On 9th May 2010 Games (Punjapa) Phetsri, Ian Dugdale, and Dave Sargeant visited the Bala section of the Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary in the far South of Thailand. A total of eight days was spent walking the various trails and roads in the area.
In all 159 bird species were seen and a further 8 were heard. This includes an afternoon visit to the nearby peat swamp forest at Pa Pru.
We stayed in the excellent rooms at the research centre and were well looked after by the head Ranger Siriphon and her very helpful staff - lam, Chin and Lo, who showed us the best birding locations in the area and found some great birds for us including the owls and frogmouths.
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
White-fronted Scops Owl
Reddish Scops Owl
Malaysian Eared Nightjar
Pale Blue Flycatcher
Malaysian Blue Flycatcher