Tour At A Glance

Cost:

3999.00 per person

Deposit:

1000.00

Single Room Supplement:

650.00

Tour Code:

Relaxed but with long days in the field, early morning excursions, and some later finishes also.

Group Size:

Six plus Leaders

Great Hornbill Long-tailed Broadbill Ultramarine Flycatcher Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Pied Harrier Scarlet-faced Liocichla Siberian Rubythroat Silver-eared Mesia

Northern Thailand - Forktails, Flycatchers and Feeding Flocks

Date: 24th January - 13th February 2019 [FULL]
Leaders: Nick Upton and Neil Donaghy

Introduction

 

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

 

This trip to Thailand is primarily centred on the Northern Mountains. Upon arrival in Bangkok, we will head north to Chang Mai and straight into the mountains to find flocks of colourful species, as well as taking in some fantastic views over the Thai-Myanmar border and visiting some hill tribe communities as we search for birds. This border region contains a wide variety of fabulous birds and mountain habitats including forest and farmland. As well as some real speciality species, our visit to the north will also allow us to find a variety of flycatchers, laughing thrushes, woodpeckers, bulbuls, babblers, game birds and wintering leaf warblers as well as rails and crakes and wildfowl. To compliment the northern part of the tour, we will also spend time on the Gulf of Thailand for a whole host of shorebirds including some exceptionally rare species and the beautiful pristine jungle around Kaeng Krachan where we can expect some superb birding to include various broadbills, trogons, raptors, woodpeckers, hornbills and possibly pittas, among others, and there is a chance of big mammals too. Walks are not lengthy, but will be slow, along roads and dirt tracks and will on occasions be reached using 4 x 4 vehicles. At times we do need to move quickly to intercept birds and we will frequently stay out for lengthy periods, but there are no long walks. Some road and track walking is steep for short stretches. Your guides will be Nick Upton and Neil Donaghy, and you can expect to see around 450 species. 

 

Thanks to Tom Backlund and Nick Upton for use of their excellent images

 

 

 

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