Of all countries in the world, Thailand is named as one of the best destinations for birding tour. Thailand has plenty of places for seeing birds especially in its Southern part. If you are currently planning a bird tour in this country, although just for one week, check the following information to find out what to include in birding tour in Southern Thailand.
– Day 1
This day is your arrival day in Thailand. You may arrive in the country somewhere in the evening. You will need to stay over in Bangkok for a night in nearby hotel.
– Day 2
This day marks the beginning of your birding tour. On this first day of the tour, you need to leave Bangkok early in the morning to reach Pak Thale which islocated in Phetchaburi. Going there may take you around 2 hour drive. In this area, you will be able to see one of the endangered birds named Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Besides, you will also be able to see Sand-Plover, Malaysian Pover, and many more kinds of birds.
– Day 3
On this day, you will need to move to Laem Pak Bia to see Asian Dowitcher and Nordmann’s Greenshank. Then, you need to go to Kaeng Krahan which is going to take you around 30 minute drive. In that area, you could visit Baan Song Nuk to see Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush and Lesser Neclaced Laughingthrush.
– Day 4 and 5
On day 4 and 5, you need to move to Kaeng Krachan. The habitat of bird here is mixed with the open bamboo stands, open woodland, and also lush montane forest. Some possible species you may find here are Greater Yellownape, Oriental Pied-Hornbill, Black-and-red Broadbill, Black-thighed Falconet, and Sultan Tit.
– Day 6
Then on day 6, on the morning, you should go to a Buddhist temple named Wat Khao Luk Chang. It is just going to take 30 minute drive. This place has great habitat of bird on grounds. When visiting this place, you need to see the main species of birds here named Spotted Owlet, Rufous Treepie, and Blue-throated Bee-eater. Aside from those species, there are still many more kinds of birds to see for sure.
– Day 7
Finally, on day 7, you need to go back to Bangkok to catch a flight at Suvarnabhumi International Airport for your flight back to home.
Your birding tour in may only be 7 days but you can still squeeze many agendas to your bird tour. Even 7 days can already cover a lot of destinations and bird species. Happy traveling!