Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Birding in Rayong!!!

THAILAND, the land of amazing culture and nature heritage, is located in the northwest of Southeast Asia. The territory sprawls over 513,115 square kilometers and is bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. 

The country is physically assorted with paradisiacal beaches, tropical lowland to mountain evergreen and deciduous forests, with a mixture of pine, scrub and freshwater swamp forests, which mingle as very fine shelter of wildlife of all kinds. This fertil land is well recognized by avid birdwatchers as one of the most bird-rich countries in the world. It is said that over 990 species have been spotted in Thailand!!! So, this awesome country is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Thailand to raise their young, migrants who pass through the country with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Thailand to escape colder conditions up north. Well, those birds are here for us to watch them and enjoy them.

The pictures below were taken last Sunday afternoon here in Rayong.  That afternoon was raining, after around two hours the rain stopped just during the sunset, thus the beautiful yellow color in the pictures.  As a sign of joy, birds started to sing beautifully which drew my attention, I grasped my camera went to the balcony and shot!!!.  By the way, do you know the species of these birds??? If so, let me know!! 

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