Thailand

Our guests about Thailand

Birding in the forests was difficult, but the birds were great. Incredible that we finally had a list of more than 400 different species. Alltogether an excellent trip and great company. Steve S. U.K.

We were very happy that we have booked this tour, be at very late. It was far better than we had expected. Besides the many birds we saw, thanks to Nick (excellent job) we loved the food and the nice Lodges very much. Wim & Irene V. The Netherlands

Very well organized in all aspects. A lovely country of which we got a very good impression. Although we are not real keen birders we fell in love with those beautiful Laughingthrushes. Gert & Gertrude. Spain

Impressions of Thailand

great-hornbillA hidden wonderland for birds and birdwatching, that’s Thailand. If you are serious about birds, then this destination really is a must visit area. Situated in the Indo-Chinese peninsula of the Oriental Region, Thailand boasts well over 900 species of birds. Around one third of the birds are migrants, although certain species that are largely migrant are also resident i.e. Swallow, and the fact that this country boasts almost 10% of the world’s total bird species, then it is very easy to understand why we will be touring to this great destination!
There are well over 100 protected areas in the country and they are categorised as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries or non-hunting areas. Some of these have breeding programmes which include the breeding of species on the endangered list. The infrastructure is such that most of these places are easily accessible by road, train or plane. Some are closed to the public, which to our mind is good as it means that Thailand is taking it's conservation of wildlife seriously. White-capped-Water-Redstart2The main ones, though, are open to the public and very well run with the welfare of the fauna uppermost in the minds of the national park officials.

Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.

Thailand has a tropical monsoon climate. Generally the dry season is during November to April and the rainy season from May to October but, the southern and Southeastern provinces receive rain during November-January. November-February is the peak time for migrating species, most areas are good for birdwatching especially the north where the weather is cooler than in other areas.

Among target birds for us will be Great Hornbill (Buceros bicorm's, 122 cm.), the Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus, 100 cm.), the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris, 70 em.) and the Brown Hornbill (Ptilolaemus tickelli, 74 cm.), several different species of Barbets (Megalaima) with their brightly coloured plumage, of course an endemic in the form of the Green-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis), also hunting for the skulking Pygmy Wren-Babbler (Pnoepyga pusilla) and the Slaty-bellied Tesia (Tesia olivea) and so our list goes on, so many great birds to see and to discover for the first time. Oh, we almost forgot one of the most unforgettable birds of all the Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae), it has finely delineated multi-coloured markings the colours of which include black, yellow, light green, dark green and blue, working from head to tail!
All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding/game viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!
Why not join us on this tour of a birding wonderland?
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Facts and Travel Tips

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Thailand Main Tour Info

Main Tour

  • Tour dates
    13th of February - 1st of March 2015
  • Price
    € 3.200 p.p. based on shared accommodation
    € 450 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport (including national flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai), fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers.
  • Excludes
    International flights , insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 4, maximum 6 persons
  • Your flight planning: Arrival before 15h00 on the 13th of February at Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok. Departure on 1st of March after 18h00 PM from Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok.

 

Thailand Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Doi Inthanon Highland Resort - Arrival from Europe, via Bangkok and Chiang Mai
  • Day 2 - Doi Inthanon Highland Resort - Birding in the Doi Inthanon National park
  • Day 3 - Chiang Mai - Birding in Doi Inthanon National park N. R., transfer to Chiang Mai
  • Day 4 - Amari Ang Kang Resort - AM: Birding Huay Teung Tao. PM: Transfer to Doi Ang Kang N. R.
  • Day 5 - Amari Ang Kang Resort - Whole day birding
  • Day 6 - Thatorn Chalets - AM: Fang Hot Springs. PM: Transfer to Doi Lang
  • Day 7 - Chiang Mai - Birding Doi Lang. PM: Transfer to Chiang Mai
  • Day 8 - Asia Nakom Sawan Hotel - Transfer to Beung Boraphet
  • Day 9 - Juldis Resort - Birding and transfer to Khao Yai
  • Day 10 - Juldis Resort - Birding in Khao Yai
  • Day 11 - Bangkok - Birding in Khao Yai. PM: Transfer to Bangkok
  • Day 12 - Puktien Cabana - Birding and transfer to Laem Pak Bia
  • Day 13 - Puktien Cabana - Birding Laem Pak Bia and rice fields
  • Day 14 - Ban Maka - Birding and transfer to Kaeng Krachan
  • Day 15 - Ban Maka - Birding Kaeng Krachan
  • Day 16 - Ban Maka - Birding Kaeng Krachan
  • Day 17 - AM: Birding. PM: transfer to Bangkok, Fly back home

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Trip Report Thailand (coming soon)

Coppersmith-BarbetOur first trip to Thailand in January - February 2012 was a great success. We have visited the best birding sites and we came back home with a very good feeling about what we found in Thailand. Good accommodation, nice food and what is most important ... great birding. Our guide Nick Upton showed us the very best what this country has to offer. With the experience of this year we have set up the intinerary for 2013 which you will find on this page, because we are sure that many birders would like to join us on the next trip to Thailand. We came out on a 16 nights/17 days tour visiting the main sites in the north, the center and the south of Thailand.

Nick will writhe the trip report of our last trip and we expect to be able to publish this report shortly on this website.

Please check it out and you can read about what Thailand as an important birding country has to offer.

Meet your Tour Guides for Thailand

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Our birding guide will be Nick Upton.
Nick has spent more or less his entire life birdwatching and pursuing his interest in birds. Initially an English teacher in Thailand, Nick now spends his time guiding and studying the birdlife in this amazing country, with an average of 200 days a year in the field he is ideally placed to know where the birds are and when! Having a first class bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Countryside Conservation, Nick also has the background to explain the nature of Thailand and having seen over 800 species of the birds there, he is one of the foremost birders in the country. Nick joins our team of first class birding guides and certainly adds to the reasons why you should join our tours to this beautiful destination.
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail and fulfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.