BIRDING IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS DECEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Ban Na Hin, Laos - Km 33 to Km 50
This morning we tried the same areas along the road as yesterday to see if we could find any Bare-faced Bulbuls. We didn’t see any Bulbuls, but we saw more Sooty Babblers, and they gave better views than yesterday as they clambered up rocks and vegetation. Then we decided to try some limestone crags nearer the village, and this time we picked up some Bare-faced Bulbuls on the top of the some crags. We went further up the road, and some of the bulbuls came a bit closer and gave much better views. Also present here were some Dusky Crag Martins.

Then back for lunch where we saw a nice 'leucopsis' White Wagtail on rocks by the river at the restaurant.

After lunch we decided to try a few areas further west. We found a forest trail around K50. This was quite productive, in fact it was the only area where we saw feeding flocks. A really tame Rufous-tailed Robin gave great views, and we also saw Speckled Piculet, Great Iora, Grey-throated babbler, Buff-breasted Babbler, and a nice male Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher.
December 17th, 2018.Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temples
December 18th, 2018.Tonle Sap Lake
December 19th, 2018.Bengal Florican Grasslands / Tmatboey Forest
December 20th, 2018.Tmatboey Forest
December 21st, 2018.Tmatboey Forest / Boeng Toal Vulture Feeding Station
December 22nd, 2018.Boeng Toal Vulture Feeding Station / Kratie Wetlands
December 23rd, 2018.Kratie Wetlands / Kampi and Mekong River / Mondulkiri and Keo Seima
December 24th, 2018.Dak Dam Forest / Keo Seima Forest
December 25th, 2018.Jahoo Gibbon Camp, Keo Seima / Dak Dam Forest
December 26th, 2018.Drive to Mount Aural via Cambodian Tailorbird site
December 27th, 2018.Ascent of Mount Aural, Cardamom Mountain Range
December 28th, 2018.Mount Aural Forest
December 29th, 2018.Descent of Mount Aural / Drive to Pursat Grasslands
December 30th, 2018.Pursat Grasslands
December 31st, 2018.Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Vientiane, Laos
January 1st, 2019.Vientiane, Laos / Ban Na Hin
January 2nd, 2019.Ban Na Hin, Laos - Km 33 to Km 50
January 3rd, 2019.Ban Na Hin / Dragon Cave / Vietnam-Laos border
January 4th, 2019.Ban Na Hin / Vientiane
January 5th, 2019.Vientiane / Mekong River at Thailand - Laos border
Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Sooty Babbler (Stachyris herberti), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Sooty Babbler (Stachyris herberti)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Leucopsis race of White Wagtail
Birding on Route 8 around K33, Ban Na Hin, Laos.
Birding on Route 8 around K33
Ban Na Hin, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
It can be dangerous birding on Route 8!, Ban Na Hin, Laos.
It can be dangerous birding on Route 8!
Ban Na Hin, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Striped Blue Crow butterfly, Ban Na Hin, Laos.
Striped Blue Crow butterfly
Ban Na Hin, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Oriental Magpie Crow butterfly, Ban Na Hin, Laos.
Oriental Magpie Crow butterfly
Ban Na Hin, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.
Yellow Pansy butterfly, Ban Na Hin, Laos.
Yellow Pansy butterfly
Ban Na Hin, Laos. January 2nd, 2019.