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Trip Report

2-day guided trip

Laem Pak Bia-Kaeng Krachan

February 2009



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B2A 3-day guided trip to Laem pak Bia and Kaeng Krachan.


Trip report


Full trip list - 207 species.

Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis


Indian Cormorant  Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Only 1 seen in flight Pak Thale.


Little Cormorant  Phalacrocorax niger


Gray Heron  Ardea cinerea


Great Egret  Ardea alba


Intermediate Egret  Egretta intermedia


Little Egret  Egretta garzetta


Chinese Egret  Egretta eulophotes  Vulnerable (VU)

1 seen on the beach at Pak Thale and 1 on the Laem Pak Bia sandspit


Pacific Reef-Heron  Egretta sacra

A white morph bird at Pak Thale and a dark one on the Laem Pak Bia sandspit


Chinese Pond-Heron  Ardeola bacchus

Only birds seen at Kaeng Krachan certainly this species.


Javan Pond-Heron  Ardeola speciosa

Birds seen on the mudflats at low tide at Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia most probably this species. ID not possible

and birds in the salt pans/marshy area are mixed Chinese and Javan.


Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis


Striated Heron  Butorides striata


Black-crowned Night-Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax


Painted Stork  Mycteria leucocephala  Near-threatened (NT)

10-15 birds seen near the abandoned building Laem Pak Bia


Asian Openbill  Anastomus oscitans

Big 'thermal' at Pak Thale.


Black Baza  Aviceda leuphotes

Few seen Kaeng Krachan.


Oriental Honey-buzzard  Pernis ptilorhynchus

1 seen perched Kaeng Krachan before taking to flight


Black-shouldered Kite  Elanus caeruleus

1 seen Pak Thale area


Black Kite  Milvus migrans

Approx. 10 birds on the way in to Pak Thale on 23th


Brahminy Kite  Haliastur indus

Small numbers seen


Crested Goshawk  Accipiter trivirgatus

Brilliant observation of a perched bird at Kaeng Krachan.


Shikra  Accipiter badius

Brief views of 1 bird Kaeng Krachan.


Japanese Sparrowhawk  Accipiter gularis

Fly-by tiny Sparrowhawk seen at KK possibly this species.


Gray-faced Buzzard  Butastur indicus

Brief views of 1 at KK


Rufous-bellied Eagle  Aquila kienerii

1 seen well near km 5 at KK


Mountain Hawk-Eagle  Spizaetus nipalensis

1 seen on the way in to Ban Krang at KK


Eurasian Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus

1 at Laem Pak Bia


Scaly-breasted Partridge  Arborophila chloropus

heard only at KK


Red Junglefowl  Gallus gallus

Common at KK


Gray Peacock-Pheasant  Polyplectron bicalcaratum

1 seen near km 24 Kaeng Krachan with another bird calling nearby.


White-breasted Waterhen  Amaurornis phoenicurus

Seen at Laem Pak Bia, few heard in other places.


Ruddy-breasted Crake  Porzana fusca

1 seen very well inside the Laem Pak Bia environmental research station


Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus

Seen Laem Pak Bia research station


Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus


Red-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus indicus


Pacific Golden-Plover  Pluvialis fulva


Black-bellied Plover  Pluvialis squatarola


Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius


Snowy Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus


Malaysian Plover  Charadrius peronii  Near-threatened (NT)

Small numbers on the Laem Pak Bia sandspit


Lesser Sandplover  Charadrius mongolus


Greater Sandplover  Charadrius leschenaultii


Pintail Snipe  Gallinago stenura

Seen Laem Pak Bia research station


Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago

seen Laem Pak Bia research station


Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa


Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus


Eurasian Curlew  Numenius arquata

1 bird at Pak Thale beach


Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos


Spotted Redshank  Tringa erythropus


Common Greenshank  Tringa nebularia


Nordmann's Greenshank  Tringa guttifer  Endangered (EN)

23 birds seen at Laem Pak Bia


Marsh Sandpiper  Tringa stagnatilis


Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola


Common Redshank  Tringa totanus


Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres


Great Knot  Calidris tenuirostris

Few at both Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia


Red Knot  Calidris canutus

4 birds at Pak Thale


Sanderling  Calidris alba


Red-necked Stint  Calidris ruficollis


Temminck's Stint  Calidris temminckii

1 seen Laem Pak Bia


Long-toed Stint  Calidris subminuta


Curlew Sandpiper  Calidris ferruginea


Spoon-billed Sandpiper  Eurynorhynchus pygmeus  Critically Endangered (EN)

We found 1 bird shortly after arrival at Pak Thale in a mixed wader flock.


Broad-billed Sandpiper  Limicola falcinellus

Good numbers at Pak Thale and both Laem Pak Bia saltpans and sandspit


Red-necked Phalarope  Phalaropus lobatus

3 birds seen Pak Thale


Great Black-headed Gull  Larus ichthyaetus

A first winter bird at both Pak Thale and on the LPB sandspit.


Brown-headed Gull  Larus brunnicephalus


Little Tern  Sternula albifrons


Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica


Caspian Tern  Hydroprogne caspia


Whiskered Tern  Chlidonias hybrida


Common Tern  Sterna hirundo


Great Crested Tern  Thalasseus bergii

Several at LPB sandspit


Red Collared-Dove  Streptopelia tranquebarica


Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis


Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica


Zebra Dove  Geopelia striata


Thick-billed Pigeon  Treron curvirostra

Several sightings at KK


Mountain Imperial-Pigeon  Ducula badia

1 bird seen perched and others heard KK


Vernal Hanging-Parrot  Loriculus vernalis

Several birds seen nicely perched.


Banded Bay Cuckoo  Cacomantis sonneratii

heard only at Kaeng Krachan


Asian Koel  Eudynamys scolopaceus

heard only


Green-billed Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus tristis

Fairly common KK


Chestnut-breasted Malkoha  Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Three birds seen at Kaeng Krachan Ban Krang area.


Greater Coucal  Centropus sinensis

heard only KK


Asian Barred Owlet  Glaucidium cuculoides

Seen 3 times at Kaeng Krachan


Brown Hawk-Owl  Ninox scutulata

heard only at Kaeng Krachan


Gray Nightjar  Caprimulgus indicus

3 birds seen very well at dusk on our way out of Kaeng Krachan, they were calling while on the wing to hunt.


Large-tailed Nightjar  Caprimulgus macrurus

heard only at the Kaeng Krachan entrance gate


Indian Nightjar  Caprimulgus asiaticus

heard only Laem Pak Bia


Indochinese Swiftlet  Aerodramus rogersi  Near-endemic

few at Kaeng Krachan


German's Swiftlet  Aerodramus germani

seen in the coastal area


Brown-backed Needletail  Hirundapus giganteus

several seen near km 31 Kaeng Krachan


Asian Palm-Swift  Cypsiurus balasiensis


Gray-rumped Treeswift  Hemiprocne longipennis

few seen Kaeng Krachan


Orange-breasted Trogon  Harpactes oreskios

5+ times seen Kaeng Krachan


Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis


White-throated Kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis


Black-capped Kingfisher  Halcyon pileata


Collared Kingfisher  Todiramphus chloris


Red-bearded Bee-eater  Nyctyornis amictus

1 seen very well near km 27 Kaeng Krachan and another bird heard at km 31


Blue-bearded Bee-eater  Nyctyornis athertoni

1 seen very well on the entrance track 200m before Ban Krang camp, Kaeng Krachan


Green Bee-eater  Merops orientalis


Blue-tailed Bee-eater  Merops philippinus

few coastal areas


Chestnut-headed Bee-eater  Merops leschenaulti

seen only twice Kaeng Krachan


Indian Roller  Coracias benghalensis


Oriental Pied-Hornbill  Anthracoceros albirostris

Common at Kaeng Krachan, also 1 group of 16 birds seen.


Great Hornbill  Buceros bicornis  Near-threatened (NT)

A pair seen very well near km 5 Kaeng Krachan.


Rusty-cheeked Hornbill  Anorrhinus tickelli  Near-endemic

2 birds seen briefly between stream 2 and 3, Kaeng Krachan


Great Barbet  Megalaima virens

heard only Panoeng Thoeng area at Kaeng Krachan


Green-eared Barbet  Megalaima faiostricta

2 times seen and more heard Kaeng Krachan


Blue-throated Barbet  Megalaima asiatica

several seen at Kaeng Krachan inclusive a bird seen feeding at very close range, many more heard


Gray-capped Woodpecker  Dendrocopos canicapillus

heard only Kaeng Krachan


Greater Yellownape  Picus flavinucha

1 + 2 birds seen Kaeng Krachan and a few more heard


Streak-breasted Woodpecker  Picus viridanus  Near-endemic

1 seen very well Kaeng Krachan on the trail at km 15


Greater Flameback  Chrysocolaptes lucidus

A pair seen Kaeng Krachan Ban Krang area, more heard


Bay Woodpecker  Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Kaeng Krachan km 27, seen flying across the track but mostly heard


Black-and-red Broadbill  Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos

3 or 4 birds seen very well on the trail near the Youth camp at Kaeng Krachan


Silver-breasted Broadbill  Serilophus lunatus

A small group seen on the Youth camp trail, another group heard near the first stream crossing.


Banded Broadbill  Eurylaimus javanicus

Superb views of a pair on the Youth camp trail, Kaeng Krachan.


Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica


Asian Martin  Delichon dasypus

A few seen at the km 19 viewpoint, Kaeng Krachan.


Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica


Oriental Pipit  Anthus rufulus


Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava


Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike  Coracina melaschistos

Several sightings KK


Rosy Minivet  Pericrocotus roseus

Few Kaeng Krachan


Brown-rumped Minivet  Pericrocotus cantonensis

Good numbers at Kaeng Krachan


Scarlet Minivet  Pericrocotus flammeus


Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike  Hemipus picatus


Black-crested Bulbul  Pycnonotus melanicterus


Stripe-throated Bulbul  Pycnonotus finlaysoni


Streak-eared Bulbul  Pycnonotus blanfordi


Ochraceous Bulbul  Alophoixus ochraceus


Gray-eyed Bulbul  Iole propinqua


Mountain Bulbul  Ixos mcclellandii

A few seen Kaeng Krachan


Ashy Bulbul  Hemixos flavala

Only a few at Kaeng Krachan


Blue-winged Leafbird  Chloropsis cochinchinensis

A few seen KK


Common Iora  Aegithina tiphia

2 seen Kaeng Krachan


Eyebrowed Thrush  Turdus obscurus

A thrush heard at km 19 almost certainly this species.


Plain Prinia  Prinia inornata


Black-browed Reed-Warbler  Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

1 seen well at Laem Pak Bia research station


Thick-billed Warbler  Acrocephalus aedon

1 seen well a km before the Kaeng Krachan entrance gate


Common Tailorbird  Orthotomus sutorius


Dark-necked Tailorbird  Orthotomus atrogularis


Dusky Warbler  Phylloscopus fuscatus

a few seen


Yellow-browed Warbler  Phylloscopus inornatus


Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler  Phylloscopus tenellipes

2 seen Kaeng Krachan and more heard


Blyth's Leaf-Warbler  Phylloscopus reguloides

1 or 2 seen KK


Sulphur-breasted Warbler  Phylloscopus ricketti

3 or 4 in a mixed species flock at Kaeng Krachan


Plain-tailed Warbler  Seicercus soror

1 seen well Kaeng Krachan


Dark-sided Flycatcher  Muscicapa sibirica

a few seen KK


Asian Brown Flycatcher  Muscicapa dauurica


Slaty-backed Flycatcher  Ficedula hodgsonii

A female at km 28 Kaeng Krachan


Taiga Flycatcher  Ficedula albicilla


Verditer Flycatcher  Eumyias thalassinus

Several sightings KK


Blue-throated Flycatcher  Cyornis rubeculoides

At least 4 seen at Kaeng Krachan. Spp glaucicomans "Chinese Blue Flycatcher"


Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher  Culicicapa ceylonensis


Oriental Magpie-Robin  Copsychus saularis


White-rumped Shama  Copsychus malabaricus


Siberian Stonechat  Saxicola maurus


Pied Fantail  Rhipidura javanica


Black-naped Monarch  Hypothymis azurea


Asian Paradise-Flycatcher  Terpsiphone paradisi

Only 1 seen Kaeng Krachan


Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush  Garrulax monileger

Few in a flock on the Youth camp trail, Kaeng Krachan


Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush  Garrulax pectoralis

At least 1 ID in a mixed flock on the Youth camp trail, Kaeng Krachan


Abbott's Babbler  Malacocincla abbotti

heard once KK


Puff-throated Babbler  Pellorneum ruficeps

good close views of 2 birds at KK and many more heard


White-browed Scimitar-Babbler  Pomatorhinus schisticeps

A few seen at km 27, KK


Rufous-fronted Babbler  Stachyris rufifrons

1 group near km 15 KK


Golden Babbler  Stachyris chrysaea

Several seen near km 28 KK


Striped Tit-Babbler  Macronous gularis


White-browed Shrike-Babbler  Pteruthius flaviscapis

1 seen km 29, more heard


White-hooded Babbler  Gampsorhynchus rufulus

1 + 2 birds seen very well near km 28 at Kaeng Krachan


Gray-cheeked Fulvetta  Alcippe morrisonia

Only 1 seen KK near km 28


Golden-bellied Gerygone  Gerygone sulphurea

2 birds seen Pak Thale


Sultan Tit  Melanochlora sultanea

1 calling bird seen very well at km 31 Kaeng Krachan


Velvet-fronted Nuthatch  Sitta frontalis

few sightings at KK


Ruby-cheeked Sunbird  Chalcoparia singalensis

a nice male on the Youth camp trail at KK


Olive-backed Sunbird  Cinnyris jugularis


Black-throated Sunbird  Aethopyga saturata

only 1 seen km 31 KK


Little Spiderhunter  Arachnothera longirostra

heard only KK


Streaked Spiderhunter  Arachnothera magna

2 birds seen KK at km 31


Fire-breasted Flowerpecker  Dicaeum ignipectum

1 seen km 31 KK


Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker  Dicaeum cruentatum


Black-naped Oriole  Oriolus chinensis


Asian Fairy-bluebird  Irena puella


Brown Shrike  Lanius cristatus


Black Drongo  Dicrurus macrocercus


Ashy Drongo  Dicrurus leucophaeus


Bronzed Drongo  Dicrurus aeneus


Hair-crested Drongo  Dicrurus hottentottus


Greater Racket-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus paradiseus


Ashy Woodswallow  Artamus fuscus


Green Magpie  Cissa chinensis

seen twice at Kaeng Krachan


Gray Treepie  Dendrocitta formosae

only 1 bird seen km 30 Kaeng Krachan


Racket-tailed Treepie  Crypsirina temia

seen twice on the entrance road KK


Ratchet-tailed Treepie  Temnurus temnurus

A pair seen very well km 27-28 at Kaeng Krachan


Large-billed Crow  Corvus macrorhynchos


Golden-crested Myna  Ampeliceps coronatus

A small group seen near km 5 at Kaeng Krachan


Common Hill Myna  Gracula religiosa

only few seen on the entrance track KK


White-vented Myna  Acridotheres grandis


Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis


Asian Pied Starling  Gracupica contra


White-shouldered Starling  Sturnia sinensis

10-15 birds seen near the abandoned building at Laem Pak Bia


Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus


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