Thailand is quite simply the quintessential birding destination of Southeast Asia, boasting a fantastic diversity of habitats ranging from high mountain peaks draped with rhododendron forest to extensive mudflats and saltpans, and dense tropical lowlands resounding with birdsong. This tour is designed to take advantage of the influx of migrants from the north in addition to an amazing array of Asian species, including a host of localised and range-restricted specialities. Siamese Fireback, Silver Pheasant, Great Hornbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Blue Pitta, Great Slaty and Black-headed Woodpeckers, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Giant Nuthatch and Green Peafowl are just some of the potential highlights of this incredible tour.! Furthermore, culturally, Thailand has few equals, and you will have opportunities to visit some of the many spectacular pagodas and shrines that adorn this friendly, varied and spectacular land.
Spoon-billed Sandpiper; Green Peafowl; Silver Pheasant; Siamese Fireback; Grey Peacock-Pheasant; Mrs Hume's Pheasant; Mountain Bamboo Partridge; Great Hornbill; Banded Kingfisher; Silver-breasted, Long-tailed, Black-and-yellow, Black-and-red & Dusky Broadbills; Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo; Blue & Eared Pittas; Rufous Limestone Babbler; Rusty-cheeked & Coral-billed Scimitar Babblers; Pied Harrier; White-rumped Falcon; Black-headed & Great Slaty Woodpeckers; Ratchet-tailed Treepie; Green Cochoa; Black-throated & Spot-breasted Parrotbills; Scarlet-faced Liocichla & Giant Nuthatch; Spectacled Barwing; Hodgson’s Frogmouth; Slaty-bellied Tesia; Silver-eared Mesia
Lar & Pileated Gibbons; Northern Pig-tailed Macaque; Dusky & Robinson's Banded Langurs; Black Giant Squirrel
lowland and montane rainforests, mangroves, wetlands, coastal mudflats
generally hot and humid, cooler in highlands
10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
moderate pace, undemanding walking on forest trails
comfortable hotels and resorts
moderate with several challenging rainforest species
400 - 450
Pagodas and temples, great food, rainforests, friendly people
good to very good
Andre Bernon and Uthai formed a great team and complemented one another in finding all the birds and then getting everybody on to them.
"Andre and our local guide were a terrific team. Travelling with the author of the Birds of Thailand was quite a treat. Andre catered to the needs of each participant. He was kind enough to lend me his extension cord which was quite helpful in hotels with few electric outlets. At the end of the tour he helped with transportation and overnight hotel prior to our flight out. Both guides were fantastic, skilled and capable birders. The food was plentiful and good. Overall this was a terrific trip with lots of beautiful sightings and many birds. We look forward to travelling with Rockjumper again."
As for the Tour itself, it was excellent – Andre Bernon is a super leader, not just an excellent birder but very good with all the trip details, dealing with problems, staff etc. nothing was too much trouble. He is a thoroughly good bloke into the bargain. A great asset.
All our expectations for this trip were met and exceeded, beginning with our guide Andre Bernon, who is a delight in and out of the field. Fantastic birding skills and people skills, a great combination for a guide.
I had a wonderful trip to Thailand with Forrest as our leader. Every aspect of the Rockjumper trip surpassed expectations. From the pre trip support, wonderful fellow trip participants, amazingly delicious food, our helpful and kind Thai drivers, and of course Forrest, who has to be the best guide out there. His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge, along with a patient and friendly demeanor makes him a joy to be with. Kudos to the Rockjumper organization and I look forward to taking part in a future tour.
12 Mar 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 (18 days)
THB256,950 - 2 Spaces Available
07 Feb 2025 - 24 Feb 2025 (18 days)
THB270,000 - 3 Spaces Available
Tour Leader: Paul Varney
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