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Birdwatching In Isan

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Not in Isaan, but in Koh Phangan:

Amazing shot, he's looking right at you! and taken with a macro lens!! I can't wait to get a decent lens to start taking decent shots of the incredible wealth of wildlife around here!

Last time i was on koh Pha Ngan i stayed on Tong Nai Pan yai beach and remember seeing some great stuff including, rose ringed parakeet, black naped oriole, Pallas' and white bellied sea eagles, hill myna, mountain bulbuls, little heron, barn owl and loads more.

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Common Kestrel by angiud, on Flickr

I've seen a flocks of Mynas flying away protesting. Just a second to see a bird following them. Stop my bike and I took my camera, just 3 shots, 1 bad, one good, one medium. And with a macro lens ;-) It's a Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

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Quick trip to Phnom Rung Historical park this morning.

Great views of green bellied Malkoha

Lineated Barbet

Greater Racket tailed Drongo

and lots of white crested Laughing Thrush

I bet there were loads more goodies around but i had a two year old sitting on my shoulders most of the way so it was pretty tough going.

It's an amazing place and i'm looking forward to heading back up there soon!

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Eaze,

You've been getting around. Saw also your list from Buriram park, which I will stop in on next time I am passing that way.

I think you meant Green-billed Malkoha (as opposed to green bellied). I'm in Surin and i see them a lot. The others, I think, are mostly found south and west.

cheers.

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Eaze,

You've been getting around. Saw also your list from Buriram park, which I will stop in on next time I am passing that way.

I think you meant Green-billed Malkoha (as opposed to green bellied). I'm in Surin and i see them a lot. The others, I think, are mostly found south and west.

cheers.

Haha, yeah it's great to get out of Bangkok for a bit and get my binoculars out. I have Family in Khorat and Buriram and there seems to be lots of places to explore up here, something i mean to do.

Thanks for the correction on the name, i'm really just a novice but i just find bird watching such an incredibly full filling experience. I am always baffled by how uninterested some of my friends and close family are in my outings they just don't seem to get it at all. Poor them.

Actually i'm just about to move up here soon and one of the main draws is the incredible wealth of wild life. Give me a shout if you want some company on any of your trips i'd be happy to tag along.

Actually we drove past a stretch of protected woodland today that i intend to check out later this week. I'll post up if i find anything of interest in there.

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When you move up here, Easethesqueeze, get in touch with AjarnNorth and myself. He's in Surin, I'm in Buriram. 150-odd species within walking distance of my house... and I don't have a wetland area.

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When you move up here, Easethesqueeze, get in touch with AjarnNorth and myself. He's in Surin, I'm in Buriram. 150-odd species within walking distance of my house... and I don't have a wetland area.

Thanks very much,

i'd love to pick up any info you guys have on good birding spots around here and again if you would like any company on trips just let me know and ill be there!!

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Just to revive the old but interesting thread:

a common beautiful Koh Phangan bird:

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Greater Coucal by angiud, on Flickr

If you want to see some more bird pictures, here

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10 Sarus Cranes releases in Buriram

BURIRAM, 2 August 2011 (NNT) - The Department of Natural Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) has successfully bred sarus cranes through artificial insemination, after the animal has been extinct for 50 years.

The DNP said the artificial insemination was conducted by using specimens from sarus cranes found in the Thai border in 1989. Currently 10 chicks have been raised and released to a wildlife sanctuary in Burirum province.

The Department is keeping an eye on them to see if they will be able to survive. If the survival rate is satisfactory, the DNP will discuss with related authorities to withdraw sarus crane out of the extinction list.

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  • HI THANKS FOR A GREAT READ, ITS SOMETHING I SHOULD RESEARCH MORE

Yes, in 100 + posts it has become quite informative and insightful. Thanks all.:jap:

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Got back to Isaan yesterday and saw my first ever Black Shouldered Kite flying over the house in Praconchai. What an amazing bird and bigger than i imagined them to be. It was hovering over a bit of grassland a bit like a big kestrel before dropping a stage lower then finally flying off.

It made my day.

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Hunting for butterflies today I've seen, clos to a small semi-dry creek, a mother with 4-5 chicks. Wrong lens and fast click for a far-to-be-perfect picture:

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White-breasted Waterhen by angiud, on Flickr

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Got back to Isaan yesterday and saw my first ever Black Shouldered Kite flying over the house in Praconchai. What an amazing bird and bigger than i imagined them to be. It was hovering over a bit of grassland a bit like a big kestrel before dropping a stage lower then finally flying off.

It made my day.

One of the most beautiul birds you can see anywhere, ETS. They hover over the paddy (also over my garden!) to find their prey... and you can often see them perched on a bare branch at the top of a tree.

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I've just stumbled upon this Isaan birding thread and have just finished reading all 5 pages worth and am wondering if this is still active as I too am in Isaan and a novice birder. Would like to find out and share sightings with more knowledgeable like minded folks here.

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