Notable sightings from Doi Inthanon on 27-28th February
included Dark-sided Thrush at Mr Daeng's, 1 Chestnut Thrush, a pair
of Snowy-browed Flycatchers and 1 male Grey-winged Blackbird at
the summit, a male Daurian Redstart at the campsite orchard, 2 Black-tailed
Crakes at the camspite, 2 Black-backed Forktails at Km 13, 2 Slaty-backed
Forktails and a pair of Plumbeous Redstarts at Vatcharitan waterfall
along with 5 White-headed Bulbuls in a flowering tree. At Km 34.5
Small Niltava, 5 Long-tailed Broadbills, 2 Spectacled Barwings and
3 Asian Emerald Cuckoos were also nice birds.
At Saphan Pla
Sawai, Chom Thong, 35+ Small Pratincoles were seen on 27th February.
of a two-day stay at Mae Ping national park on 25th-26th February
were 2 White-bellied Woodpeckers, an Oriental Cuckoo, a male Chinese
Francolin, 1 Abberrant Bush Warbler, 2 Burmese Shrikes, 10+ Grey-headed
Parakeets, 5 Blossom-headed Parakeets, 10+ Black-headed Woodpeckers,
1 neglecta Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, 1 Rufous Woodpecker,
5 Yellow-footed Green Pigeons and a Collared Falconet.
On 24th February
3 Baer's Pochard, 8 Ferruginous Pochard, 3 Tufted Ducks, 1 Greater
Scaup, 10 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Common Teal, 20+ Northern Shoveler
and many hundreds of Garganey and Northern Pintail were seen at
Bueng Boraphet. Over 30 Glossy Ibis and 3 Siberian Rubythroats were
also seen on the same day. On 23rd several Asian Golden Weavers
were seen nesting at the fisheries research station, Bueng Boraphet
and many hundreds of Streaked and Baya Weavers were observed heading
to a roost site.
a few days at Khao Yai on 21st-23rd February included a pair of
Banded Kingfishers at Km 33, Red-headed Trogons at Km 33 and the
loop trail near HQ, a male Siamese Fireback at Km 33, a Burmese
Shrike near the old TAT restaurant, Grey-sided and Eyebrowed Thrushes
at Km 33 and a male Purple-throated Sunbird near Haew Narok.
On 20th February
a pair of Kalij Pheasants came to feed at Ban Song Nok, Kaeng Krachan.
Between streams 2 and 3 a group of 3 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills were
present. On 19th a pair of Banded Broadbills were seen at stream
2, a pair of Silver-breasted Broadbills between streams 2 and 3
and a pair of Long-tailed Broadbills at Km 27. Also at Km 27 was
a Ratchet-tailed Treepie. Two Forest Wagtails were seen at Bang
Krang campsite. On 18th a Blue Pitta was seen between streams 2
and 3 as well as a single Grey Peacock Pheasant; another Grey Peacock
Pheasant was seen at Km 24. A pair of Great Slaty Woodpeckers were
seen near stream 2 as was an Orange-headed Thrush. At Km 27, Kaeng
Krachan, a Rufous-browed Flycatcher, a Yellow-vented Green Pigeon,
a flock of White-hooded Babblers and a pair of Speckled Piculets
Raptors at Tung
Bang Jak on 17th February included 1 Greater Spotted Eagle and 1
dark morph Booted Eagle.
On 17th February
5 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale as well as 2 Dunlin,
1 Eastern Curlew, 1 Terek Sandpiper and the escaped Greater Flamingo.
On salt pans at the abandoned building, Laem Pak Bia 6 Asian Dowitchers,
6 Pied Avocets, 1 Dunlin and 167 Red Knot were seen on 17th February.
Other birds at various points around Laem Pak Bia were 1 adult Hueglin's
Gull, 1 second winter Pallas's Gull and 3 Painted Storks. On 16th,
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale as was an Eastern
Curlew with 1 White-faced Plover on the sand spit at Laem Pak Bia
along with 5 Lesser Crested Terns and 3 Chinese Egrets.
above observations from Doi Inthanon, Mae Ping, Bueng Boraphet,
Khao Yai, Kaeng Krachan, Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale were made by Nick
Upton, Srasri Phiromyothee, Ian & Jean Southworth, Alan
Hayden and Leo Pyke.
Spoonbill and 1 Painted Stork (perhaps a released bird) were seen
roosting at Chiang Saen lake on 28th February. 960 Black-winged
Stilts and 820 Spotted Redshank were also counted along with 2male
and 1 female Ruff. - Paul Rose.
On 27th February
an exhausted Skua (probably Pomarine) was found at the Laem Pak
Bia sand spit. - Marc Galvez.
Pintail were counted at Bueng Boraphet on 27th February.
On 26th February
interesting sightings from Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia included,
2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 4 Dunlin, 2 Terek Sandpipers, 1 Greater
Flamingo (escape), 2 Painted Storks and 441 Great Knot. On Laem
Pak Bia sandpsit 1 Chinese Egret, 24 Malaysian Plovers and 1 White-faced
Plover were seen.
above sightings from Bueng Boraphet and Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale were
kindly submitted by Thomas van der Es and Mark de Vries
On 26th February
4 Slaty-breasted Rails, 15 Ruddy-breasted Crakes, 1 Baillon's Crake,
Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, 15 Yellow Bitterns, 1
Black Bittern, 2 Cinnamon Bitterns, Painted snipe and a Bluethroat
were seen on freshwater marshes a couple of kms north of the main
marsh at Khao Sam Roi Yot. - Charles Sayer.
On 17th February
1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Pied Avocet,
20 Ruff and a Pallas's Gull were seen on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia.
- Jeff Higgott.
: Highlights from Nam Nao national park from 10th-14th
February included sightings of 2 Blossom-headed Parakeets, 1 Grey-headed
Parakeet, 1 Bamboo Woodpecker, 2 White-bellied Woodpeckers, 2 Great
Slaty Woodpeckers, 1 Heart Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Bar-backed Partridges,
3 male & 4 female Silver Pheasants, 3 Red-billed Scimitar Babblers,
6 White-hooded Babblers, 1 Burmese Shrike, 4 Red-headed Trogons,
1 Orange-breasted Trogon, 1 Mountain Scops Owl and 1 Brown Hawk
Owl. - Nick
Upton & John Plampin.
On 13th February
the following species were recorded at Chiang Saen Lake; 1 Black-faced
Spoonbill, 350+ Spotted Redshank, 1 Eastern Black-tailed Godwit,
1 Chestnut Munia, 1 Common Pochard (eclipse male), 32 Ferruginous
Pochard, 2 Northern Shoveler, 8 Great Cormorant and 1 Fulvous-breasted
Woodpecker. In addition, 12 Small Pratincoles were seen on the Mekong
near the Rimkong restaurant. - Paul Rose.
3 small flocks
of Short-billed Parrotbills and 1 Rufous-throated Fulvetta were
seen at Na Haew, Loei, on 10th February. - Ralph Parks &
On 10th &
11th February, 4 Baer's Pochard were photographed at Bueng Boraphet.
- Pongpol Adireksarn
: 2 Chinese Spot-billed Ducks were discovered at Chiang
Saen lake on 8th February and the Black-faced Spoonbill reported
ealier in the month was still present as was the long-staying Common
Shelduck. On the Mekong a Long-billed Plover was observed at close
range. - Ralph Parks & Nit Lawrence.
: At Km 27, Kaeng Krachan, on 6th February a female Silver
Oriole was seen and photographed at a fruiting tree, as was a Yellow-vented
Green Pigeon. Also seen at Km 27 were two Ratchet-tailed Treepies,
2 Long-tailed Broadbills, 6 White-hooded Babblers and a Rufous-browed
Flycatcher. At Km 11 a Stork-billed Kingfisher was seen and at Km
16 a pair of Black-thighed Falconets were present.
On 5th February
2010, 4 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale as was a
feral Greater Flamingo and a single Eastern Curlew with a large
flock of Eurasian Curlew. On the same date, 12 Pied Avocets were
seen on brine pools at Laem Pak Bia , and on nearby freshwater pools
12 Painted Snipe, 3 Painted Storks and 1 Ruddy Shelduck were present.
At nearby Tung Bang Jak a juvenile Greater Spotted Eagle, a dark
morph Booted Eagle, 40+ Red-throated Pipits, a Bluethroat and several
hundred Streaked Weavers were seen on 5th February. On 4th February,
5 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale and at Laem Pak
Bia 37 Nordmann's Greenshank, 1 Common Shelduck and 1 Pied Avocet
were seen. On Laem Pak Bia sand spit 2 Chinese Egrets, 3 Lesser
Crested Terns and 1 White-faced Plover were the highlights. On brine
pools at Laem Pak Bia 12 Pied Avocets were seen feeding.
A Blue Pitta,
a pair of Red-headed Trogons, a male Banded Kingfisher and a flock
of at least 8 Siamese Firebacks were seen along the trail at Km
33, Khao Yai on 3rd February. A pair of Banded Broadbills were observed
at Pa Gluai Mai campsite on 2nd February.
A single Limstone
Wren Babbler was found after much searching at Wat Pra Puttabaht
Noi on 1st February.
a boat trip on Bueng Boraphet, on 1st February, were a Siberian
Rubythroat, 3 Chestnut-tailed Starlings, 1 Savanna Nightjar, 3 White-browed
Crakes and a female Greater Scaup. Other ducks seen included 2 Gadwall,
a pair of Tufted Ducks, 5 Ferruginous Pochard, 18 Eurasian Wigeon,
500+ Northern Pintail, 20-30 Northern Shoveler and over 1000 Garganey.
On 31st January 80+ Oriental Darters were seen coming in to roost
at the Fisheries Research Station, Bueng Boraphet; 10 Pink-necked
Pigeons, 2 Chestnut-capped Babblers, 2 Yellow-eyed Babblers, 1 male
Red Avadavat and a pair of Chestnut Munias were also seen.
above sightings from Beung Boraphet, Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi, Khao
Yai, Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale, Tung Bang Jak & Kaeng Krachan were
made by Nick
Upton, Srasri Phiromyothee, Rick Heil et al.