Birdwatching in Phetchaburi

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s local office in Phetchaburi is inviting tourists and birdwatchers to join the birdwatching in Phetchaburi from January to April, 2013. This event will certainly impress those who like trekking and birdwatching because they will find various kinds of birds, including domestic ones and those that migrated from cold weather in other areas to stay temporarily in the districts of Khao Yoi, Ban Laem and Kaeng Krachan in Phetchaburi.

Thanks to its vast forest areas, lush vegetation, scenic landscape and convenient location, Phetchaburi is an ideal place for birdwatching. Three main points worth visiting for birdwatchers are:

– Ban Laem District, Pak Tale Community, areas of Phak Bea Cape and the location under the royal initiative project on environmental development research and study in Phak Bea Cape. Visitors may find rare birds, namely Malaya plovers, black winged stilts, common red/green shanks, marsh sandpipers, many types of stints, Heuglin’s gulls, and, if lucky enough, spoon-billed sandpipers;

– Khao Yoi District’s Nong Pla Lai paddy fields where a festival of eagle watching takes place yearly from January to February. This event features many interesting activities, such as an exhibit on migrating eagles, hawks and local lifestyle of people in the district, OTOP selling and a special evening activity of visiting Khao Samoh Rabang Villange to see fireflies.

– The Kaeng Krachan National Park which boasts almost all kinds of birds in Thailand. A must for bird lovers, this area has many rare birds like rachet-tailed treepie, hornbills and broadbills. Moreover, from 1 – 30 April 2013, a festival on birdwatching and butterflywatching will take place in Ban Krang Village as well.

Birdwatchers as well as tourists are welcome to join the birdwatching from now on in the areas mentioned above. For more information, please call TAT’s Phetchaburi Office at 032 471005-6, Sub-District Administration Offices in Phak Bea Cape (032441209), Pak Tale (032 783591), Nong Plalai (032 402104) and the Kaeng Krachan National Park (032 459293), or visit the website://www.nongplalai-ky.go.th.

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