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Birding Tour Thailand: Central and Northern Thailand 2019



This three-week Birding Tour Thailand adventure commences in Bangkok, before heading south to the magnificent Kaeng Krachan National Park, home to numerous pittas, broadbills, hornbills, and woodpeckers. We spend time birding the different altitudes within the park, each home to a different set of birds, before we move across to the coast, where we focus our attention on a vast array of shorebirds/waders, including the incredible Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Our next stop is the world-famous Khao Yai National Park, where we will look for Siamese Fireback and Silver Pheasant, along with many other targets, like Great Hornbill.

After our time in central Thailand we take a short flight to the mountains of northern Thailand, flying into Chiang Mai. While in the north we will visit Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest mountain in Thailand and home to a number of birds found nowhere else in the country. We will spend a few days birding across the different altitudes here before moving down to an area of lowland forest, home to the giant Great Slaty Woodpecker. The coming week will see us visit several different mountain ranges, where we will look for overwintering Chinese migrants as well as some exciting resident species like Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant and Himalayan Cutia. We will also spend time at the huge Chiang Saen Lake and adjacent farmland with a large Pied Harrier roost and will keep an eye out for the very rare Baer’s Pochard.

The tour visits some very impressive natural and manmade scenery, samples some delicious Thai cuisine, and should result in a trip list of around 450 species, with usually a rarity or two thrown in. Several of the sites visited offer very good photographic opportunities.

Duration: 23 days

Limit (Group Size): 2 - 8

Date Start: January 27, 2019

Date End: February 18, 2019

Tour Start: Bangkok

Tour End: Bangkok

Price: US$6,924 per person sharing – based on 4-8 people, US$7,754 per person sharing – based on 3 people, US$10,258 per person sharing – based on 2 people.

Single Supplement: US$1079

Price includes:
Meals
Accommodation
Guiding fees
Entrance fees
All transport while on tour
Tolls
Price excludes:
International flights to/from Bangkok and domestic flights Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts
Alcoholic drinks
Personal insurance
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Just wanted to tell you what a fantastic time I had on my custom Sri Lanka birding tour. Everything went flawlessly thanks to Andy’s preparation, and his knowledge and passion for the birds was infectious and made it great fun. Our local guide, Lester, was as passionate, and was expert in locating the birds and sharing his knowledge of the country. The food and lodging were great, and we became good friends as well as birding buddies, and I would recommend Sri Lanka as a, safe, friendly place to bird.  Andy’s trip report is on the website. Birding Ecotours ran a wonderful tour, and I will use their services again for our next trip. Bill Fiero

Bill Fiero, New York
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