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Stijn De Win


GPS birding




The Bali Myna day trip. 


Taiwan endemics count


Laos' Khammouane Bulbul


A guided morning birding

at Tonpariwat WS


The count from

Chiang Dao

canopy tower.


After 124 years

the 'Tiger' returns

to Philippines



In Focus


Western Hoolock Gibbon


Asian Glossy Starling


Silvery Kingfisher







Central Thailand

   Photos by Stijn                                                                                                             


Khok Kham saltpans

(central wader concentrations / Spoon-billed Sandpiper site)

N 13°30.565’ E 100°21.297’

Altitude 2m

Interesting birds; Mainly waders, few Terns…

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        Red-necked Stint Broad-billed Sandpiper

                                        Red-necked Stint                                                                       Broad-billed Sandpiper



Khok Kham

 (mangrove walkway & access to mudflats)

N 13°29.254’ E 100°20.115’

Altitude 4m

Interesting birds; Waders with low tide, Terns, Racket-tailed Treepie.

Also a Dolphin watch point incl. viewing tower.

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     Asian Dowitcher Black-tailed Godwit

  This Asian Dowitcher and a Black-tailed Godwit photographed along the access road to the site, just a 100m before the location.



Khao Look Chang

(Entrance to the site from the main road.)

N 12°48.763’ E 99°48.092’

Altitude 40m

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Khao Look Chang

(Parking and start of walk in dipterocarp forest.)

N 12°48.666’ E 99°48.441’

Altitude 52m

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 Spotted Owlet Red-breasted Parakeet Spangled Drongo

                            Spotted Owlet                                             Red-breasted Parakeet                                       Hair-crested Drongo



Khao Look Chang

(View by the lake at the forest edge.)

N 12°48.656’ E 99°48.577’

Altitude 48m

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Pak Thale

(Spoon-billed Sandpiper site.)

N 13°09.244’ E 100°03.813’

Altitude 2m

Birds of interest; Plenty waders but also Ashy Tailorbird and Golden-bellied Gerygone in the nearby mangroves. Terns, waders and Chinese Egret from the beach here but depends on tides.

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        Spoon-billed Sandpiper Long-toed Stint

                                       Spoon-billed Sandpiper                                                                             Long-toed Stint



Laem Pak Bia

(Nordmann’s Greenshank site.)

N 13°03.599’ E 100°03.909’

Altitude 2m

Birds of interest; Great Knot, Asian Dowitcher, sometimes Spoon-billed Sandpiper, plenty other waders.

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        Great Knot Nordmann's Greenshank

                                   A big flock of Great Knots favours the area as well as up to 60 Nordmann’s Greenshank.



Laem Pak Bia

(Environmental Research Project site.)

N 13°02.879’ E 100°05.112’

Altitude 2m

Birds of interest; Plenty waterbirds, Slaty-breasted Rail, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Painted Snipe, Racket-tailed Treepie in the mangroves, Reed Warblers, White-shouldered Starlings come to roost, Indian Nightjar at dusk. Also huge Water Monitors, and Large Flying Fox at dusk.

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        Javan Pond Heron Ruddy-breasted Crake

                                             Javan Pond Heron                                                                        Ruddy-breasted Crake



Laem Pak Bia


N 13°03.645’ E 100°06.312’

Altitude 1m

Birds of interest; White-faced Plover, Malaysian Plover, Chinese Egret, Terns, Waders, Gulls…

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        Great Crested Tern White-faced Plover

                     Great Crested Terns and Brown-headed Gull                                                      White-faced Plover



Laem Pak Bia Mr. Deang

(For boat trips to sandspit.)

N 13°02.443’ E 100°05.302’

Altitude 2m

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        Mr Deang's Mr Deang boattrip

                         Coffee and lunch after a successful trip.                                   Birders join Mr. Deang to visit the sandspit.



Hat Chao Samran restaurant on the beach.

(For lunch while birding in the Laem Pak Bia area)

N 13°00.305’ E 100°03.908’

Altitude 1m

Birds of interest; Pacific Reef Egret on the breakers, Terns.

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