: 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.
from Tung Bang Jak and Kaeng Krachan were made by Nick
Upton & Mats Johannesson.
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.
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.
present at Bang Poo included 3 Whimbrel, 4 Common Greenshank and
about 150 Eastern Black-tailed Godwit.
from Muang Boran Fishponds and Bang Poo were made by Nick
Upton & Phil Round.