Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Birding trips out of Bangkok!

Daytrips out of Bangkok

The following are a few sites that I regularly take visiting birders to. I often to one site in the morning and another in the afternoon and sometimes even fit in one midday. 

Depending on the time of year number of birds seen will vary. Migrants are here from September – April of large yet there are others that only visit in May-August. 

I find it very fulfilling for people on business or others with limited circumstances to invest in a guided trip with someone that not only knows the birds but also how to get around and has years of experience living in Thailand. 

1.       Experimental ricefields at Pathum Thani:

This site is very good for taking pictures from the car as the fields are crisscrossed with roads
A normal morning produce 50-60 species depending on the season. My personal list is 110 for the site. Typical wetland birds are abundant such as Red-wattled Lapwings, Asian Openbills, Egrets and Pond-Herons, Weavers, Stonechats, Pipits, Prinias, Brown Shrike, Jacanas, Common Moorhen etc
The site is easily reached with a normal pick up at 5:30. About 30 minutes drive from Bkk.

2.       Military Academy in Nakon Nayok:

The site is about 100km from Bangkok but an easy add on after having visited the site above first. At the Academy, which is situated next to forested hills, you will add a few birds not found at the ricefields. Blue-winged Pitta is common May-July and I have even seen an Eared Pitta. June-July Malaysian Night Heron is found in the early morning. But the easier ones are Black-collared Starling, Vinous-breasted Starling, Indo-chinese Bushlark, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Black-naped Oriole, Lineated Barbet, Green Bee-eaters and White-throated Kingfisher. A direct drive to here from Bangkok would take an hour and a half or slightly more.

3.      Bangpra, Chonburi:

A protected area with a large reservoir and surrounding woodlands. Birds are pretty abundant in all habitas but when the water level is very high there is less to see.
I do this in a combination with fields and nearby hills so the list for the morning usually is pretty good.

Hoopoe, Chestnut-capped Babbler, White-crested Laughingthrushes, Common Flameback, Indian Roller, Bright-capped Cisticola, Grey-breasted Prinia, Lineated Barbet, Painted Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Oriental Pratincole, Ashy Woodswallow, Common Iora, Black-crested Bulbul and a lot more to be expected

4.      Bangpoo, Samut Sakorn:

A coastal site with mangroves, hinterlands and a walkable pier into the Gulf of Thailand.
The site is filled with Brown-headed Gulls in winter as well as waders that are best seen during low tide. The site has recorded over 200 species as the mangroves also serve as a resting place for migratory birds. The early morning is nice and cool but midday usually very hot. Lots of locals visit here to feed the gulls and to dine at the restaurant at the end of the pier. I often visit here midday in between Bangpra and later  one of the wetland sites.

Collared Kingfisher, Golden-bellied Gerygone, Oriental White-eye are common resident birds. In winter loads of waders abound.


5.      Pahktaley and Lampakbia, Petchaburi:

This is the main site for daytrips Nov-April. One of the best sites in the world for waders watching with huge numbers and incredible diversity. Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Nordmann’s Greenshank, Malaysian Plover, White-faced Plover, Chinese Egret…are the main targets but the shorebird list usually end up 30-35 species seen and sometimes even higher.

The wetlands in the area help to add a good numbers of birds. Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Black-browed and Oriental Reed Warbler, Freckle-breasted Woodpecker, 3 species of Weavers, Painted Stork, Black-capped Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher and many more.

City parks:

There are several parks that can be visited for a morning walk: King’s Park, Lumpini Park, Train Park being the easier ones to access. These parks all hold similar species and can be very rewarding for a first timer to the birds of Thailand.


1-4 days trip

The very best combination of such a trip is to visit Paktaley, Lampakbia and the fields of Petchaburi along with Kaengkrachan National Park. The latter is Thailand's largest National Park and holds an amazing array of wildlife. The park is also situated in the province of Petchaburi. I have seen 487 species of birds in this province alone. You can not go wrong spending time here. 

The park offers easy walking and by using the car one can cover a lot of ground in a short time. The surrounding areas outside the park also hold a lot of birdlife and there are several permanent hides and waterholes where one can enjoy the birds at close range and take pictures. 

The trip normally enjoys the services of Baan Maka Nature Resort which in itself has a lot of wildlife aside from being picturesque   and lush. 






Tuesday, July 30, 2019

3 days of target birding, 26-28th July

I was approached for 3 days of target birding. A list of 12 birds were given me. As you can understand it is not easy to space out these things logistically but always worth a try.

1. Eared Pitta
2. Spot-bellied Eagle Owll
3. Streak-breasted Woodpecker
4. Freckle-breasted Woodpecker
5. Mangrove Whistler
6. Asian Dowitcher
7. Slaty-breasted Rail
8. Black-headed Woodpecker
9. Tickell's Brown Hornbill
10. Red-legged Crake
11. Asian Golden Weaver
12. Indian Nightjar

Why such a narrow target list? Well the person had seen most birds realistically possible in surrounding countries and decided to spend 3 days looking for lifers after a job assignment in Thailand.

Day 1. Drove to Petchaburi and quickly got on to Asian Golden Weavers....many of them.
Asian Dowitcher a remote chance but no waders present at the mudflats.
Mangrove Whistle we tried for an hour but no response.
Indian Nightjar didnt take to long as I knew their daytime roost.

Afternoon off to a friend's hide near Kaengkrachan. He has set up a hide for a nesting Eared Pitta. We got to see the female in the nest at close range.
Then we visited a waterhole where we waited till almost dusk as a Red-legged Crake came to bathe with 2 chicks. Quite a haul for one day I must say.

Day 2. Went inside the park with only 3 birds in mind. It took a lot of patience but we eventually were rewarded with cracking views of an immature Spot-bellied Eagle Owl.
We heard but didnt see Tickell's Hornbills. We got to see the hard to find Bamboo Woodpecker but it wasnt until the very last minute that Streak-breasted Woodpecker showed up. So amazing to see. Like scoring a goal in overtime!

Day 3. Saw us work very hard at 4 different sites for 2 different woodpeckers and the Dowitcher but nothing to show for.

I personally thought the great haul of rare birds and other wildlife we saw in such a short time was a real success. Of course we missed a couple of touch targets, but that is to be expected on a short tour with many rare species being sought.

Quality sightings is worth more then birds for bucks, no?......8 out of 12 isn't bad, is it?

Anyhow, I enjoyed it as we saw some good birds, got out of the heat in Bangkok, shared common experiences and dined well.
Green Magpie

Spot-bellied Eagle Owl

Streak-breasted Woodpecker

Crested Serpend Eagle

Red-legged Crake

Eared Pitta

Bamboo Woodpecker

Asian Golden Weaver

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Eared Pitta, Kaengkrachan July 2019

Eared Pitta, female

Female
 This is the time of year when one has a chance to photograph Eared Pitta. The bird is very secretive and seldom seen. It also doesnt call much  adding to the level of difficulty.

Outside of Kaengkrachan National Park the bird seem to thrive in suitable habitat.
But it faces a lot of nest predation as it is a ground nester and rather easy prey for snakes, mongooses etc.

This pair was feeding 2 almost full grown chicks. Jim George, Australian bird photographer living in Vietnam came over to enjoy the bird with me.

These images were with very high ISO and slow shutter speeds. I had to work quite a bit in PS to get some presentable pix.
Female

Male

Female

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tanzania

I visited Tanzania recently. Lots of pictures and story is found here:

https://pbase.com/peterericsson/birdsoftanzania


Monday, May 6, 2019

Daytrip out of Bangkok



Asian Golden Weaver

Red Avadavat

Yellow Bittern

Common House Martin

White-winged Tern

Whisered Tern

Oriental Pratincole

Black-browed Reed Warbler

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler

White-browed Crake
Watercock

Lesser Coucal
;Daytrip 4th of May, 2019

I was asked by Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com to do a daytrip with Timothy Gotsick. Timothy gets to travel the world through his work and was on a very brief stopover in Bangkok on his way to China from India.

So, pick up at 5:30. It is getting bright already at that time now on cloudless days. But waking up at 30C isn’t exactly cool!

A drive of little over and hour saw us at Bangpra Non Hunting area, a large water reservoir, in Chonburi on the Eastern side of the Inner Gulf of Thailand. Enroute a group of half a dozen Spot-billed Pelicans flew across the highway.

http://thaibirding.com/locations/south_east/bangpra.htm

The area was rather green and must have been receiving rain of late. The water level was quite low though and will remain so for another month I was told when they will flood the surrounding grass and scrub areas again.

For someone like Timothy this type of area with a variety of habitats provide great opportunity to work up a solid day list of birds.

Thousands of Asian Openbills were in the area but only a handful of Painted Storks. But best of all a group of 4 Lesser Adjutants. One can argue of their origins but these birds are found in the wild and are very approachable.

Now that the grass areas are exposed some birds have come back to inhabit it such as Indo-chinese Bushlark, Zitting Cisticola and Paddyfield Pipits. No buttonquails though that used to be such a highlight years back.

From the woody area surrounding the reservoir we heard a few Blue-winged Pittas but never got close to any. They are recent arrivals from Indonesia coming to breed in Central Thailand. In this part we had a Freckled-breasted Woodpecker, Racket-tailed Treepies, Coppersmith and Lineated Barbets as well as a nice group of White-crested Laughingthrushes. Many Greater Racket-tailed Drongos as well.
A nicely perched male Shikra in a dead tree with a Pied Imperial Pigeon nearby.  The pigeon a first for me at this site.

It was a bit surprising to see nesting Little Terns. Then again it isn’t very far to the seaside where breeding habitat might be reduced now?

It soon got unbearably hot and since we had seen the majority of birds expected we got in the car for a short drive and change of habitat.

I was hoping to get on to Chestnut-capped Babbler and no sooner had I driven in to the little road I often see them but they were calling. They proved to be co-operative and easily lured in. As the morning went on we had several encounters with this species as they are active and about to breed.
Another little charmer in full breeding plumage that responded well, Bright-headed Cisticola!
Several Lesser Coucals showed wonderfully and the common Plain Prinia had company of Grey-breasted Prinia which is another cute little bird.

Many other common birds of course such as Green Bee-eater, Ashy Woodswallow, Sooty-headed Bulbuls, Common Iora, Red-wattled Lapwings,  Indian Rollers etc.

I then drove closer to the now green and lush looking hills past Khao Kaew zoo. The area here, just south of the zoo is not heavily populated and the feeling of serenity is quite evident.
As we got closer to the hills the sounds of Blue-eared Barbets started being heard. We never actually got to see any but we sure heard several. However there were several Blue-winged Pittas in the area and one of them put on a performance to introduce Timothy to the magical world of Pittas!
A male Common Flameback and a close encounter with Racket-tailed Treepies was another nice happening. Then we got some great views of an adult Crested Serpent Eagle circling the hills while letting out its far reaching cry.

A quick drop by to a nearby waterfall gave us a Hoopoe on the wire,  a singing confiding Black-crested Bulbul and a brief view of Bar-winged Flycatcher Shrike but it was about to rain and things were  quiet so we decided to call it quits for the area as it also was now late morning.
We stopped for a nice lunch at the seaside. It was named Sea Breeze and we can attest to a very accurately given name. So nice in the sweltering heat!


Bangpoo

http://thaibirding.com/locations/central/bang_poo.htm

It wasn’t part of the original plan but since I thought we had enough time for our planned afternoon birding I thought it might be worth a visit.

I did not expect to see the Brown-headed Gulls that visit here in the thousands as they leave to breed in China. But I was wrong as there were about 50 of them still around. Most of these not in breeding plumage so I assume they were not adult birds. One Black-headed Gull was in amongst them.
There were actually a few waders around but not much diversity: Black-tailed Godwits, Pacific Golden Plovers in breeding plumage, Lesser Sand Plovers looking good and that was it for the shorebirds.
The watchtower in the hinterlands gave almost nothing but Timothy added 10 new species for the day.

Lat Krabang paddies.

The late afternoon was reserved for my homepatch. The afternoon is definitely not on par with the morning but it still yielded over 50 species. Some of these rather classy birds: Watercock, White-browed Crake, Red Avadavat, Asian Golden Weavers, Oriental Pratincoles, Lesser Whistling Treeducks,  Chestnut-tailed Starlings and Black-browed Reed Warbler being some of them.

There is a colony of atleast 100 Indian Cormorants mixed with several Black-crowned Night Herons. Always a lot of activity in the colony.

Flocks of up to a hundred birds of Scaly-breasted and White-rumped Munias were feeding on the now ripening rice.

There were more birds seen aside from mentioned above. A total of 101 for the day which I thought was pretty good bearing in mind that most migrants have left already. It also coincided with eBird Day and both Timothy and myself use eBird for record keeping so that was a fun stimuli.  45 lifers for Timothy!

I dropped Timothy off at his nice hotel near the airport but first he invited me for a couple of beers. Yes, it felt very good to wind down in such fashion!


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Waders at Phak Taley

I took these shots with my Canon 7DMarkii, 100-400 1:4.5-5.6 L IS ii USM and Extender EF 1.4x iii...

Shooting waders is always fun. It involves waiting, getting close and preferably catching them in warm morning or evening light.

These were taken at Phak Taley where I was hoping to get some shots of Spoon-billed Sandpiper. 


Lesser Sand Plover

Red-necked Stint

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Common Redshanks

Grey Plover

Curlew Sandpiper

Red-necked Stint

Lesser Sand Plover

Red-necked Stint

Friday, October 5, 2018

Hala Bala, April 2018

Headquarter area  






















Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, Naratiwat, Thailand 23-28th/April 2018.

Participants: Peter Ericsson, Paul Farrell, Mark Hogarth and Brian Hewitt
Dennis Farrell was also part of the team but spent his time with dragon flies.

Background:

There has been unrest in the deep South for many years which hits the headlines here in Thailand almost on a daily basis. This has led to a clear apprehension of visiting the otherwise very attractive birding areas right at the Malaysian border.

This is my story. About 2 years ago I stopped reading the local paper thus not being bombarded with all the ills of society on a daily basis. I slowly started to realize I was being controlled by fear and not really unbiased news coverage. I did not want to visit the area based only on wanting a long bird list for Thailand knowing I almost invariably had seen the birds elsewhere so I felt it best to let it be. Well, having heard stories from a number of people visiting HB I started to discern what fears were real and which once were unfounded. I decided to ‘faith it instead of fear it’. I later learned that the locals version of what is happening is quite different from the official!

When Paul asked me about the area it was clear to me that this was the right time to go.

It was easy to arrange as there are daily flights from Bangkok and all of us reside in Thailand.

Logistics:

Permission to visit the WS has to be gotten from the department of WS which is part of the National Park Division at the Department of Forestry in Bangkok. I live not too far from it so to apply was easy and to pick up the permission was equally easy. I had no problems with the permission, all they wanted was a formal request and passport copies of everyone.

Contact had been made with a local volunteer that resides near Hala Bala by the name of Sum Nara Nara on Facebook. Sum is very enthusiastic to promote conservation and to educate the youth in the area to the value of nature. Sum had arranged for a van to pick us up at the airport.

At the airport there were several government officials greeting all passengers with words of welcome and tourist police wanted to pose with us for the occasion. A warm welcome it was.

The road from Naratiwat to HB was excellent, paved and wide. We had to through many check points but without issues.

We did stop at a 7-11 to buy some snacks and drinks. The village at HB is alcohol free so bringing our own beers was a must.

There is a new resort with 8 bungalows shortly before the Sanctuary. The bungalows have AC, TV and toilets. Food can be ordered and brought for all meals if one so desire. I could even watch an epic semi-final between Liverpool FC and Roma in the Champions League!

On our first night the resort was not available so we had to stay at the WS. Here the accommodation is the very bare minimum. A mat and a pillow on the floor. A small fan and a squat toilet with a basin of water for showers. We paid 200Baht per person for the park fee and 120Baht per person for the night.

The resort was our abode on the following 3 nights and felt like Heaven after a long day in humid conditions. Rooms were 500Baht/night.

Our last night we had to go back to the Sanctuary and as we left the following morning there was a major issue with the permit as the clergy wanted to charge us 200 per day which is not the case for Sanctuaries. In the end it got solved after a phone call to the chief of the Sanctuary who was away on business.

Research center:

There is a research center not far away from the park HQ . The center is run by a different government division and though seemingly more ready to handle visitors proved difficult to deal with.

One morning we set out to do the famous 1500m trail with 2 helpers. No one told us that the trail hadn’t been in use for at least 2 years. It was totally impenetrable as it was overgrown with rattan, bushes and roots. Add to that the highest number of leeches I have ever encountered we decided to give it a miss after 300m which took us half an hour of misery anyhow.

The center has some planted trees that were fruiting and served well for photographing some bulbuls, flowerpeckers and barbets.

Transportation:

Sum would pick us up in the morning. He wasn’t used to such early rise from birders but we birded along the resort as we waited with some good results. Little Bronze Cuckoo, Banded WP and Violet Cuckoo seen this way.

Birding:

We all regarded this trip as a ‘bonus’ trip, not really knowing what to expect in terms of both logistics and birding wise. Everyone had their wish lists and everyone their own style of birding. Thus we were never far apart but not always together as a group either.

Loads of birds were not seen for whatever reasons but there is plenty to be cherished with an avi fauna otherwise only found in Malaysia.

We visited the To Mo area twice. This area is actually outside of the WS but one has to drive through the WS to get to it. Birding next to a stream for about a kilometer or so produced many good birds. Scarlet-rumped and Diard’s Trogon, Green Broadbill, Rufous-winged Philentoma, Chestnut-naped Forktails were some highlights.

The 3rd bridge area was another interesting area with Orange-backed WP, Yellow-crowned Barbet and Rufous-chested FC being the better ones.

The area from the entrance and past the research center gave some general species.

Hornbills were not so abundant but eventually we had good views of Rhinoceros, Great, Wreathed and Bushy-crested. Helmeted was only heard unfortunately.

One the last morning we had our breakfast at Sum’s home where we were served some delicious authentic local food.

Flight home was on time and all of us concluded ‘we must go back’.

Here is a list of birds that I recorded myself, some only heard.





Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Lesser Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus humilis
Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis
Asian Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica
Zebra Dove - Geopelia striata
Thick-billed Pigeon - Treron curvirostra
Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis
Raffles's Malkoha - Rhinortha chlorophaea
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
Asian Koel - Eudynamys scolopaceus
Violet Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx minutillus
Banded Bay Cuckoo - Cacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive Cuckoo - Cacomantis merulinus
Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo - Surniculus lugubris
Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus
Silver-rumped Needletail - Rhaphidura leucopygialis
Brown-backed Needletail - Hirundapus giganteus
Germain's Swiftlet - Aerodramus germani
Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus
Asian Palm-Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis
Whiskered Treeswift - Hemiprocne comata
Diard's Trogon - Harpactes diardii
Scarlet-rumped Trogon - Harpactes duvaucelii
Orange-breasted Trogon - Harpactes oreskios
Rhinoceros Hornbill - Buceros rhinoceros
Great Hornbill - Buceros bicornis
Bushy-crested Hornbill - Anorrhinus galeritus
Wreathed Hornbill - Rhyticeros undulatus
Banded Kingfisher - Lacedo pulchella
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis
Blue-throated Bee-eater - Merops viridis
Sooty Barbet - Caloramphus hayii
Blue-eared Barbet - Psilopogon duvaucelii
Red-throated Barbet - Psilopogon mystacophanos
Yellow-crowned Barbet - Psilopogon henricii
Lineated Barbet - Psilopogon lineatus
Gold-whiskered Barbet - Psilopogon chrysopogon
Rufous Piculet - Sasia abnormis
Crimson-winged Woodpecker - Picus puniceus
Rufous Woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Buff-rumped Woodpecker - Meiglyptes tristis
Maroon Woodpecker - Blythipicus rubiginosus
Orange-backed Woodpecker - Reinwardtipicus validus
Black-thighed Falconet - Microhierax fringillarius
Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot - Loriculus galgulus
Green Broadbill - Calyptomena viridis
Silver-breasted Broadbill - Serilophus lunatus
Banded Broadbill - Eurylaimus javanicus
Black-and-yellow Broadbill - Eurylaimus ochromalus
Golden-bellied Gerygone - Gerygone sulphurea
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus picatus
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus hirundinaceus
Rufous-winged Philentoma - Philentoma pyrhoptera
Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia
Green Iora - Aegithina viridissima
Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus speciosus
Black-winged Cuckooshrike - Lalage melaschistos
Lesser Cuckooshrike - Lalage fimbriata
Tiger Shrike - Lanius tigrinus
Dark-throated Oriole - Oriolus xanthonotus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus
Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Blyth's Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone affinis
Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
Sultan Tit - Melanochlora sultanea
Black-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus atriceps
Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus flaviventris
Scaly-breasted Bulbul - Pycnonotus squamatus
Gray-bellied Bulbul - Pycnonotus cyaniventris
Stripe-throated Bulbul - Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Yellow-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus goiavier
Cream-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus simplex
Red-eyed Bulbul - Pycnonotus brunneus
Spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Hairy-backed Bulbul - Tricholestes criniger
Finsch's Bulbul - Alophoixus finschii
Yellow-bellied Bulbul - Alophoixus phaeocephalus
Buff-vented Bulbul - Iole crypta
Yellow-bellied Warbler - Abroscopus superciliaris
Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked Tailorbird - Orthotomus atrogularis
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird - Orthotomus sericeus
Rufescent Prinia - Prinia rufescens
Everett's White-eye - Zosterops everetti
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler - Mixornis gularis
Rufous-fronted Babbler - Cyanoderma rufifrons
Moustached Babbler - Malacopteron magnirostre
Scaly-crowned Babbler - Malacopteron cinereum
Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps
Black-capped Babbler - Pellorneum capistratum
White-chested Babbler - Pellorneum rostratum
Ferruginous Babbler - Pellorneum bicolor
Asian Fairy-bluebird - Irena puella
Dark-sided Flycatcher - Muscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
Blue-and-white Flycatcher - Cyanoptila cyanomelana
Chestnut-naped Forktail - Enicurus ruficapillus
Korean Flycatcher - Ficedula zanthopygia
Rufous-chested Flycatcher - Ficedula dumetoria
Asian Glossy Starling - Aplonis panayensis
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Javan Myna - Acridotheres javanicus
Great Myna - Acridotheres grandis
Greater Green Leafbird - Chloropsis sonnerati
Lesser Green Leafbird - Chloropsis cyanopogon
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus maculatus
Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus percussus
Thick-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum agile
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker - Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trigonostigma
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum
Plain Sunbird - Anthreptes simplex
Olive-backed Sunbird - Cinnyris jugularis
Long-billed Spiderhunter - Arachnothera robusta
Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter - Arachnothera chrysogenys
Spectacled Spiderhunter - Arachnothera flavigaster
Gray-breasted Spiderhunter - Arachnothera modesta
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus


Red-throated Barbet, female

Banded Kingfisher, male

Red-throated Barbet, female


Buff-vented Bulbul

Cream-vented Bulbul

Finch's Bulbul


Grey-bellied Bulbul

Green Broadbill

Hairy-backed Bulbul

Rufous-winged Philentoma

Rhinocerous Hornbill

Scaly-breasted Bulbul

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Spectacled Bulbul

Grey-breasted Spiderhunter

The team

Gigantic tree

Whiskered Treeswift