Blaupitta im Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand

Es stinkt die ganze Zeit nach Elefantendung. Auf einer unscheinbaren Piste geht es hinein in den Wald. Direkt wird es dämmrig. Hoch über uns ziehen 2 Furchenhornvögel (Aceros undulatus) über uns hinweg. Nur kurz können wir diese majestätischen Vögel in einem Ausschnitt des Waldes sehen. Biak, unser Guide, will uns etwas Besonderes zeigen. Hier hat… Continue reading Blaupitta im Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand

Swimming and Birding in Amphoe Khlong Thom/ Thailand

Suddenly there is something beautifully bright orange in front of me in the bamboo thicket. It’s the Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina). What a beauty! I hadn’t expected that at bird all. The Orange-headed Thrush can be found in India, in the Himalayan region to southern China, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Indochina and on some islands… Continue reading Swimming and Birding in Amphoe Khlong Thom/ Thailand

Gurney’s Pitta at Khao Pra Bang Khram Park in southern Thailand

I wake up in the middle of the night to the heavy pounding of rain falling on the tin roof. It takes a good 1 hour before I can go back to sleep. Then I remember: the reason to come to Khao Pra Bang Khram Park (formerly Khao Nor Chu Chi) is the chance to… Continue reading Gurney’s Pitta at Khao Pra Bang Khram Park in southern Thailand