Red-watled Lapwing - sunny by Alex Vargas

Birds from Laem Pak Bia, part 2 of 3

Second part that accounts some of my many photographic expeditions at Laem Pak Bia, a great area for waders and much more… December 23rd, 2008 & December 27th, 2008 – just before Christmas (08), we visited the King’s Project on a sunny day and got a few images. It was already pretty dry around Central […]

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Black-crowned-Night-Heron-juvenile-portrait by Alex Vargas

Laem Pak Bia, another Bird-Photo Hotspot in Thailand! (1of 3)

Several hotspots in the Laem Pak Bia area, are worth to mention, as these produce great birding and bird-photos all year around At less than 2 hours driving from Bangkok, in Petchburi Province, Laem Pak Bia it’s a fishing town that offers some rich and unique birding opportunities with many waders, gulls and more in […]

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Banded Pitta - male - awaiting his turn on the rock by Alex Vargas

Banded Pitta @ Southern Thailand

Banded Pitta… A Bird-Photo Jewel Pittas are fascinating birds that hope around the forest floors in tropical Asia and Australasia, with a couple of species found in Africa. The Banded Pitta (Pitta guajana) it’s located in the Thai-Malay Peninsula and the Greater Sundas (except the Island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia). In Thailand, one can only […]

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Blue-banded-Kingfisher-chick by Alex Vargas

Blue -river- Jewel of the South

The Blue-banded Kingfisher isn’t the most colorful of his group, but certainly it is one of the most difficult to find and photograph! When I was coming to this side of the world, I was looking at the book in the plane and right away got amazed with the colors and crazy looks of the […]

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Birds and Elephants

During the crazy times of flooding in Bangkok, our family decided to spend some time in higher ground and what could it be better than Khao Yai, with the National Park of the same name which is a World’s Heritage Site from Unesco and a paradise of wildlife and with my good friend Guide A, […]

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Gurney's Pitta - male by Alex Vargas

Up to 900 tropical bird species could “go extinct”

Up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100, researchers say — a BBC Nature report by Anna-Louise Taylor for BBC Nature News (images in this post by Alex Vargas and Jorge Chinchilla) The finding is modeled on the effects of a 3.5C Earth surface temperature rise, a […]

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Banded Pitta - male - portrait by Alex Vargas

Bird-Photography… that’s what I like and do!

Birding with a camera in Thailand. Birdwatching is today, one of the strongest lines of tourism around the globe. According to an U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study, only in the United States of America, birdwatchers contributed with 36 billion USD to the nation’s economy in 2006, and over 20% of all Americans are identified […]

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