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31/10/07 : Some raptor migration was reported from the Yonok area of Chiang Saen on 30th October with 26 Amur Falcons, 2 Common Kestrels, 16 Grey-faced Buzzards, 18 Oriental Honey-buzzards, 2 Common Buzzards and 4 Chinese Sparrowhawks. 221 harriers were counted at a nearby roost, joined by a single Amur Falcon and 23 Grey Herons.

On the 29th October 199 harriers were counted roosting at Yonok Wetlands as were over 1000 Red-throated Pipits. An Osprey, 13 Grey-headed Lapwings, 45 Common Snipe and 26 Wood Sandpipers were also seen. On the 27th, 80 Black Bazas were seen together.

The above sightings from Chiang Saen were kindly supplied by Mick Davies and Dowroong Danlamajak.

Four Red-billed Blue Magpies were seenfeeding on the road at HQ in Mae Wong National Park on the morning of the 28th October. - David Cabedo.

A Spot-bellied Eagle Owl was heard calling from tall trees near Malee's, Doi Chiang Dao on the 23rd October. - Tim Morris, from the logbook at Malee's Guesthouse.

Large bird flocks were reported from Den Ya Kat, Doi Chiang Dao on the 23rd October. Most notable sightings were a male Humes Pheasant along the track before the sub station, 2 Oriental Turtle Doves, 8-10 Giant Nuthatches and 1 Yellow-cheeked Tit. Other interesting species were 80 Black Bulbuls, including a flock of 60 feeding at the sub-station along with 7 White-headed Bulbuls, 2 Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babblers and 50 Striated Yuhinas.

A huge movement of Swiftlets were noted from Malee's Guesthouse on the 21st with at least 11,500 between 8.30 am and midday.

Chiang Dao rice paddies turned up some interesting species on the 20th October with 14 Grey-headed Lapwings, 40 Chestnut-tailed Starlings, 5 Wire-tailed Swallows, 60 Red-throated Pipits and 5 Yellow-breasted Buntings amongst the most interesting along with lots of more common species.

The above records from Doi Chiang Dao were submitted by Neil Lawton.

1 Grey-backed Shrike, 1 Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, 25 Wedge-tailed Green Pigeons, 1 Large Hawk Cuckoo and 1 Besra were amongst the best species recorded from the lower altitudes of Doi Chiang dao between the 18th and 23rd of October. - Neil Lawton & Alan Jones.

Between the 8th-17th of October a number of interesting birds were found in rice paddies around Suphanbur with 3 Grey-headed Lapwings seen daily. Three adult Cotton Pygmy Geese with two broods of single young, one a day or two
old and the other about 10 days old were seen on the 16th-17th and previously on the 8th.

1 Red Avadavat and 1 Lanceolated Warbler were found around the Suphanburi paddies on the 14th as well as 1 female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, 1 Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, 40 Marsh Sandpiper, 4 female & 1 male Painted Snipe, 1 Watercock, 1 Eastern Marsh Harrier, 27 Oriental Honey-buzzards and 61 Chinese Sparrowhawk. On the same day 8500 Oriental Pratincoles were counted at dawn.

At the same site on the 11th a Watercock was present and an Osprey was seen flying south as were 19 Chinese Sparrowhawks. A Black Bittern was also seen and a smaller group of 160 Oriental Pratincoles were counted. A juvenile Oriental Cuckoo was another interesting observation on the 11th and a group of 18 Oriental Honey-buzzards were seen in flight over the town of Suphanburi.

On the 8th October, the Suphanburi paddies held 2 Garganey, 1 Baillon's Crake and 85 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Black Bittern.

The above sightings from in and around Suphanburi were kindly submitted by Neil Lawton.

29/10/07 : 30 Yellow-footed Pigeons were seen at Mae Hia on 28th October. On 26th 2 Rufous-necked Hornbills were found at Chong Yen, Mae Wong, as well as 14 Wreathed Hornbills. On the 25th, 9 Grey-headed Parakeets were seen at Mae Ping. - Peter Ericsson.

Raptor migration at Radar Hill was sporadic on the 28th October, highlights being 6954 Black Bazas, 360 Grey-faced Buzzards, 1 Eastern Marsh Harrier, 2 Black Kites, 16 Japanese Sparrowhawks and 7 Oriental Honey-buzzards. 7 Brown-backed Needletails were also seen.

The previous week's count on 21st October revealed 5145 Black Bazas, 274 Grey-faced Buzzards, 39 Japanese Sparrowhawks and a number of non raptors: 4 Swinhoe's Minivets, 13 Red-rumped Swallows, 128 Barn Swallows, 74 Black Drongos, 110 Blue-tailed Bee-eaters and 6 Brown-backed Needletails.

The above sightings from Radar Hill were taken from Benny Fredriksson's blog.

A Black Kite was seen at Chiang Saen lake/Yonok on the 26th October, as were 10 Grey-headed Lapwings, Common Buzzard and 6 Citrine Wagtails.

At the Wat Pa Mak roost, 104 Harriers were counted and 2 Grass owls were also seen. Barn Owl and Collared Scops Owl were also in the area.

Some more records from the Chiang saen area, on the 23rd, included 3 Grey-headed Lapwings, 2 Spot-billed Ducks and 1000+ Red-throated Pipits roosting at Pa Mak Nor.

The above sightings from Chiang Saen were kindly supplied by Mick Davies and Dowroong Danlamajak.

23/10/07 : Peter Ericsson photographed a Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Khok Kham yesterday, 22nd October - take a look at the excellent picture here: Spoon-billed Sandpiper. - Thanks to Peter Ericsson for this sighting.

22/10/07 : A potential new species for Thailand was reported on 20th October: Long-billed Pipit from Yonok Wetlands, Chiang Saen. Very poor quality photographs were obtained but do suggest that the bird may indeed be this species. Further information is awaited. 3 Hoopoe and 1 Amur Falcon were also seen in the area on th 21st. 2 singing Siberian Rubythroats were found as well as over 100 Red-throated Pipits and several Wrynecks on the 20th October. On the 17th October a male Northern Goshawk was seen over Chiang Saen.

The above sightings were kindly supplied by Mick Davies and Dowroong Danlamajak.

80 Amur Falcons were counted at Doi Lang on the 20th October. raptor counting at radar Hill, Chumpon resulted in an amazing 32,790 Black Bazas, 1 Northern Hobby, 1 Greater Spotted Eagle, 467 Grey-faced Buzzards and smaller numbers of Oriental Honey-buzzards, Chinese and Japanese Sparrowhawks and 1 juvenile Black Kite.

The above sightings were taken from Benny Fredriksson's blog.

18/10/07 : This month I will reproduce the BCST recent sightings in full as they seem to be taking some time to get them online themselves. Thanks to Phil Round for sending them to me.

RECENT REPORTS August–early October 2007

A Short-tailed Shearwater was picked up dead at Laypang Beach, near Laguna, (Phuket) on 19 August (IS). Eight nests of Oriental Darter, all apparently incubating, were seen at Sanambin (Buriram) on 15–17 September (WN). This is a new breeding locality. Apparently migrant Grey Herons appeared at Laem Phak Bia earlier than previously, with the first on 17 August (SN); two on 25 August (SN, PDR, PS) and three on 31 August (SN, PDR). A Chinese Egret was again present at Pak Thale (Phetchaburi) on 1 September (SM, SN, P & PS et al.) with others at Laem Hin (Phuket) on 2 September (IS) and near Chumphon Mangrove Research Station (Chumphon) a new locality, on 8 October (SS). The earliest (presumed) Chinese Pond Heron was reported from Kaem Ling Nong Yai (Chumphon) on 29 August (CN). Two Glossy Ibises were present at Bang Pu (Samut Prakan) on 22–23 September (observer?) and another seen at North Rangsit (Pathumthani) on 3 October (LM).

A staggering total of 793 Painted Storks was counted, apparently passing southwards over Khao Hin Lek Fai, near Hua Hin (Prachuap Khiri Khan) during the eight days 15–22 September inclusive. The largest single day’s total was 250 on 18 September (JS). Where were they going, one wonders? 31 were seen feeding on a pond at Hat Chao Samran (Phetchaburi) on 7 October (SD, PDR et al.).

A Bat Hawk was seen at Krung Ching (Nakhon Si Thammarat) on 11 August (PC). The first Japanese Sparrowhawks (five: said to be juveniles/first-year) passed over Ban U-Tapao (Chumphon) on 3 September (CN).

Raptor passage, was observed at a site 2 km west of Khao Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin when, on 22 September after four days of cloud, 88 Chinese Sparrowhawks, 28 Japanese Sparrowhawks, and 101 unidentified Accipiter were counted, along with three Oriental Honey-buzzards and a single Greater Spotted Eagle (JS). A single Oriental Honey-buzzard flew over Laem Phak Bia (Phetchaburi) on 7 October (P&PS) and 18 Oriental Honey-buzzards, together with a few Accipiter and a single Spot-billed Pelican flew over Taling Chan (Bangkok) on 9 October (PS). A male Western Marsh Harrier was reported from Wat Pak Ma Nor, Chiang Saen (Chiang Rai) on 26 September (DD, MD). (For TRG Raptor Counts at Radar Hill, see the table following.)

A River Lapwing showed up at Kaem Ling Nong Yai (Chumphon) on 4–5 September (CN). There were two Grey-headed Lapwings at Khok Kham on 2 October (PS), and eight passed Radar Hill, Bang Saphan Noi (Prachuap Khiri Khan) on 30 September (TRG). A single adult-plumaged Red Knot was seen at Laem Phak Bia on 25 August (LF, SN, PDR et al.); there were 59 Great Knots that day (LF, SN,PDR) and 154 on 1 September (SN, PDR, P & PS). At least two Little Stints were photographed at Khok Kham on 27 August (PE), one was seen on 16 September (PE), and one banded at Laem Phak Bia on 16 September (SN). There were four Asian Dowitchers at Laem Phak Bia on 25 August (LF, SN, PDR et al.), with singles on 25 September (SN) and 6 October (P & PS) and a Grey-tailed Tattler at Pak Thale on 10 September (SNu).

An adult Slender-billed Gull photographed at Na Thung, Chumphon on 19 September (CN) was the first record for the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Two Pin-tailed Pigeons were seen at Mae Wong (Nakhon Sawan) on 29–30 October (VA, SM, MW, SW).

1000 Red-breasted Parakeets, the largest flock for decades, were reported from Phupasak, Wong Mung (Saraburi) n 7 September (AAA). A Chestnut-winged Cuckoo was seen in mangroves at Laem Phak Bia on 29 September (BK). An adult Moustached Hawk Cuckoo photographed at Mo-Singto, Khao Yai on 26 September (KP), was the first confirmed record for the park of a species long suspected to occur there. Asian Barred Owlet, a bird that is scarce in and around the city, was seen in Suan Rotfai (Bangkok) on 25 August (KT). At least two Pacific Swifts passed over Laem Phak Bia on 25 August (PDR, P & PS) with seven more on 1 September (P & PS). 29 passed over Radar Hill on 22 September and 21 on 29 September, with one on 23 September and four on 30 September (TRG). A migrant Black-backed Kingfisher banded at Laem Phak Bia on 2 September was only the second record for the site (SN, PDR, PS et al.). Another (migrant or resident?) was reported from Kaeng Krachan (Phetchaburi) on 18 September (AAA). The earliest Black-capped Kingfisher appeared at Suan Rotfai on 9 September (KT) with no others until a second appeared at KU Kamphaengsaen (Nakhon Pathom) on 23 September (PP). A flock of over 100 Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters roosted in mangroves at Phuket Boat Lagoon on 26 August (IS). Passage of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters at Radar Hill built up from 9 on 22 September, increasing throughout the month to 125 on 30 September (TRG). Apparent passage was recorded at Laem Phak Bia on the weekend of 6–7 October. The earliest Eurasian Wryneck was at Chiang Saen (Chiang Rai) on 9 October (DD, MD).

Two pairs of Golden-bellied Gerygones were nest-building at Samut Sakhon Mangrove Research Center on 30 August (MU). A Brown Shrike, at Phuket on 4 August (IS), was an exceptionally early date. No others were seen until 27 August (LF, PDR et al.), an adult at Laem Phak Bia, with another at Din Daeng, Bangkok on 31 August (DA). There were Tiger Shrikes at Khao Yai on 4 September (KP,WS); Laem Phak Bia on 9 September (SN, PDR, PS et al.) and 1 October (PoK, SN,PDR); and Samut Sakhon Mangrove Research Station on 19 September (WT, YT). Two Burmese Shrikes were seen at KU Kamphaengsaen on 23 September (PA). A Long-tailed Shrike at Thalang (Phuket) on 8 October (IS) was unexpected. This was undoubtedly the black-headed continental race (tricolor) rather than the grey-crowned, grey-mantled peninsular Malaysian race (L.s. bentet). Asian Paradise-flycatchers were present at Laem Phak Bia on 9 September (two); 30 September (three); 1 October (one) and 6 October (one: SN,PDR et al), with others at KU Kamphaengsaen on 4 September (RM) and 19 September (T?); in Suan Rotfai on 9 September (KT) and 25 September (SSu); and Chulalongkorn University on 14 September (white morph; CC). The 25 September bird was an undoubted adult male incei with a full-length tail—the only such that has been seen in autumn, so far as known.

A remarkable partial albino Barn Swallow was photographed at Nong Lahan, Chaturat (Chaiyaphum) on 12 August (PP). A red-vented morph of Sooty-headed Bulbul was seen in Chatuchak (Bangkok) on 28 August (DA).

The earliest Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler was banded at Laem Phak Bia on 25 August (SM, SN, PDR et al.), with others on 1 September, 7 September and 30 September (three; SN, PDR et al.). The earliest Oriental Reed Warbler was on 14 September (SN) and the first Black-browed Reed Warbler on 1 October (SN, PDR). The first Arctic Warbler was reported at Suan Rotfai on 20 August (KT), with others at Samut Sakhon Mangrove Research Center on 19 September (WT,YT) and Laem Phak Bia on 30 September (SN,PDR et al.). Khao Yai (four on 30 September, and a further individual on 4 October; KP, WS). Eastern Crowned Warblers were seen at Laem Phak Bia on 1 September (PS), Suan Rotfai on 9 September and Chulalongkorn University on 15 September (KT).

The earliest Purple-backed Starlings were reported from Ko Samui (Surat Thani) on 30 August , with 100 by 28 September (AAA). There were 30 Purple-backed Starlings at Laem Phak Bia on 5 October (SD, SN, PDR et al.). There were 140 White-shouldered Starlings at Laem Phak Bia on 25 September (SN) and 200 on 5 October (PDR). 600 Chestnut-tailed Starlings were seen at Chiang Saen n 25 September (DD, MD). A single Jungle Myna, a bird which is rapidly losing ground to the expanding population of White-vented Mynas, was seen at Phuket on 21 September (IS).

The first Siberian Blue Robin was seen at AIT (Pathumthani) on 20 September (AAA); others were banded at Laem Phak Bia on 22 September (one); during 30 September to 1 October, no fewer than 28 — the same weekend that last year produced an influx of over 50 — and three more on 6–7 October (SN, PDR et al.). Two were also banded at Khao Yai on 30 September (KP, WS) and one seen at Phutthamonthol (Nakhon Pathom) on 5 October (AK). The first-reported Siberian Rubythroat was from Chiang Saen on 9 October (DD, MD).

A Dark-sided Flycatcher in largely juvenile plumage was photographed at Suan Rotfai on 25 September (MK); another was reported at Mae Wong during 29–30 September (VA, SM, MW, SW). An unexpectedly early migrant was a Ferruginous Flycatcher at Suan Rotfai on 2 September (KT) with another at KU Kamphaengsaen on 29 September (SSu).

At Laem Phak Bia Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, all females or immatures, were recorded on 25 August (two); 26 August (one); 8–9 September (three); 30 September (three) and 1 October (five more; SN, PDR et al.). Elsewhere, a total of at least six adult males and 12 females or immatures were reported from various localities, in Khao Yai, from Bangkok and neighbouring provinces, south to Nong Phlak Phraya (Satun) during 25 August to 4 October (DA, WB, KP, KT, WS et al). A male Blue-throated “Chinese Blue” Flycatcher which flew into a window and stunned itself at Laem Phak Bia on 24 September (SN) was a new record for the project site. It recovered, was banded and released. A female was also banded in Khao Yai on 30 September (KP, WS), and both a first-year male and a female photographed in Phutthamonthol on 5 October (AK). There were Forest Wagtails at Phuket Boat Lagoon on 26 August (IS); one at Kaeng Krachan on 28 August (AAA) and two at Suan Somdej (adjacent to Suan Rotfai), Bangkok, on 2 September (KT).
A roost of c. 200 House Sparrows in the grounds of a gas station in Kui Buri (Prachuap Khiri Khan) on 8 October (SS) seems to be the most southerly documented record. Three Red Avadavats were seen at Sanambin on 19 September (B?)

Raptor Counts at Radar Hill, Chumphon

Species Date
22 Sep 23 Sep 29 Sep 30 Sep
Oriental Honey-buzzard 21 690 1,852 4, 271
Black Kite 1 2 1
Eastern Marsh Harrier 3 2
Chinese Sparrowhawk 245 1,553 707 1,498
Japanese Sparrowhawk 146 326 44 42
Shikra 1 2 7 1
Accipiter sp. 123 253 50 142

Additional records from July
At Khao Sok Wallaces’s Hawk Eagle on 3 July and Black Eagle on 4 July (AL)
Presumed resident Black Bazas at Khao Yoi-Nong Ya Plong Road (Phetchaburi) on 29 July (SNu) and Sakaerat (Nakhon Ratchasima), three on 29 July (AK).

Anonymous or pseudonymous web-board postings (AAA); Vorawan Aksornsart (VA), Patamaporn Amavisit (PA), Derek Anderson (DA), Worapot Boonkhwamdee (WB), Dr. Piyapong Chotipuntu (PC), Chutinan Chutima (CC), Suchart Daengphayon (SD), Dawroong Damlamajak (DD), Mick Davies (MD), Londo Febrianto (LF), Runnaporn Iamchung (RI), Mongkol Kaewthep (MK), Pornkaesem Kantamara (PoK), Boonrawd Khieoyuu (BK), Dr. Apirat Kulsantipong (AK), Amorn Liukiratiyutkul (AL), Rujira Mahaprom (RM), Dr. Suwanna Mookachonphan (SM), Lester Mulford (LM), Wicha Narungsri (WN), Somchai Nimnuan (SN), Sompong Nuamsawat (SNu), Parinya Padungtin (PP), Korakoch Pobprasert (KP), Philip Round (PDR), Pinit and Piyanipa Saengkaew (P & PS), Wangworn Sankamethavee (WS), Jans Sikkens (JS), Ike Suriwong (IS), Smith Sutibut (SS), Dr. Sataporn Suvitvong (SSu), Wassana Tammapon (WT), Yupin Tatuwan (YT), Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang (KT), Mahidol University Vertebrate Zoology Class (MU) Mongkud Wongchai (MW), Supapon Wongkongkathep (SW); Boonrod, no surname supplied (B?), Teradeth, no surname supplied (T?).

Thai Raptor Group contributors were: Dr. Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua (principal counter); Boonrod family (Sombut, Karuna & Thiti), Napasporn Chaturaphat, Chaiwat Chinuparawat, Tanaporn Daotong, Pajaree Intravooth, Dr.Sirikamon Inthawi, Kamthorn Jansuwannason, Dr. Wut Kiatwong, Benchapol Lawsunyaluck, Panmeeros family (Theerayuth & Waritta), Chultawat Powattanadilok, Peerasit Tandavanitj and Jaratsri Vatcharapiyasophon

Compiled by Philip Round, with assistance from Dr. Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua (Thai Raptor Group),and Nick Upton (, Chanchai Rodrang (BCST) and Parinya Padungtin.

The work of BCST Records Committee is supported by Swarovski Optik KG

17/10/07 : The ever vigilant Mr Tee found the first Spoon-billed Sandpiper of the season at Khok Kham on the 16th October.

Thanks to Peter Ericsson for passing on the above information.

16/10/07 : A flock of Ashy Minivets were seen roosting on a dead casuarinas tree at Sapan Hin, Phuket, on the evening of the 13th October, and three Black Bazas were seen over Chao Fah Road, also in Phuket, heading east on the evening of the 6th October.

The above sightings were taken from Ike Suriwong's Phuket Birder's Blog with his kind permission.

A total of 172 harriers were counted at 3 roosts around Chiang saen on the 11th and 12th October. Other birds in the region, on the same days were 70 Black-crowned Night Herons, 2 Grey-headed Lapwings, "a few" Wrynecks, Grass Owls at 2 sites and "lots" of Dusky Warblers.

The above sightings were taken from Mick Davies' and Dowroong Danlamajak's Yonok Wetlands Project Website with their kind permission.

10/10/07 : 20 Harriers, mostly male Pied Harriers, were present in a roost near Chiang Saen on th 9th October. Also near Chiang Saen, on the 5th, Siberian Rubythroat, Wryneck and yellow-browed warbler were seen.

The above sightings were taken from Mick Davies' and Dowroong Danlamajak's Yonok Wetlands Project Website with their kind permission.

A Long-tailed Shrike was found at Pak Khok on Phuket on the 8th October.

The above sighting was taken from Ike Suriwong's Phuket Birder's Blog with his kind permission.

28/09/07 : At a harrier roost near Chiang Saen 2 Pied Harriers (Including 1 male) and 3 eastern Marsh Harriers were present on th 27th September.

On the 26th at Wat Pa Mak Nor 13 adult male Pied Harriers, 1 juvenile Pied Harrier, 4 adult male Eastern Marsh Harriers and 4 female/immature Eastern Marsh Harriers were in attendance and an adult male Western Marsh Harrier was seen in flight. In the same region were 1-4 Grass Owls and an Indian Nightjar.

Other migrants seen in the Chiang Saen area in the week leading up to the 25th September were 2 Wrynecks, 3 Asian Paradise Flycatchers, 600 Chestnut-tailed Starlings, 12 Black-crowned Night Herons as well as larger number s of more common migrants.

The above sightings were taken from Mick Davies' and Dowroong Danlamajak's Yonok Wetlands Project Website with their kind permission.

I received some interesting migration observations from a location very close to Hua Hin; the most interesting are reproduced here:

Oriental honey-buzzard
Pernis ptilorhyncus
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Accipiter soloensis 22/09/07
10-11 hrs
11-12 hrs
12-13 hrs
16-17 hrs
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Accipiter gularis
10-11 hrs
11-12 hrs
12-13 hrs
16-17 hrs
17-18 hrs
Unitentified Accipiter
Accipiter sp. 22/09/07
Greater Spotted Eagle
Aquila clanga
Painted Stork
Mycteria leucocephala
Purple-backed Starling Sturnus sturninus

The above sightings were kindly submitted by Jans and Trudi Sikkens.

25/09/07 : A Jungle Myna was seen in a rubber plantation and a Yellow-rumped Flycatcher in mangroves in Eastern Phuket on the 21st September. A boat trip to Ko Yao from Phuket produced good views of a single a Bridled Tern and several Little Terns on the 14th September.

The above sightings were taken from Ike Suriwong's Phuket Birder's Blog with his kind permission.

17/09/07 : Approximately 175 Painted Storks were seen on migration at Hua Hin as well as "some" Chinese and Japanese Sparrowhawks on 15th September. - Jans Sikkens.

A peregrine Falcon arrived at Chiang Saen on 13th September - Mick Davies of Nature Thailand.

Newly published Recent Reports from June 2007 to August 2007 are now online on the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand's website. Highlights include a colony of Oriental Darters with 30 nests at Wat Huai Jan, Lopburi in May and June; a Malayan Night Heron at the military academy at Khao Cha-Ngok, Nakhon Nayo on 13th August; and Blue-breasted Quail at Bang Pra on 18th August.

See BCST website for full report.

14/09/07 : At least 2 Little Stints were present amongst Red-necked Stints at Khok Kham on the 27th August - Peter Ericsson

09/09/07 : Returning migrant shorebirds included both Greater and Lesser Sandplovers along with Eurasian Curlew at Laem Hin, Phuket on 2nd September. Further returning waders seen were Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Lesser Sandplover, Common Greenshank and Common Sandpiper on mudflats in Phuket on the 26th August.

A dead Short-tailed Shearwater was reported at Laypang Beach, Phuket on 19th August.

The above sightings were taken from Ike Suriwong's Phuket Birder's Blog with his kind permission.

05/09/07 : A few interesting sightings from Bangkok included a male Brown Shrike at the Bangkok Youth Stadium in Soi Din Daeng on the 31st August, 4 Sooty-headed Bulbuls (red-vented) in Chatuchak Park on the 28th August and a male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher in Lumphini Park on the 26th August. - Derek Anderson

A pair of Hoopoes were seen flying along the road outside the Viang Yonok Hotel at Chiang Saen Lake on the 30th August.

The above sighting from Chiang Saen were made by Ian Smith of Viang Yonok

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