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PHANG NGA MANGROVES

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Altitude (m):0-30
# Species*:129
# Excl Vagrants*:129
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Mangroves

ABOUT THE BIRDING

There are three areas of mangroves near Phang Nga that are worthwhile for birding. A short walkway near the headquarters of Ao Phang Nga National Park is a good place to find Brown-winged Kingfisher and Black-and-red Broadbill. Phang Nga Mangrove Park near Phang Nga town protects a small area of mature mangroves where several walkways bounded by busy roads on three sides are worth a brief visit. Specialties possible there include Schrenck's Bittern, Ruddy Kingfisher, Streak-breasted Woodpecker, Black-and-red Broadbill, and Mangrove Pitta. The best birding is at Bang Phat, which is good for Small Minivet, Mangrove Whistler, Black-hooded Oriole, and Copper-throated Sunbird.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Phang Nga mangroves are located in south Thailand near the town of Phag Nga. The town of Phang Nga is 755km south of Bangkok (about 9½ hours drive) and about 74km (1 hour drive) north of Phuket.