Thailand Northern Specialties Tour report 2015
20th February - 5th March
Either for rarity value, excellent views or simply a group favourite.
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The focus of this tour is to enjoy the wonderful birds of Thailand’s northern mountains of Doi Lang, Doi Ang Khang and Doi Inthanon. Each tour we do to this wonderful country produces an enviable list of quality birds and we always seem to find quite a few extra special species. This particular tour certainly provided our keen group with quite a few highlights with a nesting Hodgson’s Frogmouth being a particular favourite, although a close flock of Black-headed Greenfinches was pretty good, and who could forget the male Hume’s Pheasant or the singing Baikal Bush Warbler? Photo opportunities at the numerous feeding stations were superb and sometimes the birds are just too close! With a post-tour extension to see Spoon-billed Sandpiper resulting in 40 species of shorebird including a Long-billed Dowitcher in a flock of Asian Dowitchers, some Nordmann’s Greenshanks and nesting Asian Golden Weavers we really had a fun time! For the most complete birding experience in Asia, then Thailand remains the no 1 destination.