Thailand is indeed a beautiful country. This country has lots of beauties that we could enjoy when we visit it. Even more, the places worth visiting in Thailand are not only the ones in the capital city, but also the ones in Southern Thailand. If you happen to visit the South part of this country, make sure you include birding tours in Southern Thailand in your itinerary.
– Southern Thailand and Its Birding Tours
Southern Thailand is a part in Thailand that can offer incredible Sundaic avifauna. You can find that natural beauty by travelling down peninsula that makes this region unique within the country. In the past, this region was entirely a rainforest. Yet, deforestation along with its conversion to rubber and palm oil turns the region into a restricted forest habitat with hill slopes and with nearly none forest remaining.
In this region, there is another essential bird habitat with a couple of sites on the coast of Andaman that is rich in various species. Some sites of shorebird are other important habitat that is complemented with wetlands adding variety of the options of birding there.
There may be no more habitats left in the region of Southern Thailand that owns lowland avifauna that is complete. Yet, by paying a visit to some sites many key species could still be found. This regions main attraction was the Gurneys Pitta. Unfortunately, this site was no longer active as the opportunity of seeing the animals is virtually zero. There are lots of awesome birds in this Southern Thailand region though; but birding activity in this area is somehow challenging and requiring the visitors to have great amount of patience.
– The Highlight
Although enjoying birding in Southern Thailand is a little bit difficult, it doesn’t mean that you cannot see any birds there. To give you some guides, here are some highlights that are a must visit in Southern Thailand: Malayan Banded Pitta, Mangrove Pitta, White-crowned Hombill, Beach Thick-knee, Nicobar Pigeon, Spotted Wood Owl, Bltyhs Frogmouth, Crested Jay, Olive-backed Woodpecker, Bat Hawk, Brwon-winged Kingfisher, Black-and-red Broadbill, Malaysian Rail Babbler, Chestnut-naped Forktail, Buff-necked Woodpecker, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Green Broadbill, Grey-tailed Tattler, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Ruddy Kingfisher, Malaysian Honeyguide, and many more.
Birding tours in Southern Thailand is both incredible and challenging. To make the birding tour easier, try checking the highlighted spots above. Go explore the Southern Thailand and have fun in Thailand!