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Khao Yai National Park Bird Watching 3 Days Trip

Trip Summary

  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Group Style: Private Tour
  • Group Size: 1 to 8 persons
  • Season: All Year
  • Khao Yai Bird List

Khao Yai National Park is Thailand's second largest, covering 2,168 sq km, encompassing 11 districts and 4 provinces; Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachin Buri, Sara Buri, and Nakhon Nayok. It was Thailand's first National Park, and was established on September 18, 1962. It was originally known as 'The National Park Heritage of Asian Group Countries'. Khao Yai National Park has within its boundaries many thick, flourishing forests, and a plentiful supply of wildlife, such as families of Gaurs, Elephants, Tigers, Gibbons, Deer, and wild pigs, etc. This park is the source of five important waterways: the Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Lamtaplung, Lamtacong, and Hui Muak Lek Rivers.

Khao Yai is located 400 m and higher above sea level, making it cooler and more pleasant than the hot, humid lowlands in Central Thailand. The dry season that lasts from November to February, when most people tend to visit, has temperatures that can fall as low as 4-6 degrees Celsius. The cool weather and clear skies make this the favorite season for hiking and bird watching. But we are recommended you to take some warm clothing with you when you go. The hot season in Khao Yai is between March and April, followed by the May to October rainy season. The park is open during the rainy season, but traveling on foot is rather difficult, and you should take heavy raingear and leech medicine.

With over 300 species of resident and migratory birds, including: Great and Wreathed hornbills, Barbets, Scarlet Minivet, Trogons, Broadbills, Pitas, Pigeons, Mountain scops-Owl,Great Slaty Woodpecker Collared Owlet, Blue-winged leaf bird, Asian Fairy bluebird, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo,Green Magpie, 3 species of laughing thrush and many types of Bulbuls. In Khao Yai also have many Silver Pheasants ,Scaly breasted Partridges, Red Junglefowl and Siamese Fierback. Near the rivers and ponds we may find White-throated Kingfisher, Prinia, Zitting cisticola and many more.


Day 1: Khao Yai National Park (B/L/D) : Overnight at Resort near the Park
Pick-up from your hotel in Bangkok or Air-port ,transfer to Khao Yai National Park.Takes about 3 hours from Bangkok. The trips begin when we leave Bangkok in the early morning. on the way to Khao Yai we will stop at the "Wat Phra Phut Tha Baat"for Limestone Wren Babbler,and spend time bird watching at some roadside locations off the highway. The area is mostly spreading with grassland and shrubs and is a good habitat for open-country birds.
Lunch and Check into Hotel.
Start the afternoon program/Transfer to Bat Cave/You'll see million of Bats,Peregrine Falcon,Eurasian Kestrel,Shikra,common Buzzard,Besra and other birds.
Dinner/and return back to the Hotel.
Day 2: Khao Yai Natonal Park (B/L/D) : Overnight at Resort near the Park.
Early morning bird watching,We will start birding from the First check point,You'll see Greater Racket-tailed Drongo,Hair-crested Drongo,Golden-fronted Leafbird,Green-billed Malkoha and other birds.
Drive up to scond point at the First see view point,in this area you will see Great,Wreahted and Oriental Pied Hornbill,Green Magpie,Common and Greater Flameback,Chestnut-flanked White-eye,Crimson,Ruby-cheeked Sunbird,Black-crested,Black-headed Bulbul,Asian-fiary Bluebird,Black-naped MonarchBlue-winged Leafbird,Jerdon's Baza,Shikra and other birds.
Move to Wang Jum Pee,You"ll see Long-tailed Broadbill,Red-throated Flycatcher, Slaty-backed Forktail and may be Blue-eared Kingfisher,walk throught Pong Ton Sai salt lick,see Barred Cuckoo Dove,Emerald Dove,Thick-billed Pigeon,Mountian Imperial Pigeon and other birds.
Lunch at Pha Klouy Mai Waterfall.
Start the afternoon birding at Pha Klouy Mai,You"ll see Moustached,Green-eared, Coppersmith,Blue-eared Barbet,Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Grey-headed Flycatcher, and other birds.
Move to Heaw Suwat Waterfall,in this area you will see Great Hornbill,Sultan Tit,White-rumped Shama,Hainan Blue FlycatcheR,Striped Tit-Babbler,Puff-throated, Grey-eyed Bulbul and other birds.
Dinner/Return back to Bungalows.
Day 3: Khao Yai Natonal Park (B/L)
Breakfast/Check Out.
Early morning birding around the Hotel,You"ll see Red-breasted Parakeet,Asian Barred Owlet, Lineated Barbet,Verditer Flycatcher and other birds.
Drive up to Dong Tiw,to explore Plue Pitta,Laced Woodpecker,Silver Pheasant,Red-headed Trogon,Orange-breasted Trogon,Heart-spotted Woodpecker and other birds.
Drive up to Pha Diew Dai and Khao Kiew Summit.
Lunch at Pha Kluay Mai.
Start the afternoon birding at Dr.Boonsong camp site,You'll see Banded Kingfisher,Orange-breasted,Red-headed Trogon,Banded,Long-tailrd Broadbill,Orange-headed Thrush,Black-throated Sunbird,Blue-bearded Bee-eater,Brown,Great,Oriental Pied Hornbill,Siberian Blue Robin,and many more,and than walk throught the trail near Park office to explore other bird species.
Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok or air-port.*or Continue to Kaeng Krachan for 3-4 days.
- English-speaking Bird leader
- Park entrance fees (400 Baht/per/person)
- Refreshment
- Insurance
- Vat 7%
- Bird check list
- Transportations
- Meals, Fruits, Coffee and Tea