SOUTH THAILAND BIRDING TOUR
|Duration:||14 days, 13 nights|
|* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.|
Our South Thailand birding tour features many of the best birding sites in western and southern Thailand. The tour is likely to record about 400 species in 2 weeks. The best time to take this tour is from March-April. Wintering shorebirds, especially Spoon-billed Sandpiper are present until end of March, while April is excellent for migrants from the south moving through plus broadbills, pittas, woodpeckers, and many other species begin nesting and become easier to see. Accommodations include western-style hotels and Thai-style hotels. Upgrades are possible in some areas at additional expense.
The tour begins with a 2-hour drive to Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia where wetlands, salt ponds, and coastal beaches and mudflats attract wintering shorebirds, most notably the endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Numerous other wintering shorebirds are present from November-March. From there the tour goes west to Kaeng Krachan National Park where specialties such as the highly localized Yellow-vented Pigeon and Rusty-cheeked Hornbill await. The tour then proceeds south on the Thai peninsula, covering Wat Khao Luk Chang, Chumphon, Krung Ching, scenic Khlong Saeng, Sri Phang Nga, Phang Nga, and Khao Nor Chuchi, all featuring their own specialties. The tour concludes with a flight back to Bangkok from Krabi.