2 August 2020

Bird watching trip report


Introduction

My plan was to visit Phutthamonthon Park as it was closed last Sunday. When we arrived 10 minutes before 7 in the morning it was still closed and I decided to go to Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Waraviharn instead.

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Waraviharn is located in Nonthaburi on west side of the Chao Phraya River. The temple is just next to the Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park. This was the name when I visited the park last time. But now it seems to have been renamed to Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park.

The temple and the park is an eBird hotspot called: Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn

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

The most convinient way is of course to go by taxi. About 30 minutes from Sukhumvit/ Askok area early in the morning. Around 5 thirty that is. And it set you back by 250 Baht (8 to 9 US Dollars) I think the temple (wat in Thai) is more famous than the park and I ask the taxi to take me to Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan.

Name in Thai for the taxi driver:
Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan in Thai script: วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร

Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park in Thai script: อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก

You can take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to pier N30 NONTHABURI on the eastern side of the river. From there you can cross the river on a small boat. More information at www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก

You can walk from the ferry pier, 15 minutes or so and you can look for birds on the way. You can also take a motorcycle taxi from the ferry terminal and then you will be there in 2 minutes.

GOING BACK HOME!!! I use to send a motorcycle taxi to get a taxi as there is not many taxis around.


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


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


Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan & Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park


Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan
As the ancient temple, priceless, of Nonthaburi which older than 100 years. The King Jessadabodindra (Rama III) reign 3 (1824 – 1851) ordered to be built before death on Year 1847 at former dwelling of his grandfather, grandmother, and mother Sri Sulalai, which is to honour for all of the three person. And then, the King gave the name “Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat” and ordered to build a border wall and the four corner turrets, which is majestic scenery. Because of in the past, this area was once the site of the old fort before, the construction of the temple during the reign 3 has not been completed. Later, the reign 4 ordered to build it until finish. And, it was renovated to grace until now.

This temple, riverside of Chao Phraya, is famous for its beautiful architecture. That is, the church which has a mix of Thai-Chinese architectural styles as the king’s likes. Within the church, the principle Buddha statue Mara Vichaya was placed, which cast up the body by copper by lap width of 6 elbows and height as 8 elbows 2 creeps 4 inches. The reign 4 gave the name “Phra Buddha Maha Logapinantapatima”.

In the south side is the grand sanctuary of Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawihan, which is called “Wiharn Sila Khao”. The reign 4 ordered to bring the principle Buddha statue “Phra Sila Khao” to place here in 1858. Nearby is also the site of the Phra Wiharn Luang, which is Thai-Chinese art as well, with “Phra Buddha Patima Chaiwat” placed inside. On the back of the church, if looking out over that you can see the white pagoda stand out, this is the Lung-Ga style pagoda that height is 45 meters and putting inside with the Buddha dharma relics.

Opening Hours: 06:00 - 18:00 every day

Admission: free

Location:
ซอย วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติ ตำบล บางศรีเมือง ตำบลตลาดขวัญ นนทบุรี 11000

Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Alley, Tambon Bang Sri Muang, Amphoe Mueang Nonthaburi, Chang Wat Nonthaburi 11000



Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park
It located at Soi Chalerm Phrakiat 13, next to Wat Chalerm Phrakiat Worawiharn with 100 rai land. The Treasury Department spent 900 million bath to construct this park to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibhol’s golden jubilee and for people to relax. It also is a center of water plant, waterside plant, vegetation and several species of water animal.

The most remarkable thing in this park is the Wiman Saran Nawamin building standing in the middle of the pond. Not far away, there are Thai Style houses for relaxing and services, made of teakwood entirely. At river’s bank area, there is an open – air wooden pavilion and 3 small others made of teakwood craved and lacquered with 100% of gold foil, decorated with colour glass to be perform ceremony.

Opening Hours: 06:00 - 18:00 every day

Admission: free

Location:
ตำบล บางศรีเมือง ตำบลตลาดขวัญ นนทบุรี 11000

Bang Sri Muang, Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi 11000


- From http://nonthaburi.go.th


Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก


Starting at the parking between the temple and the river. Last time I was here it was possible to walk between the Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park. There was also snack places at the pier on the parking lot and they seems to be closed now. So bring water!

The nearest place to buy water is in the village behind the temple. The road leading to the parking area for the Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park. There is also shops to buy snacks and at the gate they were selling fresh coconuts. So bring water to last you while birding at the temple parking area.

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Road to the temple parking and the river

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Road to the temple parking and the river

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Temple parking at the river front

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Snacks area was closed

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Not possible to enter the park from the temple

Starting on the parking and you go to the tree in the NE corner. The tree on your right hand side entering the parking area. You will find a lot of birds in this tree. Different barbets, Kingfishers, Parakeets and other birds enjoying whatever they are eating.

The area is full of the Red-breasted Parakeets and they are nesting in the area. So if you come here during this time you will see them feeding their young ones in the holes in the trees.

Walk along the river and keep an eye out for egrets etc. When you reach the western part there is trees with more barbets and all the other birds. There is a wall and fence now so you cannot continue in to the park.

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Entering the temple area from the parking

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Many birds in the temple area

The area in front of the temple has a lot of birds to offer. And look up the trees as you can spot owlets. As you cannot walk between the park and the temple any more you need to walk around the temple. Takes 10 minutes to walk to the park entrance so it is not bad.

And after the walk in the blazing sun you will be happy to learn that there are some shops with snacks and cold drinks. There are also a place where they sell fresh coconuts. Very refreshing after a long birding session in the sunshine.

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Gate to Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park parking area

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park parking area

Walking across the parking area and you cross the walk bridge and you´re in the park. Take to the right and you will pass the bathrooms. You will have a big pond on your left hand side when walking towards the eastern border to the temple area. In the pond you see the Wiman Saran Nawamin building in the middle of the pond.

Coming down to the water front and you have some scrub and trees and about 30 meters to the fence between the park and the temple. Look in the trees and the scrub for birds. Waterhens and small birds. I have seen the beautiful Pink-necked Pigeon in this area. Tailor birds and Prinias in the trees.

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Wiman Saran Nawamin building

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Small bridges to walk across the water all over the park

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
A lot of water in the park

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
It is a beautiful park

My favourite areas in the park is the north eastern corner along the river and the fence towards the temple. And when you have crossed the park you come to the western side with scrub and more wilderness. No lawns and decorations. Of course, there are the loudspeakers and the annoying music they play.

Here you can see herons and Indian Rolls etc. There are of course birds in the “maintained” park. Sunbirds, Munia and Oriental Magpies etc. I have also seen one Plaintive Cuckoo in one of the trees.

Walking around the park is nice and you can see the boats passing on the river. But it is hot, very hot so bring water as I have not seen any water for sale in the park. Only at the entrance.

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Western side of the park is a little bit more “wild”

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Western side of the park is a little bit more “wild”

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Western side of the park is a little bit more “wild”

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Western side of the park is a little bit more “wild”

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก
Reaching the western border of the park

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก

The park is well worth a visit but if I had to choose between the park and the temple it would have been the temple area as I have seen more interesting birds there. But if time is no issue, do both areas. The temple area is not so nice to walk around in, but the park is beautiful.

And I have seen the parakeet and Lineated Barbet every time at the temple. And keep an eye out in the trees, the only place where I have seen three Spotted Owlets sitting next to each other’s.

Bird watching at Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Worawihan and Chaloem Golden Jubilee Park - วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติวรวิหาร, อุทยานเฉลิมกาญจนาภิเษก - Spotted Owlets


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

Sunday 2 August 2020 and we leave my condo at 6 o'clock. We arrive to Phutamonthon Park 10 minutes before 7 o'clock. Still a sign that they don't open until 08:30 even though it say 06:00. And the guard at the south gate won’t be open so it will be pretty much the same as last Sunday. So I decided to go to Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem and I stepped out on the parking lot in front of the temple about 30 minutes after we had left Phutamonthon Park.

The first birds I see is of course the Red-breasted Parakeet, the temple area and parking is well known for the Red-breasted Parakeet. Well, at least I know that this is the place to go when I want to see the Red-breasted Parakeet.

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Spotted Dove

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Eurasian Tree-sparrow

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Zebra Dove

I spottet the Parakeets walking around the parking area but no photo opportunities. I walked towards the Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park and reaching the fence I have to turn right to the walk path along the Chao Paya River. Walking along the concrete walk along the river and I spotted one Coppersmith Barbet, a wee bit too far away for any good pictures.

I was soon spotting one Streak-eared Bulbul looking beautiful eating on a very red flower on the ground. But the bird got scared when I approached and the picture didn't turned out as good as I had wished for.

I also spotted a few Javan Pond Herons along the river, otherwise nothing. Not even in the tree at the end of the walk path, there are usually some exciting birds but today nothing. Back at the parking and I told the driver that I would just go to check out the temple area where there have always been many birds.

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Streak-eared Bulbul

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Javan Pond Heron

There were a few Red-breasted Parakeet in the tree in front of the temple. When it is nesting time the tree is full of Red-breasted Parakeets flying in and out the tree with food for the babies. Same goes for the trees at the parking lot. The big tree in front of the temple is usually having Spotted Owlets but today nothing.

No barbets or any other birds, only the peafowls and the Guineafowl that belong to the temple. They are not in the wild in Thailand so I never reported them in my eBird app. But I discovered that the option for these birds was in eBird I reported the birds. The peafowls looked to have cut wings so they cannot fly.

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Indian Peafowl

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Indian Peafowl

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Helmeted Guineafowl

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Helmeted Guineafowl

Back at the taxi and we drove around the temple to the entrance to the Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park. I still cannot find the opening between the temple and the park, there was no problem to walk between when I was here the first time.

I entered the park walking straight down towards the river on the east side of the park. Walking next to the wall to the Wat Chaloem to go have a look at the river front area next to the temple. I spot one White-breasted Waterhen and Fantails. I turn around and I walk towards west and I am soon seeing one Yellow-vented Bulbul.

I spot one Plain Prinia in one of the hedges in the garden like park.

Yellow-vented bulbul, Eastern Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus goiavier, นกปรอดหน้านวล

Yellow-vented bulbul, Eastern Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus goiavier, นกปรอดหน้านวล
Yellow-vented bulbul / นกปรอดหน้านวล

Yellow-vented bulbul, Eastern Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus goiavier, นกปรอดหน้านวล
Yellow-vented bulbul / นกปรอดหน้านวล

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Black-collared Starling

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Cattle Egret

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Not only birds in the park

I discovered one Cattle Egret across the water and I went to check it out. I discover one Muscovy Duck while looking at the egret. The Muscovy Duck is most likely belonging to the temple, same as with the peafowl. Same as with the peafowl, I took a picture and I reported the bird in my eBird app.

I spotted another Yellow-vented Bulbul on the way back to the taxi at the parking lot. The last pictures was of one Plain Prinia pottering about in a bush and the bird really didn't bother with me.

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ
Plain Prinia / นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ
Plain Prinia / นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ
Plain Prinia / นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ
Plain Prinia / นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ
Plain Prinia / นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ
Plain Prinia / นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ

Birding/ Bird watching at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Thailand
Today´s track at Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn

eBird

eBird Report


Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn, Nonthaburi, TH Aug 2, 2020 07:21 - 09:05
Protocol: Traveling
2.63 kilometer(s)
23 species (+4 other taxa)

Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 1 Should not have reported this bird, but then I discover that this bird was on eBird list
Helmeted Guineafowl (Domestic type) 8 Should not have reported this bird, but then I discover that this bird was on eBird list. Belong to the temple (most likely)
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type) 3 Should not have reported this bird, but then I discover that this bird was on eBird list. Belong to the temple (most likely)
Feral Pigeon 100
Red Collared Dove 2
Spotted Dove 7
Zebra Dove 15 Asian Koel 3
White-breasted Waterhen 1
Asian Openbill 2
cormorant sp. 1 Too far away for a proper ID, but looked like a Lesser Cormoran
Little Egret 1
Cattle Egret 1
Javan Pond Heron 3
Coppersmith Barbet 1
Red-breasted Parakeet 10
Common Iora 1
Malaysian Pied-Fantail 5 Two bird, one with full fan jumping after each others
Plain Prinia 2
Yellow-vented Bulbul 1
Streak-eared Bulbul 4
Black-collared Starling 1
Asian Pied Starling 1 Juvenile
Common Myna 21
Great Myna 8
Oriental Magpie-Robin 8
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 30

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72028855

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

Back in the taxi and we took of to explore another eBird hotspot, the Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands some 30 minutes away. We drove there following directions in the eBird map and it took about 30 minutes to reach the hotspot.

I was surprised to arrive to a garbage dump as the hotspot was named something with temple and there is no temple in the vicinity. But I discovered that the hotspot had changed name when I was back home. (Maybe after my check list remark?)

Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands

Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands

Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands

Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Cattle Egret and a Great Myna

There was not much action at the garbage dump. Cattle Egrets and one Great Myna. When we left I spotted two Ashy Wood swallows on a wire. We were told by one worker at the garbage dump and he gave us direction to a road behind the dump where there were birds. Back on road #1001 and we drove north for about 500 meters and we turned right.

We were on a small road going in to a farmland area. I spotted Bee-eaters and Munias on the wire along the road.

White-rumped Munia or White-rumped mannikin, Lonchura striata, นกกระติ๊ดตะโพกขาว

White-rumped Munia or White-rumped mannikin, Lonchura striata, นกกระติ๊ดตะโพกขาว
White-rumped Munia / นกกระติ๊ดตะโพกขาว

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
Blue-tailed Bee-eater / นกจาบคาหัวเขียว
2 August 2020 - eBird hotspot: Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Nonthaburi

Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Asian Openbill

Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Red-wattled Lapwing

Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus, นกพริก
Bronze-winged Jacana / นกพริก

Asian Golden Weaver, Ploceus hypoxanthus, นกกระจาบทอง

Asian Golden Weaver, Ploceus hypoxanthus, นกกระจาบทอง
Female Asian Golden Weaver / นกกระจาบทอง

Asian Golden Weaver, Ploceus hypoxanthus, นกกระจาบทอง
Male Asian Golden Weaver / นกกระจาบทอง

Asian Golden Weaver, Ploceus hypoxanthus, นกกระจาบทอง
Male Asian Golden Weaver / นกกระจาบทอง

We were in a beautiful farmland driving around looking for birds. There are Asian Golden Weavers all over the area and they are busy building nests and flying in and out from nests, most likely to feed babies in the nests. There is also a lot of the very beautiful Bronze-winged Jacanas in the area and I have never seen so many of them at one place before.

We pass a field with only mud and I discover a lot of waders and I was surprised to discover a lot of Wood Sandpipers in the field as we are far away from the sea or any rivers. I am soon discover a lot of smaller waders that I ID as the Temminck's Stint. Thanks to eBird I learn that it is a Long-toed Stint.

Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus, นกพริก
Bronze-winged Jacana / นกพริก

Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus, นกพริก
Bronze-winged Jacana / นกพริก

Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus, นกพริก
Bronze-winged Jacana / นกพริก

Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus, นกพริก
Bronze-winged Jacana / นกพริก

Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta, นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว

Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta, นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว
Long-toed Stint / นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว

Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta, นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว
Long-toed Stint / นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว

Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta, นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว
Long-toed Stint / นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว

Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta, นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว
Long-toed Stint / นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว

Long-toed Stint, Calidris subminuta, นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว
Long-toed Stint / นกสติ๊นท์นี้วยาว

Wood sandpiper, Tringa glareola, นกชายเลนน้ำจืด, Grönbena
Wood sandpipers and we can also see a Stint

Wood sandpiper, Tringa glareola, นกชายเลนน้ำจืด, Grönbena


Listen to the Wood Sandpiper

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorded. High Pass Filter applied with Audacity

Bird in the field giving call and we can also hear flight call


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Birding/ Bird watching at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Thailand
Today´s track at Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands

eBird

eBird Report


Bang Yai garbage dump and wetlands, Nonthaburi, TH Aug 2, 2020 09:49 - 11:34
Protocol: Traveling
6.91 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: The temple turned out to be a garbage dump, at least the marking for the hotspot was in the middle of a garbage dump

OK, coming back home and eBird app have a different name than on the computer. So yes, it is a garbage dump

23 species

Feral Pigeon 35
Red Collared Dove 3
Zebra Dove 14
Plaintive Cuckoo 1 Heard only
White-breasted Waterhen 1
Black-winged Stilt 20
Red-wattled Lapwing 6
Bronze-winged Jacana 7
Long-toed Stint 50 Many birds on the muddy farmland. Light legs so not the Little Stint. See attached picture ID by me as a Temminck's Stint because of the yellow legs.

But thanks to Wich'yanan (Jay) Limparungpatthanakij at eBird I got the correct ID. The documentation you have provided shows a All photos attached are Long-toed Stints with summer-plumage feathers retained


Wood Sandpiper 100 Surprised to see all the waders so far away from any sea or river. But this small farm field was full of Wood Sandpipers and Long-toed Stints

Asian Openbill 6
Little Cormorant 1
Cattle Egret 12
Javan Pond Heron 5
Blue-tailed Bee-eater 2
Indochinese Roller 1
Ashy Woodswallow 2
Plain Prinia 6
Common Myna 1
Great Myna 9
Oriental Magpie-Robin 3
Asian Golden Weaver 30
White-rumped Munia 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72031257

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

My friend is coming over for dinner so I had to give up the birding for today to get back home for cooking. I had already made my next birding plans. I will go to have a look at Lumphini Park during the week. Afternoon birding as I will be in the gym in the mornings. I had prepared everything to make schnitzel and when my friend arrived we started to cook, always nice to have help in the kitchen.

Cooking in Bangkok, Thailand
Potato

Cooking in Bangkok, Thailand

Cooking in Bangkok, Thailand

Click HERE to find out if I find any birds in the Lumphini Park


Bird watching trip report



       
                  
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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!

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


                                       

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