Friday, 24 January 2014

Doi Lang Magic Pt 1

Doi Lang provides an experience like no other, due to a number of feeding stations set out by the local Thai birding community. So you get opportunities to see a number of very scarce, rare and skulking species that are almost impossible to see any other way over here – and it is a real privilege. So here I thought it would be good to set out exactly what we saw at each stake-out. It is about an hours drive to the top ridge where this veritable goldmine of feeding stations is located and here is the summary of what the ZOOTHERA group witnessed at each one. Please bear in mind nothing is guaranteed and you need a little patience but the views are exceptional and you can watch the birds from about 12 feet away…..

Sites 1 and 2 are very close together and bird move between them:
2 White-tailed Robins - females
4 White-browed Laughingthrushes
2 Hill Prinias
Female Slaty-backed Flycatcher
Female White-bellied Redstart
Siberian Rubythroat - female
1 Spot-breasted Parrotbill
2 Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler

Silver-eared Laughingthrush

Spot-breasted Parrotbill

White-bellied Redstart - female

White-browed Laughingthrush

Site 3
Rufous-bellied Niltava

Rufous-bellied Niltava - female

Site 4
2 White-gorgeted Flycatchers
2 Himalayan Bluetails - females
Siberian Rubythroat - juvenile/female
3 Silver-eared Laughingthrushes
2 Large Niltavas 

Himalayan Bluetail

Siberian Rubythroat

White-gorgeted Flycatcher


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