Get to the Thailand's highest mountain and see a great variety of bird species.
Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain, is a site of unique biological interest and supports a fascinating variety of different vegetation types and a higher bird species total than any other protected area.
Of the total of 382 species of birds so far known from Doi Inthanon, at least 266 species are residents or were formerly residents on the mountain.
Doi Inthanon is of particular conservation importance for those species which inhabit the moist hill evergreen forests of the upper slopes.
5:00 AM We will leave your hotel to meander up the winding roads leading to Doi Inthanon.
We arrive at the Park entrance, then drive up to the second checkpoint, birds that possible to be seen are; Rufouse-bellied Niltava, Small Niltava, White-gorgeted Flycather, White-browed Scimitar-Babbler, Yellow-checked Tit, Grey-checked Fulveta, Black-headed Sibia, Asian Emerald Cuckcoo, White - tailed Leaf Warbler, White-throated Fantail, Silver-eared Mesia, Spectacled Barwing, Fulvous - breasted Woodpecker.
Later, we will proceed up to the mountains summit to look for some of the mountains rarer birds such as Green - tailed Sunbird, Chestnut - tailed Minla, Pigmy Wren Babbler, Slaty - bellied Tesia, Ashy - throated Warbler, Snowy - browed Flycatcher, Rufous - throated Partridge.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant in the park or a Lunchbox.
In the afternoon we will explore the waterfall area, for special birds feeding along the strong stream.
Then, late afternoon, we will travel back to Chiangmai.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 10 hours
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
Modern, clean, comfortable Toyota commuter 9 seats or SUV 4 wheels drive.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Thai Baht - Cash-based for one or two persons for personal expenses.
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.
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Had a fantastic day with Chintana and Pot (?). Both are exceptionally knowledgeable about birds and we saw a very great variety of birds. We started on the lowlands with Blossom Headed Parakeet before moving our way up Doi Inthanon stopping at a variety of spots for different birds. We saw gorgeous Inthanon Sunbirds and Falconet & Black Baza on the way home. Also spotted Redstart and Cuckoo at lunch. Pace was quite leisurely with plenty of time for photographing. Can't recommend highly enough. Just do it!