Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kaeng Krachan - November 2012

On 26 November after a short flight on Tiger Airways we arrived in Bangkok and were met by Tom from Baan Maka, who soon had all our gear stowed in the Jeep and next stop was Kaeng Krachan.
We had booked Mr Piak to guide us and the first day we crossed the three streams and birded up to Panontung (974m).
The second day we birded around the Ban Krang campsite before continuing up to Panontung and the bamboo groves, where we had some super views of the Pin-tailed Parrotfinches.
The third day we birded in the morning and after lunch we drove on to Cha-Am for a couple days R&R before returning home to Singapore.
We managed 83 species with a few lifers and really enjoyed the stay. We planned to return in the future to checkout the "hides".