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Kaeng Krachan Bird Watching Day Trip

Trip Summary

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Group Style: Private Tour
  • Group Size: 1 to 8 persons
  • Season: Nov to April
  • Kaeng Krachan Bird List

Nestled on the western brink of the country four-hours drive from Bangkok is a wilderness unparalleled for its rich diversity of birds, large mammals and flora. Kaeng Krachan is Thailand's largest national park (2,914 sq km) and part of a continuous forest complex covering 30,000 sq km of land spanning the border with Myanmar. The park lies at the junction of biogeographic zones so biodiversity in the area is a mix of Indo-Burmese and Malaysian forms.

At middle and higher elevations in the forest, two major watersheds fed by the Petchaburi and Pranburi Rivers support wildlife. In the lowlands beyond the forest, they sustain agricultural

activities. The waterways turn from trickles at their sources to raging water columns in mid-course, to gentle meandering wide streams in the lowlands. Along these waterways lie mineral licks and wallows fed by smaller forest streams where a plethora of fauna including Fea's barking deer, Tapir, Asian elephant come to feed. Tiger, Asiatic leopard, and wild dog lurk along trails leading to the mineral licks waiting for these prey species to emerge in the dead of night. Endangered Siamese crocodile nest along the banks of the Petchburi River. The Banded leaf monkey is also commonly seen.

Spanning altitudes ranging from 300 to 1,513m, Kaeng Krachan hosts a diversity of vegetation and is home to a rich bird fauna. Over 400 species are recorded, including the rare Ratchet-tailed treepie, found nowhere else in Thailand. Yellow-vented and White-bellied Pigeons, Grey Peacock Pheasant, six species of hornbill and seven kinds of broadbill are also present.


Pick up from your Hotel in Bangkok,and take about 3.30 hours from Bangkok.
Arrive at Kaeng Krachan National Park/Drive up to Phanern Thung Summit,to explore Ratchet-tailed Treepie,White-hooded Babbler,White-browed Shrike-Babbler,Orange-bellied Leafbird, Streaked Spiderhunter,Mountain Imperial Pigeon and other species. Breakfast/ 9 O'clock drive down to km.27,the others point to explore Ratchet-tailed Treepie,Red-headed Trogon,Great,Wreathed Hornbill,Golden Babbler,Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo,Green Magpie and many more..!
Continue to afternoon program,to explore Blue Pitta,Stork-billed Kingfisher,Black-backed Kingfisher,Green Magpie,Banded Broadbill,Black-and-Yellow Broadbill,Long-tailed Broadbill,Great-slaty Woodpecker,Silver-breasted Broadbill, Sultan Tit,Velvet-fronted Nuthatch,Grey-headed Flycatcher and other birds.
Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok.
- English-speaking Bird leader
- Park entrance fees (400 Baht/per/person)
- Refreshment
- Insurance
- Vat 7%
- Bird check list
- Transportations
- Meals, Fruits, Coffee and Tea