: At Pak Thale on the 22nd January at least 4 Spoon-billed
Sandpipers were seen as were a group of 5 Red-necked Phalaropes,
2 Red Knot and 1 Dunlin. On salt pans near Laem Pak Bia an adult
Pallas's Gull was in the company of Brown-headed Gulls and at least
16 Nordmann's Greenshank were counted. On the sand spit, on the
same date, 1 White-faced Plover was observed and 7 Malysian Plovers,
11 Great Crested Terns, 1 Lesser Crested Tern, 2 Caspian Terns,
2 Greater Sand Plovers, 2 Chinese Egrets, 1 Pacific Reef Egret,
1 first winter and 1 second winter Pallas's Gulls and 1 adult Heuglin's
Gull were all present. At the abandoned building 5 Pied Avocets
and 5 Red-necked Phalaropes were seen and in a nearby freshwater
area 1 female Greater Painted Snipe was seen. In the King's Project
area 17 Ruff were seen and a Manchurian Reed Warbler was showing
well amongst the reed beds. - Nick
Upton, Srasri Phiromyothee, Brian Cox and Claire Cox.
On 21st January
a single Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen at Pak Thale and a second
winter Pallas's Gull was also present. On salt pans near Laem Pak
Bia at least 21 Nordmann's Greenshank were roosting amongst a huge
flock of mixed waders. Also on 21st 1 Great Crested Tern, 4 Lesser
Crested Terns, 1 White-faced Plover, 1 Chinese Egret, 1 Pacific
Reef Egret, 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper and a number of Greater Sand
Plovers and Malaysian Plovers were found on the sand spit. At the
abandoned building 6 Pied Avocets and 3 Red-necked Phalaropes were
seen. 7 Greater Painted Snipe were found at a nearby freshwater
site. In the King's Project, Laem Pak Bia, 1 Baillon's Crake was
found along with numerous Ruddy-breasted Crakes and 2 Slaty-breated
Rails. - Nick
Upton, Srasri Phiromyothee and Doug Kirwin.
: On 17th January 30+ Pink-necked Pigeons, 6 Small Minivets,
an Arctic Warbler and an Asian Paradise Flycatcher were all seen
at Suan Luang. - William Jones.
On 16th January
a Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo was glimpsed along trail 6 (B) and
as was a Blue Pitta. A group of Silver-breasted Broadbills were
seen well. Another Blue Pitta was found along the trail at Km 33.
A male Siamese Fireback Pheasant was briefly seen along trail 6
(B) on the 15th Januray and a pair of Red-headed Trogons were seen
displaying to each other. At the Khao Khieo viewpoint a Grey Nightjar
was found perched upon a flagpole and repeatedly observed catching
moths around the guardhouse at about 7.30pm. The campsite stakeout
had Puff-throated Babbler, Abbott's Babbler, Siberian Blue Robin,
Orange-headed Thrush, Grey-headed Flycatcher, Radde's Warbler, Plain-tailed
Warbler, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, White-rumped Shama, Greater Racket-tailed
Drongo and Blue Pitta all feeding together. On 14th January at the
stakeout behind the campsite toilets, Khao Yai a Blue Pitta, Pale-legged
Leaf Warbler, female Siberian Blue Robin, a pair of White-rumped
Shamas and an Orange-headed Thrush were all showing well. No sign
of Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo though. Another Blue Pitta was observed
along the Pha Gluai Mai- Haew Suwat trail. - Nick
Upton & John Plampin.
: A Grey-backed Shrike was observed in Lumphini Park, Bangkok
on the 11th January 2009. Also present were 2 Ashy Drongos, Asian
Brown Flycatcher and Brown-streaked Flycatcher. - William
A Large Hawk
Cuckoo was seen at Phuttamonton Park on the 6th January 2009. -
are some sightings that I received some time ago and haven't previosuly
had time to put on the website:
On the 29th
December a Short-toed Eagle was seen well, flying over a peach orchard
at Doi Inthanon.
Doi Lang produced
some good birds on the 23rd and 24th December 2008 with a Yellow-breasted
Bunting with a party of Little Buntings, a Yellow-browed Tit and
a Golden Bush Robin.
On 23rd December
several Mountain Bamboo Partridges and a Little Cuckoo Dove were
seen on the road up to Doi Pha Hom Pok. In the campsite c10 Red-flanked
Bluetails, a Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, a male Daurian Redstart,
a male Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher and a female White-bellied Redstart
were found on the same date.
On 22nd December
a Black-tailed Crake was seen at Ban Luang Resort, Doi Ang Kang.
On 21st December a male Daurian Redstart was seen at the Chinese
above sightings from Doi Inthanon, Doi Lang, Doi Ang Kang and Doi
Pha Hom Pok were kindly submitted by John Furse.
The feral Greater
Flamingo was once again seen at Pak Thale on 20th December 2008.
- Esa Keikka.
Lapwings were seen on just one flooded field along the Nakorn Sawan
bypass on 11th December 2008.
On the 8th December
2008 a pair of Jerdon's Bushchats were seen near the water tower
A visit to Chiang
Saen on 3-5th December turned up 1 Black-necked Grebe daily on the
lake along with 6 Great Cormorants. Ducks included a pair of Mallard,
Wigeon, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Garganey, Ferruginous Duck and
Tufted Duck, including several with white undertail coverts; no
Baer's Pochard though. The Mekong held 1 Long-billed Plover, 10
River Lapwings and c1000 Small Pratincoles on 4th.
On Doi Lang
between the dates of 29th Nov-Dec 3rd and Dec 6th-7th 2008 up to
12 Red-flanked Bluetails and 1-2 Woodcock were seen daily. 5-7 Ashy
Woodpigeon were found on most days with singles of White-bellied
Green Pigeon on December 2nd and 6th. 50 Speckled Woodpigeons were
seen on the 7th December. On the 2nd 2 Spot-throated Babblers and
1 Spot-bellied Eagle Owl were seen, with another Spot-bellied Eagle
Owl on the 1st. On the 30th November a female Scarlet Finch was
observed and 2 Himalayan Griffon Vultures flew into Myanmar on the
On 29th November
2008 4 Oriental Turtle Doves, 1 Rufous-winged Buzzard, 1 Slender-billed
Oriole and 2 Slaty-backed Forktails were observed along the chekpoint
road behind Malee's at Doi Chiang Dao.
At Den Ya Kat,
Doi Chiang Dao a male Silver Pheasant, 15 Grey-headed Parakeets,
a Blue Pitta, 2 Rufous-bellied Niltavas, 7 Giant Nuthatches and
8 White-necked Laughingthrushes were found on the 28th November
5 Oriental Skylarks,
10 Grey-headed Lapwings and 12 Wire-tailed Swallows were seen at
Chiang Dao Rice Paddies on the 27th November 2008.
above sightings from Chiang Dao, Chiang Saen, Thatorn, Nakorn Sawan
and Doi Lang were kindly supplied by Neil Lawton.
A male Vivid
Nitava was found on the trail near HQ, Khao Yai on 24th November
2008 as were Heart Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Broadbills,
an Orange-breasted Trogon and a White-crowned Forktail. On the 23rd
3 White-throated Needletails and 7 Wreathed Hornbills were seen
at the Khao Khieo viewpoint. A great Slaty Woodpecker was seen at
the wildlife watchtower.
On 21st November
8 White-shouldered Starlings and a Great Crested Tern were seen
from the ferry to Ko Samet.
above sightings from Khao Yai and Ko Samet were kindly submitted
by Daniel Jiminez.
: 2 Eared Pittas were seen on the Km 33 trail at Khao Yai
on the 9th January and a Savanna Nightjar was observed at the helipad
a little uphill from the park HQ. - Ralph Parkes.
On the 8th January
notable birds included 1 Grey-headed Fish Eagle over the Tortip
waterfall car park at Panoen Tung, Kaeng Krachan, an adult Rufous-bellied
Eagle at Km 34 and a female Asian Emerald Cuckoo at Km 23. Interesting
birds at the lower levels of Kaeng Krachan on 7th January included
1 Crimson Sunbird, 1 Orange-breasted Trogon, 2 Scaly-breasted Partridges,
1 Thick-billed Warbler, 1 Pale Blue Flycatcher, 1 Chinese Blue Flycatcher,
2 Wedge-tailed Pigeons and 1 Bay Woodpecker. - Nick
Upton, Len Worthington, David Scott and James Thomson-Glover.
3 Grey Peacock
Pheasants and 1 Silver Pheasant were seen at around Km 22-23, Kaeng
Krachan on the 6th January. - John Pilgrim.
4 Spoon-billed Sandpipers and a Pallas's Gull were present at Pak
Thale on 6th January. 43 Nordmann's Greenshank were counted at Laem
Pak Bia and 7 Painted Storks flew overhead. At the "abandoned
building", Laem Pak Bia, 9 Red-necked Phalaropes, 5 Asian Dowitchers,
5 Ruff and 1 Pied Avocet were in the pools and 1 Indian Nightjar
as well as 5 White-shouldered Starlings were nearby. After a lot
of searching, 1 White-faced Plover was found on the sand spit, Laem
Pak Bia and 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper was on the sand along with
4 Great Crested Terns and 6 Malaysian Plovers. 2 Chinese Egrets
were in the area too. At the King's Project, Laem Pak Bia, over
200 White-shouldered Starlings were seen as well as 2 Indian Nightjars,
1 Baillon's Crake and 1 female Bluethroat. - Nick
Upton, Len Worthington, David Scott and James Thomson-Glover.
: 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper was found at Pak Thale after
much searching on the 4th January. At nearby Laem Pak Bia 3 Asian
Dowitchers, 17 Red-necked Phalaropes, 4 Pied Avocets, 1 Indian Nightjar
and 7 White-shouldered Starlings were seen near the "abandoned
building". 7 Greater Painted Snipe were seen in nearby pools
and the reedbeds at the King's project held Ruddy-breasted Crake,
White-breasted Waterhen, Common Moorhen and Slaty-breasted Rail.
28 Nordmann's Greenshank were roosting on pools along with a flock
of more than 500 Great Knot; 5 Dunlin were also close by. On the
sand spit, Laem Pak Bia a male and a female White-faced Plover were
seen, 8 Great Crested Terns, Gull-billed Tern and 1 Chinese Egret
was still present. - Nick
Upton and Garvan O'Keefe.
A male and a
female White-faced Plover were seen on the sand spit at Laem Pak
Bia on the 3rd January and around 15 Pomarine Skuas could be seen
far out to sea. - Phil Round.