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Quest for the enigmatic Spoonbilled Sandpiper

9 Days Bird Tour of Central and Southern Thailand

Thailand brings visions of Hornbills, Broadbills, Pittas and of course the very rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper. We attempt to do try all those and more in this tour of West and South Thailand. It also timed in a way to catch a glimpse of the raptor migration, watch scores of raptors as they fly south to their winter quarters.

Other exciting names would include Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Ferruginous Wood-Partridge, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Orange-breasted Trogon and Banded Broadbill.

These jungles also house many species of squirrel, primates, and tapirs; if you are lucky you might even chance upon a Tiger.

Travel the pristine forests and mangroves in a small group of 5 to have better sightings both qualitatively as well as quantitatively. The group would be led by one of the most experienced local guides.

Great for Bird, Landscape and Cultural photography

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Itineraries

Day 1

Pick up from Airport

Pick you up from Suvanabhumi Airport or Hotel in Bangkok transfer Baan Khok Kham shorebird site -Takes about 1 hour -12:00 Lunch -13:00 Search for Spoon-billed Sandpiper Transfer to Baan Pak Thele Spoon-billed Sandpiper site -18:00 Dinner -Meals: B/L/D -Overnight at: Resort near Baan Pak Thale Target: Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Red Knot, Great Knot, Little Stint, Dunlin, Broadbill

Day 2

Pak Thale shorebirds site

-06:00 Breakfast -06:30 Find the endangered species Pak Thale like Nordmann’s Greenshank, Asian Dowitcher and Spoon-billed Sandpiper -12:00 Lunch -13:00 Start the afternoon program. -16:30 Transfer to Kreang Krachan National Park -18:00 Dinner. -Meals: B/L/D -Overnight at: Samarn Bird Camp Target: Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank, Red Knot, Great Knot, Little Stint, Dunlin, Broadbill Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Pied Avocet, Milky Stork

Day 3

Kaeng Krachan

-06:00 Breakfast -6:30 Full days Birding Tour in Kaeng Krachan NP. -12:00 Lunch -13:00 Start the afternoon program. -18:00 Dinner-Night Birding Tours near Resort -Meals: B/L/D -Overnight at: Samarn Bird Camp Target : Blue Pitta, Eared Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Blue-winged Pitta, Dusky-broadbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Great Hornbill, Tickell’s Brown Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Banded Kingfisher, Kalij Pheasant, Red-headed Trogon, Orange-breasted Trogon, Blackbacked Kingfisher, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Bar-backed Partridge, Common Green Magpie, Black and yellow Broadbill, Black and Red Broadbill, Black-thighed Falconet

Day 4

Kaeng Krachan

-06:00 Breakfast -6:30 Full days Birding Tour in Kaeng Krachan NP. -12:00 Lunch -13:00 Start the afternoon program. -18:00 Dinner -Meals: B/L/D -Overnight at: Samarn Bird Camp Target: Blue Pitta, Eared Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Blue-winged Pitta, Dusky-broadbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Great Hornbill, Tickell’s Brown Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Banded Kingfisher, Kalij Pheasant, Red-headed Trogon, Orange-breasted Trogon, Black-backed Kingfisher, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Bar-backed Partridge, Common Green Magpie, Black and yellow Broadbill, Black and Red Broadbill, Black-thighed Falconet

Day 5

Vanakorn Beach and Ngao Mangrove forest (Travel day transfer to Southern

-04:30 Transfer Vanakorn beach -6:30 Breakfast -8:30 birding at Vanakorn Beach -10:30 Transfer to Ngao Mangrove forest Take 4 Hrs to Ngao Mangrove forest -Check in Hotel in Ranong province -Dinner. -Meals:B/L/D -Overnight at: Hotel in Ranong province Target: Spotted Owlet, Blue-throated Bee-eater, Ruddy Kingfisher, Mangrove Pitta

Day 6

Transfert to Sri Phang Nga National Park

-04:30 transfer to Sri Phang Nga NP -06:30 Breakfast -7:30 Birding in Sri Phang Nga NP find the Banded Pitta and Chesnut-naped Forktail -12:00 Lunch -14:00 Start the afternoon program. -18:00 Dinner. -Meals: B/L/D -Overnight at: Hotel near Sri Phang Nga NP Target: Banded Pitta, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Black-backed Kingfisher, Chesnutnaped Forktail, Javan Frogmouth, Mrs. Gluld’s Frogmouth, Helmeted Hornbill

Day 7

Sri Phang Nga National Park

-06:00 Breakfast. -06:30 Birding Tours in Sri Phang Nga National Park find a Javan Frogmouth and Mrs. Gould’s Frogmouth and Rufous-collared Kingfisher -12:00 Lunch -14:00 Start the afternoon program. -18:00 Dinner. -Meals:B/L/D -Overnight at: Hotel near Sri Phang Nga NP Target: Banded Pitta, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Black-backed Kingfisher, Chesnutnaped Forktail, Javan Frogmouth, Mrs. Gluld’s Frogmouth, Helmeted Hornbill

Day 8

Phang Nga Bay

-05:00 Transfer to Phang Nga Bay -06:30 Breakfast -7:30 Birding Tours on the way search for Spotted Wood Owl -10:30 Birding at Phang Nga Bay find the Brown-winged Kingfisher and others species -12:00 Lunch -14:00 Start the afternoon program. Find the rare Malkoha in Thailand Chestnut-bellied Malkoha -18:00 Dinner. -Meals:B/L/D -Overnight at: Hotel near Phang Nga Bay Target: Brown-winged Kingfisher, Laced Woodpecker, Ruddy Kingfisher, Mangrove Pitta, Black and Red Broadbill

Day 9

Transfer to Phuket airport

-06:00 Breakfast. -6:30 Transfer to Phuket Airport

-English-speaking Bird leader.
-Accommodation with private bathroom & A/C
-Meals, Fruit, Coffee and Tea
-Transfers as itinerary
-Park entrance fees
-Refreshment

-Any other service not mentioned in the programs
-Personal expenses
-All alcoholic.
-Airfare.