21 August 2020

Bird watching trip report


Introduction

Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park is a park in the province Samut Prakarn but I call it a Bangkok park. The park is located at Bang Kachao, an area called the “Green lung of Bangkok” The park is just across the Chao Praya River from Klong Toey and it cost 5 Baht (about 0.0 $) to cross the river with the boat. (Summer 2020)

This is the park where I did my very first bird watching 31 December 2020 and I found the park thanks to Nick Upton's SECOND TO NONE birding web page “thaibirding.com

The park have grown to be a favourite and I am going to visit early morning today.

Nick Upton had made a “virtual birding” movie about the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park. I also discovered that Nick Upton have a Youtube Channel Birding with Nick Upton and there are a lot of interesting birding videos.

Click HERE to visit his channel.

Birding in the Park | Virtual Birding Trip to Bangkok's Green Lung


The park is also an eBird hotspot: Bang Kachao--Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

To skip the information and to go straight to the TRIP REPORT click HERE


Guide

I usually don't use any bird watching Guide in / around Bangkok. But could be a good idea to have a Guide to help me identify all the birds I see. As it is now my eBird checklists are not very impressive as I can only ID half of the birds I see


Land transportation

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok


Taxi is a very convenient way of getting to the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park. The taxi was about 200 Baht (summer 2020). And if you have problem you can show this Thai Script:
Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park And Botanical Garden สวนสาธารณะและสวนพฤกษชาติ ศรีนครเขื่อนขันธ์

Address:
73 Soi Wat Rat Rangsan, Bang Kachao, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand

73 ซอย วัดราษฎร์รังสรรค์ ตำบล บางกะเจ้า อำเภอพระประแดง สมุทรปราการ 10130

Openin Times:
06:30 - 18:30

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Gate

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Reaching the last stretch to the entrance with the taxi

Scan for map to the park entrance

Scan for map to the Klong Toey Pier


Take a taxi to the pier at the Wat Klong Toey Nok

Address:
Wat Klong Toey Nok - 36 Kasem Rat Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

วัด คลองเตยนอก - 36 ถนน เกษมราษฎร์ แขวง คลองเตย เขตคลองเตย กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

You can take the small boat across the Chao Praya River. Leaves from the Klong Toey Jetty and the crossing takes a couple of minutes and set you back with 5 Baht and the small boat charge 10 Baht (summer 2020) The boat leaves from the Klong Toey Pier, just 2 minutes’ walk from the entrance to the Port of Bangkok.

I have searched internet for a schedule but I came up with nothing. I think there are two boats and the boat is coming very often so no need to wait for long to cross the river.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Get to the entrance to Bangkok Port

Klong Toey Boat Service
Gate to Wat Klong Toey Nok

Klong Toey Boat Service
Turn left inside the gate and walk down to the pier

Klong Toey Boat Service
Reaching the end of the alley

Klong Toey Boat Service
Walk through the shop and you reach the pier

There are 2 boat piers in Klong Toey. Going back to Bangkok and it is never mind what pier they are using on the Bangkok side. But going to the park you need to know what pier they are using. Getting of the taxi and it is the same place, the gate to the temple and the temple pier is just 20 meters north of the other entrance gate.

Klong Toey Boat Service
Two piers in Klong Toey

Klong Toey Boat Service
Two piers on the Bangkok side of the river

Klong Toey Boat Service
The boat goes to Wat Klong Toey Nok

How to get to the other pier, the pier east of Wat Klong Toey Nok.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Go down to the river through the gate

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
You can see the pier and the river

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Klong Toey Pier and Chao Praya River

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Get off at the first stop across Chao Praya River


2 boat services?

I was surprised with the ferry, first time I was here to boat took me to the Klong Toey Pier at the temple (Wat Klong Toey Nok) across the river. Last time we were landed at another jetty. Previously it have been a big boat, but today the service was conducted by a “POWER DRIVEN” canoe.

Klong Toey Boat Service
Some times they use a “POWER DRIVEN” canoe

Klong Toey Boat Service
Some times they use a “POWER DRIVEN” canoe



Coming ashore at the Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว and it is about 1 km to walk (if you don't choose to rent a bike) to the park. Follow the Soi Wat Rat Rangsan road and you will soon discover the entrance to the park on your left hand side.

Getting back home and it can be at least to say difficult to get a taxi. And that is even though I used the Line Taxi app. But it is a nice walk even though you might be exhausted after having been walking around the park in the pounding heat. There are places for snacks and water outside the entrance to the park.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walk between the park entrance and the Bang Kachao Pier

I suggest that you buy a bottle of water to bring with you as it can get very hot. You have a lot of small stalls selling water and snacks after leaving the entrance to the park. Walk towards Chao Praya River and it is impossible to miss the Bang Kachao Pier at the end of the road.

And you can see birds during the walk and I spotted one Stork-billed Kingfisher in the big tree at the Bang Kachao Pier. There are also sitting birds on the wires in the area.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walking along the Soi Wat Rat Rangsan road towards the Bang Kachao Pier

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Reaching Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
View from Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
We see Bangkok across the river

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The ferry approaching from Klong Toey

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The ferry approaching from Klong Toey

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The ferry arrives

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Leaving the Bang Kachao Pier

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Arriving to the Klong Toey Pier

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Klong Toey Pier


Equipment

Canon 5D Mk. III + Canon 5D Mk. IV
Canon EF 28-300/3,5-5,6 L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200/2,8L IS II USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
Canon Speedlite 600EXII-RT flash
Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
Panasonic HC-W585 video camera

Sound recorder
ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder

Binocular
Steiner Skyhawk 8x32 (Since May 2020)


Weather / climate

Weather, I don´t know if Bangkok is the hottest capital in the world. But this is what they say and I have no reason to doubt this information because it is darn hot.

Bangkok, Thailand - Climate & Temperature
Pictures from www.climatemps.com

Bangkok, Thailand - Climate & Temperature - Click picture for full size
Pictures from www.climatemps.com



References/Resources

Thai National Parks - About the National Parks in Thailand A very good web page - Do you know that there are still wild tigers, elephants, leopards, tapirs, gaurs, bears and many monkey species in many tropical rainforests across Thailand? Do you also know that around 10% of all marine species in the world can be found in Thailand? And the fact that Thailand is the best bird-watching destination in mainland Asia?

National parks are protected areas of land because they have unspoilt landscapes and a diverse number of native plants and animals. There are 127 national parks in Thailand, of them 22 marine national parks. These parks offers a diverse range of flora and fauna, home to important population of endangered species.
So now it will be easy to find out if there are any National Park close to you.

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) - The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) is one of the oldest Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST)organisations conserving birds and nature in Thailand and is the country partner of BirdLife International. BCST's role to the local community is to spread awareness about urban birds and reconnect people back to nature.

The Logo
Dated back to 1986 when BCST was then a loosely-formed “Bangkok Birdwatching Club”, the Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis), or “Nok Gang Ken Baan” in Thai, has been chosen to represent the organisation.

There are two sites covering Thailand and I have used them many times. These two web pages are actually everything you need for your birding adventures in Thailand. All the information you need about all the birding spots. Click on the map and then select your spot and you will have maps and everything you need to know about the areas. They have put a lot of jobs in to their web pages, North Thailand Birding and thaibirding.com A must to visit before you go bird watching in Thailand.

www.norththailandbirding.com - A one stop only for all your birding in Thailand

thaibirding.com - Nick Upton's one stop only for all your birding in Thailand.

Use both www.thaibirding.com and www.norththailandbirding.com and you have a winner. Some of the maps on www.norththailandbirding.com are way better than Nick Upton´s, while some of Nick's maps are much more detailed. So I have found that if I use both the web pages for information, well, nothing else needed.

PBase/Peter Ericson - Peter Ericson, a guy I thought was from USA because of his family name. I met him at Lat Krabang Paddies in May 2020 and turned out that he was Swedish. Anyway, I have used his excellent page PBase since 2016 as help to ID birds by the help from his beautiful bird pictures.

Here you can also find information about birding tours.

He is also having a Blog - Thaibirds and more with interesting information.

Bangkok City Birding - A lot of interesting birding stories and information on this bird watching blog by David Gandy. Bangkok-based patch-worker in Suan Rot Fai, a large park close to the city's famous weekend market. He have recorded 150 species on his patch since 2008. As one of the only big green spaces in the city, “SRF” acts as a real magnet for migrants during spring and autumn, and holds a healthy selection of "sibes" during the winter months.


ebird - Find birding hotspots with bird checklists from all over the world

Avibase - is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 25 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information for 12,000 regions, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages


www.oiseaux.net This web page is also excellent for identifying birds. There is information and range maps for many many birds from all over the world. This page is almost guaranteed to give you any answer you have about any bird in the world.

Cloudbirders - Read birding trip reports from all over the world

Fatbirder - Linking birders worldwide... Wildlife Travellers see their sister site: WAND


Fatbirder is a fantastic web page with information from, I think every country in the world. My first stop when I plan for my bird watching trips. There is information about locations and guides, well, pretty much everything you need to know. Sometimes this is the only place I need to visit to plan my trip.

BirdingPal - find a birding Guide around the world

BirdingPal


And the web page you cannot live without. I have been around the world looking for birds. I usually have a Guide, but sometimes it is not possible to find a Guide. So, well, I have lost count on how many times I have had help to ID birds at BirdForum. Joining this forum have been very very good for my bird watching experience.

www.birdforum.net

ClimaTemps.com is the place to learn about the worlds climates with more than 4000 locations documented. Each aspect of the climate is represented using colour enhanced tables and professional graphs so that data can easily be compared by switching between locations in different tabs in your browser.

“A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson”


A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson

A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson. New edition updated with 76 species since previous edition “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig” Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com wrote “This quite excellent book is packed full of quality illustrations and written information on 1251 species recorded in Southeast Asia”

I bought this book for bird watching in Thailand, but it goes for all over SE Asia

I have been very happy with the “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson” But I had a fire in my condo 2019 and I needed to buy a new book. I was looking for the “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson” as I liked the book. But this book is not available anymore so I had to buy the “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand” by Craig Robson.

What a disappointment this was, using the pictures in the book didn't helped to ID any birds.

“Birds of Thailand” by Uthai Treesuconand Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij


I met Peter Ericson, a famous bird watcher and he recommended the “Birds of Thailand” by Uthai Treesuconand Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij. I bought the book as soon as the book stores opened after the Wuhan virus. And I am very happy with the book and I have managed to ID some birds using the book.

Birds of Thailand by Uthai Treesuconand Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij

This new field guide will help you identify all 1049 species to have been recorded in the country to date, including the 20 species endemic or near-endemic to Thailand.

-Taxonomy follows the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.

-Detailed texts covering status, habitat and behaviour, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species.

-Almost 2200 illustrations covering all species and distinctive subspecies, birds in flight, males and females, juveniles and non-breeding plumages, where appropriate.

-QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.

-More than 1025 full-colour range maps for all species other than vagrants.

-Well-marked subspecies groups receive full accounts, and the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped.

-Local species name and local conservation status included.


I like the book, but I miss the picture index.


Places to visit


Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park is located at Bang Kachao. Bang Kachao (Thai: บางกะเจ้า) is an artificial island formed by a bend in the Chao Phraya River and a canal at its western end. It lies south of the Thai capital Bangkok in Phra Pradaeng District of Samut Prakan Province.

The island, covering 16 square kilometres or 12,000 rai has been traditionally agricultural with only a relatively small population.

It is sometimes referred to as the "green lung" of Bangkok". In 2006, Bang Kachao was named "best urban oasis" by Time in its "Best of Asia" series and is frequented by nature lovers and cyclists.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Bang Kachao as captured by the Landsat 8 satellite
By NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Lung of the City
Bang Kachao was voted by Time Asia magazine, Best of Asia edition as “Best Urban Oasis of Asia” in 2006. According to research conducted in 2011 by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization and the Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, green space in Bang Kachao could absorb an average 6,000 tons of carbondioxide annually and produce six million tons of oxygen per day.

There is only one entrance to the park located in the west part of the park. Just walk across the bridge and you will soon discover wide biking/ jogging/ walking tracks. The western part is mostly water, I don't know if I should call it lakes or ponds. This part, well, it is not like a garden but the area looks to be maintained.

But there is scrub under the trees and it is kind of joyful to walk around. (DON'T FORGET MOSQUITO REPELLENT) There are many bridges over the water and a board walk / bridge along one of the ponds.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Map of the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park - Click HERE for bigger map
From http://www.suansri-bangkachao.com

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Entrance to the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The first thing you see after the bridge

The park is like I remembered Suan Rot Fai the first time I was there, no maintenance, not even removing the garbage people threw all over the park. There was a lot of scrub in the park and there was a lot of birds. Today it looks like a garden and, well, at least I imagine me to see a lot less birds. But here, I was pleased to see a lot less garbage than when I was here last time, it is like wilderness. Trees falling in to the water and not removed etc. and there was a lot of birds.

I really don't hope they get a 100 million budget to “upgrade” the park. Using 50 million to make lawns and the remaining 50 million, yes, well, we know where these will end up.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
East part of the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Board walk over the lake

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Board walk over the lake

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
There is a second board walk in the NW corner of the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
There are some Gazebos in the eastern part

Gazebo

noun (PL. -os or -oes) a small building, especially one in the garden of a house, that gives a wide view of the surrounding area.

There are not many benches to sit and relax in the eastern part of the park. There is a few Gazebos in the eastern part of the park where you can take cover from the rain. And if you come here in the middle of the week, weekends are full, you might be lucky and find yourself in one of the Gazebos. Then you can look out for birds in the vegetation.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The park turns more wild

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walk path out in to the unknown wilderness

When you reach about middle of the park it turns wilder. You find small walk paths taking you out in the forest. Thanks to one of these I found 2 Stork-billed Kingfishers and 11 Pink-necked Green-Pigeons. The only problem is that I have to make noise enough to scare away the snakes but not enough to scare the birds.

Eastern part of the park is almost only wilderness. Following the main track and you are soon passing a look out platform overlooking one of the small ponds in the forest. Last time I was here it was no problem to see the platform but now (summer 2020) it was almost over grown.

Last time it was open and inviting but now it was more of an adventure to get on the platform. But I doubt that I will get on the platform again, did not look all that sturdy.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
To the platform

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Look out from the platform

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Bird watching tower close to the platform

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walk path out in to the unknown wilderness

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Paved track in the east part of the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Dirt track through the Evergreen Forest

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Dirt track through the Evergreen Forest

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Small tracks to explore the forest

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Board walk and platform in the mangrove area

The eastern part only have one paved track going past the bird watching tower. The paved track ends at the mangrove area in the NE corner of the park and you have to continue on a walk path. If you continue on the walk path you will walk along the southern border and the Lowland Evergreen Forest until you are back on the paved track just west of the bird watching tower

Here you can find other walk paths to get “off road” to look for birds.

Download thaibirding.com´s Checklist for Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park in Word Format HERE This checklist for Sri Nakorn Kuen Khan park is by no means complete and is not to be mistaken for the official checklist maintained by the national recorders - it is only meant as a guide for visiting birdwatchers.

More information about Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park can be found at thaibirding.com

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Refreshments

There are one or two places inside the park that sell refreshments. Outside the gate you will find plenty. Bring a bottle of water with you as it can be very hot. In the western more garden like area you find benches to sit down and rest, but out in the wild along the unpaved tracks there is nothing.

Bird checklist

I never use any bird lists, but since I try to make it in to Cloudbirders. A very helpful site when planning your birding trips. But they ask for a bird checklist, and if I use their service, of course I want to contribute as well. My two first bird watching trip reports was rejected by Cloudbirders.

So I started to take ideas from the reports I found on Cloudbirders. So I have started to use bird lists, eBird generate one for me and I can post it on Cloudbirders. I will post my birds on eBird and on my different “BIRDS THAT I HAVE OBSERVED” pages.

Full Thai list updated to the taxonomy, nomenclature and sequence of the IOU/IOC World Bird List. The complete checklist, including Thai names and synonyms, can be downloaded in Excel format - Thailand Bird Checklist. - Version 8.2 (2018) - found at www.norththailandbirding.com

Check lists can come in handy to find out the local name of the bird etc. And Avibase have a list with pictures and sounds, excellent!

So I will post bird checklists here and if my Guides provide me with checklists I will also post them here.

Cloudbirders


Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

Bangkok Metropolis bird checklist from Avibase, click HERE - eBird version 2018 taxonomy

Avibase is providing you with bird checklists from all over the world. And I´m impressed by their web page. Select country and area and you get the bird checklist. Like the PDF files I got from Avibase on the links above. You also get the checklist with pictures and sounds.

The best part is that you get the local names of the birds and the online checklist gives the names in English plus the language you have selected. But it seems like the PDF cannot handle some alphabet.

For example the Japanese language so it is blank in the PDF checklist. But it worked excellent with Swedish. But you get them in the local language on the online version.


Bird list

I only list birds I have got on picture on my list of OBSERVED BIRDS. But since I started using eBird I have changed a bit. I list all the birds on the eBird checklist. See the DAY TO DAY report in the itinerary below.

And you can visit my list of “Birds I have seen in Thailand” ONLY BIRDS I HAVE ON PICTURE.

Trip Report

Friday 21 August 2020 and I started my eBird app at 06:35 at the gate to the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park. The light is still not good enough fpr any pictures so no pictures of the Olive-backed Sunbird sitting on the wire when I come out from the taxi. I walk across the small bridge and I am in the park.

Early morning and it is, well, not cool, but it is way more pleasant than walking around under the pounding sun. I had forgot my glasses at home so all birds was like grey shadows for me and I could not make any ID until I had managed to get the bird in to my camera viewer.

Weekday and I was almost alone and all the people I met was very friendly and plenty stop for a chat. Of course, not every day the Thais see 500kg bird watcher huffin' around the park. I crossed the board walk in the NW corner today. This board walk is perfect for watching birds in the tree tops on the island in the lake. I made a mental note to bring my binocular next time.

I see that Nick Upton is carrying both camera and binocular in his video, but since I bought my new camera I have only kept it in the car. But there is a nifty feature on the bag I got with the binocular so I can have it in my belt.

Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis, นกเอี้ยงสาริกา

It was slowly getting lighter and the first bird picture I took was of two Common Mynas on my way to the boardwalk. There was a lot of birds in the tree tops on the island. Asian Koel, Pink-necked and Coppersmith Barbets. There is also one Striated Heron landing on a branch.

Not enough light and a wee bit too far away for pictures. But I will bring my binocular, before I started with eBird I was not really interested in birds I could not get on picture. But it is fun with the eBird app and I record birds even though I don't have them on picture. And I have had a lot of help by my new binoculars.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Pink-necked and an Asian Koel in the tree top

I am down at the Evergreen Forest and I leave the paved track and I get out on the dirt track through the forest. I come around the corner when I hear wing flaps in the tree top above me. Hard to see against the light, but I guess Pink-necked Green-pigeons. I try to get a few pictures against the light and I manage to ID the birds as the Pink-necked.

There are maybe 6 of them in the tree and that makes it about 9 of them totally today.

Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Treron vernans, นกเปล้าคอสีม่วง

I continue along the path when I hear a sound, is it a bird? I search high and low to find the source of the sound. I cannot see the bird even if I sit next to the sound. So maybe it is a frog making the sound. I made a recording so maybe someone know what it is making the sound.

Maybe it is a frog


I continued along the walk path and suddenly I heard a Collared Kingfisher. I kept my eyes out but I could never spot the bird. When I reached the paved track I could hear the Stork-billed Kingfisher. I heard the Kingfisher several times and when I had walked past the bird watching tower I heard the Collared Kingfisher again.

I stopped at the “love” tree, something I call the tree as there is birds flirting with each other. When I came the tree was full of Sunbirds but I had a man on a bike coming to chat so I never had a chance to ID the birds. But there was a pair of Malaysian Pied Fantails flirting.

No glasses and I thought I could see two Greater Racket-tailed Drongos flirting. When I managed to get closer and I also got a poor picture and I discovered that it was two Green-billed Malkohas.

Leaving the “love” tree and I spot a Drongo sitting close to the walk track but as I don't have any glasses I need to come close to ID the bird, either a Black or Greater Racket-tailed Drongo. The bird took off before I could take a picture. There was a Streak-eared Bulbul in the bushes but no picture.

I reached some scrubs and I startled 2 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo that took off in to a palm tree. I never managed to get any good pictures as the sun was shining right at me with the birds between me and the sun.

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus paradiseus, นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงใหญ่

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
I found a board walk out of the park

Just around the corner from the Greater Racket-tailed Drongos there is a concrete board walk and I asked two guys on bikes if this would take me to the boat pier. I walk along the board walk and I flush one Striated Heron from next to the board walk. I was lucky and the bird landed in a palm tree.

The board walk goes along the bark reaching the street and there was a lot of birds to be seen. Following the street and I will reach the Soi Wat Rat Rangsan connecting the main gate park and the boat pier. I turned right towards the boat pier instead of left towards the park reaching the Soi Wat Rat Rangsan.

Striated Heron, Little heron, Butorides striata, นกยางเขียว

Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis, นกกางเขนบ้าน

Zebra Dove, Geopelia striata, นกเขาชวา
Zebra Dove / นกเขาชวา

Approaching the boat pier and I kept an eye out in the big tree to see if the Stork-billed was in the tree. No sign of any Kingfishers but I spotted one Malaysian Pied Fantail sitting on a garbage can. The bird did not bother about me so I could get some pictures.

I spotted a Greater Coucal in the garden behind the Fantail. This side of the river really have many birds and I enjoy walking around here. Reaching the boat pier and today there are a little bit of mudflats as it is not high water.

I spot one Great Egret next to the boat pier but otherwise no birds around the boat pier.

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Malaysian Pied Fantail, Rhipidura javanica, นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ
Malaysian Pied Fantail / นกอีแพรดแถบอกดำ

Great Egret, Great White Heron, นกยางโทนใหญ่

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Today's track at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

eBird

eBird Report


Bang Kachao--Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Samut Prakan, TH Aug 21, 2020 06:35 - 09:43
Protocol: Traveling
3.96 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: My new favourite Bangkok Park. Birds everywhere. Today I forgot my glasses at home so all birds was grey and not possible to ID if I could not see them through the camera.
22 species (+2 other taxa)

Spotted Dove 3 Puffed up and making sound trying to impress the bird next
Zebra Dove 1
Pink-necked Green-Pigeon 9 Sitting in the dense foliage above me so very hard to get picture for ID
Greater Coucal 1
Green-billed Malkoha 2 No glasses and I think it is 2 Racket-tailed Drongos playing with each other.. Walk closer and I manage to get a poor picture and I can ID as Green-billed Malkoha
Asian Koel 6 Many heard everywhere. 1 of 6 observed was a female
Asian Openbill 1
Great White Egret 1 At the boat pier
Striated Heron 2 First spotted in a tree on one of the islands. One flushed when I walk on the concrete board walk and landed in a palm tree
Stork-billed Kingfisher Heard only. Two times but think same bird

I also heard two, one of each side of the road talking with each other

Collared Kingfisher 1 Heard only. In mangrove section and I could hear the bird from both sides of the Mangrove. First time only one time. Second time and it was continuous calling
Coppersmith Barbet 6 Sitting in top of a tree
Malaysian Pied-Fantail 7 Two bird chasing each other in the same tree I spotted the Green-billed Malkoha
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 3 I flushed the first one looking at a Spotted dove. 2 next was together and it looked like they wanted to have babies together
drongo sp. 1 No glassed and bird took off when I stopped close to the bird to take picture so no proper ID
Large-billed Crow 5
Streak-eared Bulbul 1
Common Myna 7
Oriental Magpie-Robin 7 One making the grrrrr grrrrr grrrr sound
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 2 Two seen but heard all over the park
Olive-backed Sunbird 1
sunbird sp. 11 Cannot ID while they were flying around in the tree
Scaly-breasted Munia 1
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72636248

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

I discovered that they were using a small boat today. For sure not looking comfortable to sit on the bottom of the boat. Climbing down to the flimsy boat was OK. To get out of the boat on the other side was not that easy, but the girls in the boat was very helpful. Helped me with the camera and I made it out of the boat.

I discovered a taxi outside 7 Eleven and I was soon on my way back home.

Klong Toey Boat Service, Bangkok
Looking out over the river

Klong Toey Boat Service, Bangkok
Today it is a canoe crossing the river

Klong Toey Boat Service, Bangkok
Leaving Bangkok's Green Lung behind

Klong Toey Boat Service, Bangkok
Leaving Bangkok's Green Lung behind

I have booked my taxi for Sunday morning and my next bird watching adventure will take me to Bang Khaem fish ponds, Nakhon Pathom west of Bangkok. You just need to click HERE to find out if I see any exciting birds in the area.

Bird watching trip report



       
                  
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ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

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