South East Thailand
- Awareness by Eclipsis Globalwarming
2007 ► Awareness2007 Krabi is very famous for its white sand
beaches, its classy resorts and its tropical nature. Holidays in this part
of Thailand should also include a discovery boat trip in Phang Nga Bay,
away from conveyor belt tourism.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
Whether it is for just a one day trip or several days cruising on our
yacht "Pitta", you will appreciate the tropical scenery which is exclusive
to this part of the world. Come here and marvel at the hundreds of
dramatic limestone rock formations that rise vertically like fairy castles
from land and sea. The bay shelters some magical islands, small secluded
beaches, secret lagoons, and there is still more to explore...
To know more about this magical place, check Phang Nga , the mangroves and
Explore this magnificient Phang Nga region in Thailand on a yacht charter
which will show you the real unspoilt beauty of the "Land of Smiles".
This is a true eco adventure you will never forget!
OUR HOUSE BOAT
The freedom of your own shallow-draft, luxury river yacht allows you to
visit parts of the bay that are inaccessible to other yachts, and to
venture up-river through the mangrove forests or meander through the
deserted islands of the bay. The boat is specifically designed for this
purpose and is luxuriously appointed for your comfort and pleasure.
YOUR LEASURE TIME
Enjoy your time relaxing on the sun deck, swimming off the stern,
snorkeling or taking photographs of this extraordinary natural bay
A cool shower in fresh water on the deck is a favorite sunset option,
coming dressed as it does with citronella candles, hurricane lamps and a
bottle of the best.
Using our flat-bottomed kayaks, which accompany each cruiser, you can
explore sea caves and hidden lagoons of the bay.
Here you will see many species of rare birds, tropical plants and animals,
from sea eagles and pacific reef egrets to crab-eating macaque monkeys and
giant monitor lizards.
An expert bird-watching guide is available on request to dedicated birders.
BIRDWATCHING IN PHANG NGA BAY
Birds found in the Mangroves and Intertidal Zone:
River Rovers’ Bird Watching Charters invite you to visit this wonderful
land and experience the magnificent and diverse avifauna of Thailand.
Discover the Bird Life of Thailand. There is an astonishing wealth of
shapes, colour and behaviour of the birds of this country
More than 920 species of birds have been identified, of which
approximately two thirds are resident while one third are migratory. Over
200 species of these birds are in the mangrove forests.
Population growth has had a major impact on the environment, reflected
here in thereduction of natural resources and biodiversity.
Before World War 2, 70 percent of the country was covered by primary
forest. Today, less than 15 percent of the forest remain intact. Under the
Forestry Department, Thailand has established about a hundred parks and
nature reserves and attempting to carry out a concerted policy of nature
1. The Mangrove Pitta – is a beautiful and elusive bird. Although not
often seen, it’s loud “taew laew” call, gives away its presence. They have
a strong bill which enables them to feed in crabs.
2. The compact and dark Little Heron can be found perched on a branch just
above the water or wading in the mud. They feed on small aquatic fauna by
stabbing them with their bill.
3. Two species if Kingfishers are common residents in the mangroves.
Firstly, the Brown Winged Kingfishers are the larger of the two, with a
huge red bill and chocolate brown wings. The head and underparts are
bright ginger. They have a loud and harsh “tree treew treew” call. And
secondly, the Collared Kingfishers. They have blue upperparts and all
4. The Common Sandpipers are migrant waders. Their distinct habit of
bobbing their tail up and down while feeding and walking, makes them easy
5. The Brahminy Kites are the most common birds of prey in the coastal
areas. They are beautiful and graceful with a distinct colouring of bright
chestnut, with the head, neck and breast being white. It always leaves a
lump in one’s throat, watching them gracefully circling overhead.
6. The Hornbills that you see in Thailand are resident. They are
frugivorous, though they may eat small reptiles and insects during malting
or when rearing young.
Over thirty species of waterbirds are known to utilize the mudflat areas
of Thailand as refueling sites during migration – accounting for 9 months
out of every 12.
The rapid pace of habitat destruction in general, means that action should
be taken to protect these areas and long term conservation programs must
Some of the migratory species are: The Grey Plover; The Asian Golden
Plover; Greater Sandpiper; Mangolian Plover; The Malaysian Plover;
Eurasian Curlew; Whimbret; The Bar-tailed Godwit; Asian Dowitcher; Common
Redshank; Common Greenshank; Terek Sandpiper; Common Sandpiper; Curlew
Sandpiper; Great Knot; Red-necked Stint; Sanderling; Ruddy Turnstone;
Crested Tern; Common Terns; Little Tern; Little Heron; Little Egret;
Pacific Reef Egret.