22nd Jan 2024
Thailand - initial report
"Limosa’s Thailand tour has just returned to the UK after a very successful trip. Starting in the South for our ‘wader quest’ we moved on to Kaeng Krachan and Khoa Yai and then to the North to connect with an array of mountain specialities. Highlights were many with Green-legged Partridge and Slaty-legged Rail in front of the hide at Kaeng Krachan along with a selection of laughingthrushes and other forest species, but White-fronted Scops Owl at a day roost took some beating.
A Sun Bear hanging around the lower camp ground was a big surprise and a particular favourite for the group. Banded Kingfisher, Long-tailed Broadbill and many other forest gems were seen at Khao Yai and we connected with the endemic Rufous Limestone Babbler on route to the national park. In the North, we had encounters with Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Rufous-throated Partridge, Green Peacock, Giant Nuthatch, Jerdon’s Bush Chat and Scarlet-faced Liocichla to name just a few."
Derek Barber, Limosa Guide 22 January 2024
All photos taken below come from the recent tour and we are grateful to tour participant Martin Hosier and Limosa Guide 'Jay' for permission to use these.
If you would like a copy of the trip report for the recent tour please contact the office and we will email this to you as soon as it is completed. It will, however, also be available for download from the Limosa website.
Bookings are already open for the January 2025 tour which will again be jointly led by Jay and Derek. For more details please click here.
The critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper was seen very well on the trip © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij ("Jay") January 2024
Buffy Fish Owl © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij ("Jay"), Limosa Guide January 2024
White-faced Scops Owl was seen at a day roost © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij ("Jay"), Limosa Guide January 2024
Kalij Pheasant © Martin Hosier, tour participant January 2024
Green-legged Partridge was observed from one of the hides at Kaeng Krachan © Martin Hosier, tour participant January 2024
Slaty-legged Crake was another species the group saw at Kaeng Krachan © Martin Hosier, tour participant January 2024
Trogons are always popular birds and Orange-breasted Trogon was seen very well © Martin Hosier, tour participant January 2024
Red-bearded Bee-eater was another colourful species that the group had some great views of © Martin Hosier, tour participant January 2024
Although birds were the main priority on the tour, some great mammals were seen including Malayan Sun Bear and this Malayan Porcupine © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij ("Jay"), Limosa Guide January 2024