Birding Trips

As many of you are aware ( or not ), working as a bird guide as a foreigner in Thailand is strictly off limits, therefore I do not ply my services as a guide. That being said, I am always happy to meet up and make new friends and enjoy birding trips together, with hopefully my fuel and expenses being covered and with any additional donations being entirely optional. Generally, I travel all over the Kingdom of Thailand for my birding trips and you can see more detailed descriptions on the birding locations page on my site here: https://www.thaibirdspot.com/birding-sites

I think my favourite spot in Thailand is Kaeng Krachan NP. Petchaburi, which is only a couple of hours from Bangkok. I often visit this park for day trips or 2-3 day trips including visiting the local photography hides. These hides are fantastic for static birding and photography.

 Black-backed Kingfisher  at Kaeng Krachan
Black-backed Kingfisher at Kaeng Krachan

A few other sites that I visit on a regular basis are Huai Kha Khaeng WS. Nakorn Sawan , a fantastic site for woodpeckers. Mae Wong NP. Kamphaeng Phet , a great site for many fantastic birds like the Grey Peacock Pheasant and if lucky, the Rusty-naped Pitta. Chaloem Phrakiat NP. Ratchaburi , a little know National Park with good potential and Phu Toi National Park in Suphanburi with its static photography hide.

Rusty-naped Pitta at Mae Wong
Rusty-naped Pitta at Mae Wong

For my birding day trips I am lucky to have so many great spots all within a couple of hours drive at the most: Suan Rot Fai Park. Bangkok is a park in the heart of the city but produces a great number of resident and migratory birds during the year. Pak Phli. Nakhon Nayok Pak Phli Black Kite roost is basically just a farm track and agricultural land located in Nakhon Nayok province. It is only about an hour's trip from Bangkok and a fantastic place to observe many species as well as the Black Kites.


   Red Avadavat at Pak Phli.
Red Avadavat at Pak Phli.

Bang Ban. Ayutthaya This has got to one of the easiest places I know to see the Pied Kingfisher close up with relative ease. Phetchaburi Rice Fields. Phetchaburi and Pak Thale Shorebird Site. Phetchaburi also great sites in their own rights... with Pak Thale being home for the Spoonbill Sandpiper from around October to March. Other sites I regularly visit include: Pathumthani Rice Research Centre, Lat Krabang Paddies and Pathumthani Rice fields.

If you would like to join me for any birding adventures near or far, drop me a line at thaibirdspot66@gmail.com

  Pied Kingfisher at Bang Ban
Pied Kingfisher at Bang Ban


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