plenty of birdwatchers have visited Thale Noi Non-hunting Area over
the years, it seems to have become neglected by visiting birders
even though it has been designated as a Ramsar site..
Thale Noi is
a large area of fresh water (although it becomes slightly saline
for part of the year) to the north of Lake Songkhla in Phattalung
province. There are reedbeds, lotus swamps, sedge and grass beds
and an area of Melaleuca woodland. There are facilities
for birdwatchers and boat trips for those that wish to find a large
number of species.
A recent list
of species seen on a tour of the country sent to me by Thomas Evans,
included a number of sightings for Thale Noi, and I have reproduced
them here. Maybe it will encourage more birdwatchers to visit.