February 21, 2020. Birding at Kaeng Krachen National Park
This is Day 5.1 of a 19-day birding tour of Thailand; it was a private group arranged through Field Guides, adhering to their typical itinerary. The pictures in this post are just some of the many Thailand pictures I’ve uploaded to GreatBirdPic.com. Check out the site before you leave: see the Latest Pics uploaded by our members or read the About GPB to find out more about the site. You are welcome to join if you enjoy bird photography.
Up and out early again, we made it into Kaeng Krachan National Park at sunrise. Just by happenstance we seems to find woodpeckers first thing in the morning and today we spotted this Great Slaty Woodpecker off in the distance.
As we traveled down the road we (“we” meaning our guide Dave) spotted a White’s Thrush hopping down the road. We knew this was a rare visitor to the area; the species had only been spotted once during the last 4 Field Guides trips here.
We hopped out of the vans a little farther down the road and walked along the roadside searching for birds. Here’s a shot of my Thai roommate Joe, next to Diann, searching for birds to give you an idea of what the vegetation looked like in Kaeng Krackan National Park.
Our searching was successful! We spotted a pair of Blue-winged Leafeaters munching on berries for breakfast. The first pic is of a male, with the black bib, and the second one is of the female (without the bib).
Just a few meters down the road we found a Stripe-throated Bulbul perched up in a tree.
We headed back to the same campgrounds we visited yesterday for lunch. While Wat completed the lunch I found some of the same species hanging around, including these two:
After another satisfying lunch, we took off for another section of Kaeng Krackan NP for more birds, seen in Part 2 of Day 5, which can be found HERE.
For you overachievers here is the Ebird checklist for that morning:
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