Kingdom of Thailand

Summary

  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 3
  • Member since: 2010

A Partner since 2010, Thailand is home to 3 coastal wetland Flyway Network Sites, designated under the specifications of the Partnership. Among the many species supported by Thai wetlands, the region has been greatly appreciated for its numerous sightings of non-breeding Spoon-billed Sandpipers, a critically endangered shorebird that lives in the EAAF.

Map of 3 sites 

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF084 Krabi Estuary and Bay SIS 2005 View
EAAF121 Pak Thale – Laem Phak Bia SIS 2014 View View
EAAF122 Khok Kham SIS 2014 View View

Krabi Estuary and Bay

Location: Krabi

Coordinates (lat, long): 8.00000, 99.00000

Area: 21300.0

Date of joining: 2005 November 09

Status: National Reserve Forest

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sandplover), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sandplover), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover)

Pak Thale – Laem Phak Bia

Location: Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi province

Coordinates (lat, long): 13.60000, 100.40000

Area: 8666.0 ha

Date of joining: 2014 December 26

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Ramsar

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Numenius madagascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Mycteria leucocephala (Painted Stork), Pelecanus philippensis (Spot-billed Pelican)

The total area of Pak Thale-Laem Phak Bia Flyway Site [EAAF121] is over 8,600 ha covering  Pak Thale, Bang Kaew and Laem Phak Bia. A mosaic of paddy fields, salt pans, canals, aquaculture sites, mangrove forest, mudflats and sea is managed by Pak Thale, Bang Kaew and Laem Pakbia Sub-District Administrative Organization.

Pak Thale-Laem Phak Bia is an internationally important area for birds and biodiversity conservation. This flyway site provides habitats and feeding areas for over 20,000 resident and migratory shorebirds and other waterbirds. This site has probably the highest species diversity of shorebirds of any site in Thailand, with at least 10 species for which the flyway populations are believed to be globally important. The site is a regular wintering site for globally threatened migratory shorebird,  such as Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Spotted Greenshank and Asian Dowitcher. The numbers of globally threatened shorebirds at the site have increased in the face of global decline.


Additional resources:


Contact Information:

Mr. Wicha Narungsri
Thai Wetlands Foundation
79/233 M.3 Samet sub-district, Muang district, Chon Buri province, 20000
Email : wicha@thaiwetlands.org


Relevant articles:


For any further related news and information available on the EAAFP website use the search: Pak Thale-Laem Phak Bia

Khok Kham

Location: adjacent to Tachin River and the coastline of Muang Samut Sakhon district, Samut Sakhon province

Coordinates (lat, long): 13.48797, 100.33517

Area: 7561.4 ha

Date of joining: 2015 January 6

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Numenius madagascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Mycteria leucocephala (Painted Stork)

The total area of Khok Kham [EAAF122] is over 7,500 ha, covering Khok Kham and Phantai Norasingh sub-districts and Bang Ya Praek municipality in Samut Sakhon Province. It is  managed by Phantai Norasingh, Khok Kham and Bang Ya Praek Sub-Districts.  Khok Kham is located about 45 kilometers from Bangkok and comprises of mangrove forests and mudflats.

Khok Kham is an internationally important site  for resident waterbirds and migratory shorebirds. Many species feed at the mudflats at low tide. There are 189 species of resident bird species and 84 migratory birds species, of which 12 are listed as globally threatened. The site is one of Thailand’s Important Areas for Birds and Biodiversity Conservation.


Additional resources:


Contact Information:

Mr. Wicha Narungsri
Thai Wetlands Foundation
79/233 M.3 Samet sub-district, Muang district, Chon Buri province, 20000
Email : wicha@thaiwetlands.org


For related news and other information available on the EAAFP website use the search: Khok Kham

Resources

For pages and posts on the EAAFP site related to Thailand follow search: Thailand.