12 August 2020

Bird watching trip report


Introduction

Lat Krabang, eBird hot spot Lat Krabang paddies is easy accesiable from Bangkok located just a little North-east of Suvarnabhumi International. It makes it a perfect bird watching destination if you have a few hours over when staying in Bangkok, 200 + checklists and 183 species observed as beginning of May 2020. So if you have a few hours with nothing to do there is really no excuse NOT to go there.

Nick Upton had made an “virtual birding” video about Lat Krabang since the last time I visited the area. 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 Trip in Bangkok, rice field birds at Lat Krabang

It is Public holiday and my friend has the day off and we decide to go look for birds. We will start early morning at Lat Krabang before going to explore a few eBird hotspots in Chonburi. I had planned to go check out Khao Khieo and the below eBird hotspots:

• Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Chon Buri

• Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri

• Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri

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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

You will need a car and if you don't have your own a taxi is a very convenient way of travelling. Depending on the early morning traffic it will take about 30-45 minutes to get to Lat Krabang. Taxi is about 150 - 200 Baht (May 2020) + toll.

But you need a car to drive around the area so make a deal with the taxi driver, 1000 - 2000 Baht (May 2020). And of course, depending on your negotiation skills.

To make sure that the driver understand you can show the below Thai Script:
• Lat Krabang เขตลาดกระบัง

Or show the driver a map. Click HERE for a map to Lat Krabang paddies


Scan for map to Lat Krabang paddies


Take the Bangkok - Chonburi Motorway (Route #7) and pass the exit to Suvarnabhumi and continue for about 3 km towards Chonburi and exit the highway. You pass one U-turn bridge and then another brige before exit. As soon as you have exit you make a U-turn under the highway.

Turn left on the other side of the highway and follow the highway until you reach a bridge and turn right before the bridge and you reach a intersection. Turn left and drive under the highway and then left again and after a few meters you turn right at the 7 Eleven. Go straight for a kilometer or so and you are in the middle of the Lat Krabang paddies.

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

Lat Krabang paddies

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
About 32 km from the Sukhumvit / Asoke intersection in DOWN TOWN Bangkok

eBird hot spot Lat Krabang paddies and this is a world famous birding spot. And I qoute Peter Ericson: “Lots of wetland birds as well as scrub dwelling critters.” And I actually met Mr. Ericson while birding at Lat Krabang paddies, his 99th time at Lat Krabang paddies.

It is a beautiful area, even if you have the SE Asian problem “garbage” It is very nice area to use your car driving along the dirt tracks and you really are able to get close to the birds using the car as a hide.


Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
It is beautiful around Lat Krabang


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 bird checklist from Avibase, click HERE - eBird version 2019 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


12th of August 2020 and my friend and his son come to pick me up at 6 o'clock and we are soon on our way to Lat Krabang where I start the eBird app at 06:50. Driving along and we notice how the vegetation have grown since we were here back in May. So it was not easy to see the birds in the dense vegetation.

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Female Asian Golden Weaver

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Female Asian Golden Weaver

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Pond Heron in almost full winter plumage

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Red Avadavat

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Scaly-breasted Munia

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Yellow-bellied Prinia

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, Ladusvala, นกคุ่มอกลาย

We drove along the dirt track and I was lucky to spot something red behind the vegetation. My friend put the car in reverse and we discovered one male Red Avadavat. We got out of the car and the bird took off before we could get any good pictures. My friend was very happy to have seen the beautiful bird.

We reached the fish farms and we made a U-turn and drove back to the paved road. We continued towards east on the paved road that are lined with ponds and we pass Egrets and Herons. We were soon spotting Little Grebes in one of the ponds. We stop and we are soon discovering that there is 4 babies as well.

So it was mostly water birds spotted along the paved road. Of course, Asian Golden Weaver everywhere. I spotted on Plain-backed Sparrow. I thought it was a Eurasian Tree Sparrow. I had a picture, very bad, but I could see that the birds was yellowish and thus a Plain-backed Sparrow.

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Little Egret

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe / นกเป็ดผีเล็ก

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe / นกเป็ดผีเล็ก

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe family

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe family

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe family

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe family

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Little Grebe family

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Plain-backed Sparrow

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Bronze-winged Jacana

Birding/ Bird watching at Lat Krabang paddies, Bangkok, Thailand
Today´s track at Lat Krabang paddies


eBird

eBird Report


Lat Krabang paddies, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon [Bangkok], TH Aug 12, 2020 06:50 - 08:58
Protocol: Traveling
5.87 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Public holiday and my friend have the day off and we go bird watching. Last time we were here it was easy to see the fields. But the rainy season have started and the vegetation is thick and green so not easy to see the birds

35 species (+4 other taxa)

Lesser Whistling-Duck 2
Little Grebe 7 Four babies swimming with adult
Feral Pigeon 500 In rice field
Red Collared Dove 7
Zebra Dove 3
Greater Coucal 3 Walk along road
Asian Koel 1
White-breasted Waterhen 11
Black-winged Stilt 29
Red-wattled Lapwing 5
Bronze-winged Jacana 2
Wood Sandpiper 5 On a mud field with Black-winged stilts
Asian Openbill 7
Little Cormorant 3
cormorant sp. 2 Too far away for proper ID. But looked bigger than Little Cormorant
Great White Egret 1
Intermediate Egret 1
Little Egret 4
Cattle Egret 2
white egret sp. 100 A huge group in the field and 3 trees full of them, maybe nesting
Javan Pond Heron 9
pond heron sp. 6 Winter plumage and not possible to ID
Malaysian Pied-Fantail 8
Yellow-bellied Prinia 3 Two birds looked like they were flirting with each other. Singing and tail up in the air while jumping around in the high grass

Plain Prinia 4
Barn Swallow 11
swallow sp. 2 I cannot ID flying swallows
Yellow-vented Bulbul 2 Sitting with a female weaver on a twig
Streak-eared Bulbul 3
Asian Pied Starling 1
Common Myna 3
Great Myna 25
Olive-backed Sunbird 1
Asian Golden Weaver 50 Building nest and used nests
Red Avadavat 1 ID when back home with my book
White-rumped Munia 2
Scaly-breasted Munia 1
Plain-backed Sparrow 2
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 35

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72330113

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

We left Lat Krabang getting up on the Bangkok - Chonburi motorway driving towards Chonburi. First stop was the eBird hotspot Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center. You pass two mountains covered in forest on your left hand side passing Chonburi.

These forest covered mountains caught my interest ever since I passed them the first time several years ago. I was thinking tigers, elephants and excitements. There are a few eBird hotspots in the area and today was a good day to explore some of them. Leave the motorway and get up on road #344 when you reach Chonburi. Drive towards east on road #344 until you reach Ban Buen, quite a big city. Take off when reaching road #3138 and drive south east of the mountains, or the back side as I use to call it.

If you are going to explore the hotspots, start in the south and drive north. Otherwise you will have to drive three times the distance due to U-turns etc. Driving north and it is just to leave the road going in the to “jungle”

A little bit after having left road #3138 driving west toward the forest the landscape turns in to a beautiful “country side” and there are birds. We left the road crossing a small bridge over a small creek and we were at the Meditation Centre.

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Entering Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Turning left after the bridge driving towards the Meditation Center

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Open area east of the Meditation Centre

The Meditation Center was like a hotel and no sign of any birds and we left. Instead of turning right to cross the small bridge again we continued straight. We reached an open area with hunting Bee-eater and we also spotted a White-throated Kingfisher flying across the road in front of the car.

Leaving and we turn right after having crossed the small bridge and we drive to the end of the road, a parking at the temple. We make a U-turn on the parking and we leave the temple parking in the forest. We walk around the pond and there are one Little Egret and several Cattle Egrets.

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Approacing the end of the road and the temple

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Pond between the temple and Meditation Center

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Pond between the temple and Meditation Center

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Thailand
Today´s track at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center


eBird

eBird Report


Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Pa Thammachat & Phuttha Sawika Meditation Center, Chon Buri, TH Aug 12, 2020 10:41 - 11:34
Protocol: Traveling
5.45 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Coming from the main road and you pass the meditation centre. A hotel like area and there were some birds if you turn right instead of left entering the area. Crossing the small bridge over the stream and look in the trees. There is a pond with egrets etc.

Leaving and the end of the road is a temple parking with forest. Holiday when I was here so a lot of people not so good for birding

11 species

Feral Pigeon 1
Zebra Dove 2
Red-wattled Lapwing 3
Little Egret 1
Cattle Egret 14
White-throated Kingfisher 1 Flew across the road in front of our car and landed in a tree
Green Bee-eater 1 Hunting from a tree
Indochinese Roller 2
Black Drongo 1
Common Myna 3
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker 1 Knew ID before I Spotted the bird thank to the sound

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72332544

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

We left the hotspot driving back to road #3138 and we turn north and we have to make a U-turn to go back south. Then another U-turn to go back north to leave the road to drive to the eBird hotspot. So now you understand why I recommend to start in the south and go north on the east side of the mountains.

We left the main road and we drove through the farmland. There is a building or something looking like a temple. Turn right after the temple and we end up in a forest. And there is supposed to be a water fall if you continue on the road.

A lot of birds that I could not ID in the dark forest and the eBird list don't contain many birds.

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, Thailand
Passing a palm oil farm

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, Thailand
Passing a palm oil farm

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, Thailand
Farm land

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, Thailand
Driving throgh the forest

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, Thailand
Driving throgh the forest

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, Thailand
Today´s track at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak


eBird

eBird Report


Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phra Thammachak, Chon Buri, TH Aug 12, 2020 12:31 - 13:07
Protocol: Traveling
5.87 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Driving in the forest. A lot of new bird sounds that I have never heard before. Birds I have never seen before. Dark and no pictures and thus no ID as I don't know what bird it was.
5 species

Feral Pigeon 2
Red-wattled Lapwing 2 Looked like a couple and one of them was looking to be sitting on a nest.
Cattle Egret 30 At least 30. A huge group feeding and resting in the field
Indochinese Roller 1
Ashy Woodswallow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72333352

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

Back on the main road and we turned north and then a U-turn to get south again. Last U-turn driving north and we leave the highway driving west on a dust road. Industrial area on the right hand side and farm land on the left hand side. Vegetables growing in rows and I spotted two Indochinese Bush Lark. I ID the bird as Australasian Bush Larks but I was helped to get the correct ID on birdforum.net, a very nice idea I had to join the birdforum.

I have had so much help from them with bird ID's and other matters regarding birding.

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Indochinese Bushlark

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Indochinese Bushlark

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Starting to drive up the mountain

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Starting to drive up the mountain

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Green Bee-eater

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Green Bee-eater

It starts to go uphill when the farm land come to an end. We drive through a lush landscape and dense vegetation. Not so easy to see the birds that we can hear. By the time we reach the temple area it turns dark and it looks to start to rain any second. We turn around and we spot 4 more Indochinese Bush Larks down at the farm land.

We spot the White-rumped Munias in a bush at the industrial area before we reach the highway.

Indochinese Bush Lark, Mirafra erythrocephala, Indochinese lark, นกจาบฝนปีกแดง

Birding/ Bird watching at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, Thailand
Today´s track at Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
Nam Chon Bureau of Monks


eBird

eBird Report


Khao Khieo Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Nam Chon Bureau of Monks, Chon Buri, TH Aug 12, 2020 13:35 - 13:59 Protocol: Traveling 3.63 kilometer(s) Checklist Comments: Leave the highway and drive up the mountain side and you reach a small temple. Many different habitat and many birds. By the time I got there the sky turned black and it started to rain. No pictures for ID the birds.
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Red Collared Dove 3
Spotted Dove 4
Zebra Dove 3
Red-wattled Lapwing 2 Not making much noise so I guess their breeding have come to an end. But still looked like they were a couple.
Green Bee-eater 4
Malaysian Pied-Fantail 1
Indochinese Bushlark 6 On the ground in farm land foraging. ID as an Australaisian Bushlark. Thanks to Grahame Walbridge at birdforum.net for help with the correct ID
Barn/Pacific Swallow 6 Flying around so I could not make a proper ID of the swallows
Common Myna 1
White-rumped Munia 4 Sitting in a bush at an Industrial building close to the highway

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72333501

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

We drive back to Bangkok and we order pizza. The reason for us to go back early is that I have an LG technician coming to have a look at my washing machine. My next birding will take me to the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. This is the place for my very first bird watching adventure back in 2015.

Click HERE to find out if I see any birds at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park



Bird watching trip report



       
                  
OK, it has come to my knowledge that we have senior citizens visiting my web page. How hard can it be? So it's not very easy for them to see the blue coloured links to the next page.
Jiffy (also jiff)

noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!

Marunong ka mag-tagalog? Walang problema! Magpunta sa kabilang pahina pindutin ang “NEXT” button sa itaas

Faites vous parlez le français? Pas de problème! Pour arriver à la page suivante faites s'il vous plaît un déclic le bouton “Next” ci-dessus!

Haga usted dice el español? No hay problema! Ver la siguiente página sólo hacer clic el botón “Next” encima!

Farla parla l'italiano? Non problemi! Per vedere la prossima pagina lo scatto per favore giusto Il bottone “Next” sopra

Sprechen sie Deutsch! Kein problem! Wenn Sie die folgende Seite sehen wollen gerade klicken der Knopf “Next” oben!

คุณพูดภาษาไทยได้ไหม ไม่มีปัญหา ถ้าคุณต้องการไปหน้าถัดไป ให้กดปุ่ม “Next” ข้างบนนี้

Вы говорите по-русски? Просто нажмите синюю кнопку "Next" с левой стороны и Вы моментально переместитесь на следующую страницу!

E ni Svenskar och inte förstår Engelska så ska ni skämmas. J och Björn, med det menar jag inte att alla mina stavfel ska ältas varje gång vi träffas.

Flag of Skåne / Skånska flaggan Well, the flag of Skåne, just a BONUS flag.


                                       

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