and
a female Eyebrowed Thrush was seen feeding on fallen fruit at Km
8. Also on 8th December at Kaeng Krachan 2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers
were seen at Km 17 and a pair of Kalij Pheasants at Km 20.
On 6th December
5 Black-headed Ibises were seen near Wat Khao Takrao, Petchaburi
along with 21 Painted Storks. 1 juvenile Pied Harrier, 2 female
and 1 male Eastern Marsh Harriers were seen at Tung Bang Jak on
6th. Also on 6th December 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper, 1 Eastern Curlew
and 1 adult Black-tailed Gull were seen at Pak Thale with 2 Spoon-billed
Sandpipers along with the gull and curlew on 5th. The escaped Greater
Flamingo and 12 Red Knot were also seen at Pak Thale on 5th. 10
Eurasian Wigeon were seen at Laem Pak Bia on 6th. On 5th December
an adult and 2 subadult Black-tailed Gulls were seen at the sand
spit, Laem Pak Bia and 2 subadult Heuglin's Gulls at Pak Thale.
45 Nordmann's Greenshank were counted at Laem Pak Bia on 5th December.
A Chinese Egret was present at the sand spit, Laem Pak Bia on 5th
above observations from Pak Thale, Laem Pak Bia, Kaeng Krachan,
Chiang Saen, Doi Lang, Thatorn, Doi Ang Kang and Doi Inthanon were
made by Nick
Upton and Peter Rozemeyer.
On 3rd December
1 Grey-tailed Tattler, 1 Asian Dowitcher, 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper
and 1 Pallas's Gull were seen at Pak Thale. At Laem Pak Bia a Chinese
Egret and a White-faced Plover were on the sand spit. -