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Hector

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Bird Watching
« on: November 10, 2015, 05:38:46 PM »

.... and before anyone thinks they have an original comment, I've already heard about the nocturnal bird life in Pattaya and elsewhere!  However, I'm talking about the feathered variety rather than the feather-brained!
I've a couple of Canadian friends coming to Thailand at the back end of Jan/early Feb next year, who are keen bird watchers.  We are going to the north - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Kong and the Mekong areas.  Does anyone have any knowledge of birding in these areas or know of someone who does know?  Grateful for any contacts or references.
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 08:27:28 PM »

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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 08:23:47 AM »

Thanks Coolkorat.  I've been in touch with Nick Upton, but his charges are way above what my friends are prepared to pay.  Still, it was good to touch base.
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 05:14:29 PM »

Hi Hector.

I am very interested in what kind of solutions you find out, with regard to taking your friends out on bird watching. Would you be so kind as to share your experience with us here?
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 05:41:20 AM »

Will do!
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 06:24:05 PM »

Thank you very much Hector, really appreciate that.
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 01:26:18 PM »


Dear all,

I didn't know about bird watching before.
I went to tourism class in September 2016 which we have learnt about taking tourists to jungle.
There were some Thailand Bird Watchers sat in class.
So I have known some of them then if you need a Bird Watcher again , you can tell me.
I will give you their contacts without commission fee.  ;D


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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016, 02:55:42 PM »

I have always liked birds. I can remember looking out of a school classroom aged 8 or 9 and seeing a long-tailed tit or a coal tit in the bushes and thinking how lovely it was. Over the last couple of years I have taken a renewed interest in birds and have photographed quite a few. I have a page on my blog of photos I have taken of birds in Phimai - over seventy different species so far. Take a look.

https://phimai.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/birds-in-phimai
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2016, 07:27:26 AM »


Thank you very much Khun Alfie.

I've heard names and sounds of some birds but I've seen them clearly as they were on a tree and on house's roof.
Watching birds need a binoculars. We can't walk and look them close. They will fly and they always sit on high trees.
You have a binocular, haven't you?
I don't have it. I'd like one too.  ::)
A friend said that a bird watching binocular could be 80X.

I took picture of a bird by a smart phone via telescope which I carried it for a Bird Watcher and it cost over 100,000 Baht.  :o


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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2016, 03:26:07 PM »

Hi Pookie
No, I don't have binoculars or a telescope but my camera has a zoom lens.

I took picture of a bird by a smart phone via telescope which I carried it for a Bird Watcher and it cost over 100,000 Baht.  :o



Nice bird. Is it a scarlet minivet? (นกพญาไฟใหญ่?)  http://www.lowernorthernbird.com/checklist.php?cat_id=32&c_id=326
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2016, 04:54:34 PM »


Yes, it is Khun Alfie.
I took this picture at Khao Yai National Park , Pak Chong.
I didn't find it by myself. haha..
The Bird Watcher Guide found it and I was very surprised how he can saw it in far way.
Because it was very very small stand upon top of a tree.

Oh. And it's a good idea to have a camera with zoom.
You can zoom and also take pictures.  ;D

I attached more 3 pictures :
1st is a Bird Watcher Guide and I  ;D   
2nd is a Japanese woman drew a picture of bird by pencil. Amazing! "Oh..bird please stayed, I thought to help her finish drawing"
3rd is they opened bird guide book to check birds that they just have seen.
 

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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2016, 02:53:45 PM »

Thanks Anton. My camera isn't so good but the zoom helps.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2016, 03:09:39 PM »

Agree with Anton. Great pics.
I bought 'A Photographic Guide to Birds of Thailand', years ago ...
Have picked out the Mynah, Hoopoe, Greater Coucal, Little Cormorant and the Rock Doves but that's about it. Oh and green and blue Kingfishers.
I find it hard to pick out the smaller birds - I need zoom eyes !
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2016, 05:08:57 PM »

I liked your photos very much Alfie: perhaps you should consider investing in a new camera? There are some great ones available at the moment; I would recommend getting one with wifi capability so you can download images from camera to smartphone. If you then have Snapseed on your phone you can give your best images a little tune-up, and post to wherever. If you download an app called 'buffer' it will help set up a social media schedule - great to ensure you post "little and often" which is the way social media is consumed - you can set up a schedule to post your best images in series. I think you may be pleasantly surprised by the number of people who would want to follow you to see regular images of birds in Phimai. I think Waterheart would confirm that 'Birders' are a very committed and dedicated bunch.
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2016, 11:34:22 PM »

Agree with Anton. Great pics.

I liked your photos very much Alfie

Thank you both.

perhaps you should consider investing in a new camera? There are some great ones available at the moment;

I'd like a new camera and from time to time I look at what's available. It seems good cameras are very expensive these days. I'll keep looking to see what I like that suits my needs and suits my budget. I'm not really a serious "birder'. I just like birds and take some photos of them from time to time.
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2016, 09:52:47 AM »


I think Waterheart would confirm that 'Birders' are a very committed and dedicated bunch.

Ah... I'm the beginner in Oct 2016 watching birds without binoculars and any vehicles.  ;D
I only have facebook page to accumulate my interesting birds.

https://www.facebook.com/Koratmycity/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1267280409990843


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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2016, 06:11:03 PM »

I'd like a new camera and from time to time I look at what's available. It seems good cameras are very expensive these days. I'll keep looking to see what I like that suits my needs and suits my budget. I'm not really a serious "birder'. I just like birds and take some photos of them from time to time.

DP Review is always useful for camera info and reviews, but bear in mind it is owned by Amazon these days (https://www.dpreview.com/).

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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2016, 08:08:35 PM »

Waterheart - the only Lady I've noticed on K-F and I'm sure you are a Lady (and not a second I.D. as KF). We need more Lady contributors IMO.
Anyway, this is so much better than another Forum.
Your gentle contributions are much appreciated - sign up all your friends !
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Re: Bird Watching
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2016, 11:33:25 AM »


Thanks Khun Roger  ;D

I've been KF in 2011 , then thanks for getting me here although I'm Thai and a lady.
First, I wanted to practice my English and I'd like to know what farangs were doing in Korat.
I saw 3-4 female members before. They may be busy.  ???
I'm sometimes busy too but I still want to practice my English and want to know what farangs are doing in Korat.  ;D
Now, I am solid member get a star in 1012 posted.  ;D

Well, my English is not good enough. 
So what are a second I.D. and Lady contributors IMO?   ::)
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