Bird Watching / Birding on Doi Luang Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao Nest can arrange for a 4 Wheel Drive to collect you
at around 6.00am to drive you for around 2 hours up a terrible
dirt track one of Thailand's most special birding spots,Den Ya
Khat or DYK as it is known. Sunrise is the best time to see specialities
such as the Giant Nuthatch and Mrs. Hume's Pheasant. Return time
is your choice, but we recommend leaving arounr 2.30pm as the
birds are usually quiet after this time. It also gives you a chance
to get back down to Wat Tham Pha Phlong for pre-sunset birding.
Price for 1 person 1900 Baht
Please add 400 Baht for each additional person.
- National Park Entrance Permit
- Transport to DYK and back in a 4 Wheel Drive
- Packed Breakfast - an Egg and Bacon Roll, and flask of Tea or
- Packed Lunch - Tuna Sandwich, Crisps, Fruit, Biscuits.
- Water (2 bottles each)
For the casual birder (if there is such a thing!) We have binoculars
+ Craig Robson's Thailand Birds Book for rent for 180 Baht per
Dao Nest has a Birdlog at the restaurant which while it does not
have historical information, has some interesting recent reports.