Bird watching is one of the easiest, enjoyable and inexpensive hobby. You don’t need much equipment and you don’t need to travel very far. If you want to start off bird watching, you could simply start by packing your bag and come to Sukantara Luxury Eco Resort, A.Maerim, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sukantara Bird’s paradise park is waiting for you to see on your own eyes and learn what we mean by “Surrounded by the love of nature.”
How to enjoy Sukantara’s bird-watching for beginner?
(1) Follow Bird map and check Bird list: We have a brief explanation of easy-found birds in our resort, Sukantara’s Bird map and Bird check list in your room. Spending a little time learning about them, so that you could understand and find them easier. Following the map and try to find all birds in the list. You may be surprised that not only resident birds are on the list, non-resident could be found. You may borrow resort’s Thailand Bird guide book to check what species they are. If you are not familiar with it, you may consult our staffs, especially Mr.Arun and Yuth (night shift, start working 5:00pm). They are the best local bird watchers in our area.
Watching birds with your children. You’ll be giving them a lifetime ticket to the theater of nature. It’s a great time to introduce them to their forever friends. Start now!
Bird list: Indian Peacock, Cockatoo, Black- collared Staring, Hill Myna, Sun bird, Shel duck, Mandarin duck, Wood Duck, Mallard, Silver Bahama Pintail, fan-tail pigeon, etc.
You also need to teach your children some safety tips. Make sure they know the importance of keeping quiet when they go out bird watching and not to wander off in search of a sitting in dense woods, rocky terrains or near water while watching. You should also make sure he knows not to disturb the birds, their nests and baby birds.
(2) Borrow Binoculars: Binoculars are magical tools for bird lovers. They would let you see the birds up close and love them more. Let you see more details like the shape of the white marking around each eye in Mandarin Duck. If you don’t have one, you may borrow us. Pls. contact our front staff. They would be pleased to help you start with how-to-use-binoculars. Being focus, then starting your fun journey.
(3) Borrow Bird guide book: Thai bird book guide is like a bible of all species of bird in Thailand is available for you to borrow. Why bird guide book is important? Whether you’re just getting started or professional, you’ll find it is more fun to determine what species of birds you found. More than 1000 bird species that have been recorded in Thailand.
(4) Sukantara’s Bird time line: More than 50 different wild bird species have been sighted since the resort has been opened. Due to we are about 1,000 meters height above sea level, wild species such as Red-billed-blue-magpie, Drongo and Bulbul could be possibly found around here.
6-8:00 am , 3-4:00 pm –Early morning and late afternoon, a fair number of species can be simply found around the resort.
4:00pm -Male peacock fans to attract female peacocks in front of the main waterfall during their eating time.
6:30pm -Sun set is a good time for peacock family flying up to the big trees which are their habitats, so that they could sleep well all night without disturbing from other animals.
Interested to talk with local bird watcher, our staffs Khun Arun are pleased to talk about local birds after dinner.
Note: These services are exclusive for Sukantara Cascade Resort &Spa’s resident guests only.
More information or booking: www.sukantara.com , Sukantara Cascade Resort &Spa – surrounded by the love of nature by natural waterfalls, A.Maerim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.