Phuket offers many bird-watching opportunities. The terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and secondary and old-growth jungle. The best time of the year to visit Phuket for bird watching is from about the middle of October through April. At this time, many species of migratory birds will be present.
Over two hundred species of have been spotted on Phuket. Full day and overnight tours offer the birder a variety of habitats in which to see exotic birds. Apart from Phuket you can also add a day of birding in Phang Nga Province or Khao Sok National Park. Thale Noi and Krabi are also good destinations. Tours are educational, easy and fun.
What to bring: binoculars, lightweight walking boots or sports shoes, camera (if you wish), mosquito repellent, a hat and sun lotion. Tours will supply a spotting scope. For more info about birding tours, contact Thailand Birding.