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.
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
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 Top Mammals
Lar & Pileated Gibbons; Northern Pig-tailed Macaque; Dusky & Robinson's Banded Langurs; Black Giant Squirrel Habitats Covered
lowland and montane rainforests, mangroves, wetlands, coastal mudflats Expected Climate
generally hot and humid, cooler in highlands Max Group Size
10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding walking on forest trails Accommodation
comfortable hotels and resorts Ease of Birding
moderate with several challenging rainforest species Number of Species Expected
400 - 450 Other Attractions
Pagodas and temples, great food, rainforests, friendly people Photographic Opportunities
good to very good
Andre was great as a guide and trip leader. He did an excellent job of spotting birds and getting us on them quickly, kept us informed on logistics and made the trip so much fun with his humor. I definitely want to travel with him again.
"This was my first Rockjumper trip and I have never before done an extended birding bird out of Australia. I have nothing but praise for the whole operation. Our local guide & Forrest were fantastic and are both to be commended for their knowledge, expertise, patience & energy. Was wonderful having 2 experts with us."
Andre Bernon and Uthai formed a great team and complemented one another in finding all the birds and then getting everybody on to them.
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.
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.