The New “Birds of Thailand”

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Perhaps you don’t know it yet, but with more than 1000 bird species, palm-fringed sandy beaches, developed tourism infrastructure, moderate prices and political stability, Thailand is a country you definitively want to visit. Since Craig Robson’s “Birds of Thailand” (2002) is taxonomically outdated, the choice was Robson’s “Birds of South-East Asia” (the updated second, 2014 edition of the 2001 classic). The post The New “Birds of Thailand” appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Birding Thailand: Doi Lang

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Thailand also has a site where birders go for very much the same reason that Americans go to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park or the Chiricahuas. It is called Doi Lang, a mountain with a winding road that flanks the Burmese border in far northern Thailand that has affinities to the Himalayan foothills further north and west. Doi Lang is the most reliable site in Thailand to see the stunning Scarlet-faced Liocichla. Birding Destinations rare birds Thai birding Thailand


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Little Crane, Very Big Deal: Hope for Sarus Cranes in Thailand

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Sarus Cranes were extirpated in Thailand about 50 years ago due to the triple threat of farmers, hunters, and pesticides. Those measures have just paid off: The first wild-born Sarus Crane in Thailand since the 1960s just celebrated its one-month birthday. News Conservation International Crane Foundation Sarus Cranes ThailandThe world’s biggest flying bird—the Sarus Crane , with a maximum of height of 6 feet/1.8 meters—has had a rough go of it.

Laem Pak Bia Birding, Thailand

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So I couldn’t make it through an entire post about birding in Thailand without having at least one photo of a bee-eater, broadbill, kingfisher or pitta. Birding digiscoping ThailandJust a little ways south of Bangkok is a system of wetlands, mangroves, paddies and salt marshes famous amongst local and international birders not the least because Laem Pak Bia and Pak Thale make up THE area to find wintering Spoonbilled Sandpiper.

Big Love: Elephants in Thailand

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Big Love: Elephants in Thailand Dan Brook “Elephants are quite enough.” ? I have been able to do so several times at elephant sanctuaries, especially the wonderful Elephant Nature Park, in Thailand, where Elephas […]. Agatha Christie It is easy to love elephants. Even more so if you get the privilege to interact with them.

Birding 8500ft above Thailand (Doi Inthanon National Park)

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Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand is a birding paradise (IMHO). We were visiting Doi Inthanon with Jan and Tu - two of Thailands most extraordinary birders (great people and wonderfully knowledgeable guides) - and as any birding tourist knows: the depths of the birding and peripheral experience is made all the greater by great company. Trips digiscoping Doi Inthanon National Park features Thailand

Win a Free Trip to Thailand!

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We here at 10,000 Birds are VERY pleased to announce that we have procured a place on a two-week, all-inclusive birding tour of Thailand for January of next year that will be guided by field guide authors David Allen Sibley and Richard Crossley and American Birding Association President Jeff Gordon! The closest without going over will win and GO TO THAILAND FOR TWO WEEKS FOR FREE!

What Thailand taught me About Gratitude.

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Adventure Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) gratitude impermanence showers Thailand thankful thanksgiving the moment transportation travel A short (yet incomplete) list, and maybe a reminder to others, of things to be thankful for.

Burning Season: A Crisis in (not only) Northern Thailand.

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Academy Alumni Green Health & Wellness Travel WAYLON: Today Only Air Pollution burning season circular mindset clean air ecotourism garbage green plastic recycle reduce waste resuse ThailandIt wasn't until I saw the swimming pool sized pit of garbage burning in front of me the twisting of the plastic bags, the slow curling and melding of the styrofoam containers, the square tupperware boxes that seemed to shrink away to nothingness as the flames engulfed them that it truly hit me.

My Yoga Dreams Come True in Thailand. ~ Carrie Stiles

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I have been on an epic journey deep inside the world’s largest cave’s in Vietnam, participating in permaculture communities in North Thailand, meditating in timeless temples of poetic Luang Prabang and discovering both profound and disturbing treasure-troves of culture and history in Cambodia.

Semi-Nude Bike Boys Bring Fresh Water to Thailand

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The group’s project aims to serve rural Thailand with a gravity fed water filtration system that will ensure potable water for an entire school community. A calendar filled with hot biking boys for you and clean water for a community in Thailand—not a bad deal. Close to one billion people in our world do not have access to clean water—that’s about one in every eight people.

Down & Dirty in Thailand. ~ Carol Lux

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today bathroom Thailand toilet travel Thought about toilet training lately? Probably not, unless you have a two year old at home. Don’t deny it we all have that 10 year old boys’ fascination inside us, waiting to hear a really funny bathroom story.

Imagine Thailand: Retreat Centers that Unite our Bodies & Spirits with Earth. {Partner}

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Featured Events Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Travel alternative studies Health and Wellness Imagine Thailand partner reiki retreat spiritual growthThis is a post written by Imagine Earth—an elephant partner. We’re honored to work with anyone who is this dedicated to creating positive change, protecting our environment, and showing us the way to a more sustainable way of life. ~ Ed. ~ “I am inviting you to join me in creating the next step in […].

Thailand Prime Minister Pledges End to Nation’s Ivory Trade


After a massive campaign spearheaded by the World Wildlife Foundation and backed by notable celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, the country of Thailand has agreed to put an end to the Read More The post Thailand Prime Minister Pledges End to Nation’s Ivory Trade appeared first on Ecorazzi.

A P­erfect Beach Holiday at Green Papaya in Thailand

Green Prophet

This February we took one of our beach holidays to Thailand for a month. Since traveling to Thailand, I’ d be promising my mom an Avatar experience, sites with lush green vegetation, overgrown flowers, butterflies galore, and Green Papaya helped me fulfill the promise. . Come summer time Mr. We would head up to Northern Thailand and the jungle where his father worked on a rubber and fruit plantation, and it would became his playground.

Akrya Resort for Japanese Sensibility on Koh Samui, Thailand

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An excellent time to get away from the cold weather, Thailand can easily become the Cancun or Ibiza for the Middle East. Of course sleeping on a beach bungalow without air-con is the best option for eco-travel in Thailand and something I do in Sinai. Not a lot of extra stuff, and without that Disneyland feel common at mid and luxury resorts on Thailand’s islands. Unfortunately we can’t drink the local water in Thailand, so bottles are a must.

WATCH: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well in Thailand


A group of people rallied to rescue a terrified baby elephant who had been trapped in a deep well in Thailand. It’s not known how the little one ended up Read More The post WATCH: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well in Thailand appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Film/TV News Top News

Confessions of an Expat: Thailand on a Whim. ~ Emma Lesley Gould

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) alone Asia hostel Thailand travel I believe that my “planless” and spontaneous wanderings have brought me to the place in life where I am at this moment, and I couldn’t be happier.

How my Senses Guided me to Thailand: 5 Reasons to Book your Next Solo Trip.

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Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Travel alone brave independent overseas solo trip Thailand travelI Hope this inspires you to book your next trip, better yet solo trip, to a place you have been dreaming about. My guess is you will not regret it.

Zazen for Feeling Some Eco-Zen-Chic on Samui Island, Thailand

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We travelled to Zazen Boutique Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand and were pleasantly surprised at their pioneering eco initiatives on an island without much awareness. I am a middle class writer who not long ago had the chance to tour some luxurious hotels in Koh Samui, Thailand as a guest and I felt some parallels in the experiences of the NY Times writer. At a few hundred dollars a night, it’s very expensive for Thailand. And Thailand is certainly not lacking luxury.

Raising my Voice for Elephants: What I learned from Volunteering in Thailand.

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Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Travel Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animals for entertainment compassion for creatures elephant rides elephant whisperer Lek Chailert save elephant foundation volunteer volunteering in thailandFrom hardship to peace, their stories of resilience and healing deeply touch my heart.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Thailand 1065 18. Birds of Thailand field guide review. Destinations birding tips Bolivia Brazil Colombia Ecuador India Indonesia Peru Thailand Uganda world birdwatchWhat I truly hate about the pandemic is that it mentally puts me back into the 1990s in the Balkans.

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How Elephants & Ganesha Led Me to Thailand (& a New Life). ~ Carol Lux

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The Elephant Procession in Wat Sorasak—Sukhothai, Thailand.

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Sometimes, at unexpected moments, I experience soul-stirring events that feel as sacred to me as the man-made celebrations of religions and faiths. Adventure Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) art beauty celebration culture global painting religion travel writing

Elephants Gone Wild in Thailand: Five Life-Changing Lessons

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This is not some big story about getting wasted in a wet t-shirt contest on the beaches of Phuket. This is rewilding in the biggest yet simple way possible—by getting in a lake with some elephants and giving them a love bath. Scrubbing Elephant Butts The day was hot. We were super sweaty after walking […].

Birding crème de la crème: Asia – Corbett to Taman Negara

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At the time of writing, Thailand has 18 hotspots over 300 species, and I will focus on the #1, the Doi Inthanon National Park in the north, among the easternmost slopes of the Himalayan range. Destinations Asia birding tips ecotourism India Malaysia Thailand travel world birdwatch

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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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In such a case, you might opt to book an eastbound flight, or a series of flights, from Lisbon to Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, then Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo, PNG, Tahiti, Ecuador, Guyana and finally to Costa Rica…. Located in Southeast Asia is Thailand with 1050 birds, some 400 of them birdable in three weeks. Presuming that you want to bird Costa Rica, you would book a southbound flight (from N. America) or westbound (from Europe).

Mushrooms Do Their Bit to Save Thailand’s Endangered Species

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It is the wild fungus that’s doing its but to save Thailand’s endangered species and valuable forests. Thailand’s largest national park is home and habitat for endangered tigers, Asian elephants, gibbons (small apes), deer, and wild boars. That’s equal to what an entry level government job nets in Thailand. The Khao Yai National Park is also a World Heritage site. Located 120 miles from Bangkok, for long it has been a favored poaching ground.

Thailand Floods Still to Peak as Bangkok Braces


Thailand's floodwaters have already killed 269 people and some 3.4 Bangkok is braced for another storm, as Thailand's worst floods in five decades threaten to overwhelm the barriers protecting Bangkok. million acres of farmland are under water. Deputy Prime-Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has urged the 12 million residents of Bangkok to be prepared “We have to admit that we are in crisis,” Kittiratt told reporters in Bangkok today.

Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Green Prophet

Thailand is breathtaking for anyone, but for people from the Middle East it is an obvious and a close playground. The steep northern parts of Thailand are vast wild settlers, an ancient culture that is hidden, beautiful, and rare in nature. Thailand is already lying amidst all greens.

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Made with Love: Extreme Yoga Demo in Thailand with Craig Proctor. ~ Carrie Stiles

Elephant Journal

Ashtanga brings out the intensity and dedication in us. The series takes practitioners deeper into the evolution of asana. Yet, the Ashtanga practice remains illusive to me. Ashtanga has always been on the periphery of my wild, spontaneous Vinyasa practice. I tend to approach my beloved, movement-obsessed asana practice like a light-hearted, joyful child rather [.].

A Bird Blind in Thailand (part 2)

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One of the coolest things I did in Thailand ( we were just on holiday there ), and undoubtedly one of the coolest things I have done since getting in to digiscoping, was to spend a day with Alex Vargas in a bird photography blind in Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan National Park - Kaeng Krachan is part of one of the largest forest complexes in southeast Asia, and is a favoured haunt of many local birders (and when Tu says it is THE place to bird in Thailand , then I believe him).

Smugglers Caught With Tusks Of At Least 120 Elephants In Thailand

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However, Thailand officials recently caught smugglers of elephant tusks in a Bangkok port. However, ivory which generally ends up in Thailand is used for making trinkets for tourists, and often Buddhist statues. The Director General of Customs in Thailand, Prasong Poonthanet, stated: “There are 247 pieces of ivory- that’s at least 120 elephants. At the beginning of the 20th century, the African elephant population was in the multi-millions.

Thailand Billboards Can Be Used to Build Homes When They’re Not In Use


Conceived by BBDO Bangkok for Thailand-based DIY store HomePro , the creators of the initiative realized that those who can’t afford proper accommodation were using The Other Side campaign has modified road-side advertisements so they can be repurposed as the materials for homes of poor people in the country. We recently wrote about one innovative use of billboards – the Scribe Billboard – which housed the artist while they worked on designing a new commercial.

Permaculture Singing Interview with Toni at Panya Project Thailand. ~ Carrie Stiles

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Check out Panya Project’s lovely permaculture garden manager, Toni Robinson, as she sings her way through this interview with her signature ukulele symphonies. Toni’s enthusiasm and joy for sustainable living is enchanting. Join her at Panya Project for super sweet and fun permaculture training! Carrie Stiles is a yogi, multimedia creator and social media [.].

How Meditation helped Save the Lives of the 12 Thai Boys.

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Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Yoga 12 boys in cave breaking new buddhist monk cave rescue Ekapol Chanthawong meditation meditation for trauma meditation saves lives news ThailandChanthawong led the boys through meditation practice to calm them down.

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4 Asian resorts win green honors

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Winners of the HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards are resorts in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Asia Cambodia Chiang Rai India Mallapuram News Resorts Sigiriya Sihanoukville Sri Lanka Tamil Nadu Thailand Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa Green Travel News HICAP Jetwing Vil Uyana Koh Rong Archipelago Mallapuran Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Reuters Sikanoukville Song Saa Private Island

Heaven is a Place Called Elephant Nature Park. ~ Jen Kemppinen

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While many hope to check “riding an elephant” off their Thailand bucket list, my hope is that more will consider the poor life these beautiful pachyderms endure for your hour long ride.

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Thailand Another Flooding Victim After Pakistan- Who Will Be Next ?


According to Thai authorities the capital Bangkok is still facing a threat of flooding if it is hit with more heavy rains. Intense relief efforts are underway after the worst flooding in decades swept two-thirds of the country, swamping farmland and factories and leaving 300 people dead.Thailand, like much of Southeast Asia, has been experiencing an unusually long wet season this year - the worst in 50 years.

6.8 Earthquake Shakes Myanmar

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magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar near the border with northern Thailand today, killing one person and rattling buildings in three big cities. The quake was centred 111 km (69 miles) north of the town of Chiang Rai, a sparsely populated, hilly area that forms part of the “Golden Triangle”, known for growth of illicit opium, and where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Eco News myanmar earthquake thailand earthquakeA large 6.8

An Ex-Monk’s Lessons for a Better, Happier Life.

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When we wake up each morning, we should ask ourselves one simple question: Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 12 lessons buddhist monk buddhist teachings caring for others compassion Dharma happiness love meaning of life Mindful Farm Pi Nan Thailand TravelOne of Pi Nan’s first lessons was how to wake up.

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Learning to Breathe Again: How Yoga became my Trauma Therapy.

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Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Yoga breathing healing PTSD Thailand therapy trauma victim yoga retreatIt was the first day of my month-long retreat at the Agama Yoga center on the tiny Thai island of Koh Phangan. The real reason I was here was more complicated: a year prior, I was the victim of an attack on my life.

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What An Elephant’s Passing Showed Me About Love & Grief. {Video}

Elephant Journal

In early April at a sanctuary in northern Thailand, a blind elephant moved about unsettled and rumbled in distress as her best friend of nearly 17 years was buried outside their shared night shelter. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) animal rights elephant nature park elephants friendship Grieving Jokia loss sanctuary Thailand

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