- Binoculars available at the office.
- Our jeep can be commanded for private tours.
- Guests are free to walk almost anywhere on the island.
A WONDERFUL TERRAIN
The bird watching on Ko Phra Thong must rate as possibly the best in Thailand. Wide expanses of savannah dotted with trees, lined by tropical forest and tidal rivers and of course bordered by the ocean makes for superb bird habitat. Over 100 different species were recorded by a single pair of guests a few years ago and include many rare species such as the Asian open-billed stork, lesser adjutant, Indian roller and brown fish owl.
The vast savannah makes fantastic viewing for both keen bird watchers and those who just like to admire beautiful fauna. Many of the birds boast striking plumage and can be commonly seen both at the resort and its surrounding area, including a large variety of bee-eaters and kingfishers.
A DAY OF “ACCIDENTAL” BIRD WATCHING
As related by one of our guests:
“On my way to breakfast one morning I heard a ruffling in the tree outside my beach house. Peering through the foliage I saw a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills enjoying a feast of newly ripened fruit. They didn’t seem perturbed by my presence at all. It must have been one of those days because as soon as I sat down in the restaurant, a Peregrine Falcon perched itself on the tree opposite my table. However, he didn’t hang around for long. I guess toast and jam wasn’t to his liking. Later that morning, I witnessed several bee eaters playing tag (or so it seemed) at the back of the club house. I am not sure of the species, but apparently they are there each day. That evening I headed for the bay. There, searing above the ocean was a white bellied sea eagle. With a wing span of around two meters, this truly magnificent sighting proved a thrilling end to my day here at Golden Buddha Beach Resort.”