Just wanted to let you know that it was one of the birding trips I have been on to date in terms of organization, number of birds seen (437 group total & at least 98% lifers for me).
The locations both central and north well and truly explored. The transport was more than comfortable. The support given Jeab and the drivers from by Nature Trails were exceptional as they attended to our every need both on and off the field (tea, coffee cake and biscuits mid morning and afternoon in the field, who could ask for more).
Although hot we coped well and the air conditioning in the reserve and hotels was a blessing. Our guide Jay, without exception was one of the best birding guides I have ever come across.
He is gifted in terms of his knowledge, hearing and sight, and was relentless in his quest to get us to see as many of the birds as possible. His gentle way of leading us as a group and as individuals through the experience was exceptional. Anyway, I am so pleased I choose Thailand or be my first birding experience of South East Asia.