|Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)-F|
This was our third visit to Kaeng Krachan and this time we stayed at Baan Songnok (GPS 12.84689 deg N 19.57989 deg E), Auntie Aek runs this homestay with her daughter, "X". As it was a short stay we thought we would just take advantage of the waterhole and hides in their gardens.
|Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)|
|Scaly-breasted Partridge (Arborophila chloropus)|
|Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea)|
|Slaty-legged Crake (Rallina eurizonoides)|
It was good easy birding at Baan Songnok and in addition to having good views of some hard to see babblers we could take coffee breaks when it was quiet. We enjoyed their hospitality and the good Thai food that X cooked, she also gave us a complimentary ride to Lung Sin's waterhole and blind for a morning stakeout where we found the visiting birds were similar species found at Baan Songnok. In between our visits to the hides, we took walks in the gardens and the surrounding area. Our short stay produced 38 species with 4 lifers. Auntie Aek recommended that the mountain in April will have more interesting birds as they will be breeding so another trip at that time?
|Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas)-F|
|Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis banyumas)|