A quick update:
An amazing week of birding and exploring Thailand with Mira passed all too quickly.
Here's three highlights from our first location: Pak Thale.
White-faced Plover - a newly discovered form of plover which will probably be designated its own species soon.
Asian Dowitcher: After countless hours of searching for this species at a 'known location' I miraculously picked it out after sunset on our last day in this area while watching giant Fruit Bats emerge from their roost.
And, of course, Spoon-billed Sandpiper! 1 of 4 individuals seen which may represent as much as 2% of the breeding population of this critically endangered species.
Rough stats for now:
~130 species total
~30 species of shorebird
~1 amazing country
It's taking a lot longer than I expected to insert all the checklists into eBird. I've only finished 2 of 7 days so far :S
And I still need to identify some pictures and owl songs that I recorded :D
A day-by-day playback will come.