Thailand is located an independent country located in South-east Asia. This country has been known as zoogeographic crossroad because of its great avifauna where many bird visitors from all over the world travel to this country for bird watching. There are about 962 bird species are recorded which means 10 percent of the whole population are in Thailand.
Season, Place and Birding Activity in Thailand
During November to April, this country will have its dry season while the rainy season is happened in May to October. Meanwhile, the southern and southeastern have their rainy season during November to January. Geologically, the west and southwest of Thailand has a huge large of forest which is devided by Burmese border by the Tanassarim range. Furthermore, peninsula Thailand is located in the southern part where various species of birds are living.
Birds commonly live in a greeny and large place. Scientist often find a strange and new species of birds that are found in Thailand. This country is also well-known from its variety types of forest where huge birds are there, such as evergreen forest, deciduous forest, dry dipterocarp forest, coniferous forest, bamboo, forest on limestone, mangrove forest, freshwater swamp forest, and someother forest with its types of birds.
In addition, Thailand has a group of bird watching called Bangkok Bird Club (BBC). This group consist not only the local but also some other foreigners. They develop their activities then change the name of the club into Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST). Their activity are developed and suddenly spread into another small club.
Furthermore, Thailand is often choosen to be birding destination since it has 96 national park in total, 48 wildlife sanctuaries and some other non hunting areas, forest parks, biosphere reserves, watershed reserves and some other places that has been protected by government law. Some parks and other reservation which is full of birds are usually planted with canopy.
In last, since Thailand has various places of birding, various sites and tour guide also easy to find. Some birding parks that is famous in this country are Kaeng Krachan (Petchuri province), Khao Sam Roi Yot (Prachuapkirikhan province), Erawan (Kanchanaburi province), Chalern Rattanakosin (Kanchanaburi province), Sai Yok (Kanchanaburi province), Khao Laem (Kanchanaburi province), and Sri Nakarin ((Kanchanaburi province).