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We’re Shutting the Blog Down … and Moving to Facebook

November 26, 2013


Times and seasons change. And again, its time to say goodbye to the old and move on with something new. Yes, we’re shutting down this blog. -Again. In recent times I’ve found that its been too much work to try to keep this blog updated while at the same time divert the majority of my […]

Posted in: Annoucements

Rain for August

August 1, 2013


The weather forecast for southern Thailand for the month of August can be summed up in one word: rain. It is, after all, the rainy season. As we all know, there are only two seasons in the south and the Sky Gods must be keeping a tight schedule as the rains arrived right on schedule. […]

Posted in: Weather Forecast

Robson’s Feild Guide to Birds of Thailand Available to Order

July 27, 2013


Those in the market for a field guide will be pleased to know that the reliable Field Guide to Birds of Thailand by Craig Robson is available for order at Asia Books. This 2001 edition is rather outdated and badly in need of an overhaul but is practically the only handy guide that can be […]

Posted in: Annoucements

BCST Spring Round Up Now Online

July 26, 2013


The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) has released their spring records roundup which can be read here. The report makes for good reading and is helpful for those looking to connect with any particular species as it gives a general idea of where the birds are “hanging out”. I especially like this edition because […]

Posted in: Interesting Reading

Recent Bird Sightings in Phuket

July 12, 2013


A House Crow was spotted in Chalong on the 8th and two more were spotted in Rawai the following day. These birds, which are still rather rare and mostly confined to the recycle center near Sapan Hin, seem to be expanding their territory, with a few individuals reported from as far away as Sarasin bridge […]

Posted in: Latest Sightings

Travel Alert for Phang Nga Province

July 4, 2013


Flood and mudslide warnings have been issued for various parts of Phang Nga province. The recent bout of heavy rain has caused mudslides in Thai Muang district. One villager was nearly killed by a wall of debris which crashed into his home. Petkasem Road (Highway 4) near the entrance to Lumpee Waterfall was submerged under […]

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