I planning a trip to Thailand for three weeks in late june – early july 2016. So far I haven’t made up an itinerary yet but did read everything that was written here about the country. Fantastic information, thanks you for that, this rfi is therefore mainly to hear any recent information or second thoughts about the species and parks.
Our to see list is unsurprisingly long (main ‘reasonably realistic’ targets underlined):
White-handed Gibbon, Pileated Gibbon, Stump-tailed Macaque, Banded Langur, Phayre’s Langur, Slow Loris
Binturong, Large – and Small Indian Civet
Smooth-coated Otter, Yellow-throated Marten
And superb outsiders like Serows, Hog Badger, Dhole, Asiatic Black Bear and cats (duh)
Khao Yai and Kaeng Krachan will most likely be visited. Together with the whale watching for Bryde’s Whale and the odd Irrawaddy Dolphin.
Klong Saeng wildlife sanctuary in Khao Sok sounds great but I am still unsure whether this only holds for Klong Yar Wildlife Research Substation or other accomodations are also good mammalwise.
Not even mentioning the different wildlife sanctuaries there are plenty of sites to check out: Pang Sida (Gaur, quite diverse according to Jon’s notes), Doi Lang (badger and serow by birders) Doi Ithanon (goral, phayre’s langur,), Mae Wong (Binturong, Slow Loris etc), Kui Buri (gaur), Krung Ching (some birders saw Binturong) and Sri Phang Nga (sounds quite diverse but not crowded, maybe nice for spotlighting walks).
- Please contact us when you are visiting at the same time and are interested in sharing a guide at some sites.
- Any hopefull news about spotlighting regulations in parks is highly appreciated
Thank you for any replies.
Maurice Tijm (maurice_tijmAThotmail.com)