It had been 10 years since our first birdwatching trip to Thailand. The number of high-quality birds combined with the easy travelling and great food makes Thailand a very nice birding destination. We decided on a two-week trip with the main focus on the species that we had not seen yet. Sander Bot joined us which made for great fun and a good extra pair of eyes. Overall we had a successful trip with around 430 species observed and a very smooth travel experience. In 15 days we visited the following sites: Pak Thale & Laem Pak Bia, Kaeng Krachan, Huai Kha Kaeng, Mae Wong, Doi Inthanon, Doi Ang Kang, Doi Lang West & East, Chiang Saen and Khoa Yai. In hindsight this trip was on the brink of the COVID-19 impact that hit the world and a couple of weeks later this trip had no longer been possible
Because Helen decided to study in New Zealand for a couple of months we decided to go birding fort wo weeks on the way there. After the trip Helen travelled onwards to New Zealand and Rob travelled back to Amsterdam. We did not rent a car and travelled by bus, taxi, and hitchhiking. In Pak Thale we rented a motorcycle for the day.
Visited sites: Pak Thale & Laem pak bia, Khao Yai, Doi Inthanon, Doi Chang Dao.