Enjoy a multi-day birdwatching tour
Doi Ankhang is a mountain belonging to the Himalayan foothill range, located at the Myanmar (Burmese) border. The highest point is 1, 928 metres. Although chiefly deforested, this is still one of Northern Thailand's most prominent bird watching areas, due to more and more rare bird species being in residence, as well as being a popular resting point for numerous migratory birds. Examples of rare and beautiful birds inhabiting this area include the Spot-breasted Parrotbill and the Red-faced Liocichla. A highly recommend site to find the more rare bird species is the picturesque area named Heaven Valley. It is not so uncommon to spot the Red-tailed Laughing Thrush here.
Leaving early from Chiang Mai, we will drive along a scenic route to Doi Chiang Dao. Along the way, we will stop at some of the recommended birding areas such as around Chiang Dao Paddy field, Chiang Dao Wildlife Research Center and Pabong Cave temple.
After lunch, we will drive up to the backside of Doi Angkhang Mountain, stop checking for bird along the way. After an enjoyable day's bird watching, we will check in at our resort before getting an early night in preparation for tomorrows early start.
Early morning, we will explore different areas in Doi Angkhang, different trails such as Rhododendron trail, Heaven valey trail, at the military base, The border army camp.
Lunch will be at the Royal Agricultural Project, then will spot some more birds in and around Royal Project.
Early morning after breakfast and checkout from the resort, we will start bird watching in the mountain area that we still not cover. The afternoon will travel back to Chiangmai.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at the Airport or your hotel lobby.
End location: Transfer back to hotel in Chiangmai, Airport, train station, bus station.
Duration: 3 days
Note: The itinerary is just a guideline; Bird watching tour can be flexible and might be changed according to weather conditions, vagaries of nature or road conditions, but the main concept of the tour will be the same. However, there is no guarantee that every bird listed on the itinerary will be seen as it must depend on the time of the year and on the fact that, as is their nature, birds fly.
Clean, comfortable air-conditioned Toyota commuter van 9 seats. Or SUV 4 wheels drive vehicle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 THB - For one and two people, cash for accommodation, meals.
At Angkhang Nature Resort is accepted the credit card.
Bird watching tour policy: Please keep in mind that I will neither use playback or other sounds/noises nor worms to attract birds because these will disturb the natural condition of the birds.