BIRDING IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS DECEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019
Friday 4th January 2019
Ban Na Hin / Vientiane
Our last morning in Ban Na Hin before driving back to Vientiane. We first birded the K50 trail where we had seen the Rufous-tailed Robin a few days ago, but apart from a White-tailed Flycatcher, it was pretty dead. So we tried the another trail close by, but it was quiet too except for some Blue-winged Leafbirds and Crimson Sunbirds.

After that, the consensus was to try again for better views of Bare-faced Bulbul. We went to the K33 where we had previously seen them, but there was no sign this time. Some Nepal House Martins gave good views flying over the road. Two of us hung around hoping the bulbuls would come in, and others walked further up the road.

After an hour or so, the two of us decided to hop in the minibus to drive up to the rest of the gang. When we got there, we saw them watching something. They had located a close Bare-faced Bulbul in the trees off the road! We ran over and got great views for a few minutes before it flew off. These distinctive and strange-looking Bulbuls were only described in 2009, and are endemic to Laos. A good end to our stay at Ban Na Hin. After lunch we drove on to Vientiane.
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
Bare-faced Bulbul (Pycnonotus hualon), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Bare-faced Bulbul (Pycnonotus hualon)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.
Bare-faced Bulbul (Pycnonotus hualon), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Bare-faced Bulbul (Pycnonotus hualon)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.
Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.
Nepal House Martin (Delichon nipalense), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Nepal House Martin (Delichon nipalense)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis), Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.
False Tiger Moth, Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
False Tiger Moth
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.
Limestone crags off Route 8 - this is where we saw the Bare-faced Bulbul above, Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos.
Limestone crags off Route 8 - this is where we saw the Bare-faced Bulbul above
Ban Na Hin, Khammouane Province, Laos. January 4th, 2019.