Sri Phang Nga National Park
Sri Phang Nga National Park is located in the province of Phang Nga. The easiest way to get there form Bangkok is to drive south to Ranong and head towards Khura Buri in Phang Nga. The park is located about 30km south of Khura Buri. This an excellent location for Kingfishers, Hornbills and Pittas plus a whole host of other fantastic birds.
The trail to Tam Nang Waterfall starts to the left of the parking area and heads to the waterfall. This trail is paved and can be popular with non birding tourists, espcially at the weekends. At quieter times, this trail can produce some excellent birds such as ; Black and Yellow Broadbills, Green Broadbills, Short-tailed, Black-capped and Moustached Babblers, Blue-eared Kingfishers,
Rufous-collared Kingfishers and Chestnut-naped Forktails are often found along this trail.
The campsite area is usually productive first thing in the morning where
White-crowned, Helmeted, Bushy-crested, Wreathed, and Great Hornbill can be seen. The walk (or drive) along the road to the next parking area holds a host of opportunities for sightings of Black and Yellow, Dusky and Green Broadbills. It is also a good spot for the Maroon Woodpecker. For those lucky enough Blyth's, and Gould's Frogmouth are reported along the road. Blue-eared and Blue banded Kingfishers and Chestnut naped Forktails can be seen with patience around the area where a track leads the waterfalls
The trail to Dton Dang Waterfall sets off to the right of the parking area and involves making four crossings of the stream, which can get a little deep during the rainy season. This trail is probably the most popular with birders as it leads to the most commonly visited sites for the Blue-banded Kingfisher, Chestnut-naped Forktail and the much sought after Malayan Banded Pitta. Rufous-collared Kingfishers are also commonly reported close to the Banded Pitta site.