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31/03/11: Highlights of a trip to the Bala section of the Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, Narathiwat, 23-30th March, included the following;

Research Centre - 2 Plain-pouched Hornbills, 2 Wrinkled Hornbills, 2 Rhinoceros Hornbills (seen every day), 8 Bushy-crested Hornbills, 2 Orange-backed Woodpeckers, 2 White-crowned Hornbills, 1 Yellow-crowned Barbet, 1 Bat Hawk, 2 Malaysian Eared Nightjars, 2 Grey-and-buff Woodpeckers, 2 Black-and-red Broadbills, 2 Blyth's Hawk Eagles, 3 Horsfield's Babblers, 1 Short-toed Coucal, 1 Olive-backed Woodpecker, 1 Red-bearded Bee-eater, 2 Long-billed Spiderhunters.

Road - 1 Large Green Pigeon, 2 Finsch's Bulbuls, 1 Blyth's Hawk Eagle, 6 Helmeted Hornbills, 2 Rhinoceros Hornbills, 1 Great Hornbill, 3 Chestnut-naped Forktails, 1 White-fronted Scops Owl, 1 Blyth's (Javan) Frogmouth, 1 Gould's Frogmouth,1 Malayan Hawk Cuckoo, 4 Silver-breasted Broadbills, 1 Red-bearded Bee-eater, 4 Black-winged Flycatcher-shrikes.

To Mo Forest - 1 Ferruginous Babbler, 1 male Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, 1 Japanese Paradise Flycatcher, 1 male Rufous-collared Kingfisher, 1 Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, 1 Chestnut-naped Forktail, 2 Blue-banded Kingfishers, 1 Spotted Fantail, 1 Banded Woodpecker, 2 Buffy Fish Owls, 3 Black-winged Flycatcher-shrikes, 1 Green Broadbill.

Trail Across River From Research Centre - 1 Garnet Pitta, 1 Sooty-capped Babbler, 1 Green Broadbill, 1 Black-throated Babbler, 2 Orange-backed Woodpeckers.

On the 26th March a 2-hour visit to Pa Pru To Daeng, near Sungai Golok, Narathiwat, produced a pair of Fluffy-backed Tit Babblers, 1 White-chested Babbler and a pair of Malaysian Blue Flycatchers feeding young in a nest.

The above sightings from Hala-Bala and Pa Pru To Daeng were made by Nick Upton & Srasri Phiromyothee.

On March 19th 6 Spoon-billed Sandpipers were seen at Pak Thale and 2 Nordmann's Greenshank in salt pans at Laem Pak Bia.

At Nong Pla Lai/Tung Bang Jak raptor watchpoint 2 Greater Spotted Eagles, a juvenile Steppe Eagle and a Grey-faced Buzzard were seen on 19th March.

The above sightings from Laem Pak Bia/Nong Pla Lai were made by Dave Gandy & Nick Sismey.

18/03/11: At Km 27 a Ratchet-tailed Treepie was seen on 18th March.

On 17th March a single Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen at Pak Thale.

The above sightings from Kaeng Krachan and Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale were submitted by Johan op den Dries.

On 16th March 13 Comb Ducks were seen flying north at Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai, Petchaburi; a Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo, 4 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 1 Pink-necked Green Pigeon, 6 Asian Golden Weavers, 3 Streaked Weavers, 2 Greater Spotted Eagles, 1 Bluethroat, 3 juvenile Pied Harriers and 60+ Black Kites were also seen in the area.

On 16th March 6 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 3 Dunlin and 14 Terek Sandpipers were still present at Pak Thale. 24 Nordmanns Greenshank and 23 Pied Avocets were found on salt pans at Laem Pak Bia.

The above sightings from Pak Thale, Laem Pak Bia & Tung Bang Jak were made by Nick Upton & Andy Marshall.

A Long-billed Dowitcher and an Eastern Marsh Harrier were seen inside the King's Project, Laem Pak Bia, on 16th March. - Dave Gandy.

A female White-faced Plover, 2 Chinese Egrets, 50+ Great Crested Terns, 4 Lesser Crested Terns, 1 second winter Pallas's Gull were the highlights of a trip to the sand spit at Laem Pak Bia on 15th March. - Nick Upton & Andy Marshall.

Birds of interest seen at Bang Pra, on 13th March, included 2 Oriental Darters, 1 Black Bittern, 2 Cinnamon Bitterns, 3 Rosy Starlings, 1 Crow-billed Drongo, 4 Chestnut-capped Babblers, 6 Yellow-eyed Babblers, 6 Greater Painted Snipe, 1 Laced Woodpecker, 5 Barred Buttonquail, 1 Yellow-legged Buttonquail and 1 Rain Quail. - Nick Upton.

3 Black-naped Terns were seen from the public pier at Sri Racha on 13th March. - Nick Upton.

11/03/11: At the Tung Bang Jak/Nong Pla Lai raptor watchpoint a juvenile Imperial Eagle, 2 Greater Spotted Eagles, 1 adult male Pied Harrier, 30+ Black Kites, 1 Black-shouldered Kite, 1 Osprey and 6 Brahminy Kites were seen between 3.30-5pm on 10th March. A party of 7 Red-whiskered Bulbuls were also seen - uncommon in this area.

Highlights from Kaeng Krachan on 9th-10th March included 2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers in flight at Km 13; 2 Black-and-red Broadbills and a White-browed Piculet at Ban Krang; a pair of Banded Broadbills, a Black-thighed Falconet, a pair of Silver-breasted Broadbills and a Buff-rumped Woodpecker at Km 16; a Black-and-yellow Broadbill, 3 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills and a pair of Silver-breasted Broadbills between streams two and three; 3 Ratchet-tailed Treepies, 2 Rufous-browed Flycatchers, 2 Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, 1 Great Hornbill, 1 Yellow-vented Green Pigeon, 5 White-hooded Babblers and a female Red-headed Trogon between Km 27 and 28; 1 Red-bearded Bee-eater at Km 25.

On 8th March 2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 1 Black-faced Spoonbill, 5 Red Knot, 2 Dunlin, 17 Terek Sandpipers and 2 Red-necked Phalaropes were seen at Pak Thale. On salt pans at Laem Pak Bia, 58 Nordmann's Greenshank and 23 Pied Avocets were counted. 2 Chinese Egrets, a pair of White-faced Plovers, 60+ Greater Crested Terns and 1 Lesser Crested Tern were present on Laem Pak Bia sandspit.

The above sightings from Laem Pak Bia/Pak Thale, Kaeng Krachan and Tung Bang Jak were made by Nick Upton

On 7th March 2 Black-headed Woodpeckers and a Chestnut-winged Cuckoo were seen at Khao Look Chang, Petchaburi. - Ralph Parks & Nit Lawrence.

06/03/11: At Tung Bang Jak, on 6th March, 6 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 1 Asian Golden Weaver, 2 Greater Spotted Eagles, 1 juvenile Imperial Eagle, 1 female Pied Harrier, 50+ Black Kites and a Common Kestrel were seen.

9 Black-headed Ibises were seen near Wat Khao Takrao on 6th March.

Highlights from Kaeng Krachan on 4-5th March included a pair of Black-and-red Broadbills at Ban Krang; several parties of Silver-breasted Broadbills between Ban Krang and stream three; 2 Rusty-cheeked Hornbills, 2 Great Hornbills and a Black-and-yellow Broadbill between streams two and three; 2 Ratchet-tailed Treepies, 1 Great Hornbill, 2 Wreathed Hornbills and 6 Long-tailed Broadbills at Km 27.5.

The above records from Kaeng Krachan, Wat Khao Takrao and Tung Bang Jak were made by Nick Upton, Pierre & Bronwyn Hofmeyr, Chris & Wenda Redfern and Anne Irons.

A Long-billed Dowitcher was found on salt pans near the abandoned building, Laem Pak Bia, on 6th March. - Ralph Parks & Nit Lawrence.

On 3rd March 5 Spoon-billed Sandpipers and 1 subadult Pallas's Gull were seen at Pak Thale at 10am. - Khun Daeng.

Highlights from Mae Wong, on 1-5th March, included Burmese Yuhina, Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, 1 Grey Peacock Pheasant, Long-tailed Broadbills nest-building and Rufous-necked Hornbill. - Neil Armitage.

On 3rd March 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen at Pak Thale at 8-9am. A Milky Stork was also seen in company of 20 Painted Storks and a Black-faced Spoonbill was also present. Also at Pak Thale were 2 Dunlin and 7 Red Knot. At Wat Komnaram, Pak Thale, 3 Oriental Skylarks ans 50+ Oriental Pratincoles were seen. 20 Nordmann's Greenshank and 13 Pied Avocets were found on salt pans in Laem Pak Bia district and on the sand spit were 70+ Great Crested Terns, 3 Lesser Crested Terns and a female White-faced Plover.

Highlights at Khao Yai from 28th February to 2nd March were a male White-throated Rock Thrush, a male Mugimaki Flycatcher, a pair of Brown Hornbills and a male Banded Kingfisher at the Bonnsong Lekagul camp; 4 Long-tailed Broadbills near park HQ; a male Blue Pitta, a Great Hornbill and a Banded Broadbill at Km 33.

On 28th February a pair of Limestone Wren Babblers were seen from the Naga staircase at Wat Pra Puttabaht Noi at 8.15am.

The following birds were seen at Beung Boraphet on 27th February; 19 Glossy Ibis, 84 Oriental Darters, 1 female Watercock, 3 Savanna Nightjars, 1 male Siberian Rubythroat, 3 male and 1 female Tufted Duck, 1 female Common Pochard, 4 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Ferruginous Pochard, 16 Northern Shoveler.

Highlights from Mae Ping on 25th-26th February were 1 White-bellied Woodpecker, 8 Black-headed Woodpeckers, 2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 16 Grey-headed Parakeets, 4 Black Bazas, 1 Rufous-winged Buzzard, 3 Yellow-footed Green Pigeons, 1 Collared Falconet and 2 Yellow-streaked Warblers.

The above records from Mae Ping, Beung Boraphet, Khao Yai, Laem Pak Bia & Pak Thale were made by Nick Upton, Pierre & Bronwyn Hofmeyr, Chris & Wenda Redfern and Anne Irons.

At Chiang Dao rice paddies, on 3rd March, 3 Wire-tailed Swallows and an Oriental Skylark were seen.

Highlights from Mae Ping on 1st and 2nd March included 15+ Grey-headed Parakeets, 5 Great Slaty Woodpeckers, 1 White-bellied Woodpecker, a pair of Collared Falconets, 1 Rufous-winged Buzzard and a Brown Hawk Owl.

The above sightings from Mae Ping and Chiang Dao were made by Malcolm Goodman, Howard Jolliffe, Simon Buckingham, Stuart Elsom & Matt Mulvey.

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