08th Jan 2024

Update from Limosa Thailand tour

Limosa's first tour of 2024 was our updated itinerary to Thailand which has already had considerable success with Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Nordmann's Greenshank and White-faced Plover amongst the species recorded so far.

Limosa's first tour of 2024 was our updated itinerary to Thailand which departed the UK last Friday. Starting on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, the group visited some of the best areas in the world for the diversity of wader species and the trip has already been hugely successful with a record count of over 800 Asian Dowitchers, 200+ Nordmann's Greenshanks plus Spoon-billed Sandpiper and White-faced Plover.

Led by Limosa guides Derek Barber and Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij ("Jay"), the group enjoyed some good views of the sandpiper, undoubtedly one of the main 'must see' birds of the holiday, but highly experienced Thai guide Jay tells us that the number of dowitchers that were found was the largest he has ever encountered.

Jay and Derek will be leading Limosa's next trip to Thailand which departs on 2 January 2025. For further information please check out our website or contact the office.


One of the main targets of any trip to the wader habitats on the Gulf of Thailand is Spoon-billed Sandpiper and the Limosa group enjoyed some great views of one of the birds which is currently wintering there. Sadly this species remains critically endangered with only eight or so individuals known to be in the area this winter © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij


The Limosa group birding on the Gulf of Thailand © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij


Enjoying lunch after a successful morning of birding at Pak Thale © Wich’yanan Limparungpatthanakij