A trip to Doi Inthenon
Last Monday (19 Nov 2018), three of us, in the company of Mr Boonta Somchat, an excellent birding guide, spent the day bird watching in Doi Inthenon. Those of you not familiar with the place, Doi Inthenon is the highest mountain in Thailand. It is in Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province. In 1954, the forests around Doi Inthanon were conserved, creating Doi Inthanon National Park, as one of the original 14 national parks of Thailand. This park now covers 482.4 km² and spreads from the lowlands at 800 m elevation up to the peak at 2,565 m. Given the varied climatic and ecological areas regions, the park supports a range of animal species, including over 360 bird species.(Wikipedia)
Charlie, as Boonta Somchat likes to be called, made our day by pointing at the birds in the park to us and spotting birds through his powerful scope and making us acquainted with some of the rare and unique birds of the park. We saw many birds. The birds observed are listed with pictures copied from the internet, for appreciating the beauty of the birds. It was a day to be remembered and it will stay with us for ever.
Some glimpse of the National Park on left. (click on to enlarge)
Also See: Birds seen on 19th November 2018 in Doi Inthenon National Park