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30/06/10 : On 23rd June 65-80 Spot-billed Pelicans were seen in flight at Tung Bang Jak. 1 Pheasant-tailed Jacana in breeding plumage was also seen along with 2 White-browed Crakes, 1 male Watercock and 6 Cotton Pygmy Geese. Good numbers of Asian Golden Weaver and Streaked Weaver were also seen nesting.

At Kaeng Krachan a pair of Hooded Pittas were seen nest building a little beyond stream crossing 1 after Bang Krang campsite on 23rd June. At the same spot a female Banded Kingfisher was seen as well as a party of Silver-breasted Broadbills and a female Blue Pitta on the road. On 22nd June a Rufous-browed Flycatcher, 3 Red-headed Trogons, a pair of Ratchet-tailed Treepies and 7 Great Hornbills were the highlights at Km 27, Kaeng Krachan whilst 25 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills, 1 calling Hooded Pitta, 1 Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, 2 Dusky Broadbills, 2 Bamboo Woodpckers and 3 Rufous Woodpeckers were all seen between streams 2 and 3. At the point where the paved road becomes dirt before Ban Krang campsite, a pair of Black-and-red Broadbills were seen making a nest. On 21st, also at Kaeng Krachan, 3 Blue-winged Pittas were seen in secondary forest between kilometres one and eight with 2 male Blue Pittas just after stream 2.

Sightings from Tung Bang Jak and Kaeng Krachan were made by Nick Upton & Mats Johannesson.

12/06/10 : On 12th June 3 Vinous-breasted Starlings, 1 male Chinese Francolin and 1 of the reintroduced Lesser Adjutants were seen at Bang Pra. On the same date 2 Oriental Skylarks, 1 Ruddy-breasted Crake, 4 White-browed Crakes, 2 Striated Grassbirds, 8 Asian Golden Weavers, 5 Cotton Pygmy Geese and 20+ Pheasant-tailed Jacanas were present at Muang Boran Fishponds. - Nick Upton, Peter West and Sue Proust.

05/06/10 : At Muang Boran Fishponds, on 5th June, notable birds included 1 Painted Snipe, 30+ Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, 10+ White-browed Crakes, 1 Oriental Skylark, several small colonies of Asian Golden Weaver, 8 Striated Grassbirds and 9 Cotton Pygmy Geese.

Shorebirds still present at Bang Poo included 3 Whimbrel, 4 Common Greenshank and about 150 Eastern Black-tailed Godwit.

Sightings from Muang Boran Fishponds and Bang Poo were made by Nick Upton & Phil Round.






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